Honestly, at times it was hard to read, especially in the last book when she begins to give up entirely. These gamemakers are at liberty to make the Games deadly for the tributes so that they are entertaining for the audience. But the sale price was just too good to pass up. There is no black and white in these books, which is like true life. About three quarters of the way through it, I immediately bought the other two! My colleague told me that you need to read this book on holiday, because once you start on the first page, you won't be able to put it down until it is finished and boy, she so right, as I have had a few very late nights this week. Once the attack is over, Katniss surveys the destroyed hospital. Aside from that, life appears to be back to normal.
I will put myself in the camp of those that loved it. That whole scene where Peeta threw her a loaf of bread while she was foraging in the trash, in the rain, oh my god, the pathos. You feel like jumping for joy when she yanks out her ear bud and runs to the roof top in the bombing raid, acting on her own, disobeying orders, but the rest of the book. I spent the etire series waiting for him to die and I was sooooo very happy in the end when not only did he live but he got Katniss! By hijinks, I mean Peeta and Katniss meet their fellow tributes, train for a couple of weeks, and are thrust into an arena to brutally, unapologetically murder each other. !!!! I loved the first book, it is hard Katnis is a compelling character living in a time of deprevation and oppression.
Engaging characters, tight in both senses of the word narrative, a plot that, while being far from original, seems shiny and new for all the different spins Suzanne Collins puts on it. It's also not really an action-packed adventure, although it does have quite a bit of that. Suzanne Collins has wrote believable characters in a world we can understand. Each year, a male and female tribute are picked from each district 12 being the last to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to death involving, you guessed it, children. It is set in Americas near future, where things take a turn for the worse. Can you see any similarities between the way media is used in the book and the role that it plays in our lives today? The first is that the narration's kind of a cheat.
Galemoves to district 2 for a fancy job and her mom leaves to district4 for a medical job she's faded out again after another sad death The last sentences are: Peeta: You love me. Yet, the things this largely clueless girl chooses to report lead one to believe that she has future knowledge. Whereas the focus in the first two is split about evenly between the main plot line and Katniss' emotions and thoughts, the final book suddenly tips the scales toward the latter. The mockingjays also serve as a symbol- of hope and the rebellion. I don't know, and God-willing, none of us will ever have to face that decision, but it does make you wonder.
Collins uses little girls twice once in Book One and once in Book Three to give her protagonist a human side that is otherwise unseen. I think he was more the brother figure, at least to her. Katniss then tries to commit suicide by swallowing a suicide pill sewn onto her suit before the campaign to conquer the districts began in case the Capitol captured her during one of her missions , but Peeta stops her. I found myself surprised many times over by how attached I had become to even minor characters as the story progressed. Have a box of tissues at the ready, because this is a definite tear-jerker.
And I think in the end she heals and she comes to terms in her own way with all that has happened. Although he is supposedly the one Katniss loves, I don't get that vibe at all, not in any of the books. These are very adult situations, but putting a young adult in those situations allows for a very different perspective and outlook, giving younger audiences the opportunity to read up on topics previously available specifically to adults. Lots of weapon use, both in combat and for hunting. He's practically an angel who got the raw end of a deal.
I don't think she would. During another live Capitol programming, in which Snow and a very battered and fragile-looking Peeta appear together, Beetee is able to break through the Capitol feed to broadcast clips of the rebel propos. I enjoyed the movie so much, I immediately set about downloading the trilogy to Kindle. After completing this reading of the trilogy, all together, I'd like to pull up something profound. To view it, I made the mistake of not reviewing each book as I finished it and since I read them one right after another I can no longer distinguish what happened in and my thoughts of each book separately. Not saying its a back book, its amazing dont get me wrong and everyone should read it but just a few niggles keep picking away at me why i should only give it 3 stars.
I have no hesitation in saying that it was one of those books that I didn't want to put down. While Command rejoices, Katniss knows that their success means more pain and suffering for Peeta. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district in the Games. To me the most profound and touching relationship was between Peeta and Katniss. When she is sent back to the games, she gives up on Gale and finds herself needing Peeta again.
A place where it is golden with no fighting and wars. But I think that is natural, I think there is no other way for someone who has gone through what she has to transform any other way. I read the whole trilogy after seeing the first movie. The trilogy is set in the future and takes place in the country of Panem - we are given to understand that this was once North America, before war and avarice tore the continent apart. So, overall, there's enough good stuff here, especially in the first book, to just tip this over into the 4-star category for me. And now here is my take on all three books.
The Hunger Games trilogy left a bitter taste in my mouth - the taste of failure, of a wonderful opportunity thrown away. The Love Triangle: I'll get this out of the way first, since it really is the most boring. The ideas were there, but the execution was. As a result, I read the books with these things in mind. She is just 12, peaceful, adoring and on her approach to being a healer.