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JanaGreen
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Default  Posted: 11:38 AM, December 16th (Friday)

Anyone else feel completely depressed after finishing the last book?

Just . . . .


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Default  Posted: 12:32 PM, December 16th (Friday)

JG, I loved that the ending wasn't all unicorns and rainbows. I thought it was a very solid trilogy start to finish.

If you liked Hunger Games, I would suggest looking into Veronica Roth's trilogy (first book is Divergent) and Alison Goodman's Dragoneye duology (Eon and Eona).

Both these are YA dystopian novels with very strong female leads.


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Default  Posted: 1:03 PM, December 16th (Friday)

I was depressed, but not because of the story itself. I was bummed completely out that there weren't more. I don't remember the last time I was so breathless reading a trilogy. Series, yes (Dunnett's and Stephenson's, mainly). But not a trilogy.

FoF, thanks for the other recommendations. I'm not very familiar with YA lit, so this is helpful.


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Default  Posted: 1:14 PM, December 16th (Friday)

Really? I thought it was a pretty happy ending given the theme of the books. Hm.


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Default  Posted: 1:46 PM, December 16th (Friday)

Thren - you know what, I had a brain fart. Dragoneye isn't dystopia at all. It's fantasy all the way. But, it's Eastern based fantasy which made for a very refreshing read.

Like Hunger Games the only thing that really makes it YA is the age of the characters.

Divergent was much more teen girl demographic as there was a lot of smooching going on. But the story is a good one, and I am interested in seeing where Roth takes it.


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Default  Posted: 2:22 PM, December 16th (Friday)

I thought the series was really good.

The whole thing with the Capitol kids and Prim getting blown up . . . it just ruined me. I really wanted Prim to make it.

It was solid. Just sad.


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Default  Posted: 3:42 PM, December 16th (Friday)

Loved Hunger Games and read the second one two. Fast page turner.

The main girl character is like a real person with real problems and talents and relationships.

I'm reading Twilight and Bella is so empty and boring compared to her.


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Default  Posted: 3:46 PM, December 16th (Friday)

Yeah, that was sad. I must have a mental block on it because I seem to repeatedly forget the scene until it comes up in conversation.


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Default  Posted: 2:29 PM, December 22nd (Thursday)

Just got the last book on my kindle app. Katniss is such a great character. I loved the first 2 books.


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Default  Posted: 8:56 PM, December 22nd (Thursday)

Great books. I read the whole thing I about a week. I want more, too!


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Default  Posted: 10:15 PM, December 27th (Tuesday)

Just finished the last book. I wouldn't say it made me depressed, but it has a melancholy feeling. But it was a great read.


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Default  Posted: 11:27 PM, December 27th (Tuesday)

On the third book and loving it. Looking forward to the movie.


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Default  Posted: 1:14 PM, December 30th (Friday)

ETA: Potential Spoiler. If you haven't read the books, you may not want to read what I have here.

I just finished the 3rd book. I loved the series.
I didn't see so many of the things coming. I thought it would end with Peeta being president and Katniss with Gale. I didn't see Prim going at all.
I liked the ending. I tire of the rainbows and kittens that so many books end with.

I'm not sure I want to see the movie. I loved the first book so much, I just keep thinking they will ruin the movie.

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Default  Posted: 9:46 AM, December 31st (Saturday)

Well I finally started these last night. I've been skimming these posts to avoid spoilers (thanks Travels for letting me know ). I'll update the title to include spoilers.
My dd has been asking me to read these forever. I'm glad I did. About a third of the way into the first book so far!

Dd is mad about the casting of some of the characters for the movie. Not sure why because I don't know much about it yet.. but she thinks it's all wrong on some of them.



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Default  Posted: 10:37 AM, December 31st (Saturday)

Meta, I'm not happy with some of the castings, either.
I think it's because we love these characters so much and have our own "visions" of them.

I was very much like that with the Harry Potter films. I've only seen two of them because I loved the books so much, there is just no way the movies can ever measure up.


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Default  Posted: 1:12 PM, December 31st (Saturday)

I can totally see that travels. Makes sense. I am a Harry Potter fanatic. I viewed the movies as a way to pass the time until the next book came.
I was that annoying person who would go on and on to my husband about everything that was wrong or left out
Some of those characters I think we're just perfect. Alan Rickman as Snape? Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix? Maggie Smith as Minerva? BRILLIANT. Every one of them were just wonderful. But some of the characters did really leave something to be desired.

So all that to say.. I can see what you and dd are saying. It's never quite the same. And she is in love with these books. I think she started them in 7th grade, or maybe 6th. She's wanted me to read them for a long time.



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Default  Posted: 9:27 AM, January 3rd (Tuesday)

Ok.. finished the first book. Intensely readable. Once the games started I wouldn't look up for over an hour, and had no desire to skip ahead. I just wanted it all to slow down and kept making checks to see how many pages I had left to go. I did not want it to end. So two thumbs up from me.

I looked up some of the characters for the movie. Katniss is wrong IMO. Woody as Haymitch works for me.... and Foxface is wrong to me. She looked so much edgier, maybe even meaner or cunning,in my mind.

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Default  Posted: 4:04 PM, January 3rd (Tuesday)

Loved the books. Some issues, but they were very well written, very adult ending (sad compromise with love situation, etc.).


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Default  Posted: 8:26 AM, February 17th (Friday)

Just finished the series myself. Loved it, I really did.

Anyone else struggle at times, trigger wise? Just the dynanic between the tortured soul of Katniss, not just being torn between Gale and Peeta, but all the struggles going on with finding the truth in herself...

I couldn't help but thinking of my WW reading this just before her ONS. Knowing she was in a tortured state. Couldn't help but think she was relating to Katniss in some ways. I read it after DDay. Seeing some of the things she highlighted (we have a shared account on our kindles and can see the highlights) was striking to me. She even compared me to Peeta at one point when I was early on in the book. Calling him "uncomplicated." I didn't really know how to take that. I sure felt like Peeta towards the end, going crazy, not knowing what to believe...

I didn't ruin the book for me by any means. It's just the most I've "felt" from a book in a long time, probably ever.

That being said my WW and I will be taking our 14yo niece to see it when it opens :-)


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Default  Posted: 11:48 AM, February 22nd (Wednesday)

I really, really loved this series.

I can't wait to see the movie.


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Default  Posted: 1:14 PM, February 22nd (Wednesday)

Loved them! I agree though. I couldn't wait to get to the end, and then once I got there, I was sad that I finished.


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Default  Posted: 12:21 AM, February 23rd (Thursday)

I read all three. (so handy with kindle, could download the next one immediately).

I do agree that they were depressing. Definitely dark subject matter. And I understand the 'is that all there is feeling' after finishing the third because I felt sort of an emptiness, of the humanity, I guess.

They were thrilling though and kept my interest. My grandson said that he heard they may be required reading at his school.


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Default  Posted: 6:53 AM, February 23rd (Thursday)

I'm on the Final book. read till the wee hours of the morning today LOl. I am about half way through. Not at all what I expected but very good.I need to go be a MOB today and can't read. ARGH


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Default  Posted: 7:51 AM, February 25th (Saturday)

Finished the final book this AM. The turn about at the end of the book confused me.
I had to read the lst few chapters again. I am so glad Buttercup survived all. Good read it left me wanting more.

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Default  Posted: 8:40 PM, March 10th (Saturday)

Just found this after my post got moved here from the wrong forum... so glad to see other people who felt the same way after the last book lol

eta: SPOILER! sorry!

I just read something elsewhere that I don't remember in the book. It was that Annie had Finnick's baby after the end of the war. I just don't remember this in the book??? I think Finnick's death was the most heartbreaking thing to me in the book, I mean, he finally can be with the one he loves, and then he dies. (and yeah, Prim's death was sad also, but I got spoiled on that one, so reading it was less of a blow to me)

Anyone else remember reading about Annie having a baby?

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Default  Posted: 1:39 AM, March 11th (Sunday)

I read The Hunger Games and loved it!!! Had to wait FOREVER for Catching Fire and loved it, even though it was kind of repetitive. Then had to wait FOREVER again for Mokinjay and the truth is that I didn't bother to read this one. I started it but stopped when my DD told me some things about the ending. Because I was team Gale


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Default  Posted: 11:06 AM, March 14th (Wednesday)

Like everyone who appreciates emotionally available men and baked goods, I'm Team Peeta, but these clips I'm seeing with this ugly-ass Peeta and a Hemsworth as Gale are swaying me to the side of emotionally unavailable men who'll kill your sister and be all FOR GREAT JUSTICE about it.

Though if you want to be technical about it, I'm Team Finnick.

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Default  Posted: 5:58 PM, March 14th (Wednesday)

Katniss pissed me off to be honest. I was team Peeta, but even team Gale before team Katniss. I just kept thinking she was selfish and mean.
But that's what kept me reading I suppose. Great story and great character, even if she was wishy washy.



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Default  Posted: 6:06 PM, March 14th (Wednesday)

I'm depressed that I don't have anything else to read now!

Maybe I should have spread them out instead of reading them all in 6 days?


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Default  Posted: 6:27 PM, March 14th (Wednesday)

I ate them up jrazz. I read them in about the same amount of time.



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Default  Posted: 9:26 PM, March 15th (Thursday)

metamorphisis- I want to say I thought she was mean/selfish, except everything she did was to protect Prim in whatever way she could. I liked Katniss' character best because she doesn't seem to care about guys and romance and all that, the snippet of preview I keep seeing of the movie, where Peeta and her are on the roof, and he says "I wish I could find a way to show them they don't own me.." and she says "I can't afford to think like that." I like that part for just showing her character as a survivor, then by the end of the books, she learns the deeper stuff that Peeta seems to already know. I'm also glad she ended up with Peeta, even though I think the actor playing Gale is cuter LOL

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Default  Posted: 11:43 PM, March 22nd (Thursday)

Seeing the movie in 15 minutes!


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Default  Posted: 4:53 PM, March 23rd (Friday)

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Default  Posted: 8:09 PM, March 23rd (Friday)

(((((Spoiler re book 3))))

Katniss pissed me off to be honest. I was team Peeta, but even team Gale before team Katniss. I just kept thinking she was selfish and mean.

I didn't think she was selfish and mean at all. Especially because after her father died, her mother was catatonic, and so that no one would find out, she went out hunting, and she was only 11. She bought her sister a goat to make milk.

How much more selfless can you be if you have already had to sacrifice your entire childhood to give one to your sister? And you're even willing to sacrifice your own life to save her and your mom's well-being?

I love the whole strong woman thing. When my daughter wanted to read Twilight, I read them with her, but to be honest, the whole story line made me wretch. Gale is helping Katniss feed her family, but he ain't doing it for her, that's for sure. Also, the New York Times review compared it to the strength of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I remember showing my daughter those to try to counterbalance the Twilight she wanted to read.

Hated the character Finnick at first, but then came to love him in the arena. loved how he cared for Annie, and yes, I did read about their baby in the epilogue. I would guess annie was pregnant when finnick died.

I was upset that we never see Cinna again, but Effie gets to survive.

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Default  Posted: 4:18 AM, March 24th (Saturday)

Just got back from the movie!! It was excellent but....there is a lot of detail left out in my opinion. My H has never read the books & there were certain things not explained (like exactly who Gale is) that made H have a ton of questions. I loved book Cinna & I loooooove Lenny as Cinna in the movie; he's fantastic!!

I think my issue was that in the book, we get every detail from Katniss' POV, where in the movie, there's no insight...kwim? I will say, however, it was VERY cool (& creepy!!) to see exactly how much control the Capitol has in the arena. That completely creeped me out & was extraordinarily well done.

All in all, I adored it (I'm just nit picky about book to movie adaptations) :)


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Default  Posted: 3:26 PM, March 25th (Sunday)

I saw the movie last night and I think the book did a better job of conveying the suffocatingly oppressive atmosphere in the districts and the heartless, superficial lives of most of the capitol people.

The movie ended without the feeling that was much more clear in book, that even though they both won and were victors that life was going to get more difficult and dangerous and not easier. There was only a vague reference to Catniss becoming a symbol of rebellion that would infuriate the capitol against her.

I would give the movie a 'B', not an A.

I also love the strong woman survivor personality of the Catniss character and detested the mushy swooniness of the dishwater bland girl character in Twilight.


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Default  Posted: 8:24 PM, March 25th (Sunday)

Finally read the books, saw the movie. I knew I should have waited to read the books.

It was painful for me to watch the movie. Nobody looked hungry, or worse for wear for the lives they lived. The bread scene where Peeta throws her the bread had no passion, for all we know she slipped in the rain and he throws some bread in the mud. The pin story, messed up the meaning. No depth to the characters or story, things done for no explained reason.

Next time I will see the movie and then read, or just read the books and skip the movie.

My son said he and his friends didn't like the ending of book 3 and things just got thrown in at the end.


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Default  Posted: 8:58 PM, March 25th (Sunday)

I almost always prefer a book to the movie version. What makes it a compelling story for me is what they characters are thinking, their background, their history, what motivates them etc. Try as you might.. you can never get to come across the same way with a movie. You just *know* them more when you've had hundreds of pages to here what is inside their heads.

I also would give the movie a B. It wasn't awful by any means. It just wasn't the book.



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Default  Posted: 9:08 PM, March 25th (Sunday)

I think I need to re-read and figure my head out about Katniss. I did like her.. I did understand her motivation.. she was who she was.
I do remember a point that I didn't get to until the third book though where I thought "Oh for gods sake Katniss, let them both go.. peoples lives aren't all about you."
I don't necessarily equate her being so wishy washy about the two of them with strength at all. Saw that as the weakest part of her character to be honest.

Many strong things about her (and I couldn't agree more on the Bella thing with you Willow.) I guess I just don't see Katniss way of going about things as the answer to Bella's way.
Bella was a pretty useless character. Katniss could have been strong without the Peeta/Gale using.

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Default  Posted: 1:12 AM, March 28th (Wednesday)

I don't think Gale was emotionally unavailable, to me Katniss was the emotionally unavailable. At the very beginning Gale asks her to runaway with him and pretty much to start a family and she said it was impossible and that she'll never have kids.

So I'm still Team Gale, (I managed to stay firm in my decision by not reading Mokingjay )


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Default  Posted: 1:12 AM, March 28th (Wednesday)

I don't think Gale was emotionally unavailable, to me Katniss was the emotionally unavailable. At the very beginning Gale asks her to runaway with him and pretty much to start a family and she said it was impossible and that she'll never have kids.

So I'm still Team Gale, (I managed to stay firm in my decision by not reading Mokingjay )


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sorry double post...

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Default  Posted: 6:05 AM, March 28th (Wednesday)

Also girls of America, while it's cool your interest in archery has increased by like 3000%, you are entirely fucking up my plans for baby_v's full ride archery scholarship. Golf is too expensive and fencing isn't a solo event. Please have stopped doing this by say 2022.


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Default  Posted: 1:55 PM, March 30th (Friday)

Another YA series that is great if you liked the Hunger Games is the Scott Westerfield Uglies series. Very good, strong female lead, dystopia sort of deal. I read it a couple of years ago to preapprove for my niece and was quite impressed. His new Leviathan series is a great alternate history sort of thing.


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Default  Posted: 4:31 PM, April 3rd (Tuesday)

So I'm still Team Gale, (I managed to stay firm in my decision by not reading Mokingjay

you've gotta read mockingjay! How could you not!?


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Default  Posted: 2:54 AM, April 5th (Thursday)

I agree that the books had more detail than the movies, but for me, it's just a different art form. If they had included all the detail it would have been a 12 hr made for TV movie! And it is probably best to read the book prior to seeing the movie.

I do agree that the bread scene was not handled properly in the movie...unless one had read the books it wasn't really clear. All in all I did really like the movie. The emotions of kids killing kids was more horrific to me than any of the killing scenes.

Amusingly, I had never had an interest in reading them....I got the idea that it was another Twilight and I am just so over vampires. But while visiting my grandkids, the 11 y/o GD got me to read it and 6 days later I had read all three. Great reads, all of them....


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JessicaFL127
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Default  Posted: 10:02 PM, April 5th (Thursday)

Loved Hunger Games. Try Divergent next; it is in a similar vein and the second book in its trilogy comes out May 1st. I liked it too.


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