Because what they did in the previous Hunger Games made a chain reaction of rebellion among the districts of Panem. Having said all of that- I think it's important to know that this is not an easy story to hear. Instead of killing Peeta, Katniss proposed they eat poisonous berries to kill themselves so that the Capitol would not have any victors. I knew she loved him, how could she not? And it led to chain of events that would decide the fate of her lives and also of the whole nation. Had it been her last? I am not a parent who censors to blacklist books. Sorry excuses for hunters and friends.
Right now just thinking about all the events went on in the books and I want to cry and rage and then be so terribly content. But what is he doing? Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. The Hunger Games trilogy left a bitter taste in my mouth - the taste of failure, of a wonderful opportunity thrown away. Sometimes the sum is far, far worse than the individual portions and in reality what we have is The Hunger Games Torture Porn Trilogy. I picked up the first book the year it was released in 2008. My realities blurring in that fantastical way only true readers understand.
Katniss and Peeta should be happy. The introduction of new characters should help things, but the narrative fails there too. Thanks for including me in your post! After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta return to their district, hoping for a peaceful future. The Capitol is the cruel Government of the twelve districts of Panem, which was once North America. I had settled down to write a glowing, gushing review that would make the idiots people who haven't read this, drop everything and get their hands on this one and bask in the glow that is Katniss Everdeen. He also wondered what would happen if no one signed in for the reaping, why was Peeta acting the way he did if he loved Katniss, and also wanted to find out which tributes were being killed off.
The result: The Hunger Games Trilogy. Archived from on July 2, 2012. Haymitch warns her that the danger is far from over. As a mother, I would like to say that I would have stood up to a government killing our children for entertainment, but would I be that strong? I have noticed that in general, younger siblings are highly motivated to read up a level to catch their older sibs. Haymitch tells her that in order to truly appease Snow and Panem, she and Peeta will have to get married. My ten year old was the same way about Prim and Katniss.
It is not always cheap, but it is always necessary with this trilogy. I couldn't put it down until I found out how it ended. As much as I love the books, I waited until my son was 13 and in Jr. We told her that I would read Hunger Games first and then the grownups would discuss when we thought it would be appropriate to read. That is something you do in private. I read and saw many of my online friends tweeting and shouting about The Hunger Games, so I decided it to give it a shot.
But Katniss does love Peeta. She is only 12, quiet, loving and on her way to being a healer. As a reader, we pick up that this is massively significant because she beats us over the head with it , but since Katniss in the present she's narrating doesn't realize that, there's no reason for her to continue to point it out. The focus in the Potter books is on the plot and the characters' journey and growth through it all, and though they explore some mature themes, that element is used more as a storytelling device to drive character growth and plot development, and is only slipped in once the reader is enthralled by the world of the books and the characters within. It was good, but seeing the movie first as well as the sheer predictability of it weakened the emotional intensity of it for me.
But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. In Catching Fire, which begins six months after the conclusion of The Hunger Games, Katniss learns that her defiance in the previous novel has started a chain reaction that has inspired rebellion in the districts. The novels have all been developed into starring , with the film adaptation of Mockingjay split into two parts. Then he can't figure out that she isn't sincere??? I'd seen a lot of people around before I started the series who didn't like Mockingjay, and after starting the series, I kept wondering why. But the sale price was just too good to pass up. Instead, they agree to eat poisoned berries together so that there is no winner for the Capitol.
Katniss finds a seriously wounded Peeta and nurses him back to health. Unless they can convince the world that they are still lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying. Irrespective of how you like or dislike each book, you will be left with that elusive feeling that some things in them are too close to our lives for comfort. From the moment she volunteers her life is no longer her own, she is subject to a mulitude of people who tell her what to do from how she looks and dresses to what to say to how to stay alive in the deadly hunger games. That would be two more rereads of all three books.