Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

I read Mockingjay in one day. I couldn't put it down.

SPOILER ALERT

I was so team Gale. I mean all those years together, the loyalty, the friendship, the hunting and talking, it just seemed to me that she'd end up with Gale. But that's just me. People obviously need a spark to stay together but . . . I wanted Gale to be the winner. And, I felt that he ended up such a loser. Heartless, or at least cold, creating bombs meant to take out caregivers...and Prim, ahhhhhhh.

Of course, I'd figured out (like everyone else) that Coin was the bad one...or two. I mean sure President Snow and The Capitol were bad but not any worse than Coin.

I really loved the ending, though. It wasn't all perfect and rosy...like Hollywood usually makes it but there was enough to make me feel some hope for the future of Panem.

How 'bout you? What did you think of the trilogy? Now, I just can't wait for the movies. It's going to be a girls' day out...for sure.

4 comments:

Marcia said...

There was a point where I realized Gale was taking himself out of the running. I felt like in the end it wasn't really K's choice between the guys, but G's bowing out. It was when G told P that K would choose the one who'd ensure her survival -- or something like that? I felt that at this point Gale was saying "And I already know that's you," or "And that's not enough for me," or both.

Gale wouldn't have been able to lift K to any level of hope for the future, but P could, is my impression.

Kelly said...

I was Peeta all the way.
And what a great trilogy!

Kim Kasch said...

Marcia: Yeah, he gave up but I so liked him in the beginning. Poor Gale.

Kelly: Peeta was great but years of loyalty...they have to count for something...right?

Carol Riggs said...

I dunno, I always liked Peeta better (don't smack me LOL). He really had to prove his love for Katniss. Over and over.

Yeaaah, I saw a clip for the movie and it just didn't catch me. The mood or the actress or whatever wasn't right, or the way I'd imagined it, anyway.