I thought I was something of an expert on hunger, but this is an entirely new kind. Katniss intends to kill , but refuses to send her, as she is too valuable to risk losing. I was expecting carnage, war, suffering, and terror seen through the eyes of our previous heroine Katniss and hero Peeta. Sorry to anyone who's enjoyment of the book was ruined, just go find other reviews to read, nobody's perfect. As with the rest of this series there is no shortage of young children being hurt and killed in horrible and gory ways.
The squad triggers another pod which releases a flood of lethal black tar. It seemed overwhelmingly stupid for Katniss to still be using arrows, a prehistoric weapon, when everyone else around her was using firearms and bombs. Something else I don't think anyone's thought alot about: President Snow is a vampire?! The readers will love it. This book contains mutant animals and insects for Christ's sake. Words can't begin to express my disappointment.
I guess, sometimes our emotional bones need to be re-broken in order to set them right. Ok, fine, we know what happened to Peeta, but that doesn't make it any better because he's collateral damage. Katniss wants to help, but she has some personal demands for President Coin, who is the leader of District 13 and the rebellion. Internationally, it was released day-and-date across 87 countries, starting from November 18, in certain markets like Belgium, Brazil, France and the Netherlands and on November 19 in Australia, Germany, Russia, Italy, and the United Kingdom, followed by China, Mexico, Japan, the United States, Canada, and 19 other markets, on November 20, as part of the biggest movie rollout ever by Lionsgate. As in the previous films, key characters — vengeful heroine Katniss Jennifer Lawrence , traumatised, brainwashed Peeta Josh Hutcherson , ambitious District 13 leader Coin Julianne Moore and ruthless President Snow Donald Sutherland — are all vividly realised, alongside the sterile, military world of 13, and the dying decadence of the war-torn Capitol. If I was dissapointed with the second book, then I wanted to go home and cry in my pillow when i finished the third and final book of the series. Notably in France, the opening was above expectations considering cinemagoers being affected by the and the heightened state of alert in Belgium at that time.
I just can't bring myself to believe that they wouldn't drug Katniss up, put her smiling face on stage and have some kind of deciding power working behind closed doors while Katniss waved happily to the smiling faces and kissed babies. Yes, it's meant to be thought-provoking and show the price of war to humanity, but at the peak of all this violence, I pulled out of the story. All in all, I am enormously disappointed by the finale to this trilogy. In the , it takes place on the Avenue of the Tributes. If this is the way the relationship had always been, as this book seems to imply, than this is the relationship that should have been there in. It would be totally unrealistic of me to expect much more of Katniss considering all she's done.
While my 11 year old read and loved it, I think this book is better for teens and adults who want to intellectualize away! There were too many times I skimmed through this one, too many times I came very close to abandoning the read all together simply due to the story and it's telling. Yes, I was absolutely distraught over the death of Finnick he just married Annie! But this is fantasy, right, it's not like children or teenagers are really capable of this much! And even though the rebels triumphed, I didn't feel anything for them, not relief, not happiness, just nothing. Structurally, the novel is quite messy. 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. In total, it held the No. The main character, Katniss, seems very realistic to me in her reactions and thoughts.
Peacekeepers herd Capitol children toward the palace gates, when a hovercraft with a Capitol insignia flies overhead and drops small parachutes. This book meant so much to me emotionally and personally that I hate to pretend that my reaction is political at all. No collective nation would be so morally depraved as to watch the murder of children for entertainment; I cannot accept this idea. I think the content and issues are a little over her head at the moment. For the first time in the trilogy, Peeta was not a Gary Stu, a doormat, a little too sacrificial for me to believe. Katniss is somewhat content with her new life and her family, but still appears mentally and emotionally broken from the events that occurred during the war, and dreads the day her children learn about their parents' involvement in both it and the Games.
After reading it myself I can't believe this series would be considered ok by anyone for a 10 year old. All these scenes were seemed like sub-plots. Katniss votes yes in exchange for the right to execute Snow herself. Sadly, I can't say that I'll be recommending the series as fervently as I did after reading. Is it apathy or, maybe, discouragement? Now, many people will say her breakdown is more true to life, and it's what any normal 17-year-old girl would feel and go through. I don't really cry during books. The movies were amazing too.
This is not young adult literature. Well, unless you're counting Iqbal Masih who was made a slave at the age of five and chained to his loom for twelve hours a day. But its in 'Pros' because im all for character's death, and this was the only death scene that didnt look like it was first draft stuff. What's he going to do with his life now? Katniss continues to see major parallels between District 13 and the Capitol. The post-traumatic stress, the mental breakdowns, the self-pity, the self-loathing, the nearing of insanity.