It Took Me Four Hours To Write 343 Words Because I’m Obsessed with Mockingjay and the ADD is Eating My Brain

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From The Hunger Games wiki

I meant to start this post several hours ago and then I got caught up in the third book of The Hunger Games series.

If you haven’t read any of these books then you’re rolling your eyes at me right now and I don’t blame you. You can get The Hunger Games Trilogy [I get a few cents if you buy via this link.]–hardcover–on Amazon for $30 right now, by the way. Read the books and you’ll get why they made a movie out of the first one…I just went off again for fifteen minutes to check if all three books will be made into movies. I never found out since I realized I wasn’t writing this post.

I’m pretty sure I need to go take my Strattera.


Yes. All caps were necessary. I was afraid I would forget if I didn’t get it out. I’m better now.

Yeah, The Hunger Games is YA and I know a lot of adults are put off by that–I hid one of the Twilight books under some diapers so other Target patrons wouldn’t see a grown-ass woman buying a kid’s book. Hunger Games aren’t some less sparkly, bloodier, Twilight series. Don’t get me wrong here. I enjoyed the Twilight books and I’ve read them several times. Judge me if you must.

I’m trying to make another point here and am finding there’s no point in continuing this other than to say: The Hunger Games beats Twilight.

This took entirely too much time to write.


  1. Earth Muffin says:

    Hunger Games totally beats Twilight, for sure!  I just finished the trilogy and LOVED all 3 books.  Can’t wait to see the movie.  Catching Fire was my favorite.  I’m reading the first one aloud to my junior high students right now and they are totally hooked.  What did you think of Mockingjay?  Seems like folks are really divided about it, some think it was a great way to tie up the story, others think she rushed through the last few chapters and were disappointed with how things turned out. 

    •  @Earth Muffin After I read all of those reviews that said how *horrible* the book was and how the ending blew and all that jazz, I almost didn’t want to finish the book. In fact, I was dreading it. But, I read through the others in no time and would have felt like a big, fat loser if I had stopped SO I kept reading. 
      Katniss didn’t have an easy life starting out what with having to parent and provide for not only her little sister but also her own mother. Then breaking the law every time she hunted and worrying about being punished with DEATH if she were caught. And that was just her day-to-day life.
      Then she’s in the first Hunger Games and makes it through only to come back and be tossed in again.
      Basically, by the start of book three, she’s been saddled with a horrible childhood, near starvation, she’s basically been through two wars and the president of the ENTIRE COUNTRY wants her dead. How can someone go through all of that and come out “whole” at the end? 
      It just doesn’t happen.
      I get people wanting it to be a modern storybook ending but Hunger Games isn’t, and wasn’t ever meant to be, a pretty story full of flowers and nice, talking animals. 
      Katniss ends up with some sort of normalcy and does the best she can with what’s left of her. I don’t think that’s a “bad” ending. It’s a true ending and better than most would have if put in her same situation.
      Know what? I really dug it. 
      I thought the ending was pretty perfect.

    • justmalia says:

       @TheAmyTucker I’m not one of those who wanted the ending to be wrapped up in a pretty, perfect bow. And I agree with you about how much Katniss went through and that she couldn’t come out whole. But…I’m just not quite satisfied with the ending. I don’t know why even, can’t put my finger on it. It just doesn’t sit well with me.
      Also, this is the first and probably only time I’ll admit it publicly because it wasn’t my story to end, it was Suzanne Collins’. I could not have written a better ending, so there’s no way I’m going to go around complaining about it. 🙂
      All that being said. I did enjoy the series and I’m looking forward to seeing the movie, hopefully on the big screen…but most likely from Redbox. Heh.

    •  @justmalia The last chapter and then the Epilogue seemed too fast.
      I read it digitally so I didn’t have the heft of a book in my hands to give me a real sense of how big the book was but I know it wasn’t small. After all the time I’d already invested in the books up to that point, I would have been a bit happier if those last two parts had been fleshed out a little more. 


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