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Katniss is acquitted of murder by reason of insanity and sent home to District 12, while her mother leaves for District 4. Other District 12 natives later return, including Peeta, who has recovered his memories and his love for Katniss. She embraces him, recognizing her need for his hope and strength. Together, they write a book to preserve the memory of those who died.
Though still suffering flashbacks and screaming nightmares, they manage to comfort each other. Twenty years later, Katniss and Peeta have two children. Under Paylor's administration, the Hunger Games are abolished with the arenas replaced by memorials. Katniss is somewhat content with her new life and her family, but still carries mental and emotional scars, and dreads the day her children learn about their parents' involvement in the war and the Games. When she feels distressed, Katniss plays a comforting, repetitive game: reminding herself of every good thing she has ever seen someone do.
The series ends with Katniss' somber reflection that "there are much worse games to play". Themes[ edit ] Reviews have noted many themes in the previous books that are also explored in "Mockingjay".
A review from The Baltimore Sun noted that "the themes of the series, including physical hardships, loyalty in extreme circumstances and traversing morally ambiguous terrain, are continued at an even larger scale.
At the same time, while she was symbolically touching thousands of lives, she must also lead those people into war. Finally, Katniss realizes she cannot even trust President Coin , leader of District Even in a dystopian future, there's a better future.
The audiobook was released simultaneously on August 24, by Scholastic Audio. Following this, Scholastic printed an additional , copies, bringing the initial print run up to 1.
Scholastic Trade president Ellie Berger said that sales "have exceeded all expectations". The official event in New York City was attended by Collins, and included many activities such as a tarot card reader, a magician, jugglers and face-painters.
Prizes such as signed copies of Catching Fire and Hunger Games-themed cups were raffled. Once Collins arrived, she read the first chapter of the novel, explaining that she would read with an accent since Katniss, the narrator, is from Appalachia. By midnight, copies were being sold with a signature stamp since Collins had a hand injury and was unable to sign.
There were also advertisements for the book on websites such as Entertainment Weekly and Romantic Times. National Entertainment Collectibles Association also sold other goods such as T-shirts, posters, games and bracelets.
Some noted that there was a suspense drop between Catching Fire and the start of Mockingjay. The review went on to praise the "sharp social commentary and the nifty world building". Instead, we get this weak girl who's shirking all responsibilities, addled on drugs half the time, and lashing out at people the other half. Not only did she not improve herself from the first book she was kickass in the first book btw , she got WORSE, an empty shadow of her former self.
At the beginning, I could understand her confusion, her pain, her reluctance to be the Mockingjay. It'd be weird if she DIDN'T feel this way, if she didn't have that time of indecision and unwillingness. But after, I expected her to be strong and work through it, to face her fears and obstacles and choose to do the right thing, to really fight for justice.
The best things in life never come easy; anybody who's done anything has had to overcome obstacles to accomplish their goals. When she decided: "I must be the Mockingjay", my heart soared cheesy but it did! When I heard her inspirational words during the propos, the fire behind them, my heart soared because I thought Katniss was back.
But as I kept reading, I realized.. She didn't grow and become stronger, that's what pisses me off.
The post-traumatic stress, the mental breakdowns, the self-pity, the self-loathing, the nearing of insanity.. There has to be a turning point when she overcomes all of this and actively decides not to let these obstacles stand in her way. Now, many people will say her breakdown is more true to life, and it's what any normal year-old girl would feel and go through.
I want to read about someone who's a bit special, who's different, who displays traits like courage, heart, perseverance greater than the norm and accomplishes more than the "normal, average teen" even during the most difficult of times.
Something that, when you close the book, makes you feel like "Wow, they're amazing. I want to be like that. I came in expecting a break from reality, a fantasy sci-fi young adult novel about a girl who becomes a hero. In trying to be as realistic as possible, I think Collins chose a pessimistic extreme of "realism" to portray.
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. They can find more constructive and positive ways to deal with their problems. Sure, it obviously affects them they're not invincible but they don't lose themselves the way Katniss does. Those are the kinds of inspirational stories I wanna read when it comes to these kinds of novels, not this "Diary of an Emo Puppet.
Whenever Collins finally gave us an exciting scene, as soon as it got intense, Katniss would get knocked out in the midst of things and we'd wake up to her in the hospital being treated. Then, of course, comes the inevitable centuries that's what it felt like of us hearing about her in pain and agony.
Now can she please pick herself up and make herself useful? Katniss doesn't deserve the title "girl who was on fire" and to be the main character in such an epic setting and story. Sure, she can be on fire, but only when someone sets her on fire or directs her to be on fire, not of her own doing.
She was soulless and indifferent and cared about herself and her own feelings more than anyone else's seeing as how she spends most of the novel grieving for herself and almost never for anyone else.. What's the point when the main character whose eyes we're seeing through has no heart and no passion? And what happened to the selfless girl who willingly sacrificed her life to save her sister? The things I did like. I liked that Katniss had 2 seconds of mental clarity and shot Coin instead of Snow the only time in the book when she was truly thinking clearly and acting of her own accord.
I wonder if I'm giving her too much credit though; judging from her selfish one-track mind in this book, I fear that she did this only because Coin killed Prim, not because she saw the bigger picture.
Worse yet, I fear this may just have been a result of Snow's manipulation, not her own decision. I also feel the significance and bravery of this smart moment was rendered meaningless by her immediate cowardly reaction: instead of having conviction in her action and facing the consequences, she scrambled frantically to find the most painless and quickest way to kill herself.
She never once in the book acknowledges all she has to live for and all the positive things she still has in her life. When a character's will to survive is absent through a whole novel, I as a reader have no desire for them to live either; grant their wish already!
But to continue on.. I liked learning about more of the characters in depth: Gale who I grew to love even more in this book , Finnick, Annie, Boggs, Johanna, etc. I liked the ending passages fitting and beautifully haunting and I liked the songs The Hanging Tree and the meadow one. There are probably some other things that I'll update this review with once disappointment and frustration are no longer clouding my brain. I wouldn't have minded so much if it had been a page-turner that was exciting to read, but trying to finish this book felt like a chore.
When reading for enjoyment starts feeling like a chore, that's the ultimate sign that I dislike the book. I kept waiting, I was so sure it would happen any minute, for the story-changing moment when Katniss would pick herself up and say "Enough is enough.
This book seriously dragged and dragged and dragged, and just got slower and slower until everyone started dropping dead towards the last quarter of the book. The Hunger Games, I couldn't put it down; for this, I dreaded picking it up to finish it.
I did tons of things in between reading this book doing my nails, watching TV, taking a walk, etc because I couldn't read it in one sitting without wanting to gouge my eyes out.
It was the same reoccurring theme: Katniss was manipulated and controlled by everyone around her and she didn't think or do anything of her own will. It got old. I read all this build-up and didn't get rewarded for it. And even though the rebels triumphed, I didn't feel anything for them, not relief, not happiness, just nothing. I was just detached. And none of it was thanks to Katniss: her only role in the Capitol's defeat was watching Prim die, getting burned, and waking up in a hospital, where we're TOLD instead of SHOWN how the Capitol fell all while she was unconscious, an occurrence that's way too common in this book.
Again, anti-climactic! During the scene when it really mattered!
I understand the message Collins is trying to convey and I agree with it: that war is awful and no one truly wins. And good and bad are not clearly defined black and white.
It got too preachy at certain points though, didn't it? And I understand that not all books are unicorns-and-ponies happy endings, and that this series has always been intense and dark and a bit bleak.
But that only works when there's an underlying message of hope and of optimism. I felt it in the 1st books, but this ending was devoid of all hope and happiness. Yes, humans are disgusting creatures who hurt and kill one another, who do horrible things because of greed and selfishness and just pure malice. But humans are also capable of love and compassion and kindness, and I wish she'd incorporated a bit of that into the story as well so there'd be a more hopeful ending.
Even in real life, no matter how bad things may be, there is always hope.
Isn't that the kind of message you really want young people to be left with? Instead of pessimistic doom and "give up on mankind"?