This was partly because the first book is so emotionally intense, in such a relatively short span of book. And partly because I sensed that we might be heading into boring territory. Someone had already mentioned to me that the second book in some ways just re-hashed the first, which didn't sound appealing.
Most of the people I’ve talked to were not satisfied with the ending to Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games series—namely, the last two chapters of Mockingjay. I don’t want to give away the ending to those who haven’t read the books, but let’s just say that most people wanted more closure, and maybe more hope, too. Teens call for more romance as well, but they’ll always be doing that, I’m sure. I know I probably did at that age.
I was okay with the ending, but for those who weren’t, many have taken a stab and re-writing the ending. I have read dozens of alternate endings (or embellished endings upon the real one) in fanfiction across the web. In fact, many entered a competition being held at Miss Literati, which is offering a place in their magazine—as well as a set of the books—for whoever wins the challenge. People wrote how they would decide the series might end—in only one chapter—and sent it in over the weekend. Soon we’ll get to hear who wins—and read his or her story in the magazine.
If you’ve written some Hunger Games fanfiction, feel free to recommend it here.