Mockingjay [SPOILER ALERT]

May 1, 2012

I've just finished reading this ..


Mockingjay
★★★★
author : Suzanne Collins
publisher : Scholastic Press

Having escaped from The Hunger Games for a second time, Katniss is in more danger than ever. The rebellion is in full effect and President Snow is gunning for Katniss and her friends while holding Peeta a hostage. As the truth about District 13 is revealed Katniss must decide her role in the revolution.

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MY NAME IS KATNISS EVERDEEN.
WHY AM I NOT DEAD?
I SHOULD BE DEAD.

Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans - except Katniss.

The Success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay - no matter what the personal cost.

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I FINISHED THE TRILOGY! Yes, it was thrilling. It was like I was being hypnotized by Collins's rawness on writing and hallucinated for being in Katniss's shoes. It was all so real, so adventurous, so damn snatching! I just can't stop reading every single pages. It was like being sent into a whole new different world, Katniss's world.

My name is Katniss Everdeen. I am seventeen years old. My home is District 12. I was in the Hunger Games. I escaped. The Capitol hates me........

Speaking of the odds, I personally not that into this third book of The Hunger Games. The beginning was boring, especially in part 1 : "The Ashes" where it was all just about Katniss and the other rebels' life in District 13, their strategies against Capitol, their efforts to influence people in other districts (especially District 2 which was Capitol's golden boy) to turn against Capitol. It was all about Katniss being the rebels' Mockingjay, her training on being it and those live shows they brought up to convince the rebels and to scare the Capitol. It was rather confusing. I was more like sure-not sure things, whether the rebellion actually did happen or it's just an act, either from Capitol or from the rebels themselves. And the way the old-new characters act were just confusing to me, like "What are they up to? What's now? What'll happen next?". It kept going on and on and on. And they were in disturbance, why? Because they seemed confuse about whatever they might doing, doubting about everything. And by Peeta in Capitol's hand, it made everything worse ..

Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!

In the part 2 : "The Assault", things were getting cleared up. The rebels were starting to invade the Capitol. Their missions and goals had become clear. It was fun to imagine Capitol in such a chaos because of the rebels. They became powerless and the rebels were getting stronger than ever. What was not fun that Peeta was back from Capitol's possession, but in a completely different Peeta. He was getting hijacked by tracker jacker's venom, a Capitol doing to make him hated the rebels, especially Katniss as the starter and also the Mockingjay. It was painful to imagine Peeta in such a condition, in such a different persona, it wasn't like him, at all. And it was really annoying to fill in Katniss's shoes. We, the readers, could easily feel Katniss's dilemma about almost everything. I hated her for being such an ignorant, such a desperate person. She was not being her, the strong-smart-brave old Katniss. She seemed doubtful towards everything and everyone and it was upsetting to see her only act as on-screen Mockingjay, rather than being her true self. I know she was upset because everyone's death seemed to be her fault, because she was literally the Mockingjay, who people need to protect from the cruelty of Capitol, who people need to be there when the rebels won. She was weak and vulnerable, not knowing what she was heading for, even more what she had to do. In this chapter, a lot of death happened. I nearly angry when I read that Finnick O'dair was dead because some of Capitol's mutt. And I hate Gale in this book, he seemed brutal, careless, not wise at all, not like the usual Gale. I hate him for being that.

But collective thinking is usually short-lived. We're fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction.

In the part 3 : "The Assassin", tense got higher and it was real terrifying. The rebel's invasion in Capitol, the more death of the innocents, the betrayal, the twists, the secrets that were unfolded, it was thrilling. Prim's death was the most hurtful one. I couldn't stand of losing her, even in a story. The end of the story was idk, badly captured? I didn't like how things ended, how everything torned apart, I hated it. And everything seemed to be unclear for me after all. I still need a better closure, a better mark up for everything. I couldn't stand it to be like that. But I did love the life after the rebellion. It was a real fun to imagine Katniss & Peeta's children. I just can't wait to see it as a mopic!

Overall, I like CATCHING FIRE the best in The Hunger Games' trilogy. It was the most exciting and thrilling story to be read. It was brilliantly addicting. But I can't say no more, that I do love the other two also. Everything odds make me fall in love though ..

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Are you, Are you
Coming to the tree
Where they strung up a man they say murdered three
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree

Are you, Are you
Coming to the tree
Where the dead man called out for his love to flee
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree

Are you, Are you
Coming to the tree
Where I told you to run, so we'd both be free
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree.

Are you, Are you
Coming to the tree
Wear a necklace of rope, side by side with me.
Strange things did happen here,
No stranger would it be,
If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree.

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THE ODDS OF THE HUNGER GAMES UNFOLD

One question always comes out whenever I read The Hunger Games' books. Why now? Why do they have to wait so long to do the rebellion? Why do they have to wait for Katniss's to start it in a fake-love way? Why do they have to wait for their Mockingjay to appear, to sing the song that'll guide them to the victory? I mean, every districts hate Capitol, but yet, they provide everything that Capitol needs and take less for themselves. Why do they allow their children, their families, and even their neighbors to compete in such a cruel Capitol's satisfaction named The Hunger Games, to be their puppets? Why do they have to be so powerless against Capitol? It's not like they're nothing though, they have everything that Capitol doesn't. I mean, Capitol is nothing without them. Why can't they just stand for themselves, uniting Panem but not in the Capitol's lead? Why wait for 73 years and countless death? Just, WHY? I guess the answers rely on every person's opinions, their own opinion. And I guess that's the essence of it, the odds of itself, that will always be in our favor.

HAPPY HUNGER GAMES, MAY THE ODD BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR!

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That what I need to survive is not Gale's fire, kindled with rage and hatred. I have plenty of fire myself. 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. And only Peeta can give me that.

ps : I seriously smiled and touched when I read that line above ..

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