Hey. Great discussion forum. Just a question: Did Peeta fall in love with Katniss again? Or did all his memories get fixed and he was the same? I do not feel he can just be the same after what happened to him but Collins didn't give very many hints... I also feel that her and Peeta marrying eachother was very forced for Katniss. And I thought the reason she had kids was because Prim was killed and she missed her and she wanted someone else to kind of... replace her. But thats just my thoughts. I wish Collins would make another book to see how Katniss's kids react to her telling them about the Hunger Games, and to how Panem works now. Although I have a strong feeling shes not going to because on Mockingjay, it says "The final book in the Hunger Games trilogy" ...sigh...
But if anyone else has any other thoughts on any of these topics please reply! I want to see what other people think.
Finnick doesn't die. He's still alive when Katniss throws in the Holo. What happened (and I will hear nothing else) was that the snake mutts were intelligent enough to guess that anything the rebels would drop on them would be a bomb. They turn their attention from Finnick to it, knocking our hero into the sewage below. The Holo explodes, killing the mutts and our aquatic Hercules pulls himself out. He is scarred by the acid; his open wounds filled with raw waste. The pain has made him delusional and he is on the edge of consciousness, but he has to keep moving because he can hear Peace Keepers behind him. After torturous hours of wandering around, activating pods and trying to rub off the rest of the runoff before it eats anymore of his skin, Finnick finds a ladder and escapes. The ladder leads to an apartment's maintenance room and he collapses as the last dregs of adrenaline wain.
He wakes up in a Capitol hospital. Once the Capitol had been claimed, rebel troops scanned every home so that they could round up all the pampered citizens. A group of them found Finnick on the floor and sent for help. His wounds were able to be cleaned but his skin is marred and maimed. His left arm, having had the deepest bite from the venomous mutts and been left to marinate in feces for a day or two, is mutilated; sections of muscle having been replaced with prosthetic fillers. After an hour filled with nothing but vacant staring, Annie crashes in the hospital room like at their reunion, only this time she does not jump in his arms. He is so weak, so raw, that she does nothing but stroke his hair and explain that they have won. Finnick's mind doesn't have enough room to comprehend that at the moment. He instead asks Annie to forgive him for being destroyed. It is not surprising that someone who was bought and sold for his looks would think a loved one would be angry at the loss of them, but Annie, his poor mad girl, assures him that she would not have loved him less, even if they only managed to scrape half of him off the pavement to bring home to her. The recovery is not swift. The recovery is not painless. Finnick has to hold his newborn son, Mags, in his right arm because his left is still paralyzed.
Everyone now knows where Finnick's flawless beauty flew when they left him and that was right into his wife's womb. The boy is beautiful and as he grows, it is obvious that his mother's vanished mind found its way to him too. Though never fully recovering control of his arm or sight into his right eye, Finnick survives the revolution and has a beautifully brilliant family with his love and lives happily the frick ever after.
(Tell me what you think. Plausible?)
I'm going with your story:)
When I first finished the book, I disliked the ending. But, after more time to accept and think about it, I grew to love it. It was very realistic and showed how damaged Katniss and Peeta were. It wasn't a happy ending and that's what makes it great, imo.
As for liking Katniss, I found her quite interesting. She wasn't always the nicest or most respectful but she had plenty of reasons not to be. After all the crap that happened when she was young, she had a right to be cautious when it came to trusting people. And when the serious is done, she's cracked and has to try to recover and accept all the death and war and blood.
Finnick has to be my favourite character because I love the way he brings hope and humour into the book, even after all he has been through, and what the other characters were going through. He just brings a ray of sunshine to the book. I cried in his death scene :(