WARNING! The book came out yesterday, and there are spoilers in my review. With that said:
I AM SO ANGRY ABOUT THIS BOOK!!
I finished reading this book last night and I finished it with such anger, I was dissapointed in myself. I don't want this to be about hating the book, it's just that I ..............................well let me explain.
This is the second book to the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I liked the Hunger Games because it had me doing a lot of thinking. My thoughts were turned to possible countries where the government controls the poeple so much that they are forced into starvation or killing each other. I know these places exist on this earth. Eventually, when I finished the book, my mind had taken it to a more spiritaul plane and I learned a lot of lessons on how we can be set up to spiritually kill each other. Even the ones we love.
As I began the second book yesterday, I most wanted to know the decision Katniss made between Peetra and Gale. I like a great love story. So, I purchased the book and sat down yesterday to read.
The book started out with what we expected of Katniss going back to Gale and Peetra and Katniss relationship only existing when the camera's are around. The President of the Capital gives her a visit to warn her that she has started a rebellion that should never have happened. Durning her Victory Tour in all the cities, she needs to convince him and the people that Katniss and Peetra's love is for real. After her and Peetra's unsuccessful tries to do so, Katniss decides that she is done with trying to please the capital. Her first thoughts are to try and run away from the Capital with her family, Gale and his family and then Peetra and his family. Neither men like this idea and Gale is then further inspired to rebel against the control of the Capital. I liked the book all through this part until they call a Quarterly Quell that is the Hunger Games again with a twist. For the participants this year, they call back past victors. Clearly, the Capital getting back at Katniss.
This is the point that I get furious! REALLY?? We have to read about the games again and if she repeats, she is going to have to add new twists to keep it interesting. Which she does with more violence and more predictable turns. I was MAD! I felt like I was reading the plot of book 1 all over again. She was doing great within the different districts, why did we have to go back to the games where the author writes about torturing people and death. I was so upset, I skimmed through most of the end. It ends the same way as book 1, the capital is mad at Katniss and she has to decide between Peetra and Gale in the next book. REALLY?? Didn't we do this in book 1?
Second reason I am so mad is that this book is not FSOY worthy. I didn't realize this until I reflected back on the book laying in bed and realized that I read something that left me feeling yucky, and not uplifted. There is violence that is no worse than BOM war violence, but what frustrates me is that it doesn't matter what the level of violence is, I should listen to what my heart is saying. Out of sheer madness I wanted to prove my thoughts and know how the book ended, only to have remorse that in doing so, I read the entire book. I should have put it down and honestly I should of had the control to walk away whether I was mad or not.
I am frustrated about this book, can you tell? I need to stop talking now, so there you have it, I need to cool down today!