I went into this book thinking that I would get an answer to the cliffhanger ending of The Giver. Was Jonas and Baby Gabriel safe? Or was it the final delusions of a dying kid? Well, I was sorely disappointed when the book opened to depict a society completely different from the Community. What was the connection? Well, I just decided to go ahead and enjoy the book on its merits and not as a sequel. Kira lives in a mainly hunter-gatherer society (with a […]
Why is the very married Emma dreaming, almost every night, about another man, the handsome and rebellious Noah? Whose snarky voice echoes in her head, disapproving of nearly everything that she does? Why does she remember things that couldn’t possibly have happened, i.e., passionate lovemaking on the beach with this Noah, and that’s just for starters? And who is the mysterious Adrienne? These questions are explored — but not answered (you’ll have to read the book for that) at Heroes and Heartbreakers.
I suppose my decision to read
This cold, snowy weekend has enabled me to do lots and lots of reading. Now, to catch up on the reviews! I finally finished Mockingjay on Saturday night. The first time I read it, I hated it. I didn’t hate the ending, but I thought it was the least interesting and more poorly-edited than the other two books. I thought that Katniss’s character was totally tanked. I still think it’s weaker than the other entries, but I’ve changed my mind a little about the characterization in […]
When Katniss Everdeen tried to prove that she was no mere pawn in the Capitol’s power-play, she inadvertently set off a series of uprisings that had been roiling in all the districts for years. She proved to be the spark. In Catching Fire, we find Katniss still reeling from the aftermath of her co-victory of the Hunger Games. She has residual nightmares of her friend Rue, the other tributes, and the many horrors she experienced in the arena. Not helping is the Victory Tour, in […]