In District 8, Katniss and Gale visit a makeshift hospital and meet. Warning: addendum contains some spoilers. This story: real or not real? Same reason all the victors seemed to gravitate toward one another. The perfect note of sadness and sweetness, pain and healing all mixed up in a jumble. And I think this says a lot about all of us and the things we choose to do or to ignore. In the beginning of the story, District 12, home to heroes Katniss, Gale and Peeta, has been destroyed by fire.
And so, with Haymitch, Gale, Beetee, Finnick and her old prep team backing her up Katniss becomes the Mockingjay. Apart from this moment Katniss is pretty inept in most of the battles, a bit disappointing. It's just damn hard to read. Peeta's hijacking, Finnick's molestation, Johanna's physical pain. She is dictated to and she may or may not deliver.
As she begins to rebuild her life, she and Peeta restore a romantic relationship and eventually have children. Cressida leads them into a grimy store selling fur underwear run by , a former Hunger Games stylist and rebellion sympathizer. Actually, I like that word. But the way in which Finnick dies is nonsensical. It's gunna be made into a movie! I honestly don't understand it.
Suddenly, a broadcast pops up. I'm saying I doubt, realistically, that they'd have a choice in the matter. I guess, sometimes our emotional bones need to be re-broken in order to set them right. In a world where you have lost everything and no longer have a reason or the mental state or the will to fight, you need someone soft and caring. But I feel like she lost her way in this book. 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.
Catching Fire and Mockingjay could never match the perfect pacing and brilliant plot of The Hunger Games but they're still amazing books full of suspense, action, great characterization and thoughtful dialogue. There was no declaration on her part, no acceptance or confession of her feelings. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Edit: I just re-read this review a month or so after I wrote it and I sincerely apologize for my sloppy writing and overindulgence in run-on sentences! The crowd watches them fall; some people even reach out for them. The group of children murdered on President Snow's doorstep - Prim included. Am I the only one who got so tired of her constant bemoaning of her own fate. Of course Katniss will be leading it.
They understood what others could not. Checking your boobs each morning to see if the Boob Fairy had paid you a visit? It will also give her the opportunity to kill President Snow. I loved The Hunger Games; it was fast-paced, thrilling, suspenseful. Back in District 12, Katniss struggles to put herself back together. Katniss stops and kisses him, which fixes him right up.
I can't find a balance in between. District 13 really does exist. Here's the deal, my father went to Vietnam and experienced a lot of senseless violence, lost a lot of friends and acquaintances. Strange things did happen here No stranger would it be If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree. I have however decided that the overall story of the book rates a higher rating than I originally gave you'll see below.
In all my life I've only heard him speak about it in a candid manner one time. Katniss survives, but it comes at a price. Contrary to what some believe, this is not an anti-war book. The pods are traps armed with deadly weapons, similar to traps used in the games created by the Capitol. Before he dies, he gives her command of their unit. I suppose it all comes down to expectations and as mine were not met, I feel vastly underwhelmed, and a little bit devastated. As the pods near the mansion will presumably be deactivated, Katniss decides to walk with the refugees and take down Snow once and for all.