This was a satisfying conclusion to the series. The overall writing is still very much YA, but I did get hooked into the story line and was riveted throughout. There was some gaps in the story, but not enough of an issue to cause a distraction.
Even though the ending wasn't the classic hero reaching the pinnacle of existence, I really liked it. The hero didn't get the ticker tape parade, didn't become president, didn't live in the lap of luxury with the big house and many servants. She went home alone, to her destroyed district, without her family and started rebuilding her life. I can relate to that.
In real life, hero's might have their moment in the spotlight, but then they blend back into the woodwork and lead a fairly normal life.
If I had to rate the three books, this one was my favorite followed by "The Hunger Games", then "Catching Fire".
When I first heard about these books, I just couldn't wrap my brain around the concept, it made my stomach hurt to think about children being sent to an arena to fight to the death. A friend convinced me to give them a try, so I did on Audio books, and before I knew it I had listened to all 3.
This story, is so well told I can still close my eyes and see the Seam, or the Capitol, or Catniss. Carolyn Mccormick does an amazing job as narrator.
I am a 46 year old mom who reads a little bit of everything, I loved this story, I realize it was written intended for young adults, parents if you are looking for a way to connect with your teens, read this, they will love it you will love it. It has started many great conversations in my home and with other kids.
I think, that content of the second and third books should have been combined into one.
I believe the Author deviated from original flow and introduced to much unnecessary drama and inner mono logs.
I think she has done a wonderful job bringing the story alive.
It seemed to me that third book was very, very thin on the plot and very reach on an unnecessary inner turmoils and drama. The plot was rushed and disjointed.
It did not do justice the the serious.
Bloody, Dark, Revolt
The fate of Star Squard
The book was written in the first person, so really there is only one character: Katniss Everdeen.
One person can make a difference, but at what price?
I can't say as I did not read the print, but I enjoyed the audio version.
I wish Collins would have a kept a few more of the characters I loved alive until the end, but I did like the way she ultimately wrapped it up.
I was a little disappointed in the final installment of the Hunger Games. The series seemed to lose steam in this final book but it's a must read to bring closure to the series. It does not quite end in the way you might expect.
Nice voice, easy to listen to, had great inflection when switching between people who were talking. You know which character was talking, without being told
Would like to more from this author in future story lines with these characters.
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The first book was excellent, but by the time you get to the third the one dimensional characters, lacking any depth what so ever, become tiresome.
I would recommed this book, because it is a great conclusion to the trilogy.
I like that Suzanne Collins kept true to the flow of the story and gave it a satisfying ending. Sometimes one gets to the end of a story and thinks
Haymitch Abernathy was my favorite character if I had to go for one that's not so obvious like Katniss our heroine. He works so hard to get you to not like him and yet you can't help liking him.
There were several, but the very last sentence in the book and the very last sentence in the epilogue really struck a chord.
When I read other reviews saying they didn't like the 3rd book as it was too depressing... my first thought was have you read the first 2 books? If the 3rd book was all candy canes and gumdrops it wouldn't fit in with the dismal futuristic story of survival that Suzanne Collins so expertly crafted.
I definitely recommend that you listen to the first two books in the series or you will not understand this book. I read and/or listened to the entire trilogy in a week.
I have always enjoyed books narrated by Carolyn McCormick.