Thursday, September 1, 2011

Follow Friday (9)


Follow My Book Blog Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

Q. If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what?

Mockingjay, a.k.a. the end to The Hunger Games series!!!!

SPOILERS...

I HATED the ending to Mockingjay. Seriously!!! Ug. There were so many things I wanted to be different, with numero 1 being that I really hated that Prim died. I mean, WHY THE FACE!!! (High five to anyone who got that Modern Family reference) The whole reason Katniss does the Hunger Games is to save Prim, then she dies at the end anyway?!? WHYYYYYYY???

And 2, I hated that Collins cut the final action scene so abruptly. It was getting so awesome and exciting and then, WHAM, she cuts to, like, sometime in the future. I have no idea why she cut out what would have been the most climatic scene. I mean, isn't that usually the most important part?

I won't go on and on about all the other things I didn't like about the ending to Mockingjay, but if you want to read my review, you can find it here. And actually, I did like the book overall, it was just the ending that killed me.

13 comments:

  1. LOL! Between Mockingjay and Breaking Dawn, there are a lot of unhappy people out there. I chose Mockingjay also, especially because of Prim.

    My Follow Friday

    Have a great weekend!
    ~Kristin

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  2. Hopping through. I didn't like Mockingjay either. I hated that they basically ignored Finnick's death. I thought he deserved a good mourning.
    My Hop

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  3. I didn't like Mockingjay that much either. Well, mostly how it ended! New follower!

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  4. Cool post, will read HG soon! :)
    New follower.

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  5. I have to keep skipping by these Hunger Games posts as I'm just about to start reading the series! I'm so behind! Haha.

    Happy Friday!

    Shaunna
    Scarlet Letters

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  6. Mockingjay seems to be the leader as the answer to this week's question. I'm starting to feel better and better about not reading it!

    I'm a new follower.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

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  7. I am a new follower!
    Hope you will stop by and check out my new multi-author blog 'The Writers Voice' with myself, Kristie Cook, Jamie Magee, Kim Richardson, Keary Taylor, Victoria Simcox, Jessica Sorensen, Brenda Pandos, Samantha Young, Jayde Scott, Megg Jensen, Danyelle Leafty and guest authors!

    The Writers Voice
    "Where you get to know the people behind the pages."


    If you suggest your favorite author in the comments we will see if we can contact them for an interview, guest post or other exclusive content!

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    Emma Michaels
    http://ourbooksourvoice.blogspot.com/
    http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

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  8. I liked the Hunger Games series overall, but I would like to change a few things. Prim's death for me was really unexpected, also, Finnick needed a more noble death (they didn't even go into detail about his death, they just left him!), and Gale just randomly leaving was just wrong for such a good friend to do. This being said, I also actually like the book! Feel free to check out my FF here. Returning follower!

    Rumana @ Relook the Book

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  9. Being the maverick that I am, I penciled in my own addition to this week’s Follow Friday question and then answered it.

    Change the ending of a book? No way, no how.

    From the perspective of a reader – it never even dawned on me. As a writer I find the notion sacrilegious.

    Wait! I can explain! Follow me back to my blog for all the verbosity – http://www.howardsherman.net

    Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  10. Mockingjay is definitely a popular answer. I definitely can see why. I went with Forever & Breaking Dawn myself.

    New follower! :)
    Amanda @ Letters Inside Out: My FF

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  11. I agree! I also picked Mockingjay. The ending just felt so wrong. :(

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  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I picked Mockingjay as well. What Suzanne Collins did to Gale just wasn't right.

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