Blurbing book club book from August 27th, 2010 - September 30th.
Here's a few things you should probably do:
1. Read the book (obviously).
2. Come back to this forum and leave your thoughts about the book. You can write a sentence, you can write an essay, it doesn't matter, whatever you want.
3. Blurb the book.
Some of you may not know what a blurb is so allow me to explain: A blurb is a sentence of 10 words or less, that sums up the book in question. If you want an example, look on the back (occasionally the front) of some books lying around your house. Those are blurbs.
Keep in mind that you can also compose lol-cat blurbs if you'd like (the same thing but with internet slang).
I was so disspopointed! I finished it today, and I was really shocked by the ending! Katniss and Peeta just magicly get better, her loving mother abandons her teenage daughter, and Gale just moves across the country. WTF?! Anyone agree with me?
but still sad to know she never saw her mother again. Truth be told I was never a big fan of Gale. But that's just me. Peeta stole my heart from the moment with the bread. Plus he always did what ever he could to save Katniss. I'm just saying :P
Up until Mockingjay I had been rooting for Gale the whole time (Not just because I like his name) Because they had been friends for so long and I kind of like the idea of best friends becoming more then that... but in this book he seemed like a real jag off...
I'd say it was my least favorite book in the trilogy, but it wasn't really bad... It made me feel angry/sad/happy and all the things a good book can make you feel. I remember when they were deciding whether or not to make the capital's children participate in a new Hunger Games I almost threw my book across the room, and then I later high fived it when katniss made the right decision in my mind.
I think Finnick's death struck me a bit more then Prim's for some reason.... But anyway it was a good book.
I enjoyed this book because it left loose ends and things did not clean up perfectly in the end. Life is messy especially in a revolution and to say that a happy ending for a human being would happen when a revolution is won and ignore all the damage that getting to that point does to the psyche would be a horrible falsehood.
Of course, spoilers are to come....Would you really read this discussion if you haven't read it?
So I read this a month ago when it came out. I really loved the book series, even if I didn't love the ending. Which I didn't.
Actually, the first time I read the first two books, I didn't really like Katniss. It was somewhat of a love-hate relationship between me and the book. After rereading the first two books this summer, I began to understand her a bit more and laugh a bit.
I was always Team Gale (and I loved Finnick. Not for Katniss, just to love him for who he is....Finnick in his underwear, hilarious!), probably because I tend to like the love interest that comes first. I didn't have a problem with Peeta, but he wasn't for Katniss. Gale knew her so much better. Gale went a bit over the deep end, but I'm still confused about the ending with Prim (probably because I haven't reread it yet). To sum up my ramblings, I liked the book, but I still have the love/hate relationship. Not sure why I like it, possibly just its brilliance.
Blurb? I like the one Jennnn had, at the bottom of page 1, "The Games are finally over. Real or not real?"
I can't think of a better blurb, so is it okay if I just advertise hers? Hope you don't mind, Jennnn.