well, i have been nursing my book hangover for past 3 days now and i can't seem to come out of the trance that this trilogy sent me into and reading other books is quite impossible because every time I do something i remember Peeta and Katniss and the way the book is written.
it is much more than a love story, and the televised murder of the innocent children, may be i am reading too much between the lines, but it has so many complex ideas in the book that i can't stop thinking about it.
it has themes like a totalitarian government that punishes its citizens for crimes that were not committed by them. it is about how the human race could sacrifice its own children for the covert agenda, it is a story about love, sacrifice, compassion, friendship, courage, hatred and survival. it constantly reminded me of the dialogue from V for Vendetta
"People should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people"
it touches upon the ideas that was presented in 1984 by George Orwell, that "People need power for the sake of power and for no other reason."
it is the way i see Coin, wanting power for the sake of power and ready to sacrifice more children for her own agenda.
it is easy to say that my favorite character from the trilogy is Peeta, because he loses so much during the course of the series and still is able to ask the question that bothers him so much, life can be simplified if we can ask questions and clarify our confusions.
i am so engrossed in this book even after finishing it, that the other book i started reading [Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling] seems bland in front of it.
this series might be intended as YA, but like Catcher in the Rye, it is going to be popular among every sort of reader, may be it has already happened.
i had fun reading it and it is highly recommended to anyone who wants to see the complex sides of human nature.
5 stars - or whatever the rating it higher.
P.S. listen to "We Remain" by Christina Auguilera - amazing song!