She wanted to see her home and mourn for those who were killed. After the events of , Katniss Everdeen, her sister Prim and her mother, her mentor Haymitch Abernathy, and her friends Finnick Odair and Gale Hawthorne, along with the survivors from District 12, all reluctantly adjust to a highly structured life in the underground District 13, which has been spearheading the rebellion in Panem. Prim's death didn't have the impact that I'm sure Collins was aiming for; I didn't feel sad when she died, as she's barely in the story as it is, so I didn't get to know her well enough and connect with her beforehand. But I think it's really a 3. Which is the entire point. Not Katnisss family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Claflin continues to stand out as the Victor we are most invested in.
Catching Fire wasn't as good but it was still enjoyable I was majorly impressed by the game arena. Delivered on a silver platter to the once-hidden District 13 like a prize pig who will still one day be sent to slaughter, a battle-damaged Katniss is expected to fall in line as The Mockingjay; the figurehead of a war she never asked for. Everything she did here is beautiful, even, at times, poetic. By midnight, copies were being sold with a signature stamp since Collins had a hand injury and was unable to sign. No one should be expected to. Gale isn't stupid but he keeps his pony in the race because he wants to be the one she picks because he loves her. To what extent does responsibility to others demand sacrifice of self? Let's face it, a series is only as good as its last book.
That, more that anything, saddens the reader. Added to this, the rebellion is so easily and neatly achieved as to be wholly unrealistic, and the climax is jumbled, confused, and bares little relation to real life war. I agree that a disjointed style should suit the trauma that some of the characters have undergone, but it didn't ring true for me. This is the corrupt and power-obsessed capitol. Mockingjay had this raw, powerful feeling to it. Together, they write a book to preserve the memory of those who died. A: Well, they're often set up as games and, like sporting events, there's an interest in seeing who wins.
Suzanne Collins did a fantastic job illustrating that. Yet, they resonate and are all too relatable. Oh, he's in District 2. If I was dissapointed with the second book, then I wanted to go home and cry in my pillow when i finished the third and final book of the series. The capitol forces 24 children, 2 from each district to get put into an arena where they must violently fight to the death; there are 12 districts. Finally, I could root for him. When I heard her inspirational words during the propos, the fire behind them, my heart soared because I thought Katniss was back.
The Hunger Games, I couldn't put it down; for this, I dreaded picking it up to finish it. It was slow at first but thing quickly progressed as the capital sent out videos o peeta. We've talked about Roman gladiators and the torture of Christians in Roman times, about witch trails and about the holocaust, as well as torture in dictatorships and other situations. See our and to learn more about the use of data and your rights. The treacherous and notorious hunger games are nationally televised to all the districts as a lesson and are an amazing and honorable task to the people of the capitol. Katiss and Gale are later sent to District 2, to persuade them to turn over to the rebellion. I really like this book the MockingJay because there was always action in the book and you could never predict what was going to happen next.
For some, there is an impulse to do the right thing, followed by the harsh realization that such a thing does not exist. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. Meanwhile, Finnick and Annie marry, as part of the propaganda. Collins does all this without a lecture, without loosing her characters or her plot, she has crafted an incredibly well written story that I would gladly recommend to anyone who asks. I can easily see why so many people dislike Mockingjay, and I dont blame them. Every character is heavily flawed, pushed to their very limit.
When so many books have slightly bittersweet endings, this book is much heavier on the bitter, distinguishing itself from so many others. And that's why I love her. Mockingjay, more than any of the previous books, left me glued to my chair as I read, unable to put the book down as the story pulled me in and along. The person you one day see yourself marrying. After Haymitch and a group of other people came and rescued her from the games, she finds out that her and Finnick were the only ones res MockingJay By: Suzanne Collins This book is part of a Dystopia genre. The things I did like. Checking your boobs each morning to see if the Boob Fairy had paid you a visit? Peeta has been captured by the Capitol.
War is awful and oftentimes senseless but Prim's death was not in vain. And I think that is exactly the labyrinth of war that Collins writes about. By The Hunger Games was never about The Hunger Games. Katniss as the main character of course is like Harry Potter, or Bella. But I feel like she lost her way in this book. That is only a personal reaction, not a recommendation. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
That Collins chose to tie it up in this manner only makes its presence all the more aggravating. Pronounced the same way as Peeta. There are perfectly human people in real life in real circumstances who are able to fight through obstacles and hardships and come out on top without relying on drugs and hiding in closets. The above are synonymous in the eyes of the Capitol. The world is completely unacceptable and unbelievable. A squad of Peacekeepers checking for returning refugees. To have had Katniss serene and sweetly declaring life to be sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows would have been absurd.
Instead, we get this weak girl who's shirking all responsibilities, addled on drugs half the time, and lashing out at people the other half. Soon enough, Katniss realizes she has fallen into the manipulation of another group again, and is causing just as much anger, pain. Like Peeta said, when you kill someone you lose a part of yourself, you're killing a part of your soul. This sounds idealistic, I know. At the beginning, I could understand her confusion, her pain, her reluctance to be the Mockingjay.