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message 1: by Haley (new)

Haley EXACTLY how I felt.

message 2: by Liz (new)

Liz You put exactly what I was thinking into words.

message 3: by Khanh (new)

Khanh Do yup, I think in the third book, Katniss does nothing but run away either. But, is that what the author wanna say? Even the greatests can not bear the pain of losing their beloves? They're human too, they also suffer the pain.

message 4: by Khanh (new)

Khanh Do and i am also a little bit disappointed of the happy ending. Wish she could write a little more about it since the tender and profond love of Peeta is what keeps me sticking to the book

message 5: by Amelia (new)

Amelia Hunger Games is and will always be my favorite. But I agree--no matter my fandom tries to justify it, Mockingjay was so lackluster and dissapointing.

message 6: by Abby (new)

Abby I loved all three books and I get what your saying, but what Katniss was feeling was depression. As a sufferer of it it's pretty accurate. But I thought all three books were wonderful. When I was done reading one I couldn't wait till I read the next. All three also had there own twists and turns and kept up to there own pace.

message 7: by Liz (last edited Jul 29, 2012 02:42AM) (new)

Liz Abby wrote: "I loved all three books and I get what your saying, but what Katniss was feeling was depression. As a sufferer of it it's pretty accurate. But I thought all three books were wonderful. When I was d..."

If she was feeling anything it didn't come through in the writing; she was so utterly two dimensional. The author did a damn poor job of conveying anything other than wanting to get the book over as fast as possible.

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message 8: by Imi (new)

Imi Sorry,I don't agree with you about Mockingjay. Actually, it's probably my favourite of the trilogy. I know it's not that exciting,I think it's more about the emotions, and I could totally connect with Katniss, because when I read it I was feeling down,too. But when I re-read it in the summer,I was happy,but it still made me sad, so I think the writing is really good,it's just so different from the first 2 books.

message 9: by Diana (new)

Diana Dude my thoughts exactly!

message 10: by Daniella.r28 (new)

Daniella.r28 This is the most accurate review on the hunger games! It almost took the words out of my mouth

message 11: by Arisbel (new)

Arisbel wonderful review. this is exactly how i felt when i read the books.

message 12: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Denison I disagree. I felt Mockingjay completed the trilogy perfectly. I would have been disappointed with a happy fairytale ending. I felt Collins finished the series brilliantly. Good honest review - I agree

message 14: by Forest (new)

Forest Couldnt agree more

message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

EXACTLY how I felt. It took me forever to finish the last book because of this. I was disappointed. The only scene that really got me was when Finnick died.(I think this is the right book) But only because I really loved his character. Not the way she wrote it.

message 16: by Jane (new)

Jane Awesome review!

message 17: by Crystal (new)

Crystal I like this review, and even though I liked all three of the books (I finished the last two in two days), I do have to agree that Katniss's character does give out in the end. She forces herself to go through all the motions of letting people do what they will with her, and she still gets hurt in the end. I feel that her character should have stayed head strong and gotten hurt on her own grounds. At the end of Mockingjay I felt more bad for Katniss than anything, instead of being glad that the Capitol was finally in its place.

message 18: by Jenny (new)

Jenny My thoughts exactly!

message 19: by Holly (new)

Holly Davis That is exactly what I thought. I agree the first two books - AMAZING!! Then the one that should be totally kick ass Mockingjay, isn't. Katniss is just whinny and she goes with whoever nears her at the moment then wonders why she keeps getting hurt. Serious character malfunction.

message 20: by Betty (new)

Betty Cross I agree about Mockingjay, which I gave only two stars on my Goodreads page. Telling instead of showing, failures of characterization especially of rebel leader Alma Coin, not clear at the end whether all the sacrifices and deaths made Panem a better country except for ending the hunger games (which is the only issue Katniss seems to care about).

message 21: by Joan (new)

Joan Totally agree with your assessment. Hunger Games great book even if a bit derivative . I really liked the additional politics and character development in Catching Fire and then there is Mockingjay. Ugh I got to the end and was so angry...I was like what the heck did I just read. Katniss has more in common with Nancy Botwin in Weeds than her former incarnation (bad things happen to her , bad people use her, she keeps on trucking like some bizarre uber victim). Maybe YA authors need to stop thinking in terms of a series and focus on writing 1 good book. Everyone isn't JK Rowling or Lemony and Lemony Snicket. I have already been warned off of the Divergent series by Emma.

message 22: by Thomas (new)

Thomas Agree with you completely:)

message 23: by Noel (new)

Noel Nguyen I agree that The Mocking Jay is somehow ended so suddenly, I mean at the end it's wrapped up so suddenly and short. But i would have to disagree at your accusation for Katniss. Even the strongest one has a limit, that makes her more human, she could not help being strong, not for her sake but her family, who she takes more important that herself. But in The Mocking Jay, when her family is secured, somehow she allows herself to break down. Sometimes, sanity is just to tough to bare... At the end, they are two too damaged souls paired together, being there for each other.

message 24: by Samantha (new)

Samantha I read the books once, and enjoyed them but felt the same empty feelings as you. I couldn't understand how such an amazing start could turn into such an empty narrative. A few years later I decided to read it again and I actually enjoyed it more the second time. Once you take the time out to think of why Katniss fell out, you can see what the author is doing. At least, that's what I took from it. It also could be my love and loyalty to the first book that makes excuses for the next two books.

message 25: by Mikael McGarry (new)

Mikael McGarry You took the words right out of my mouth, and I was just kinda bored eventually, stopped readin it, then started again and then finally finished it after days of falling asleep reading it, and I literally hit myself in the head with my book afterwards

message 26: by Dominic (last edited Feb 06, 2015 09:39PM) (new)

Dominic Samaroo I think you missed the point of Mockingjay - yes it might have been more of a people pleaser if it was more action and had Katniss step into centre stage and take control of the rebellion, but at the same time it wouldn't have been realistic. Teenagers don't orchestrate rebellions, she's just a figure head and symbol to be used. she's being used but THAT'S THE POINT. Also she's suffering from PTSD throughout the book which is incredibly realistic. I think it was the best because it was a realistic depiction of war and didn't try to make itself better by injecting fake or unreal drama and action.

message 27: by Athena (new)

Athena I agree with @Dominic Samaroo, above: for me the entire point of the series was that Katniss (& the people of Panem) were being used as pawns by an utterly corrupt government. Katniss began this story carrying a lot of damage (the death of her father, grinding poverty, responsibility for her family's survival). In that way she is like a great many young persons in US society today & I think that was one of Collins' points from the beginning. Katniss is used & manipulated throughout the series & her heroism is that she survives it all. There is no happy ending, there is merely an ending, at last, finally - an ending & the potential for new beginnings & perhaps someday happiness, even contentment - at a cost that would have broken most other individuals. Collins is making a statement about the nature of the Hero, showing the dark price demanded of every Hero from Odysseus onward; she's also I think making the more overt point about our own 'Bread & Circuses' culture, and where that is leading the US as a nation.

message 28: by Betty (new)

Betty All very good inputs. I had wanted to know why the series was one of the several reads my granddaughter was reading for reading assignment. She wants me to buy them for her . She is 12 years . This series seems like it would be good for older children..

message 29: by Karen (new)

Karen Morales Hola, soy nueva por aquí. Y me gustaría que alguien me dijera, ¿como puedo conseguir esta trilogía? Gracias.

message 30: by jack roe (new)

jack roe just like me

HanaDancerOfTheyYear:):):) you took the words right out of my mouth

message 32: by Elena (new)

Elena Bridge I get what your saying the fist book is the best but I think they are all the best books I have ever read

message 33: by Shelby (new)

Shelby This is exactly how I feel

message 34: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine I loved Mockingjay

message 35: by Ølïvïå (new)

Ølïvïå best book ever ;)

message 36: by Ølïvïå (new)

Ølïvïå yo right briv x

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