This week at our house has felt like a elementary school read-a-thon. Minus the treats. :(
Jer read the first book of the Hunger games in 3 days & now is currently devouring the 2nd book Catching fire. Seriously he denied me the other night saying he was too tired, then within ten minutes flipped the lamp on his side of the bed & continued reading! So funny, he is obsessed.
Our house is literally silent, because I have been finishing the last book Mockingjay.
If you have NOT read the last book do not continue reading!
I was honestly pretty devastated finishing this book. A lot because it is over, but it also left it on a sour note for me. I felt as if the first 2 books were perfectly paced & really made you feel every hardship, emotion, death & triumph. Seriously sometimes I got teary eyed. (dorky I know) In this last book I thought it speed through all the action where I thought could have been explained more & really been enjoyable with more details. I also thought it got more violent, not in a disturbing way but felt like so many people died. I felt like main characters that I cared about were dying left & right with less then a couple sentences on each. Lots of the time Katniss was drugged up or in a depressing state, leaving little hope of recovery. In the end I was most disappointed in how the love triangle with Peeta, Gale & Katniss ended! Half the book she had given up on Peeta just leaving him to fend for himself when she went off with Gale to kill President Snow. Then to have Gale just go to another district at the end & her end up with Peeta with no real good explanation really bothered me. I really felt like they left out any real connection with Katniss & Peeta or Gale which should have been developed more, because in the end it didn't really seem like either would make that joyful of a reunion. It left little hope of a happy life or ever after.
So there you have it. I am a little angry because I loved the first 2 books & wanted to finish loving the 3rd. I just felt like it left me wanting more & feeling a little depressed. Anyone else finish the last book & feel the same? I guess I will wait to see what Jer thinks.