dolphins. lions. elephants.
harry potter. DHr.
HIMYM. Community. Modern Family.
Game of Thrones. The Borgias. Downton Abbey. Band of Brothers. Sherlock. Elementary. Revenge.
Lana del Rey. Leighton Meester, Check in the Dark. Jeff Buckley. Mumford & Sons. Rilo Kiley. The Hush Sound.
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Warning: Spoilers ahead!
Quite impressed as it’s a YA book. Still can’t get over it tbqh. I don’t read dystopian themed novels so I’m not sure if all books in this genre will make me feel like this after I finish them lol.
Why I like it: It felt so incredibly real. Even the ending, which isn’t exactly the happy ending we want our novel heroes and heroines to have, felt so real it had me lying in bed thinking about it.
Which characters I liked:
Peeta. Because he’s selfless. Sometimes kind of annoying because it felt like his entire existence revolved around Katniss. Smart and knows how to play the crowd lol. Knows that life has a lot of grey areas.
Katniss. Because she was very likeable in Mockingjay (not so much in the earlier books lbr). I like her confusion, internal conflicts, etc.
Fave book: Mockingjay (strongest in the series tbh). Better written than previous books. I could see a lot of elements of modern society in the extreme governments of the Capitol and District 13 (Panem as a whole too, I guess). I like how the books were going more into commentary about governments, society, political and social freedom. The health issues (Peeta, Katniss, PTSD) and emotional hardships that the characters were experiencing in the end was so realistic and was very relatable.
What I don’t like: romance part seemed force sometimes. Kinda wonder if Suzanne Collins’ editor had her write the romance for better sales or something.
I really liked the ending not only because Peeta was alive (thank God!) and he and Katniss ended up together (bonus!) but because it felt so realistic to me. To have them living out the picket-fence dream would’ve been grossly out of character, not to mention incoherent with the plot. The ending was just the perfect touch of realism. I don’t think Peeta and Katniss or Gale, Haymitch, Johanna, Annie, etc would ever forget their past. The things they’ve been through, those stay with you. And they stayed with Peeta and Katniss. But I know they would do what they must to continue living and move on.