I couldn’t say I did not appreciate the book. Fair enough, Collins was able to give it a graceful ending (even if my bet remained to be Gale for Katniss). I think I expected way too much for the book, that a great part of the book specifically the early chapters, left me wanting more from Collins. I was hoping the last book was more thrilling, only it was a late bloomer. I wanted to keep Finnick alive towards the end, wished it was Annie they killed instead. There were just so many insignificant inserts to the plot that most times led me to wonder non-related stuff, or had me wondering what happened to the mother? I wished Collins had considered a strong emphasis on the mother’s character and its importance. It could have supported Katniss and Prim’s role in the Mockingjay. I find Katniss here less appealing, less of a hero and very weak to be “the mockingjay”.