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Conclusion of the series in not great, but the Series is Great !!
21 August 2015
3 stars. I liked it. Recommended.
Hunger Games series is fast paced, thrilling, emotional and have a very good plot. I would definitely recommend the series to others but the conclusion of the series is bit disappointing. Conclusion is also tragic. I am happy that many characters didn't die but it was a sad ending.
Katniss reduced to self pitying and whining girl who can't handle with the tragic incidents happened in her life. She has no idea what's going on and didn't have any opinion about anything. She was very much confused. In previous installations she was kick ass,in control, intelligently assessing the situations to make decision but she lost all of her qualities. I agree that there is lot of bad things happening but I felt like she lost her main quality i.e. fighting back. Its a biggest low in this book for me.
She whines about Peeta and Gale too. I hate it when any main character does that in any book. If you can't make up your mind then take a break, clear your mind and DECIDE. But don't go kissing around both and say 'I need Gale' and 'I need Peeta'( can't help but compare this to Twilight). I hated her for this.
Then, there is matter of deaths. Some deaths seems to be silly, didn't make any sense and unnecessary. Death of Prim didn't have any impact on me because you don't get to meet her much in the story. So, I was not able to relate with Katniss's emotional turmoil which Prim's death brought on her. I really felt like slapping her when she agrees for Hunger Games giving a excuse that its for Prim( I think Hunger Games were the main reason for her death and she wants them again and that too for Prim ! What an idiot!). Many other characters just died without any cause for example Finnick. I was hoping that he is going to play some important role in killing of President Snow but sadly he just died(Oh, I know he was trying to save Katniss **sarcastically**).
There is also one thing which confused me. When Boggs dies, he says "Don't Trust anyone. Kill Peeta. Do what you came for". I thought there is major plot twist coming but these lines had nothing to do with story that follows.
Anyways, even with my complaints I enjoyed reading the series and always rooted for Katniss Everdreen.