She has the personality of a dead fish left on hot concrete for three days that had been shat on - and the charisma to match! In Mockingjay, this fickle, doom-and-gloom girl is not the battleaxe we met in The Hunger Games. She lives her life, no longer the actress, the puppet or the victim. It is written in the voice of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives later dystopian country of Panem in North America. I wasn't let down by Catching Fire though; I figured it was just a transition novel, build-up to what would undoubtedly be a mindblowing, epic conclusion in Mockingjay. She is the ultimate survivor. Her commander, Boggs, agrees that she should watch out. Actually, I like that word.
Katniss: Hang on a minute. Sadly, I can't say that I'll be recommending the series as fervently as I did after reading. I think that unfulfilled wish is, at the end of the day, why I'm feeling this way right now. So, of course I had to read it again after getting only half of the story from the Mockingjay movie. Gale never showed up in this book, not the intense Gale hiding a painful love for Katniss that I loved.
Katniss has to star in commercials for the rebel side, called propos. But she still had some semblance of control and she was still Katniss. Happiness was there in the end, but it just wasn't enough to compensate for all the sadness. The good thing about this is there is a definitive ending. We fight, maybe, as some kind of animal scream in the face of the cold universe. Also, after the Capitol was overthrown, why was Panem not united as one nation? Worse yet, I fear this may just have been a result of Snow's manipulation, not her own decision.
But during the book, she is always alone. It takes a very difficult but honest route, portraying the infinitely damaging consequences of war regardless of the righteousness of its cause and Katniss's journey to stay true to herself and do the best she can. She is also the author of the picture book Year of the Jungle, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series for middle-grade readers, which started with Gregor the Overlander. I bought Mockingjay the first day it came out and I was preparing myself for a truly epic novel, one worthy of its predecessors. Mockingjay was a great big depressing flop.
Besides the state of of Katniss and Peeta's relationship, she gives us very little conclusion. Suzanne Collins is a genius, she is fearless and I have a great respect for the gutsiness of hers that didn't allow her to settle for an ending all wrapped up in pink paper with a perfect little bow. She was so messed up by all the senseless violence that she'd already checked out emotionally. I love the way her relationships fall apart and grow back together. Ihr Plan: Sabotage der staatlichen Überwachung. I don't know how well that would work either. But that just wouldn't work too well, don't you think? Katniss choose Peeta because she wanted him.
Katniss is an in number character who takes care of her own issues and assumes responsibility of her own life. Katniss is badly wounded again. The terrifying sequel to The Hunger Games. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Maybe this was a common experience for those who read this book, but a lot of its most emotional points were like reading a bizarre dream about the last few years of my own life.
This book makes you realize how much the storyline in the first two depended upon the tension created by the love triangle. It was all an act, you say? Can Katniss become the rebels' Mockingjay--no matter what the personal cost? Now can she please pick herself up and make herself useful? The movies were amazing too. For starters I feel I need to say upfront, this book is not for everyone. The months slip by, marked by the passing of the familiar holidays and the postcards that her father sends. I shall use my cake decorating skill to our advantage! November 25, 2014 New 2nd addendum below the 1st addendum. Marcus und seine Freunde können nicht akzeptieren, was geschehen ist — und beschließen, sich zu wehren. Of course, it is going to be brutal.
There are perfectly human people in real life in real circumstances who are able to fight through obstacles and hardships and come out on top without relying on drugs and hiding in closets. There was this attractive manly quality about him and he was so in sync with Katniss, and hot to boot. But as I kept reading, I realized. Not that we shouldn't fight, but that we know what's worth fighting for. While reading I felt like Katniss, a pawn. This book is a page turner; the revolution is in full swing. Und wie lernte er Tris kennen? So yes, I am eating my words and saying Katniss ended up with the right person.