Character Analysis Ladies and gentleman, a brief statement of the facts: Katniss Everdeen is a teenage girl who lives in District 12, an impoverished coal-mining region in the country of Panem. Haymitch Abernathy, tracker jacker stings, getting her leg hair waxed, and the family cat. Who is Katniss Everdeen?
Sep 22, Miss Clark rated it it was ok Recommends it for: To view it, click here. I wanted so badly to like this book. It has so much going for it. It is original and inventive.
I never once caught myself thinking, "Now, where did I read that before? Oh, right, in the last three books! All of them were uniquely Cashore's own.
Her prose was clear and lucid, though there were passages that dragged and made me want to skip ahead. So, pacing was occasionally a pro I wanted so badly to like this book.
So, pacing was occasionally a problem, but not the actual words themselves. I thought it quite notable, especially as a debut.
Yes, that dreaded however. But before we get to that, a quick disclaimer.
I certainly have no say on what Cashore did or did not intend the book to say. I only can say with certainty what I find in the book and I hope you can agree that if, in addition to great writing and engaging stories, one desires one's reading material to have at the very least some simple ethics, it is more than reasonable that some readers will discuss and debate the ethics and social mores that certain features of this book present.
Personally, I appreciate being able to discuss something that a book mentions and which allows me to think of it in an entirely different light.
I am fully aware that many might feel that this review is biased and unfair, written from a narrow-minded, hidebound mentality. How dare I allow my personal convictions to color my view of a book I read?
Especially a fantasy book that clearly takes place in a world that is not this one. But before you comment to let me know that I am a horrible disgrace and disappointment as a human for allowing my personal convictions to color my view of a book that I have read, please take a moment to know that I am not allowing any comments on this review.
I had nearly 50 comments on this review and I ultimately chose to delete them when the vitriolic, contemptuous comments kept coming. For those of you whose opinions differed, but who chose to share that contrary opinion with civility and tolerance, I would like once more to extend my sincerest thanks, especially to Ariel and Angie.
For the others that commented to agree or say thanks for the review, I hope it helped. So, back to that however.
My issue is that firstly, what Po and Katsa have is not love. But love, "true love," is wanting what is best for the other person and doing whatever one can so that the other is able to move toward the best. Thus, love is at its core sacrificial and giving. What is the purpose of Katsa's and Po's sexual relationship?Katniss, the story's narrator and heroine, is 16 years old and has straight black hair, gray eyes, and olive skin.
Her father died in a mine explosion when she is Graceling by Kristin Cashore follows in a burgeoning market for strong female characters.
Katsa is much like Katniss from The Hunger Games in her naive perception of the world, her coldness and tendency towards pragmatic practicality.
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