The ending suggested that the author just ran out or gas in story telling. Up to the final battle in the capitol it maintained a strong story line than it flounderd along to the end.
Ms. McCormick;s performance in all three books was excellent. I felt like she was the character telling the story.
Yes, but only if screen writers can devise a better ending.
First, let me say that I really enjoyed Catching Fire. It was intense and pretty exciting throughout the book. With such a big ending to Catching Fire, I had to read Mockingjay. Unfortunately, Mockingjay seemed to fall apart. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. It had a similar effect of starting a story all over again. There were a lot of details with the district, Katniss and her relationship loathing. Finally, we got passed that and moved into the capital, and things really got intense and exciting; however, the ending was borderline terrible. In short, it felt like Suzanne Collins was just done. With three books full of details, we wrap up the main character's lives in a very short chapter. I have yet to read a book that I felt so unfulfilled after the end; and, the bone Suzanne throws you in the epilogue is cheap. So, with the sloooow start and sudden tying up of loose ends, I dropped from a 4-star review for Catching Fire to a 2-star review (story) for Mockingjay. If the ending had been different (after the big "president" moment), this book would have hit 4 stars with me. The ending was that disappointing.(Details left out of the review to avoid spoilers.)
Suzanne should have either been tying up the relationship loose ends earlier than the end, or she should have extended the book by another 2 - 4 chapters to do it. This "oh yeah, he's over there; she's over there; they're happily ever after; and, where's so-and-so" is a terrible way to end it. Also, now grant it I'm not a teenage girl, so maybe this just doesn't make sense to me; but, I've never heard so much loathing by a girl in my life until I heard (read) Katniss Everdeen. There was a time in Mockingjay when I surprised myself by literally saying out loud to Katniss, "Shut up!" I would have liked more character development or macro-plot lines than listening to her (Katniss) ramble on.
Yes, I heard her narrate Catching Fire, and she did really good. It seemed like she had a few more errors in Mockingjay of keeping voices aligned with the correct characters, but overall she did great.
I'm confident it will be made into a movie, and the actors have probably already been signed; since, they already made the first book into a movie. With regards to a TV series, I think they could extend the third book into a TV series. It could be about rebuilding Panem, and include details left out of Mockingjay at the end.
Love personal strength and survival using your whits...especially when it's a woman.
Catniss, of coarse. Appreciated that the hardship of her early life actually was of benefit to her survival.
The characters voices and she had alot of enthusiasm.
It was hard to pull the earplugs or stop the car.
This and the entire series was captivating. I enjoyed it not for just pure story, but also for the thought-provoking issues it brought up. It could be a little wordy here and there, but overall the writing was well-developed and moved along nicely. The narrator's voice seemed more suited to a children's classic fairy tale to me, however. I imagined in my head "voicing" many things differently than she did, but it didn't keep me from enjoying the book. I liked the conclusion -- it seemed fitting, plausible, and hopeful without disregarding the disturbing past.
I wouldn't say it was the best book I've ever read, but it was a very engaging read. I was captivated from the first book "Hunger Games" to the last. I thought that it was a great ending to a great trilogy. Only criticism, if any was that toward the end some of the scenes became very vague, which was in stark contrast to the rest of the book which was very visually clear. If that makes sense. Sometimes you get the feeling that the author is rushing to the ending trying to cram too much into a neat tight ending so that the book is an appropriate number of pages.
I like the way the author painted the mental pictures of the landscape and characters. Specifically, the visualism of the brutally of the games up against the obliviousness of the capital viewers.
Peeta Mellark was my favorite character in the book. I loved his generosity of spirit, his patiences, and willingness to be vulnerable. He was able to demonstrate strength in the midst of his vulnerability and selfless love for Katniss.
SPOILER: The way the author discoved the existence of District 13 and their existence moved me. the very cruel way that the Capital brainwashed Peeta against Katniss was also particularly moving.
Caithness Everdeen is the main character in this trilogy, but I found myself always wondering about Peeta. I adored his unrelenting affection for Caithness, even though she seemed unable to think about the possibility of a serious relationship with anyone. I was a Peeta fan through all three books. He was smart, strategic, soft, and even sly when he needed to be.
In the beginning I thought Peeta might turn out to be the brians in the operation of this threesome, but at the end I felt like it was Haymitch all along. Maybe Peeta and Caithness woke up the person inside of him.
At first, I didn't really like the narrator, but by the middle of the first book she had really grown on me.
There were a number of unexpected plot twists that kept me wondering what would happen next. It could have been a predictable ending (and started out looking like it might be) but it wasn't.
There were a few good ones but I don't want to give any spoilers.
I think the prologue was my favorite.
THE WRITTER SHOULD HAVE STOP AT BOOK TWO THIS ONE LEFT YOU KIND OF DRY. I THINK SHE SHOULD HAVE FINISHED IT UP IN THE SECOUND BOOK.
I loved this book. I'd rather be reading this book than anything else. I enjoyed the characters in this book and found the story line interesting.
Catness was by far my favorite character. She was brave and would do anything to protect those she loved.
Maybe Peter. He always stuck to his beliefs.
The part where Rue died made me cry when she started singing to her.