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Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol wants revenge ... and President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe!
Once again, thought provoking and exciting page turner. My only complaint is that because of the first person narrative from Katniss' point of view, this and the second book miss out on a lot of interesting things happening in the revolution elsewhere - very narrow world, with too much post-event "tell" instead of showing us the revolution and conflict - not to mention that the Gale/Katniss side of things just completely petered out with little resolution, and the "happy ending" should have been expanded on more.
This was a good finish to the series but I will say I missed all the arena action. I think this could have been made more interesting and sadly it wasn't as good as the first two. I was a little dissapointed but this book is still one of my favorites just the same.
I pretty much wish I didn't read this book. I think the first Hunger Games could have stood on it's own. I can't quite put my finger on why I didn't like this one. I think it had to do with the writing, story telling and lack of character development. I also think that parts that could have just been summarized and skipped past were drug out way too long, and parts that had the most meaning and could have went into more detail were just skimmed over. This just wasn't a good book. At all.
I've heard a lot of people say that the ending was disappointing, but I think it couldn't have ended better. I won't say anymore about the ending because I don't want to give anything away, but it's a good one, it wraps up all loose ends, and it leaves you thinking. The book, overall, was entertaining (though I really don't like that everything is told in the present tense). The story seemed to fit well with the first two books in the series. And I have to say, one of my favorite characters in this book was the cat. Don't let the naysayers keep you from this book. Give it a try and form your own opinion.
This book is pretty slow in the beginning. I would have to say out of the 3 books in the trilogy this one is my least favorite (although it is still worth reading if you have read the first 2). Katniss was a bit whiny in the first half of the book. Some things happened that I was not very happy about. I like how at the very end the author goes ahead in the future so you can see what Katniss's life had become.
The last book of The Hunger Games Triology, and this is the ending of it.
It was amazing so far, but I agree that this book is the most boring one out of the series.
However, it is still amazing and I was very surprised about the idea of hijacked Peeta and
thought I would never, ever think of that kind of punishment for Katniss.
This book is awesome, and I really appreciate the author for writing this
From what I've heard, people either really love or really hate this book and how the entire series ends. I, personally, fall into the first camp. Yes, I will give it that this book IS really dark and depressing, right up until the last 3 pages or so. But I feel that there is an overall message of hope that is really hard hitting at the very end and just left me bawling my eyes out (which is the mark of a powerful story, in my opinion).
Unfortunately not a great conclusion to this great series. The predictably depressing reality that follows from the world that spawns the hunger games makes this story kind of difficult to get through, at least compared to the first two.
The Hunger Games was a great series of books, but this was by far the horriblist out of all three. It had a horrible ending and, for me personally, it was truly, VERY boring. There were too many deaths in this book also. All in all, I think this was a horrible ending to a great series. This book kind of ruined it all.
I enjoyed all 3 books, I felt that the ending was a little rushed, like there was more but it had to be cut so the book wasn't to long. I like them all and thought it was a great series, I really wish there were more but it is what is. I recommend this book, I agree that the first to books are a bit better than this one but I think it is still a good read.