How can I continue to live with what I’ve just finished reading.
Everything. Haymitch, Finnick Katniss, Peeta. All too, too much.
Part two was all about the time spent in the Capitol training before going into the arena. Katniss begins to meet the past victor, now tributes, at Haymitch’s orders to make allies. As usual, Katniss doesn’t want to have anything to do with them, but still ends up befriending a few she likes. Best scene of part two was that after the interviews with Caesar Flickerman, all the tributes held hands and gathered together, allowing the cameras to see them for those few moments to show the Capitol that despite these Hunger Games there is still unity among them. The Capitol immediately stops and decide not to show playbacks of the event (it was a big F-U to them. Ha!) Worst moment: Cinna gets tortured by the Peacekeepers for making Katniss’ wedding dress turn into a mokcingjay during the interview. President Snow was not happy, so he ordered Peacekeepers to come in and hit him just long enough for Katniss to see before ascending into the arena. I can’t wait to see her dress come to life in the movie, but on the other hand, I’m going to cry for Cinna.
Part three of the book is the games. I was on chapter 24 out of 27 and I was already worried that there wasn’t enough pages to tell what was going to happen. Then on chapter 26 I was panicking for the same reason. Anyway, it turns out that the tributes that would appear out of no where in order to save Peeta from harm’s way or sacrificed themselves for Katniss was all for the rebellion. The allies knew about the plan to save them both; Katniss for being the face of the mockingjay and keeping Peeta alive for Katniss’ sake. CRAZY. Everyone (Haymitch, Plutarch, the tributes) but Katniss and Peeta knew, of course, that the plan was to hit the dome’s force field in order to get them out alive and into District 13 (yes, District 13 is alive! The girls from District 8 were right when they met with Katniss in the woods outside of 12; whenever the Capitol broadcasts news about District 13, the reporter is added into an old clip of the destruction, proving that they’re hiding/unaware of District 13.)
In the end, Katniss was saved, along with Finnick and Beetee, but the Capitol took Peeta, Johanna, and Enobaria. Meanwhile, Gale comes in and assures Katniss that he got her mother and Prim out of District 12 alive. Why? Because the Capitol ordered firebombs to drop, and now there IS no more District 12. If you read this, you’ll understand that this is as scary as finding out there’s a troll in the dungeon.
I’m stunned. The book was a roller coaster that has now stopped and left me on the tip-top, right before the drop. If I want the ride to continue, I need to read book three. But I can’t. Not yet. It took so long for me to even start Catching Fire. I need to digest/process what I’ve just read Ay. All in all, this book’s a must-read.
This was me when I finished reading.