So I just wrote this long ass post about The Hunger Games Trilogy. But then I accidentally deleted it, so I’m going to start over. Now, admittedly, the first 2 1/2 books were good. But then Suzanne Collins must have took a truckload of opiates at the end, because none of the last part makes any sense. At all. I mean, seriously? What kind of editor lets her publish what will obviously become an instant bestseller when it’s really not even finished? That being said, here is my rant. Full of spoilers***************
Okay, so I get that Katniss chose Peeta because he’s kind and dependable, and even though Gale is fiery and independent, he’s also vengeful. And Katniss can’t get over his propensity for destruction, which may or may not have killed her sister. But WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO THEIR FRIENDSHIP? I mean, come the fuck on. You don’t desert your best friend like that because they move to District 2 and you get married to Peeta McDreamypants. And speaking of desertion, Katniss’ mother should have stayed with her, because for serious, you do not leave a seventeen-year-old war hero unhinged and disturbed miles away from you. Like, I do not see where that is coming from. And then when Katniss voted for the Hunger Games for the Capitol children, I was like, “WHAT THE FUCK THAT IS SO OUT OF CHARACTER.” So that pissed me off. But I also want to know if those Hunger Games actually happened. And how Snow’s trial went on. And how Katniss’ trial went on. And what the fuck happened to Panem.
And then there’s Annie and her son, which, come on, Collins cannot donate a paragraph to resolving? And FUCKING JOHANNA MASON, WHO WAS MY SECOND FAVORITE CHARACTER. The treatment of her storyline at the end of the novel was callous and haphazard at best. And then even though it was totally obvious that Katniss and Peeta would end up together, because how the fuck can you not predict that, it was still weird when Katniss decided. Like, “Oh, Peeta is wonderful so I’m going to kiss him and fall in love with him and yaaaaay.” Um, what? Can we see some sort of resolution there? And are Peeta and Gale really just fawning over this bitch like drooling puppies? COME THE FUCK ON. So basically, I was expecting some degree of romance there. But really, it was just practical and decisive in a creepy way. I expect to be wooed, here. Urf, the ending of this series just makes me upset. Because Suzanne Collins basically solves nothing.
And this is why I will always prefer the orginal, Battle Royale.