If for no other reason, read this book so you can participate in conversations about it. This series is now part of our common cultural experience. Each time the story faltered Collins was able to throw in an unexpected turn of events that kept me reading. It is a terrible shame though, that they chose a middle aged woman to narrate for the character of a simple, headstrong teenager. To make matters worse, Ms. McCormick apparently decided to play Catness as stupid and self centered rather than a survivor who rose above serial traumas, conspiratorial intrigue, and the crossfire of adult politics.
Spoiler Alert. No. Tired of Everdeen's teenage angst and constant whining and narcissism. Irritable that Collins doesn't know the difference between a gun and a rifle. By the end, I was hoping that someone would kill Everdeen off, just drop her into one of Collins too many fanciful death dealing machines. The very improbable conclusion Spoiler alert; that Everdeen kills a president on the rebel side and gets away with it and lives happily ever after with.... Puhleeze!
Stop at Catching Fire
I want to find books that flirt with and then seduce me. I want reads with lasting power, leaving me breathless and aching for more!
Being more brutal than it's predecessors, this third and final installment of The Hunger Games was a bit rougher to swallow. It was intense and harsh, although not gratuitously or unnecessarily so. Had I not read the first two, it likely would not have been the type of book I would finish, yet caring for the characters I knew I had to read on to learn their final fates. There were very touching moments amidst the deaths. In a good way, the author additionally strongly played the twists I'd come to expect with the series - pulling my emotions in all angles from fear to sadness to disgust to delight to love. Overall, I'm happy to have read (or listened to) the final book of the trilogy and will likely listen to the full series again in a few years' time. That being said, my favorite of the three is still the series' namesake, The Hunger Games.
Love the horror genre but read all kinds of stuff! I'm 40 something, a wife, mom and Project Manager for a large Construction Company.
The narrator had a good sense of the character and her inflections were added in all the right places to help give you the feel of the emotions behind the scene.
When Katniss killed President Coin instead of Snow. I was beginning to get sick of how this book portrayed her as weak and unsure (even though she went through so much), and at that moment, she was "back" to her old self, coming to her own conclusions and making her own decisions about what was right and what was wrong. Her survival instinct kicked in-again.
It's hard to say a favorite scene. The book just moves you along with it from place to place, so it isnt like there are individual scenes.
I was surprised and sad when Prim died. I guess it was necessary to uncovered the agenda that Coin had and it underlined the fact that Katniss's life would always be filled with pain and loss.
Can't wait for the other movies to come out!
Why does Book 3 pick up where it does with so many gaps that a reader has to hope some of it gets explained later in the book. I am perplexed by the missing pieces of the story line.
Suzanne is fine.
How about a follow up to Book 2 that is cogent.
The third book in the hunger games trilogy was a seriously lacking for me. The story became convoluted and I found myself struggling through to the end just so I could finish it.
To be fair to the story though, the narration began to grate on me so bad that I found myself hating most of the characters. Katniss sounds like a simpering, selfish, idiotic girl who spends most of her time whining like a 3 year old but again, I think this is because of the narration and not because of the story.
Maddie and I, are a dad-daughter combo who love audible books. She has recently started to write reviews also. I hope you can differentiate.
This is a very fitting end to one of the most depressing and violent trilogies I have ever read. Don't get me wrong, this is a well written tale, all the more so for how realistic Ms. Colling makes her heroine and her exploits. This is not a tale of unrealistic triumphs, and Disney endings...this tale moves and ends in a mostly realistic manner. Our heroine is revealed as not a indomitable force, but rather as a 17 year old girl in over her head in a cruel cold world. This novel will make you want to weep at times and rage in others...but It will never make you cheer or laugh, but in the end leave you satisifed.
Satisfying Ending, Frustrating
Gale because he brings a change to the story.
When Peta and Katniss are reunited.
Avid reader! Want fast paced, energetic thrillers. King/Koontz are favorites but finding more authors that are starting to rise to the top
What a great story! Captures your attention right at the beginning and makes you want more. This one is suspenseful, energetic and imaginative. You're right there with all of the characters.
This book's target audiance may be teens but this is a greeat read for any age that enjoys adventure, romance, survival and sci-fi .
If you read the first book, then saw the first movie & belief in fairy tales then don't read this book or the second book. Like so, many trilogies this series ends in a big flop. You can guess from the second book how this book will end. No 'SPOILERS' here. The story is a good one just predictable which makes it worth reading if you want to confirm your own thoughts on how the series will end. To me this is just like the 'His Dark Material' series by Philip Pullman.