Thursday, 8 December 2011

Final Entry!

Since this is my final journal I’m going to talk about something different, what I didn’t like about the book. First off, I did like this book. It had a good plot, good characters and a great setting so most of my complaints are minor and don’t take much away from the rest of the book. I don’t have very many complaints but the few that I do were a little annoying. First, although I like the setting and think it’s great I don’t like that fact that the author did not go into very much detail about its history. One of the reasons I kept on reading the book was to discover more about the world but that never really came. I had hoped there would be more detail about how the world got to where it is now given, to keep the reader coming back for more. I know that this is the first book of a trilogy but it would have been nice if we knew more about the world, so we could care more about the characters struggles. Another complaint I have is about the Peeta-Katniss love story. It was a little interesting when it didn’t take away too much from the action, but near the end of the book it was almost exclusively Peeta and Katniss sitting in a cave kissing each other the entire time. Maybe some people liked that but I wasn’t a big fan of that, I felt that the time focused on that could have been better used to focus on the action in the arena, such as how Cato bested Thresh. Also ,this is just nitpicking, but Gale may as well not have even been in the story. He was there for a few chapters but then basically thrown away and references a couple of times. Those are my complaints, once again I did enjoy the book but I thought I would just share some of thoughts on what could have been better. I’ll be sure to read the other two books in the series when I get the time.


  1. I agree with what you don't like about the book, and i think those things are also what i don't like about the book. I would have liked to also know how the world got to where it was, and why they didn't have a chance to just take off to another country. But i do like the love story between Katniss and Peeta was a good thing because otherwise what were they doing throughout the book, and why was he a part of the book other then the boy from the district that had to fight? And i think Gale being in the book made sense because that's is how she got some of her hunting skills and strategies for the hunger games.

  2. I found that all the kissing in the cave was annoying and useless in contributing to the plot in any way, I would of rather read about Cato's experiences getting the armor and his encounter with the hounds before he runs past Katniss and peeta. But it was an overall great read, and as you mentioned, I also will look forward to reading the rest of the trilogy.