I found it really unbelievable that at the end that Katniss would choose Peeta over Gale. Throughout the three novels, Collins basically hints that Gale would be Katniss' true love.
Also at the end, I get the feeling that Gale abandoned Katniss. He got a fancy job in district two and forgot all about Katniss. So, in a way, I almost feel like Katniss [italic]had[/italic] to choose Peeta because there would be no one left. I felt really sad over this that Gale left Katniss.
Also, I found the Katniss character unrealistic. I mean throughout the novel, she pretty much disobeys everybody. It's the characteristic that sets her apart from every other character. But I think the author really overused this character trait to the point where it gets really boring and believable. In the first book, she doesn't follow the Hunger Game rules. That's believable. But throughout the second and third book, she disobeys District 13 leader, Boggs, and about every single person in the two books.
My favorite character is Finnick Odair because of his personality and his good looks. I was really sad when I read that he died. This is the one character that I think should have replaced either Peeta or Gale in the book. He's so appealing!
I didn't like the ending of the book. It's so sad. I expected it to be more uplifting considering that it is a children's book. All in all, I liked the first book a lot better than I liked the last two.
I can't believe I'm saying this, as I never intend to read these books, but you're an asshole. You ruined the ending for anyone who'd ever want to read the trilogy in the very first sentence of your post.
Bad form, friend. Very bad form.
Not only did you ruin the ending of the book but of the movie trilogy. Go to a book site to discuss. And learn how to post spoilers dumbass.
And which site is that R2?
How about Goodreads, R3?
[quote]I didn't like the ending of the book. It's so sad. I expected it to be more uplifting considering that it is a children's book.
It's not a children's book.
It is a children's book, published by a children's book publisher, and marketed to twelve-year-olds.
I liked the concept and some of characters enough. But it really isn't the well written and the last book and ending seem kind of rushed.
All the books are a quick read so doesn't even really waste your time if you don't like it.
I didn't like the third book or the ending as much either OP.
Gale got the shaft from the author and we don't get any sort of epilogue on what happened to the new country. The whole story is about this corrupt government and how id affects people as an allegory to today's society but there is nothing about what happens in the aftermath.
What was the legacy of The Mockingjay all those years later? Was she considered crazy and forgotten or did she become a symbol for the new world? All we hear about is Katniss' immediate life and I wanted to learn about how the dust settled politically on a macro level.
The killing of the sister was a bit much, like an easy scapegoat for her to brush off Gale.
Granted, I cried like a baby at the end and thought the first two books were great entertainment and good writing for YA. Good escapism but frustrating ending.