But in other cases, time actually diminishes my opinion of certain books. Hundreds of soldiers prepare for the final battle, and Boggs is given a , a device which shows where the pods are located. Like , Mockingjay took awhile for me to get into. She, like Cinna, made sure that no one would forget the 'girl on fire'. Someone's life can only be so horrible before it isn't fair anymore.
Because war can make the good guys do very bad things and we saw Gale going down that path. No Katniss, the people who dropped the bombs brought it on them. By a slim majority, the victors vote yes. But by the end Katniss is so damaged, all her relationships, everything, is changed for her. I started thinking, peeta should've gotten someone beta, she doesn't deserve him. I loved the books but Suzanne Collins put her characters through the worst hell! That it can be good again. Like Coin, who successfully led her District to overturn Snow-led Capitol.
I expected this to continue in. Catching Fire and Mockingjay could never match the perfect pacing and brilliant plot of The Hunger Games but they're still amazing books full of suspense, action, great characterization and thoughtful dialogue. 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. In doing so, the Hunger Games trilogy has chosen to adopt the strategy of splitting the last movie into more than one part, as the Harry Potter and Twilight movies have successfully done. While reading I felt like Katniss, a pawn.
The first book started with what should have been her death if Katniss hadn't volunteered at the reaping and so it kind of book-ends the trilogy that she dies by the end of the third book. Mockingjay felt so different than the other two, and I suppose it's because there was a lack of Peeta and Katniss interaction. But seriously, Katniss and Gale were friends for over 5 years before the 74th hunger games and the story picks up on. But it conveys an important lesson that isn't always so easily spelled out to teens in the evening news or in the history books: the futility of war. Or District 13, for that matter. That's when I make a list in my head of every act of goodness I've seen someone do. .
Then there is the rebellion itself. The second death was tragic and senseless. As time passes, her mother arrives, and they become wary of why Prim hasn't arrived yet. This one, I had to force myself to keep reading. Never normal, never the same, but enduring and making a conscious effort to move forward and love.
Sometimes we need a little help to pick ourselves off the floor and start again. Buttercup came off as a more important character then him by the end of the book! I see your point about Katniss and Peeta healing in their own way. Yes, like most of you I feel cheated in the ending. It seemed that her ability to care unconditionally for the few people she truly loved - in whatever form that love happened to be in - is what made her such a strong character. It seemed overwhelmingly stupid for Katniss to still be using arrows, a prehistoric weapon, when everyone else around her was using firearms and bombs. Prim was working as a doctor in the explosion.
As Katniss gets nearer to the barricade, a second wave of bombs go off, sending Katniss hurtling through the air and killing many more children, including Prim. However, Suzanne Collins did take a risk with her approach to this finale, and its either love or hate. It is so mindnumbingly dull to be watching a character watching something, instead of experiencing the action with the character. It's like the Hunger Games are a ghost now, it's gone, it's like a distant memory, but it never really is, it's never really gone. Perhaps, reading now, I appreciate Mockingjay more because of my lower expectations. It had me sobbing by the end and I know its going to haunt me for days, it was just that powerful. She and Haymitch return to their home in District 12.
Unbeknownst to Snow, Heavensbee is actually the leader of an underground resistance, Capitol residents who are sympathetic to suffering in the districts, and planning a nation-wide revolt against ruling Capitol despots. Another pod activates, causing another street to split down the middle into a crevice below. Sure, she can be on fire, but only when someone sets her on fire or directs her to be on fire, not of her own doing. She is Finnick Odair's love interest and later becomes his wife. When she returns, she watches an interview between and Peeta. Hope is the reward of all the tragedies that were survived, but without love, there is no hope, and I do not feel the love at the end of this story.
True dystopian always deals with death. Other thing that do not make sense is the rebels are using machine guns on the hover crafts but it is not till Gale and Katness with bow and arrows exploding arrows start shooting the things down that they start to do any damage. Seven years after first debuted on bookstore shelves, the mega-successful film adaptation tetralogy comes to a close with. Because even if there hadn't been another Hunger Game, Coin indicated that if she would consider it, then there are even more terrible things she would do. Super disappointing because I flew threw the first two. And just one last thing, actually for once in my life I do hope that this series in theaters does get a Hollywood ending, solid closure and a happy ending for Peeta and Katniss.