Much harder to read, and with more emotional depth, I think. I'm leaving it as it's still essentially how I feel still. She saves them and grows increasingly wary of Coin and the way she runs District 13. The battles, the politics, it was all such an amazing novel and the end to an amazing series. In the end, I was too numb to feel its power, to even cry, to feel anything at all.
They were quite beautiful, actually, as long as I pushed myself to suck up everything I hated about the miserable and hopeless tone of this book. Katniss visits the imprisoned President Snow, who says she should blame President Coin of the rebels for the attack and Prim's death. Why do the districts and isolation, ie Gale moving away from 12 and seemingly dropping off the face of the earth still stand? But that only works when there's an underlying message of hope and of optimism. They enter and while making their way to the tributes, they traverse a sophisticated lab that seems to contain several torturing devices. It's told by Katniss, the quiet girl from District 12 who unintentionally inspired a revolution through one simple act of defiance.
Fearing the worst for the rescue team, Katniss wants to make an attempt to distract President Snow. What's going to happen to this character that we've been forced upon for almost three whole books, and 1200+ pages, and who's played a huge part in the story of Katniss's life? The novel was adapted into two films. For starters I feel I need to say upfront, this book is not for everyone. Katniss must make videos to be shown throughout the districts and within the Capitol and is kept away from any real fighting in the rebellion. Sneaking out of the house to the park down the street where you and your six friends would share a single can of beer and pretend you're drunk? It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. Before he dies, he gives her command of their unit. When the pages turned into the triple digits and I wasn't hooked, I got worried it wouldn't be epic.
I thought we had agreed not to lie to each other. He's back to drinking heavily when he leaves. Didn't even throw it out when he rejected her when he tried to kill her on more than one occasion! There is no Disney ending to the Hunger Games, and I believe that if there was one than it would ruin the message of the series. And what's he doing in Distict 2? Her father taught Suzanne and her siblings about war at a very young age, and Collins believes that children should be aware of the ethical ambiguities and ramifications of conflict so that they can participate in a beneficial dialogue with their parents and other adults. Now in book 3 he has forgotten his love for Katniss and has been programmed by the Capital to kill her. They can find more constructive and positive ways to deal with their problems.
Suddenly, she discovers a fresh white rose in a bouquet of wiltering flowers, similar to the one given to her by president Snow the year before. Super disappointing because I flew threw the first two. Sorry to anyone who's enjoyment of the book was ruined, just go find other reviews to read, nobody's perfect. At this point, Katniss has a serious breakdown. She sees Capitol children gathered on his lawn - a human shield for Snow.
You can get the other books in the Hunger Games Trilogy. The official event in New York City was attended by Collins, and included many activities such as a tarot card reader, a magician, jugglers and face-painters. Since Katniss has become the embodiment of the Mockingjay, the unofficial symbol of the rebellion, Coin and Heavensbee want her to do a series of propaganda films to win over those people who do not yet dare to take sides against the Capitol. I'm not the biggest Hunger Games fan. The most important bits of this story when Peeta, Annie and Johanna were rescued, when the Capitol was overthrown, and the Trial of President Snow and Katniss Were totally and utterly overlooked.
I was expecting carnage, war, suffering, and terror seen through the eyes of our previous heroine Katniss and hero Peeta. One person asks about Katniss' baby; after some hesitation, she answers that she has lost it. Katniss is assigned to a squad and sent to a relatively quiet sector so that a film crew can shoot propaganda. As several squadrons approach and bombs start falling, Katniss notices that her sister has not come along to the shelter. Once she recovers from Peeta's attack, Katniss needs to be part of the action.
The election of Paynor was just ridiculous and unrealistic. This story creates an interesting contrast between the way Katniss sees herself and the way others see her. On the positive side, the rebels have gained control and have captured President Snow. In addition to that, he set up a wall of children in front of his house so Katniss would have to kill them to get inside, which she would never do. Katniss' absence from these events makes perfect sense.