Because we, as readers who have stuck by and read the entire series through, need an entire page of Creative Writing Class explanation on what the Hanging Tree song means. I actually threw the book across the room. That being said, I love this book. She was soulless and indifferent and cared about herself and her own feelings more than anyone else's seeing as how she spends most of the novel grieving for herself and almost never for anyone else. I considered 3 stars here, as there are times when some very good writing comes through. I bought Mockingjay the first day it came out and I was preparing myself for a truly epic novel, one worthy of its predecessors.
Given her weakness and exclusion from important events, not to mention my almost 12 month wait for its release, I was bitterly disappointed. In the end so far as I can tell after all that's happened, after all the death and loss the world still revolves around Katniss at least so far as Katniss is concerned. They board their chariot and Cinna and Portia, Peeta's stylist, light their capes and headdresses using synthetic fire. Haymitch is a recovering alcoholic at the beginning of the book, but only because alcohol isn't allowed in District 13. Sometimes you've got to think about the greater good! I'm leaving it as it's still essentially how I feel still. I guess I wanted a strong victor, a strong heroine, not a self-pitying victim who can't make her own decisions.
Katniss survives, but it comes at a price. I'm sorry, I know that life doesn't always turn out well, but dammit, Suzanne Collins, you put us through the wringer with the last two books. Then there is the rebellion itself. Some of the tortures make it worse. Seeing this as a chance, she takes the bow and arrow that Glimmer was able to get from the Cornucopia, but not before she is seen by Peeta who lets her escape, therefore getting him into trouble with Cato.
It is discovered that he has a habit of sleeping with a knife in his hand. . Though Katniss doesn't desire the spotlight and never wanted power she finally agrees to take on the burden of leading a rebellion. Katniss takes on her role as the rebellion's symbol, but she's still very conflicted about it. Katniss runs to retrieve hers, a bag small enough to fit her wrist labeled with a 12.
Reading the other books in this series, I identified on a personal level with the political and cultural commentary. Why do the districts and isolation, ie Gale moving away from 12 and seemingly dropping off the face of the earth still stand? Or District 13, for that matter. What is so appealing about reading books like this? Now she connects her survival of that difficult period with Peeta and his uncommon act of kindness. My name is Katniss Everdeen. But what I do not enjoy, and what I found far too much of in Mockingjay, are pointless deaths.
Everything in this book was gratuitous and over the top, from the wangst to the ridiculous romantic interludes in the middle of battle scenes, and from the candy-gore violence to the stupid, overly-disgusting deaths of several characters who did not need to die. Faint of heart need not apply, I mean it. The 380 pages before that, however, deserve nothing. President Coin, leader of District 13, makes it clear from the start she is no fan of Katniss, saying they should have saved 'the boy' first. But I think it was a stern talking-to that I needed.
No collective nation would be so morally depraved as to watch the murder of children for entertainment; I cannot accept this idea. They see this as a sign that the Gamemakers are gathering the three remaining tributes to the lake near the Cornucopia. I had to keep reminding myself of all the horror she'd been through because although her detachment realistic, it bothered me. I'm not the biggest Hunger Games fan. In the end, I was too numb to feel its power, to even cry, to feel anything at all. Anyway, Part 1 of The Hunger Games 3 Mockingjay will hit theaters on November 21, 2014.
She and Gale recall previous Hunger Games: in one, the tributes froze to death at night because of lack of wood. Perseverance will get you nowhere. Sales After writing the novel, Collins signed a six-figure deal for three books with Scholastic in 2006. I actually think less of you when you list one of these reasons. I highly recommend any older teen or adult to watch it.
Plus, Collins continues to add depth to the series, asking readers to consider what's justified in war or to maintain order in societies. She's a seventeen year old girl who has just watched her sister be blown to pieces, witness Gale be taken by the enemy and presume Peeta dead. This is why this book has such a great effect on me. Yes, once I'd forced myself to come to terms with the fact that that wasn't going to happen, I did enjoy the last ten pages greatly. To this end, she frequently masks her true feelings, instead showing the cameras only what she wants them to see, and she must manage both what she experiences internally and how she wants to look to the outside world.
Whilst most parts were shocking, it did have its redeeming qualities: Some good one liners, a few breath taking scenes and the like. After it's announced two tributes from the same district can win, Katniss finds Peeta camouflaged along the stream and is horrified by the condition he is in. In Mockingjay, this fickle, doom-and-gloom girl is not the battleaxe we met in The Hunger Games. So she did a little thing like shooting President Coin. This series was never meant to be a war documentary. Even aside from the circular logic, that argument just makes me go ballistic. The world is completely unacceptable and unbelievable.