But I'll admit, I was on Team Gale throughout the series, because he was strong and resilient and resourceful and caring. In some cases, time goes on and I end up appreciating a book more than I did originally, like Ender's Game or The Great Gatsby. Look, if you don't like this book that's fine. Katniss is reminded, unpleasantly, of the Hunger Games themselves, in which she was often forced to follow a precise script. This turn of phrase is particularly apt for the inhabitants of the Capitol, who enjoy an excess of food and the Hunger Games in exchange for being political puppets. Sure, one group is all about luxury and excess and the other is about strict rationing, but aside from that, they aren't so different. He now shows clear signs of being mistreated, but restates his opinion that Katniss is used as a symbol of the rebellion against her will, and urges her to stop supporting the uprising.
This is day 3 of my Hunger Games binge after I watched the last movie last Saturday without knowing anything about the books and not having watched any of the movies. District 13 is run by President Coin, who also detests the Capitol. But that only works when there's an underlying message of hope and of optimism. It's clearly there, her love for him. So I suppose it's really ridiculous of anyone to expect her capable of then going on to be president of this new world after everything she's been through. 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? I love going through that grief, feeling the torment of watching one of my beloved friends die a bloody death. What's the point when the main character whose eyes we're seeing through has no heart and no passion? After all, if Katniss shoots you - you probably did something bad.
This story: real or not real? That was decided last-minute; right after Snow died and after Katniss killed Coin. He cryptically remarks that it is the things one cares about that becomes one's downfall. President Coin orders an evacuation drill. I guess I wanted a strong victor, a strong heroine, not a self-pitying victim who can't make her own decisions. Parts of this needed to be fleshed out: details, conversations, motives. District 12 District 12 is a very poor coal-mining district located in the region formerly known as Appalachia 3. I don't really cry during books.
District 13 really does exist. I considered 3 stars here, as there are times when some very good writing comes through. District 13 District 13 is Katniss's new home after the 2nd Hunger Games she competed in. It's not like any other kids did great things. I wish that there could have been more happiness for these characters that I love so much. Actually, I think Collins is trying to get us to ask ourselves questions about what justifies war, and where the line should be drawn between justice and vengeance. The official event in New York City was attended by Collins, and included many activities such as a tarot card reader, a magician, jugglers and face-painters.
I'm saying I doubt, realistically, that they'd have a choice in the matter. There are a few bright spots and some good prose, but over all, I'm not taken with the book. Because It was awfully written. The rescue is successful and Peeta, , and all return to District 13. So, of course I had to read it again after getting only half of the story from the Mockingjay movie. 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.
They spend the next several days shooting at pods. She discusses this with Boggs, who grimly tells her that this is entirely possible—Coin wants to eliminate potential rivals as soon as possible. I can't find a balance in between. And it's to save your people, not your boyfriend, fiancé, whatever. Peeta: We must survive these games.
فهي تريد العيش بحرية وكرامة. After watching this interview, many of the rebel leaders, including Coin, want Peeta to be tried for war crimes. 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. I loved The Hunger Games; it was fast-paced, thrilling, suspenseful. Why do the districts and isolation, ie Gale moving away from 12 and seemingly dropping off the face of the earth still stand? Peeta knows what it's like to be used and broken, while Gale never did.
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. Checking your boobs each morning to see if the Boob Fairy had paid you a visit? Katniss later learned that the inhabitants of District 13 took in Gale and his friends because they needed new people for breeding purposes. Prim, Katniss's sister, was helping the sick and wounded kids in that wall. Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Like, Katniss just shoots her-gets locked on her own for a few days. But then we started to feel a little weird.
But the way in which Finnick dies is nonsensical. The makeovers, speeches, and roles to play are all waiting for the girl who is supposed to be their Mockingjay. In a harsh war world, you need someone strong and skilled by your side. This series was never meant to be a war documentary. These books are about love indeed, but they are also about survival, freedom, and peace.
Peeta Mellark is a classmate who loved Katniss since they were little. I was expecting carnage, war, suffering, and terror seen through the eyes of our previous heroine Katniss and hero Peeta. Joanna Mason is back, apparently mistreated but feisty as ever, while Finnick is reunited with his girlfriend Annie. He tells her that her trial is over - Plutarch and argued that Katniss acted out of insanity, securing her freedom. Can you come up with any other similarities? While Command rejoices, Katniss knows that their success means more pain and suffering for Peeta.