I have decided that The Hunger Games is an amazing series, but Collins is not a good writer kind of like Twilight and Smeyer. I wanted to love this. Surely, there could have been another form of excitement then this? These books are age-inappropriate for most kids under 15. Do the trivialities of entertainment keep us from recognizing the great needs of the world around us? This time it's Mockingjay, the face of the rebellion she unwittingly helped to bring. The fact that these books wrestle with these questions, while also keeping us enthralled with a gripping story, makes this series quite worthwhile for parents and teens alike.
After all, if Katniss shoots you - you probably did something bad. 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. How do I begin to convey my disappointment? Anyway, a student posted that video to the listserv last spring, asking, if that video is something that we now know about, how many other incidents like this have happened and not been released to the public? This book describes toddlers being maimed and killed with explosives. So, of course I had to read it again after getting only half of the story from the Mockingjay movie. District 12 Tribute Katniss Everdeen Jennifer Lawrence has little to rely on, other than her hunting skills and sharp instincts, in an arena where she must weigh survival against love.
Others see her as the natural embodiment of the symbol. Who's the drugged-up shadow that's replaced her? Deaths are fine when they're important to the plot, but this felt like death for the sake of death. The last three pages make all the heavy, intense, painfulness of the rest of the book almost worth it, in a strange way. And she did say she was never gunna have a kid. It's all over the pages of this book, though it's even present in The Hunger Games and Catching Fire more about this later. They rescued her and now have plans for her. She ended up with Peeta, which would have been fine if it had been executed properly.
Middle schoolers used to horror-movie or video-game violence may not be as disturbed by the violence in these books as they should be. About halfway through, I was ready to feed the damn thing to my dog. That cannot be how she ended it! But nobody apparently got the memo. I didn't want a victim for a heroine, I wanted a victor. I thought I was something of an expert on hunger, but this is an entirely new kind.
There is no way this book is appropriate for any child to read. How does he feel about Katniss being with Peeta out of default, not either one's choice? You could justify sending kids into the Hunger Games to prevent the districts from getting out of line. That is only a personal reaction, not a recommendation. I just hate what Collins did to her to make her need it. I think she's going to finally step up to the plate and bring the capital down.
He stopped wanting to be a pointless martyr the death pleas were still there, but this time they made sense. It wasn't even a death of purpose. I've known it for years. It got too preachy at certain points though, didn't it? Once we are initiated to the Games, we realize he is suffering the inevitable consequences of having survived them. So, of course I had to read it again after getting only half of the story from the Mockingjay movie. Written by Before I start, I've not read the 3 books associated with this film.
Still, I believe this is a great story line and a very exciting plot. Much harder to read, and with more emotional depth, I think. There's a full scale rebellion and im pretty sure the whole book will be about that. I was so happy for them. This series will always have a home on my bookshelf, and I hope that one day, when my girls are old enough to read it, they'll appreciate it as much as I do. Sadly, I can't say that I'll be recommending the series as fervently as I did after reading. It is by design that Katniss was rescued fr My name is Katniss Everdeen.
This whole series, and especially this book, moves beyond simply telling a good tale to making the reader think. And since I am only moderately evil and am actually very fond of Katniss and Peeta, I find the fact that they were allowed to go home and live out their quiet little lives peacefully to be very unrealistic. Just stop saying Prim's death cancelled out everything or Katniss settled for Peeta or that Katniss was a weakling. But humans are also capable of love and compassion and kindness, and I wish she'd incorporated a bit of that into the story as well so there'd be a more hopeful ending. I can't find a balance in between. I understand the message Collins is trying to convey and I agree with it: that war is awful and no one truly wins. 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.