Hazel Graze is sixteen years old with terminal lung cancer. All her life, she's had to take medication to keep her alvie and healthy. But even after close to dying; She doesn't want to go out, her life is mostly staying at home, watching re-runs of America's Next Top Model with her mum. But then she meets the goregous Augustus Waters, a seventeen year old cancer patient with a prosthetic leg and everything changes... After becoming extemely close friends. Hazel doesn't want to love Augustus because she doesn't want to put him through the pain, but as the book goes on, she can't help falling in love with him.
Hazel is the main character. She's very strong and bold throughout the book. Even though she's fought against cancer her whole life, she still puts on a good face for her parents and everyone around her. The way the author has written the book really allows to feel and share all her emotions; Like when she knows Augustus (her boyfriend) is going to die and when she visits her favourite author and finds out there is no ending to the story she's loved all her life.
This book was very sad, but funny and full of surprises. In many parts, you didn't know what was going to happen. In the beginning, it started of slow and predictable; but when you got to the end, there was a twist you didn't expect. The storyline is lovely and really shows you how much pain and hurt cancer truly brings. It gives you a more open outlook on life and is a beautiful well written book that leaves tears in your eyes.
Katniss Everdeen survived the Hunger Games twice and has made it to safety in district 13; which is an unknown district where all the rebels who are against the Capital are, but unfortunately many others weren’t as lucky as Katniss and were either killed or held hostage. Katniss has a choice to become the Mockingjay (the face of the rebels) and prove to all the districts why the Capital should be destroyed. So when she agrees to become the Mockingjay, many tragic and devastating events occur, but eventually all the districts are on her side, and all that’s left is the Capital.
Katniss is a great main character. She shows courage, independence and confidence. The way the author has written the book really allows you to feel and share her emotions; like when Peeta (her friend) is rescued from the Capital, or when Prim (her sister) dies.
The book was very thrilling and action-packed; in many parts, you didn’t know what was going to happen. Although it wasn’t as interesting as the other two books (The Hunger Games and Catching Fire) because the storyline didn’t have as much excitement and wasn’t as entertaining. I found the beginning of the book a little boring because nothing much really happened and thought it dragged out quite a bit. But as I read on, it started to pick up and became a lot more interesting and captivating. Overall I thought it was a pretty good read, but it wasn't as interesting as the previous books.