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message 1: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana Mon amie, are you ever going to read it?

message 2: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy It's not through lack of trying - I promise you that!

message 3: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana Do you need to sleep on it, before your final judgment I mean?

message 4: by AH (new)

AH Are there lots of kleenex littering the floor around you? Are your eyes red and puffy?

message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Owkey... what?

message 6: by Penny (new)

Penny That doesn't sound good. I demand you explain yourself!

message 7: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Excited to see what you think!

message 8: by Penny (new)

Penny Seriously Kat, I insist you explain yourself. Did you finish reading the book? Quit half-way through? What? You can't just be all "Who... What!? Gah!!!!!! I'm finished." that's not allowed.

Wicked Incognito Now We all anxiously await your profoundly spoken words of opinion ;-)

message 10: by Ashley Brooke (new)

Ashley Brooke ha ha. Love the quick 'review'. The book take a while to absorb so I totally get it!

message 11: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Okay, okay- I'm done! Penny you can totally stop glaring at me and tapping your foot now!

message 12: by Eh?Eh! (new)

Eh?Eh! Very nice. You know your child heroes.

It reminds me of that scene in Ender's Game when Ender is reminiscing about how he's just won the war as one of the greatest generals of recent history and suddenly, in the clean up effort, he's become useless because the adults don't think that the same leadership and skills it requires to lead an army, could also be useful to rebuild a world.

Wasn't he sent away because he would've become a pawn between nations vying for his war talents, tearing apart a fragile world that just emerged from decades of living under the threat of alien annihilation? The interstellar war was over, but civil war was looming.

message 13: by Kat Kennedy (last edited Aug 31, 2010 04:38PM) (new)

Kat Kennedy That is why his sister decided to send him away, yes. However, originally during the rebuilding for the asteroid he was on, he was excluded from the rebuilding process until he could successfully show the adults that his skill set was just as useful for peace time as it was for wartime.

In any case I highly doubt Paynor was militarily and politically powerful enough to keep Panem from disolving into civil war. *I* would have taken her on!

-Jeesh aren't I just coming off as several shades of evil in this review!

Also, yeah I know my child heroes because I was researching who to kidnap in order to run my quasi-evil world government.

message 14: by AH (new)

AH Awesome review, Kat! Wow!
I wish you would have left the Gah! in your review.

message 15: by Miss Clark (new)

Miss Clark Excellent review! I found the stories of other young adults/children who endured horrific experiences very interesting and so relevant to everyone yelling about how the books are too much or that these people could not recover. Thanks!

message 16: by Annalisa (new)

Annalisa I love the comparison to Ender's Game because Ender was just as emotionally scared, well maybe not as much but similar. I had kind of hoped Catching Fire and Mockingjay would be as amazing as Hunger Games, but maybe it was too awesome to achieve again.

Wicked Incognito Now Kat--I agree. The mother is a sack of shit!! You know, of course, it is required in any hero journey for the parents to either be dead or useless. Otherwise, the hero would not have such a harrowing and difficult road ahead to form them into heroes to begin with.

I wonder WHY Katniss would be left entirely ALONE following the shooting of Coin and being returned to District 12. It makes no sense. I also agree that the whole unification of the districts would be much more messy than it seemed at the end.

Great review as always Kat.

message 18: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy AH - I'll put GAH back in for you! Just because I adores you so much!

Miss Clark - I haven't read many other reviews yet but my bestfriend works for docs (Australian version of social services for children) and I can absolutely say that you'd be suprised the things kids and young adults can bounce back from. They're rather amazing creatures!

Annalisa - I don't think Collins really could have succeeded The Hunger Games - it was just amazing and it's almost impossible to keep up that kind of momentum in a series!

Zosia - You crack me up! Meyer does rec a lot of shit but I promise you that this series is WAAAAAAAAAYYY out of Meyer's league!

April - I know! The thing about this series though was that the mother didn't necessarily NEED to be a sack of shit. She was pretty much hopelessly unable to help her daughter even if she had cared to even try. She wasn't a sack of shit for plot development or to make Katniss into a stronger character - she was a sack of shit because she just could be. It makes me so sad that she abandoned her daughter in the end. She never deserved Katniss.

I agree about the being left alone thing. I suppose it was a sort of punishment - solitary confinement thing but it didn't really make sense to me. All I know is that if I'd been in any kind of political power right then, then I wouldn't have just left her alone. She may be crazy but she'd still be useful!

message 19: by Jasmin (new)

Jasmin oh my, i want to read the rest of your review but dang, I havent read the book yetttt!!! :o

message 20: by AH (new)

AH Yah! You added the Gah! back. Even a more excellent review....

message 21: by Megan (new)

Megan Great review, Kat! Love clicking on "more" to see the evil lady ~ interactive reviews with picture, what an innovation! =)

message 22: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy yes, I try to do new things!

message 23: by Deanna (new)

Deanna I don't know you personally, but I wonder if I could add you to my "friend" list. What a great review!! I've not heard of the others, except Ender. Thanks for the excellent read!

message 24: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Deanna, go for it and add me! Glad you liked the review!

message 25: by Vi (new)

Vi Just wanted to let you know: When your writing your review there's a check box you can select to indicate that there are spoilers in your review.

message 26: by Amazon80 (new)

Amazon80 Great review, as always. This book was not what I expected but I agree they should have stayed in the Capitol and played a role in the rebuilding of the nation. Peeta is smart and clearly would have been an efficient leader. Maybe not President at first but eventually.

message 27: by Kate (new)

Kate Copeseeley FINALLY, someone who likes the book as much as I did. Wasn't super keen on the second book (I hate reruns) but I thought the last book kicked butt!!! I have yet to find a single person besides you who liked it.
Now I want to know which of the Harry Potter books was your favorite, because if you say Order of the Phoenix, I will know we are soul mates. Unless you've never read Harry Potter, in which case... well... I will go off and die in the corner now. hahaha

message 28: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Uhmmm.....

Actually, I didn't mind OoTP but it's not my favourite! Sorry!

message 29: by Kate (new)

Kate Copeseeley Oh well, I'm just odd, I guess. :) I liked the second Twilight book, as well, everyone always tells me how weird that is. hehehe

message 30: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa J. Have you, kind sir, ever thought about writing for Cracked.com?

message 31: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Haha! Is it that obvious that I read Cracked? *Rereads review* actually, yes, yes it is!

message 32: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa J. Kat wrote: "Haha! Is it that obvious that I read Cracked? *Rereads review* actually, yes, yes it is!"

I'm not quite sure what you just said, but I love you. And not in a creepy, stalkerish way.

message 33: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy You've just brightened my day!

message 34: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa J. Kat wrote: "You've just brightened my day!"

Aw, thanks. I love doing that. :)

Spider the Doof Warrior i thought i was alone in being mad at Katniss's mother because she just LEFT her. Now I know she lost her daughter, but what about Traumatized for Life Katniss? At least she had Peeta.
I love Peeta.
He was so sweet. I would like a man like him.

Taneika (Flipping Through The Pages...) Ohhh! I completely agree with EVERYTHING you just said in this review!

message 37: by Mindy (new)

Mindy Love this review! I personally think the book was the best book of 2010 so yeah! I've noticed that a lot of the people who hated it had odd obsessions with Gale. I don't understand because Gale always seemed like a jerk to me... and it's ok to be an evil reviewer, it's more fun!
And Kate, New Moon was so much better than the last two books! I had to reread it to see it, but once I did, it became clear.

Aly (Fantasy4eva) I had the exact opposite reaction to it. Not going to get into details because then I'll be ranting forever, but good to know you liked it :)

message 39: by Kate (last edited Nov 01, 2011 05:51AM) (new)

Kate Copeseeley Mindy wrote: "Love this review! I personally think the book was the best book of 2010 so yeah! I've noticed that a lot of the people who hated it had odd obsessions with Gale. I don't understand because Gale alw..."

Maybe I just liked New Moon because there was less Edward. Man that guy was a jerk sometimes. Oh, crap, I probably shouldn't say that. Hordes of Twi-moms will swoop down from the skies and scoop me up.

BTW, Mindy, I too thought Gale was kind of a jerk. Peeta was far superior in every way, which is demonstrated by Gale's actions in the third book.

message 40: by Mindy (new)

Mindy Exactly. Like he wasn't an awful person, but he was very selfish and self-centered I think.

message 41: by Katherine (new)

Katherine I didn't really think about Paynor's election it until I read this review. I assumed that the electing wasn't done by the whole country but by the leaders of the rebellion. They needed to get a leader in fast, Katniss and Peeta are still unstable and Katniss is hard to work with, putting them out of the question (for the time being) so they need to find someone else.

message 42: by Tracey (new)

Tracey What an excellent review on all points! I liked the points on Katniss mother, good enough for Peeta, teenage capabilties, but all your points were great. Minor dissention on the Paynor election. I agree with Katherine's note plus the fact that (if I recall correctly) Paynor was a former Tribute. She'd be well known and have some inherent trust level built in as a survivor (among the districts) and a celebrity (among Capitol citizens). Excellent review!!!

message 43: by [deleted user] (new)

Are you calling my mom a bitch!
I like the Boob Fairy!

message 44: by Wayne (new)

Wayne brown lol

message 45: by Mark (new)

Mark Maraj Your opening was too funny! Great review!

message 46: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan O'Laoghaire-Sannes Awesome post! And I agree with you about Katniss' mother. Why she ends up being painted as a beautiful and heroic Florence Nightingale is beyond me.

message 47: by Lexi (new)

Lexi Foor Kat, I have just finished reading, "The MockingJay." Although, I believe I understood the book fairly, I still have a few questions I would like to hear your opinion on.
1.) Do you think Katniss should of agreed to become the MockingJay? Why or why not? If you were in her place, would you decline or accept the offer?
2.) If someone you liked shot someone you loved, would you still be able to have those same feelings towards them? Would you be able to look at them the same? Explain.
3.)Why do you think making propos was so important to District 13? If you were to come up with an idea for a propo, how would you want it to be?
Your opinions would be greatly appreciated. :)

message 48: by Anña (new)

Anña  Karenina I freaking love your review

message 49: by Bennett (new)

Bennett That was too funny!!!!

message 50: by Bennett (new)

Bennett But, technically, katniss was seventeen in books 2 and 3

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