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Reviewed in India on 8 July 2020
The last time I read The Hunger Games series I did not read Mockingjay (the 3rd part) because I had already seen the movies and didn't want to go through the pain of seeing so many characters suffer or die. It's always different in books especially when it's from the p.o.v. of a character. You don't just imagine them die as the words tell you to but you also get to read the thoughts of people over the death of their loved one. The crazy chaos in the head that sometimes never form into dialogues. But I knew one day I will read it, didn't get the chance somehow until now. And OH BOY IM DEVASTATED.
For starters, the book have far much more cruelty for you to digest than the movies gave us. The writing is so simple yet you will find yourself invested in the characters. Upon seeing the movie 16 year old me wanted to be Katniss SOOO BAD. On reading the book I'm questioning my decisions. The state of vulnerability that Katniss is left in LEFT ME SHOOK. The last 15 pages is something I won't dare to read again. And that 2 pages epilogue was the most powerful part EVER. But there is something it left me thinking...(ofcourse i have to talk about Haymitch how can i not?!) Haymitch and Katniss weren't that different from each other after all. I wonder what happened to Haymitch, his nightmares never stopped ofcourse, but did he live to see 'their' kids (trying my best to keep it spoiler free🙈) Did he eventually try to continue of whatever was left of his life? Did he sober up & become a good uncle? Or did he die far before that? Or does his grave lie beneath the meadow amongst others where their children play? This will be an answer we will discuss later on the show "why are you doing this to yourself tahoora"
This book is about Katniss trying to deal with her love life, a rebellion that she's forced to be the face of, the pain of all the sufferings that her people went through, the deaths caused by her actions, losing her loved ones while they tried to protect her & finally her urge to kill Colonalios-Coronovirus-Coriolanus or whatever-his-first-name-is Snow😤