Didn't even throw it out when he rejected her when he tried to kill her on more than one occasion! I finished Catching Fire and wanted this in my hands immediately. This book was definitely the bloodiest and most violent. Desperation and depression hang on every page, as a result, Mockingjay is one of the most numbing books I have ever read. 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. The epilogue is what finally pushed me over the edge and made me cry. For the first time in the trilogy, Peeta was not a Gary Stu, a doormat, a little too sacrificial for me to believe.
Once she removed herself from the spotlight and once her life wasn't threatnend she was able to make whatever decision she wanted and she did. How realistic is it to expect a child damaged by hunger, oppression, and violence she had to witness and take a part in, and thrown into the midst of all kinds of political intrigue, to achieve that? Thank you for putting it there Collins and knowing that if we are really searching for closure it is there!! This one, I had to force myself to keep reading. . What's going to happen to this character that we've been forced upon for almost three whole books, and 1200+ pages, and who's played a huge part in the story of Katniss's life? Perhaps I am mistaken, but I was under the impression that this series was meant to be about revolting against a corrupt, freedom suppressing government and replacing it with a new government that not only condones freedom in all its forms, but fosters it, allowing it to thrive. Prim, being herself, had rushed back to their compartment to get her beloved cat, Buttercup. But she made an alliance with him and when she was fatally wounded he ran to her and held her hand as she died, indicating they must have cared for each other to some degree.
I wanted to love this. He showed this to Katniss not only to hint that he was on her side, but also to hint the nature of the arena in the 75th Hunger Games. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay--no matter what the personal cost. I feel that no one won. I was expecting to see her grow and change and I was excited for her metamorphosis. Lionsgate has announced that the Mockingjay movie will be split into two parts.
If Katniss had continued to function normally after going through all that we'd probably have a sociopath on our hands. The things I did like. He navigates the Squad underground, and Peeta remarks that Pollux has become their most valuable asset. Habitat It is not known exactly how widespread mockingjays are throughout Panem. Mockingjay had this raw, powerful feeling to it.
There was always going to be a rebellion and a war, but I just wish it was done differently. My last reason is not that as Gale and Peeta changed, Katniss did too, and so did the world they lived in. This is a book that will stick with readers, whether they be teens or adults, for a long time to come, and that is important. The most important bits of this story when Peeta, Annie and Johanna were rescued, when the Capitol was overthrown, and the Trial of President Snow and Katniss Were totally and utterly overlooked. Like Coin, who successfully led her District to overturn Snow-led Capitol. Maybe this was a common experience for those who read this book, but a lot of its most emotional points were like reading a bizarre dream about the last few years of my own life.
Katniss makes a note to herself to give Effie and the team political immunity from being charged with any crime. Could have at least kept them as friends. Enobaria and Johanna vote yes. And it destroys the integrity of the previous books in the series. Can anyone honestly say she used her brain and was utterly brilliant in this one? But in the end for me to say I really didn't like the book wouldn't fit with a 3 star rating. This book did not make me think, as everything is on the surface.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Finnick was one of the characters I loved most in this series, and call me petty, but I can't forgive Collins for killing him off after he'd been through so much and finally got to marry the love of his life. Madge Undersee Madge is Maysilee's niece. Seven years after first debuted on bookstore shelves, the mega-successful film adaptation tetralogy comes to a close with. The rebels decide to take the risk and blow up the mountain; the plan works and the remaining survivors retreat to the center of District 2, where the rebels are waiting. With this final act, Katniss fulfills her role as assassin.
I really did not like how he was changed for the majority of the book, but it was nice to have him back somewhat at the very end. His life flashes before my eyes, he stops breathing. Gale is her best friend, but he loves her, and undertakes this mission for her sake. I love Mockingjay like I lov I guess, sometimes our emotional bones need to be re-broken in order to set them right. Sadly, I can't say that I'll be recommending the series as fervently as I did after reading.
No matter how I enjoyed this book and I did, I really did , I'm in a sort of grieving state. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. Am happy she ends up with Peeta though as I think it was the 'right' ending. It was awful that Katniss essentially lost her best friend too, after losing everyone else besides Peeta. I think their disagreement, and esp. November 25, 2014 New 2nd addendum below the 1st addendum. It would have been disappointing.