Last time on Mockingjay, a photo shoot goes wrong and Boggs explodes.
Last time on Mockingjay, the stupidest and most inexplicable assassination plot ever. And we hit the section break. The third section begins: THE ASSASSIN.
Oh dear. This is not going anywhere good, is it.
I think the issue is simply a matter of what the author can write. She can write people running around killing each other quite well. (She can’t write it realistically, but she can certainly write it.) She can also do a decent job writing about movie stars who get delicious food, covered in makeup, and then have to do various TV-related activities, I just don’t care to read about that.
She can’t write anything else. And that’s the problem. In the other books, she was mostly in her comfort zone. The actual content was reprehensible, to say nothing of unresearched, but at least there was content.
So here’s what should have happened:
Last time on Mockingjay, Peeta’s still a mess and Katniss joins the army.
Last time on Mockingjay, Peeta realizes Katniss is a slut because she kissed someone else while they weren’t together. Katniss realizes he’s so right, she’s a terrible person.
Last time on Mockingjay, nothing makes sense and everything is stupid. But then Katniss gets shot! ::::D
Last time on Mockingjay, Gale proposes a perfectly reasonable plan of attack and everyone is horrified by the idea of killing people in a war.
Last time on Mockingjay, Peeta now hates Katniss so he’s a nonperson. Katniss throws another tantrum and insists she can’t possibly stay in the same zip code as him, so she demands to be taken elsewhere. Elsewhere turns out to be 2.
Last time on Mockingjay, did we really need sex slave Finnick? No. No we did not. Also, Peeta tries to kill Katniss.
Last time on Mockingjay, Katniss has lost it, so they risk the lives of many people to try to save Millstone.
…to say that it’s going to be interrupted. There may or may not be posts for the next few days.
Last time on Mockingjay, Prim is the antichrist.
Last time on Mockingjay, Peeta says they’ll be dead by morning. Peeta, don’t make promises you can’t keep.
I’ve been writing summations/rewrites between each section break.
But where do I go with this?
Last time on Mockingjay, everyone agreed Katniss is really awesome and they all lied to cover up how she ran off and did her own thing. Then Haymitch threatened her with involuntary surgery and Peeta gave another interview.