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I really can’t say enough great things about this book. I had very high hopes for this book, having read Nothing Is Impossible by Christopher Reeve some years ago I was ready for another compelling read…fortunatly this did not disappoint. Reeve has an incredible knack of easily flowing from past to present to medical research to politics all the while keeping the read spell-bound. I was glued to his story from the moment I opened page one.
Written shortly after the accident that left him a quadriplegic, he doesn’t try to make some heroic stance, he never claims to have accepted his position and he defiantly has moments of self pity…which is what makes him human and so likeable. I, for one, am not a big fan of celebrities…especially when they pull that fake crap and try to say how great everything is even when clearly life sucks…Christopher Reeve never does that. He admits to the bad days, and also encourages with the fact that he’s learned how to deal with them and face them. Do they still suck? yeah. Do they control his life? No.
A wonderfully inspiring read that is going to leave you in tears and have you cheering him on, even when we know the tragic fate of his life. (And how refreshing to read of a true love story involving a celeb? And he NEVER bashes his ex…which is even more refreshing.)
LOVED this book! I just really can’t say enough about this series. There are so many themes and topics like government control and right vs. wrong and does anything really go in war? We really find the main character, Katniss coming into her own in this book…and by the end she knows exactly who she is and what she wants…and yes, she gets the boy…which boy, I’m not telling.
The writing is incredible in this book and characters are each dynamic and fascinating in their own ways…as I finished this book there was the whole uproar about whether or not YA literature is too dark. So, I’m kind of intrigued as to what you think…is YA too dark? I, personally, don’t think books should EVER be banned. I don’t care what kind of book it is there is a reason for its existance and something to be gained from it. I do, however, believe parents should monitor their child’s reading. A fellow blogger did a great blog article on the difference between parent monitoring and banning a book, so I won’t go there, but…I will say that when I was a teen/young adult I discovered and feel in love with Stephen King books…you wanna talk about dark?!? I think I’ve turned out pretty okay…but I’m still curious to hear what everyone else thinks.
The writing is wonderful in this book and I feel I really get to know most of these characters, especially Katniss. It’s so great to see how much she grows in this book. She’s no longer the nieve little girl that we met in The Hunger Games. There is so much joy, and triumpant and heartbreak and tragedy in this book and you can’t help but keep turning the next page. The book ends on a very tragic note, Gale (Best Friend to Katniss) informs her that her district has been boomed and destroyed…what a way to end a book, huh?
It’s hard to really get into this book without giving away everything that happens…but if you’ve read the book PLEASE comment and start up discussions about whatever you want about the books…if you haven’t read the series…you may want to steer clear of the comments.