The Hunger Game trilogy

Last weekend, I had 3days off because of the long weekend. What a wonderful break!!!!

I decided to use time to read some books since I’d abandoned them for a long time. This time, I started with Catching fire, the 2nd book in The Hunger Game trilogy.

I bought them last summer and finished the 1st book, The Hunger Game. However, I didn’t have the urge to finish off the other two. That’s why I left them dusted on my table for a year long and got them back 2 days ago.

Catching fire. Peeta and Katniss went back to the game, the Quarter Quell. This time, coming back alive was not Katniss’s 1st priority. Her top priority is keeping Peeta alive, even if she had to sacrifice her life. Though things didn’t go as she expected. Other victors tried to keep them alive by sacrificing their lives.

Before the Quarter Quell, President Snow asked Katniss to convince him that she’s truly deeply madly in love with Peeta; and she didn’t do well enough, since her feelings toward Gale are still there.

I don’t know how to say, between Katniss and Gale, they have their memories, their hunts, their laughs and their rebellious, all the things to call the youth. But, Katniss and Peeta, they have more things than that. Not the joy since they killed people. Not the happiness, since they always have nightmare after the game. However, they share the future. With no acknowledge about their future, win or lose, they still try to keep each other alive.

As Peeta said, Katniss has more reasons to stay alive than him since no one really cares if he dies. Katniss has her point, too. She’ll be heartbroken if he dies.

At the end of Catching fire, Katniss tried to kill everyone in the arena, include Peeta, to keep Peeta alive. What a ridiculous thought, but it worked anyway.

The rebels saved her and the Capitol has Peeta. Betrayal is all Katniss has at the moment.

Mockingjay. The final book of the trilogy. More complicated things come. More complex feelings appear.

It’s hard to have an overall look of this book, the only I can say is, many people were died in this war, and their deaths can broke your heart. Right or wrong is not the thing to consider because they’re all human beings, but the greediness has led them to the war.

In this book, Katniss is broken more than ever. Broken because of Peeta’s tortured. Broken because she doesn’t know where to go and how to do. Broken because Peeta lost all of their memories altogether. Broken because the feeling of betrayal again. Broken because Peeta’s hatred to her. Broken because she has nothing left to lose. Broken because her future is covered in dust.

Even everything is settled down after the war with the rebels are the victors, Katniss still has her own war to fight. Losing one of her loved ones, one of the most important person in her life seems unbearable. Honestly, I don’t know if I could get over all these horrible things if I were her.

But let say, you never know how strong you are until life plays hard on you.

As a conclusion, I wanna quote this from Katniss at the end of Mockingjay“That what I need to survive is not fire, kindled with rage and hatred. I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.”

Her hope is still there with him by her side.

Her life is still going on.

Her children were brought to life after five, ten, fifteen years to convince her.

She is waiting to explain everything to her children. It’s hard, but like he said, they’re together and everything is only make their children braver.

Life is still going on, no matter how bad your situation is. Life is unbreakable, your only choice is digging harder to find your way out.

At least, life is beautiful, and we all deserve a chance to enjoy this fantastic life.


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