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Not like a character

I had previously written an article on books I didn’t like. Here I’m going to write about characters I don’t like, however, this is a little bit different sort of dislike. In this case, the author has written a character well enough to make you feel like you can’t stand this character for one reason or another.

Dolores Umbridge from the Harry Potter series

Dolores is one of the characters that I absolutely can’t stand. Voldemort was the evil villain in that series but at least he was out right evil to your face. Dolores was an evil person who masqueraded as a good person and to me that is much worse. Granted, Voldemort and his henchmen killed plenty of people during the first and second wizarding war. But Dolores was flat out abusive and controlling.

President Coin from the Hunger Games

I know President Snow was the main villain from the series but I think President Coin is worse. She may have thought she was better at the job than Snow, she wasn’t above doing whatever she wanted to….even if it meant killing people.

Viserys Targaryen from the Game of Thrones series

I can’t stand him. He acts like a spoiled brat who throws a temper tantrum when he doesn’t get what he wants or when he thinks something isn’t going his way. He seems like someone stuck in the “terrible twos” stage.

Posted in fantasy, Literature, young adult

“Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins

Please note that there may be spoilers in this article if you’ve not read any of the books yet.

Well, I’ve finally done it. I’ve finished the Hunger Games trilogy. It feels like forever ago since I read “Hunger Games” and “Catching Fire”. After finishing the last book that I read, I decided to go ahead and read “Mockingjay”. I really enjoyed this book, there were a lot of up’s and down’s. Some were happy and seemed almost normal while others were sad and took your breath away. There were a couple of deaths in this book that really made me sad. When Prim dies, that is really heart-breaking. It just worked out where Katniss was right there when her death occurs and you get to see how it really affected Katniss. Especially when Katniss comes across Buttercup later and even the cat misses Prim. The other death that affected me was Finnick. I get why he died but I feel sad because he was reunited with the love of his life and got to marry her before his death occurs. Overall though, I think I’m okay with the way the series ended though. I know that war comes at a price so there are going to be some deaths that will happen.

Also, the books I read had the foil covers instead of the original covers. If that makes a difference to anybody.