How does he feel about Katniss being with Peeta out of default, not either one's choice? Surely, there could have been another form of excitement then this? I'm glad, in a way, that it ended like it did. This book is a page turner; the revolution is in full swing. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The workers trapped in the Nut, a mountain in district two. Katniss is initially recovering from some bad wounds courtesy of Peeta, in fact , but is at the center of efforts by Alma Coin Julianne Moore and Plutarch Heavensbee Philip Seymour Hoffman to create propaganda that will foster a climate to overthrow the Capitol and officious President Snow Donald Sutherland. Once again, she is a pawn in somebody's power games.
It sucks that, in the end, she dies. Strange things did happen here No stranger would it be If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree. Was it just me or did everyone else frantically flip the pages after finishing Catching Fire? What did Katniss get to do except be an empty canvas for them to paint and feed lines to? Can anyone honestly say she used her brain and was utterly brilliant in this one? Not that we shouldn't fight, but that we know what's worth fighting for. You just have to pay attention. There was no declaration on her part, no acceptance or confession of her feelings. Or District 13, for that matter. Checking your boobs each morning to see if the Boob Fairy had paid you a visit? And in the end, that was my biggest problem.
I'd pick up my dignity and get out of there, because being treated like a piece of chewy candy in a pack of two that she can't decide whether or not to eat is an insult, and unspeakably degrading. In Mockingjay, the author robs her readers of what they I crave! Theres got to be more! But in other cases, time actually diminishes my opinion of certain books. It was all an act, you say? The Capitol is estimated to be in the Rockies, while District 12 is in Appalachia. I was in love with the characters, and had been waiting for for almost a year. I don't really cry during books.
Everything she did was for show, for a propo or campaign or whatever. They were quite beautiful, actually, as long as I pushed myself to suck up everything I hated about the miserable and hopeless tone of this book. The last third of the book the assassin mission was gorey and bloody, which I didn't mind. It's a story about a revolution that happens to have a love story in it, not the other way around. She can't afford to and she's never been one to sit around and obsess over how perfect Peeta's hair is or comment on his body like it's a marble statue. Katniss lives in a poor area of District 12, and that makes it ironic that someone so poor and unknown to the rest of Panem could suddenly become famous by something completely r … andom.
And maybe that's problem: I expected this to match when I don't think anything can. The ending is a crap shoot, and that epilogue was bullshit. Katniss and her family live in the poor section of District 12, the Seam, where the coal-miners live and work. Suzanne graduated from Indiana University with a double major in Drama and Telecommunications. In the end, there can only be one winner. There are probably some other things that I'll update this review with once disappointment and frustration are no longer clouding my brain.
And I stand by my original comments that Katniss is one of the worst narrators in fiction. She never completely recovers, and my heart breaks for her. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. I'm not saying they'd want to do it. Structurally, the novel is quite messy. Of course Katniss will be leading it. I love going through that grief, feeling the torment of watching one of my beloved friends die a bloody death.
Worse yet, I fear this may just have been a result of Snow's manipulation, not her own decision. This Katniss is constantly waking up in hospital, taking drugs and completely losing the will to fight for the people she loves. The people of the Capitol are shallow, speak in a funny, affected accent and value surface appearances, plastic surgery, and entertainment. But there are much worse games to play. Some kind of knowledge that there are wonderful things in the world worth salvaging, and weathering difficult patches in life will ultimately result in a brighter future. Katniss must accept the responsibility of becoming the Mockingjay the symbol of the revelation.
Mockingjay was a great big depressing flop. Finally, I could root for him. This book meant so much to me emotionally and personally that I hate to pretend that my reaction is political at all. Katniss then has to fight to get back home to her little sister Prim, her Mother, and Gale. But this series is shelved in Children's. Does their definition of you become your own? Even aside from the circular logic, that argument just makes me go ballistic. .
Also I changed some parts because, again, the review should be hidden but. They aren't televising the truth, they're putting on a performance to sway their audiences. It seemed overwhelmingly stupid for Katniss to still be using arrows, a prehistoric weapon, when everyone else around her was using firearms and bombs. District 12 District 12 is a very poor coal-mining district located in the region formerly known as Appalachia 3. I had to keep reminding myself of all the horror she'd been through because although her detachment realistic, it bothered me. This was a pretty sad scene.
She was a empty, lifeless pawn, a zombie if you will, who didn't do anything that wasn't directed or commanded by other people. I read all this build-up and didn't get rewarded for it. There are certainly a lot of good things to take out of Mockingjay, but ultimately it is weak as a conclusion to a trilogy like this one. And the love triangle resolution. But we think other people make the choices they do because of natural inclination.