NOTE: This review contains some spoilers, if you haven’t read the book yet, you might not want to click on them.
I should divide it in two: the first 2 parts and the last one because I really loved the first 2 parts, but I don’t know about the last one.
Even though some people didn’t like Katniss’s breakdown, for me it was the right reaction.. She lost some friends, she almost lost her life, she lost the one she loved (but still didn’t know that she loved him o_O). She’s been through Hell.. twice.. and I think that everybody sane would have a moment of compleet desolation after all that. I felt her pain, and frustration, and anger and so her actions after that moment felt more real. There are some scenes I really liked, and there are some new or “almost-new” characters that got right to my heart (like Finnick)
There was plenty of action, and there were plenty of questions to be answerd, and I loved to see that the last book to kept me there completly lost in it, hoping and smiling and crying.. and even though by that point I knew Katniss so well I kind of knew what she was going to do, I still got surprised, and a lot.
“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.”
I probably need to say something about Gale too, because he was an ‘important’ character but he appeared and disappeared so quickly that gave me the impression that he was there just to fill some space, just to give Katniss a reason to have some drama in her life when there was none.
But another character that I really liked was Haymitch, their coach. He is one of the many victors that suffered even after winning the Games. He lost everything and now he is drowning his sorrows in a bottle, but he is the one that keeps Katniss and Peeta alive, even though his actions are so strange that some times you just don’t know what his plan really is (or if he is a friend or an enemy).
I could make a list of the other characters I loved but I just want to mention Prim, the little sister, because she was the key to the story. I am sorry that she only found a voice of her own in the last book, but I was also glad that she was the one to give some great advices to Katniss when she didn’t have anyone else to run to, she was the one that made her sister see how much she cared for Peeta, she was the beginning and the end of the story.. And seeing her through her sister’s eyes made me feel deeply attached to her too.
BIG, BIG, BIG ..day :p
Ha, ha.. no, I mean big, big, big SPOILER ahead!!
I think that “The Hunger Games” is the series I love the most and some time in the future I’m going to read it again, this time not in 2 days but taking time and enjoying (again) every single page of it, because this is a ‘great, great, great’ story :))