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message 1: by Penny (last edited Apr 12, 2010 03:48PM) (new)


So. The the other day I was talking to a friend and she said she was really worried for Peeta. She thinks Peeta might be turned into an Avox (his power resides largely in his ability to speak).

I've been preparing for all sorts of possibilities, yet the Avox scenario never occurred to me. Now I'm totally horrified. I'm more okay with the possibility of Peeta dying (the Christ-like martyr) over the possibility of him becoming an avox.

Anyway, I was wondering what you think about this. The Avox scenario, I mean.

message 2: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana I don't want to even consider this possibility. I need my Peeta alive! (not much of an input, right? sorry, I am in a deep denial about this Avox scenario)

message 3: by Penny (new)

Penny There aren't going to be any ARCs of Mockingjay, so I can't read any of those early reviews and prepare myself accordingly. I might not read Mockingjay right away, just wait a little to see what everyone else thinks. I can't handle another Breaking Dawn (full of fail) type ending.

It's so sad that I'm stressing out over the fate of a character in a book.

message 4: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana You are talking like a true book lover. I'd rather stress over books than real life problems.

As for Mockingjay, I'll probably read it regardless of early reviews, I'll be too curious and I already pre-ordered it anyway. So no turning back.

message 5: by Annalisa (new)

Annalisa I think Collins is smarter than that. It seems like at the end of Eclipse, I thought, "that's it? You're going to drag it on for another book?" It seems like everything that needed to be told had already been told. But there is so much more to Katniss' story. I think Mockingjay will be awesome. I'm planning on cracking the cover the second it takes Amazon two and half weeks to mail it to me :).

message 6: by AH (new)

AH Oh my gosh! The speculation is killing me! I can't wait for the next book and now I have to share it with my 14 year old who will try to steal it when I am not looking...

Great review! I never thought of the Avox angle. I hope it's wrong...

message 7: by Hannah (new)

Hannah AH wrote: "Oh my gosh! The speculation is killing me! I can't wait for the next book and now I have to share it with my 14 year old who will try to steal it when I am not looking....."

I have it a bit better, as my 15 year old has already started school, and will be there until 2:30. I plan on dropping her off, ske-daddling over to Border's at opening time, and flying back home to read from about 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. I sure hope I can finish it before she gets out, as it's her's after that - lol!

message 8: by AH (new)

AH Great plan. I was just going to hide the book.

message 9: by Hannah (new)

Hannah AH wrote: "Great plan. I was just going to hide the book."

That'll work, too :D

message 10: by Penny (new)

Penny Who do you think is going to die? I was thinking it would be Peeta, but now I'm leaning toward Haymitch. Why? Because this is the sort of thing I do, second guess myself. Besides, Peeta is the obvious person to kill off. No one would expect Haymitch to die.

message 11: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana For some reason I think both Gale and Peeta are going to make it. If one of them is gone, then it's too easy of a resolution of the triangle.

I think Finnick will die, maybe Haymitch. Many will.

I wonder how Mockingjay will fare without any kind of Games in it? Or maybe there will be?

message 12: by Penny (new)

Penny Maybe Finnick and Annie will drown in eachothers arms (ironic much?) Or maybe someone will stab them to death, with a Triton.

Portia will die. I'm sure of it.

OH! And I think the butcher is/was a spy for President Snow. Because the first kiss between Katniss and Gale happened RIGHT OUTSIDE HER HOME. And the last time Katniss snuck out of District 12, it was under the hole in the fence near the butchers home. I don't think the butcher is evil though, I think she just had no other choice.

Okay, thirty more minutes and I'm going to the 24-hour grocery store across the street and DEMANDING they give me a copy of Mockingjay.

message 13: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana I really like Finnick/Annie pairing, even though we never even met Annie. My heart will bleed for them if they meet their end the way you describe it:)

Interesting take on the butcher. I never thought of it. You definitely have a point there.

If you get it, will you be reading all night? I pre-ordered my copy on Amazon, so at this point I have no idea when I will get it:(

message 14: by Penny (new)

Penny Yeah, I probably won't stay up all night reading it because I was up all last night, driving home. I got home at five this morning. I'm exhausted but I won't rest until I've got a copy of Mockingjay.

Yeah, I have a lot of weird theories, some of which are a stretch, but I'm almost positive on the butcher theory. I think she's the one who tipped off the authorities about Gale hunting outside the district and the fact that the red-headed guy from Panem (forgot his name), the newest Avox in Catching Fire, was friendly with the natives. She was probably the reason the black market (forgot the name of the giant warehouse. Sorry) was burned down. Perhaps she's really a spy-spy. Like and undercover cop, or whatever.

Okay, my theory is getting a bit outlandish.

A few last theories: I think Gale and Madge sort of have a thing going. I think they keep it secret for a purpose. I think Katniss has been groomed to not only be a tribute but to win the hunger games from the time she was a child. I don't know if Peeta was in love with Katniss before the 74th annual hunger games like he said he was. But he did fall in love for real. I'm sure of it.

You should Google 'Pearl Plot 2.0'

Okay, I'm embarrassing myself here. I need to just go to sleep. After I go across the street.


Jason "Book Sniper" Thanks for your review. I plan to start reading this book today (Christmas).

message 16: by Tatiana (last edited Dec 25, 2010 05:21AM) (new)

Tatiana An excellent way to pass time on this day:) Enjoy!

message 17: by Ronyell (new)

Ronyell Awesome review Tatiana!!I really enjoyed this book too!

message 18: by Jessie (new)

Jessie R Awesome review! I know not everyone agrees but these are kickass books:))

message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

I agree with you when you made the comment about the learning of Panema versus the importance of the love triangle. I also think that people get so caught up in who ends up with who, that they take away from the strong statement that Suzanne makes. She not only comments on the struggle of poverty but in her own way she has managed to bash the government. She has stretched beyond what civilization would be like when continuing on the road of "government" domination. while her way of ending the second book was a bit of a bummer, her brilliant concepts hiding in a love triangle are absolutely outstanding.

message 20: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Neustadt I don't know what I can say that you haven't already covered. This squeal is absolutely flawless. It's unlike other squeals that just don't turn out as good as the first book. I love the way Collins is able to pick up right where she left off and just ease into the next book. Catching Fire most definitely left me shocked with some of the twists and turns she throws in. The fact she had to put in a quarter quell where one female and one male victor must compete in the 75th hunger games makes me go crazy.(Not to mention the fact she had to have already thought out that every 25 years there is a Quarter Quell that takes place instead of the usual games, so this means she had to have already been thinking of this twist while writing the first book and having Katniss and Peeta compete in the 74th Hunger Games). Of course this would happen to Katniss and Peeta right after they win a great battle to the deaths they must do it all over again. There is no other way to explain my reaction to this plot twist. Once again Collins proves to write a suspenseful, nail biting, page turning, late night reading, sequel to an already amazing read. Well done, bravo!

message 21: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Stocking I agree that it was slow in the first few chapters because of all the touring after Peeta and Katniss’ win. It picks up a little in chapter seven and eight when Gale was whipped by the new head peacekeeper for having a dead turkey. The book caught my attention and grabbed it when Katniss met up with Bonnie and Twill from District 8 outside of District 12 in the forest . This is where Katniss found out about District 13 and on her way back home found the electric fence surrounding District 12 on. It picks up a little more in chapter 12 because they announce the quarter quell. I loved the modification Cinna did to Katniss’ wedding dress. I do not know how Katniss was able to focus after seeing what the peacekeepers did to Cinna. During the Games I was starting to wonder why people would sacrifice themselves for the District 12 competitors. When I found out about Haymitch’s plan it came together, but the ending still left you hanging and wanting to read the next story.

message 22: by Miquel (new)

Miquel Reina Great review Taitana!

message 23: by Darkbloomrose (new)

Darkbloomrose People have different opinions but I love this book I was reading some other reviews and they were saying that Katniss was whinny and stuff but I find the book interesting

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