This series may be the most interesting I've read. The characters are so intriguing, particularly our heroine. But at about 2/3's thru this book, I found myself starting to become really annoyed with Katniss. She seems utterly clueless, and I can't understand why. It's making me question whether I even want to read the last book. I will, but I just wish she was more aware and perceptive of what's going on around her. Many reviewers have commented on how obvious the plot is, and I would agree. But why aren't things as obvious to the main character?
I was definitely hoping for a happier ending. There were some deaths in this book that I think made this book to heart sinking and even though they try to show you a hopeful ending, those deaths took too much of a toll on you leaving the characters and you at the end feeling kind of empty. I wish there was more focus also on the love between Katniss and Pita. I was craving more interaction and romance between those 2 during the whole book.
I was not interested in reading the book when I read the summary, but it was one of our book club picks...I loved it! The first book was my favorite by far!
REALLY GOOD BOOK. I prefer to read this book after listening to the naration. The intesity the narrator uses for the character made me anxious when I listened. It was like listening to Jr. High girls making more drama out of EVERYTHING.
The trilolgy was not a disappointment at all. My daughter is now listening to it and while she loves the book she struggles with the narration too.
I loved the first Hunger Games book. I couldn't put it down. I listened to the second one through Audible because I didn't want to spend all my time reading. I liked that one too but the narrator was hard to listen to because she did not fit the character. By this book, I finally got used to her reading as Katniss - or, let's say, I accepted it - but this third book is not as good as the first two. If you read the first two, you'll have to read this one just because you'll want to know what happens but the story is basically one big bummer. Essentially, it's a war story - teen style - but it's the last book, so if you want to read the whole series, you've got to read this one.
Previous two books were good, but this book seemed confused and hurried. Without any spoilers, if you have read/listened to the previous 2, be prepared to be annoyed about what happens to half the main characters
I am a middle school teacher! I like mostly young adult books.
This series is outstanding! I found it mesmerizing! I think the connections to our judicial system, Bill of Rights make a great point. I loved the idea of the horror of the possible degeneration of our society, it really makes you think!!! But luckily, they think too! and give us some distant hope.
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Excellent story, excellent trilogy! Suzanne Collins is a very creative, imaginative author. I hope she writes more. I thought this would make an excellent move as well and I see on imdb that it will hit the theaters in 2012.
I think like all things great you are always a little let down at the end. Although I enjoyed this book very much. I wanted a better ending.