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Old 02-07-2012, 07:49 PM
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But I thought most of her apparent "weakness" in the second and third books had a whole lot more to do with PTSD than it did with genuine romantic problems.
I actually appreciated that the author spent so much time on the PTSD stuff. Most authors are all "The character is so strong that she can power through extremely traumatic situations with no lasting effects!" which is terribly unrealistic.

Not that there's a whole lot of realism in the series.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:51 PM
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I always see "Peeta" and think of the Judy Blume series of Fudge books... the baby says Peter's name "Pee-tah" because, well, it's a baby. So I think of somebody who can't say Peter...
Yeah, I thought about that too! Until I heard it out loud and it made me think of pita bread. Then every time I read his name I craved hummus. *yum*
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:53 PM
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Well, it's not like I heard the author say it or anything, but I figured:

Peeta: Sounds like Pita. Like the bread.

Katniss: The plant is basically exactly like the person. Leaves shaped like an arrow, lives in the water, strong roots, AND pretty flowers.

Gale: Dark and stormy. Even a bit destructive.

Primrose: Small, bright, delicate flower.

YA fiction is usually pretty in-your-face with symbolism.
I got the Peeta reference. Katniss is just a horrible name for a person.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:07 AM
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I loved the first one but the 2nd one's bothering me so far. I think I might hate Katniss. At first I thought "she is so selfish" but.... it's not like she's selfish, she's always thinking of her family, but it's like.... The ONE persons who really deserves for her to be selfless for is who she is selfish about! If that makes sense? Idk I feel the need to read through these REALLY quickly so I can just know whether or not things turn out the way I hope they don't but probably will hahaha
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I loved the first one but the 2nd one's bothering me so far. I think I might hate Katniss. At first I thought "she is so selfish" but.... it's not like she's selfish, she's always thinking of her family, but it's like.... The ONE persons who really deserves for her to be selfless for is who she is selfish about! If that makes sense? Idk I feel the need to read through these REALLY quickly so I can just know whether or not things turn out the way I hope they don't but probably will hahaha
I don't know. To the extent I paid attention to the romance part, yes, Peeta did a lot for her . . . but she was also put in a position, partially by him, where she is sort of "obligated" to love him. She also got to know him during the worst experience of her life. Frankly, I don't blame her for not warming up to him. Its not fair, but I sure can understand how she would not be head over heels in love with him and would, in fact, prefer to avoid him. (honestly, if they'd not made it a triangle with Gale, it would have worked better . . . because they could have focused on just that issue)

Not to mention that she's a little nuts now.
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Yeah if I was in her place I think I would cling on to whatever memories I had back home, and her memories were of growing up and hunting with her best friend Gale. I don't blame her for trying to hold on to the hope of everything going back to normal, and that would mean getting to see Gale again. However, she needed someone nicer and more lighthearted then Gale, he had too much anger inside him, it would be a scary match
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I'm ready for the movie to come out It comes out on my birthday, so we're planning a girls dinner and movie night!
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I'm about 2/3 through "Mockingjay". It's moving along pretty well. I'll be away on a business trip when the movie comes out, so I think I'll get killed by my daughter if I see it while I'm away (i.e. without her), so I'll likely be seeing it during Easter week.
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OH MY FREAKING GAWWWWWD!!! I am so stupid. I got mockingjay on kindle and I don't usually use a kindle so I accidentally pressed the wrong button and instead of reading the first page. I read the first page OF THE EPILOGUE!!!! Now everything is ruined, I know how it ends and I'm really upset that I ruined it for myself. this sucks, I'm sticking with real books....
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OH MY FREAKING GAWWWWWD!!! I am so stupid. I got mockingjay on kindle and I don't usually use a kindle so I accidentally pressed the wrong button and instead of reading the first page. I read the first page OF THE EPILOGUE!!!! Now everything is ruined, I know how it ends and I'm really upset that I ruined it for myself. this sucks, I'm sticking with real books....
Yeah, but how they get there, etc. is the story.

I finished Mockingjay in a day (started it Saturday night, finished it Sunday night). It was the hardest of the three to put down.
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