Really does power really go to your head, when one rebel leader decides to take on the Capitol, that said rebel leader will only want to replace the Capitol leader and will kill at all costs to get their way?
The last book of the Hunger Games Trilogy lost its appeal to me, just as the twilight series did…I really just wanted to see how the series panned out and who ended up with whom… this time although the story was set about rebelling against President Snow, the whole time, Katniss seemed to be on the verge of dying, or Gale was or Peeta was…although the people that did end up dying were people I never saw coming.
There wasn’t much Katniss/Peeta romance, or Katniss/Gale romance to fawn over…it was all very underground military training and a lot of internal thinking by Katniss and her trying to figure things out and trying to get over her nightmares. All the while, I just wanted Peeta to be there to comfort her.
All the while, having Katniss, mentally add to her list of people who died for her was annoying…they weren’t dying for her. They died because they believed in the cause.
At times in the book, since we are really only seeing things thru Katniss’ eyes, and so when she is put under, we don’t get any information, so sometimes it’s hard to process what has happened, and the reader is left wondering until people explain things to her later on.
Katniss should have been a larger part of the revolution…instead of just dressing her up like a doll and parading her around.
i’m not thrilled about this book, but i am glad to have finished the trilogy to at least know that it is at peace…at least for awhile.
I started this book out of boredom really, passing time is what I was doing. I had about an hour or so to waste while waiting for my flight to board, and I didn’t want to FB too much while in public (i don’t like people reading over my shoulder, as I do to them while on subways and what not), so I figure reading on my computer is just as good as, i didn’t want the batteries in my phone to die out. I ended up reading it feverishly while waiting at the gate, eating my meal, and finally also
So I got to reading…Vicky suggested this book as our 2 person book club, and I think I had heard of it before…I don’t know where…maybe Duncan, maybe i’ve seen it translated around the Eslite bookstore…I don’t know. I didn’t know anything about the book, but the beginning was interesting enough to grab me, and make me continue reading.
I had all sorts of questions, new words were introduced, like Peacemaker (govt type officials of the cities), “reaping day” (the day where one male and one female child gets taken from their family, and forced to participate in the Hunger Games) & “Hunger games” (the survival game to the death, until one victor is left standing)… I might have kept reading only to find out what these things meant in the story.
When the main characters are introduced, I had to re-read a bit bits to make sure that Katniss was a girl…I think it was the way she said that she started providing for her family that I mistook that as a sign of her being male. (i’m so sexist!) But when Katniss met up with Gale, and Gale being definitely a male name that I realised that perhaps Katniss might be a girl.
I love how the author wrote this book, you’re inside Katniss’ head, hear her thoughts, and pretty much you’re blinded by her thoughts, and you’re left guessing at what’s going on with the others, and if how Katniss feels towards them is correct. I found myself sitting on the edge of my seat reading because I wasn’t sure how the other characters were, since all i got was information based on this girl’s perception of things.
The main story takes place during the “Hunger Game”, Where Katniss couldn’t bear her sister being picked, so she volunteered to take her place instead. Her counter part, Peeta, is a baker’s son. These two are from District 12, the worse District of all. They are pitted against Career Tributes (tributes are what the participants of the hunger game is called, but might as well call them sacrifices.) Career tributes have been training since they were born, they would be like the equivalent of the China Gymnists or the russian gymnists. It is a honor in their district to be picked as tributes. You see the game thru Katniss’ eyes… and she sees plenty. This book is brutal in the way of deaths, it’s really not fit for teens at the violence of this book. I wonder if they will cut out the gore a bit when it’s made into a movie?
I find it funny how when things are taken place in the future, it’s also slightly taken a turn back in time, when there was nothing as well, and one is just barely surviving…I guess that’s just what happens when the world ends, and we end up distroying our resources. I am pretty sure I won’t make it if the world ends, but just in case I do, I should start learning some life skills, like building a fire, or kissing ass, since that’s obviously important as well.
I don’t want to talk more about the plot line because I don’t want to give things away, so let’s discuss this when you’ve read the book, eh?