Don’t read this if you haven’t read the whole Hunger Games series, and you plan to. Or you will be sad and angry. LIKE ME RIGHT NOW. -_____________-
I finished Mockingjay last night (well technically this morning. It was definitely after midnight…oops). And now I officially hate Suzanne Collins a lot. Like, a very large a lot. Like, a burning fiery passion. …ok, not that much. Just a lot. I mean…I understand the sense of power and pleasure it brings to kill a character. I understand how awesome it feels to destroy a character’s life. I get that! I’ve done it too! But what she did to Katniss is not ok. I’m sorry. Not. Ok. No, Katniss isn’t the best character out there, morally speaking. She’s pretty despicable. Yea, she definitely deserved at least half of what she got. But really? REALLY??
Finnick’s death is about where I started deciding I hate Collins. That was completely unnecessary. Completely. Then Prim…Ok. Never mind. Maybe I DO hate the author with a burning fiery passion…WHY? There was absolutely no reason for that, especially after Finnick! If she wanted to knock off someone close to Katniss, she should have chosen Gale. Seriously. Even though I liked him and still think Katniss should have married him instead of Peeta. -_- *never liked Peeta much* He was too wimpy. Or something. …though come the end, I didn’t like Gale too much either. Ok, so pretty much the only likeable characters Collins KILLED OFF.
And that’s another thing. The ending is like…not resolved. What happens to Gale? He goes to 2, but what does he DO? Is he sad that Katniss chooses Peeta? Does he ever fall in love with someone else? What? And what about Annie? How does she react to Finnick being gone? And when Katniss shoots Coin instead of Snow…WHAT HAPPENS?? There’s mass pandemonium, but that’s all they say! What was Coin going for? Did she just want to take Snow’s place and leave the Capitol as it was? Did she want to turn the Capitol into something nice and non-Hunger-Games-y? Why did she suggest a final Games? Once Katniss shot her, how did everyone else figure out what Coin did? Where did Coin get the hovercraft with the Capitol’s seal on the side? How come it was so easy for the Rebels to get to Snow’s mansion when Katniss and Co. had such an impossibly difficult time and lost half their numbers on the way? What happened to all the Capitol citizens who weren’t fighting? The innocent bystanders? Did they slaughter them like everyone else, or let them live in the new Capitol? What is the new Capitol like? WHAT HAPPENS?
I could go on.
But really. Why Prim? Rue I could understand, in the first book. Rue was good. She had to go. But Prim? Honestly? The one person who loved Katniss unconditionally and wasn’t trying to kill her? I mean, face it. Peeta tried to murder her several times (not his fault, but still). Gale basically hated her by the end because he was so jealous. Katniss’ mom like…was pretty much not even a part of her life. That leaves who who actually loves Katniss? …um…no one? And marrying the guy who tried to kill you several times is a little weird. Even if he does make a full recovery, which I still can’t believe he could have.
So. Suzanne Collins. If I ever meet you, I will not ask for an autographed copy of your books. I will either deck you for what you did to Katniss, or I will sit you down and make you explain your reasons for killing all the truly good characters and leaving the despicable ones alive. Probably the first.
…but, on a sort-of-good note, I haven’t cried so hard over a book in quite a few years. Not since the first time I read Christy…
Darnit now I want to read the first one again. I’d forgotten how much the writing style captivates one…