Also, I wouldnt have objected to more Annie Cresta and Johanna Mason. Yesterday, Katniss overheard Coin saying that the rebels should have rescued Peeta instead of Katniss—he would have been a better figurehead. There has to be a turning point when she overcomes all of this and actively decides not to let these obstacles stand in her way. Instead, we get this weak girl who's shirking all responsibilities, addled on drugs half the time, and lashing out at people the other half. The best part is, her children, everyone's children for that matter, won't ever know the horrors of Reaping Day and the Hunger Games.
And she did say she was never gunna have a kid. The book sold 450,000 copies in the first week of release, exceeding the publisher's expectations. Here's seven reasons why this trilogy sucks: 1. The main problem I have with this book is similar to the first book many of the battle scenes do not make sense to me, they are as confused as Katniss' mental state. I've heard a little bit of mumbling about the relationship between Peeta and Katniss.
My feelings basically remain the same about this installment. She's not like Bella who falls to pieces when Edward leaves. These two nine-year-olds thought it'd be a hoot to pick up a few guns and hold off the entire invading Burmese army. 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. She didn't grow and become stronger, that's what pisses me off.
Upon hearing that the more fortunate Capitol homes even President Snow's are taking in refugees, Katniss decides to refocus on her mission to kill Snow. When I read , I was enthralled. Unfortunately, this turns out to be his sacrifice; as he tries to ascend the ladder, the creatures overwhelm him. Much to my dismay, it never occurs. I find it amazing that people are disappointed that Katniss doesn't take a Katniss-becomes-a-superwoman-and-takes-over-the-world-while-deciding-on-which-boy-to-pick route. This book was far more severe than the first two. Mockingjay is the darkest book of the Hunger Games trilogy, containing excess violence, brutality and ugliness.
I'm not saying they'd want to do it. No collective nation would be so morally depraved as to watch the murder of children for entertainment; I cannot accept this idea. The people of Panem will never know the bullet they dodged because of Prim's death. In the interview, Peeta tells Caesar that he thinks the rebellion is suicidal, and that Katniss and all other rebels should throw down their weapons. To her horror, she realizes that this girl is Primrose, her own sister.
Maybe I set my expectations too high. This book, to me, was the story of what happens when suddenly the person you trusted the most in the world sees everything you do as evil. After saying goodbye to Effie, Haymitch tells Effie not to be a stranger and kisses her. After a month, Katniss succeeds in qualifying for the mission. Even in real life, no matter how bad things may be, there is always hope. The epilogue is what finally pushed me over the edge and made me cry.
This book is a page turner; the revolution is in full swing. But she is not a fiery revolutionary destined to lead the rebellion. Similarly, Katniss must struggle to decide whom she really loves, Peeta or Gale. Everything, from Katniss's clothes which she's weirdly fixated with to her circular, drier-than-Egyptian-sand inner monologues were painstakingly pored over to the point of ridiculousness. However, Snow eithier chokes on his own bloody saliva or laughs himself to death anyway, so he's now dead too. The remaining group fights them off and tries to escape.
Underground, they hide from the peacekeepers but are seen on the security camera. Hoping that in doing so she might save Peeta's life and finally put an end to President Snow's rule. Perseverance will get you nowhere. How many soldiers do you know who came out of a war unscathed or empowered by the atrocities they have witnessed? I'm not sure how to react to Mockingjay. It would be naive to expect otherwise in a book dealing with war.
Before the execution ceremony, Coin—now the president of all of Panem—holds a meeting of the remaining Hunger Games competitors. And then fondly recall the excellence of the first book. In a harsh war world, you need someone strong and skilled by your side. The good thing about this is there is a definitive ending. Mockingjay shows the horrors of war. A Mexican standoff occurs, but eventually Jackson backs down and allows Katniss to keep the holo as long as she obeys orders. While there is no official Hunger Games in this novel, Katniss recognizes that she is fighting in just that.