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Anne Hawn's books

Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
Christy
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Finally I have finished this book!!!  I don't think I have ever read about such a whiny protagonist.  The fact that it is written for kids has me concerned.  Katniss Everdeen is more of a self centered brat than a heroine.  When she was left off the team to go to the capitol, I had a moment of hope for her learning a lesson, but alas, she made some improvements, but she continued on in the same depressing, selfish and headstrong vein.

It also concerns me that this book is so popular with kids.  In the end, Katniss is extremely depressed and the example she presents is about the worst one I think of.  The reader is presented with pages and pages of self pity.

The first two books in the series are pretty good, but this is another series where the reader is disappointed with the conclusion.  Instead of gathering all the plot elements together and showing how the main character is either victorious and has learned from all her mistakes, this series just left me wondering what was the point.


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