Reviews for How Rue Became the Mockingjay
Alactricity chapter 1 . 3/17/2011
I'm being completely honest when I say this story gave me goosebumps. I don't even know how to articulate how amazing this was or how I had to read it 3 times it was so good. Just ... thank you for posting this.

It was a pleasure to read.
trip-trap chapter 1 . 3/9/2011
This story literally makes me cry. There's so much goodness in it, after the dearth of the books - and it's something I've wanted since I first read Hunger Games, Rue living. I think in Catching Fire it's Peeta who says it best, that her death was the most despicable; and it was.

I love each of these scenes, how it is such an ensemble - Katniss may have begun it, by deciding to guard Rue until Thresh can come for her, but Peeta understands and supports her decision even though it thwarts his own dearest desire for her to live, and Foxface works as messenger even though she knows she'll be killed, and Finnick sends Thresh the weapon that will make sure he gets safely to Rue's side - and Panem itself is a character, stirring as it watches all these different kids from all these different districts work together to keep a little girl alive.

It really comes home, too, how Rue is innocent - because she believes that there will be a happy ending, somehow, where everyone gets to live and be friends, and meanwhile everyone around her knows what is going to happen, how the story is going to end. And it's still happy for them, but in a more complicated, adult sort of way.

I like how you incorporated the Capitol too, how it - though complicit in the Arena, in the Games, and in the deaths - responds to the narrative that Katniss and Peeta and Rue and Thresh and Foxface have created. There are riots in the streets of the Capitol, and the public polling shows that a significant portion of the viewers wants all of the final four to survive. It's a reminder that the people of the Capitol are not Snow, or the government; that they're guilty of letting Snow and the government keep on exploiting and abusing the Districts, but that they're not heartless, that they respond, that they are needed in the revolution, too.

Anyway, this has been a really rambling review, but I wanted to let you know how much your story affected me, and how well I thought it was written, and how Rue as the mockingjay will always be a beautiful idea. If you ever decide to write a sequel or a continuation in this universe, it would be so wonderful. It would be awesome to see Rue in the revolution, with Thresh as her constant guard, or something like that.
PandasWithBazookas chapter 1 . 3/6/2011
Wow amazing. This is really beutiful yet tragic. It's really amazing how so many tributes worked together to help Rue and Thresh win. Then again I suppose they also might know about the rebellion. Great story.
MoonlightRurouni chapter 1 . 3/1/2011
that was an amazing fanfic! the way that Katniss and Peeta die for Rue to live is so sad :( but good job! i really liked it
C.K.isback chapter 1 . 2/28/2011
That was amazing. So sad, so sweet, and beautiful. I loved it. Keep up the amazing writing!
semi-unusual-bystander chapter 1 . 2/28/2011
This story nearly made me cry - absolutely beautiful.
wellhelloitsme chapter 1 . 2/28/2011
That was freakin' beautiful. Keep up the amazing work.
Zelda12343 chapter 1 . 2/28/2011
Whoa. I nearly cried at the end of that! It was so amazing! Please write a sequel!
MountainAir chapter 1 . 2/28/2011
I'm absolutely speechless. That was one of the most amazing things I've ever read, and I have tears in my eyes! Holy. Cow. That was beautiful.

Favorited for sure.
furyofthetimelords chapter 1 . 2/28/2011
Wow.

That was FANTASTIC.

Seriously. That was a PERFECT but sad ending for this, and I love it.

You wrote it magnificently and I can't even begin to sya how much I loved this.

This is just awesome, brilliant, amazing, tragic, beautiful and sweet all in one.

One of the BEST one shots I've ever read.

Keep on writing awesome,

~bookninja15

(and no other reviews yet? TRAGIC. this is just too good)
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