I loved this book. Loved the entire series. I understand there are some negative reviews out there. And I get that people looking for that elusive "happily ever after" got kicked in the gut pretty hard. However, after seeing how life in Panem was, I cannot imagine how unrealistic a classic happy ending would have been. War leaves scars that cannot be erased, it takes people we like, and it blurs the line between those that are good and those that are bad until we don't know which side is which. Collins does all that and made me feel as hurt and confused as Katniss. But life goes on, and so it did.
Here is what the publisher had to say:
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice.
But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still
not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they
think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President
Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's
family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and
haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's
groundbreaking "The Hunger Games" trilogy promises to be one of the most
talked about books of the year.