The Hunger Games: A Review
Just a note, I'm going to try and keep this review spoiler free.
I finally finished The Hunger Games by Suzane Collins, which right now is the hot new item on the book shelves. After hearing about the movie, and nothing but praise from both regular readers and critics, I decided to give it a fair shot. So, just to get it out of the way, here are some of the flaws I found (yes, they are there) while reading it:
First and foremost, the execution. If you read my journal talking about my first impressions of it, you'll know that I absolutely despise the way it's written. First person AND in present tense. First person I can deal with if it's done right. Present tense, to me, is just unforgivable. But, despite my gripes, I soldiered on. I'll touch on this subject again later.
Secondly, I realized half way through that this really isn't a character piece. Katniss, while being a strong female lead, almost came off as too strong in the beginning. Both emotionally and physically (
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Because this will mostly be about the ending of The Mockingjay, the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy, there will be spoilers.
If you're wondering why I went straight from Hunger Games to The Mockingjay in my reviews, it's mainly because I read Catching Fire in one night, and anything I had to say about it would just have been repeating my old review, just with one or two less flaws. Easily, it's my favorite of the three, and I read it completely in one sitting. After completing it, I figured I'd leave my reviews alone, since everyone already knew how I felt about it. And then came Mockingjay.
Now I will admit, going into it I knew that the word on the internet was that it ended badly. Not Breaking Dawn badly, but from what I could tell people started to stop caring about the characters, it was harder to swallow, and it all around was the least favorite among the readers. While I was reading it, I found myself saying: "Why ar