The story about deadly games turns into a novel about war.
To be honest, I didn’t read the first two books of the Hunger Games series. After watching the movie based on ‘Catching Fire’, I was curious about the end of the story and read the book within a few days. First of all, the story cannot be explained in one movie. I am not a fan of streching a story too much, but Mockingjay undivided as one film would have needed at least 4 hours.
In the first chapters, Katniss lives in district 13 and has to handle with what happened during the final hunger games. At least, her family and Gale are with her but she misses Peter a lot. One day, she sees him in a propaganda movie and decides to do anything to safe him.
Katniss’ participation in war is now on a higher level.
Katniss doesn’t have to fight in the arena anymore but has to face other enemies in different playgrounds. She develops from being the heroine of the first books to the person she really is: a young girl that was forced to play a role in war, meant to instrumentalized by different people and her struggle against this.
She finds her way into politics, somehow, and manages to reach her goals step by step. And there is also the tricky love story between her and … well, is it Peter or Gale in the end? You have to find out by yourself. Both relationships face acid tests, but in the end Katniss realizes who is really good for her.