Review: Of “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay”… The final two books in “The Hunger Games” trilogy
Here, I will not go into the plot line for the books “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay” beyond the fact that there is obvious unrest and distrust with the Capitol. (Everything I can say feels as though it’d be a spoiler, and it seems I’d be doing you a better favor by saying you’ll find of more enjoyment by picking up this journey and letting it take you for a ride). I will say, however, that we continue to follow the main character and heroine, Katniss Everdeen, through first person narrative as she encounters struggle after struggle in the road to finding her role in the rebellion. These characters (Katniss, Prim, Haymitch, Gale, Peeta, Cinna, Johanna, Finnick, etc) are so well written, in that there is great depth and dimension to them. We believe them to be real. We feel, or have at one time felt, what they feel. The humanness on the page translates to our own lives. This is much of the reason why these books (the trilogy) have such a wide connection and large audience. The greatest books speak to the essence of our own humanity, and what it means to be human. These books have done this. And they ARE must reads, in my estimation. (So, go ahead… close your browser, turn off the computer, stand on up and head toward the nearest bookstore. Pick up the final two books, and you’ll have them read by tonight… (I kid.. you’ll be done by tomorrow). You won’t be disappointed. …Though if you are, come back and tell me your thoughts. As always, would love to hear them.
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