Top 10 Saddest and Most Shocking Moments in the Hunger Games Trilogy

The Top Ten
1 When Finnick dies

This was the saddest part of the whole trilogy. Finnick deserved to live. He had gone through so much and should have gotten a happy ending with his love of his life and wife, Annie, and son. Finnick was definitely my favourite character in the whole series. He was so smart, resourceful, and hot. He sacrificed so much to make sure Katniss and Peeta lived. He was such a good person. I was bawling when I read it for the first time, and the second, and third, and so on.

Really? Rue's death was not shocking she had to die for Katniss to win. Prim I don't like she is a weak poor brat. Finnick he wan the 65th hunger games, he survived the 75th hunger games and then he just died when I heard Finnick died I thought in Catching fire he died and katniss and Peeta win. Besides Finnick was a good person he saved Peeta from dying and took a knife in is calf for Peeta. Plus he just got married and his son needed him. What else ohh here it is Prim was 12 and someone volunteered for but Finnick was 14 still young and no one volunteered for and he won. Sorry Prim your weak. And also Prim had a sister and mother. But Finnick I don't see a mom or a dad. He had a mentor but died. He only had a wife who he and her had few times of happiness together

As much as I love and adore Prim, Finnick's death was just too much for me to handle (which is why I threw the book across the room and almost broke a priceless artifact at the museum). He shouldn't have died! Finnick had so much to live for and he deserved a happy ending. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to go kill some lizards to avenge him...

In my opinion, this was the most shocking for the sole reason that: his death came out of nowhere. One second, he was climbing out of the sewers. The next, his life flashed before Katniss's eyes. Then one second later, he was brutally killed by the mutts. I mean, seriously, Collins?!

2 When Peeta is hijacked and attacks Katniss

It broke my heart that he was too broken to recognise Katniss. Peeta gets so damaged throughout the book, not only the hijacking, but the lost leg, and his emotions. I feel so bad.

It was so sad and I REALLY ship Peeta and Katniss so I was like nooo I'll never see their love again! When Peeta attacked Katniss I was all happy for them to be reunited but then I was like OMG Peeta what is wrong with you!

This has got to be my least favorite part of the whole series. Trying to kill katniss with bare hands is probably the last thing peeta would want to do. Like he would even let himself die for katniss to survive. They ruined him. The Capitol took him away and used him as a weapon against katniss. Peeta was tortured, he lost his family and he lost himself. I seriously cried when this happened, and I'm so thankful it wasn't in full detail in the book apart from "and his hands closes around my throat" and something but I forgot. Anyway, at this point I wanted to kill snow for what he did to peeta.

I was like what the heck Peeta! And when they said he was never going to be the same again! Sobb Lost all hope of them marrying But I got my wish when he remembered! Happy days!

3 When Prim dies

I was not expecting this. The book started with Katniss volunteering for Prim to save her from dying, yet she dies anyway. Katniss had done so much, though not enough.

I was soooooo sad. I didn't think that was going to happen. I thought once the war was over everything would be great again but ofc something had to happen. But like for real Prim was one of my favorite characters. My favorite line that goes with Prim is "Prim sounds about a thousand years old when she speaks. Whatever it takes to break you"

She was just trying to help, not everyone would do that, she did it out of the kindness of her heart. But sadly, she had to pay for it.

Prim was such a sweet, loving girl and by the sounds of things, a great lil sister. RIP Primrose Everdeen.

4 When Cinna dies
5 When the bomber crashes into the hospital in district 8

We had just spent a chapter knowing and liking the residents, and then they just...died. Their were mothers and CHILDREN in that hospital, oh yeah, and it's a HOSPITAL! They are being treated, and are so innocent, and then they die. Katniss' speech at the end was amazingly powerful, and truly captured the tragedy.

6 When Katniss shoots Coin

I didn't see this coming at all and it took me like ages to figure out why. It all makes sense though,and is generally a really good twist.

7 When the Peacekeepers shoot an elderly man

That started a rebellion! You don't just kill a person that makes more people angry and I was happy they defeated the capitol.

8 When Gale is being whipped

I kept telling my book don't die gale please, please don't die and poor gale! sob You don't know how happy I was when he lived!

9 When the Jabberjays torment Katniss and Finnick

This was a horrible time in the book. Katniss and Finnick suffering like that, it was not nice. The poor people. The stupid birds.

10 When Cinna dies
The Contenders
11 When Mags dies

She was a lovely

12 When Peeta announces the girl he likes came to the Hunger Games with him

It wasn't that sad, but it was a very important part in the book. It also introduced the love triangle. I was really shocked and suprised when it happened rhough.

13 When the rebels destroy the dam while singing "The Hanging Tree"

In my opinion, this moment was extremely moving. Seeing how Katniss rallied the rebels and how willing they were to die for the cause almost made me cry. I never cried reading the books. Not at Rue's death, not at Prim's or Cinna's, not at Finnick's, etc. But while watching the movies, I cried at all of these points and more. I felt that this scene was extremely necessary.

14 When Katniss visits District 12

I really didn't see it coming that district twelve would be destroyed. I mean that was where katniss grew up and it all just gets destroyed. Imagine your home town just being destroyed along with almost all the population.

This make me cry, Her home was destroyed. Wrecked. I imagine going home to see where I belong bomed and destroyed, So heart breaking. At times like this I hate the capitol.

It was so emotional.

15 When Rue dies

It was so heartfelt. Rue wasn't a main part of the book for very long, but she managed to stay in our hearts. Katniss singing made it so meaningful. Of course I knew it was going to happen but it still hit me hard.

I was really shocked and I thought they had a good plan but then uh oh she gets shot. Like why she could have done that berry thing like with Peeta. Just straight up SAD.

We all knew that it was going to happen at some stage, and yet I was still completely shocked as I read it. The most moving moment in the entire triology

Katniss sang the poor child to death... She tried so hard to help Katniss. She was too young. And it was so touching, so emotional that Katniss sang her to death... Rue was just way too young... Too pretty, too small to die.

16 When the tracker jackets attack
17 When Peeta loses a leg

This was SOO sad because it showed how much Peeta suffered in the games. And also how hard it was for him to do other stuff as well. I also loved Katniss' s reaction to it. It was so pure.

Ok I was so sad for this cause I thought the Capital would be able to fix him and he didn't even get to tell Katniss before they went on stage.

18 When Katniss kills the innocent capitol woman

What the heck Katniss! Wow I had to add this the woman was just minding her own business when Katniss breaks in and then the woman tries to run away but before she could take 2 steps she was shot by Katniss... WOW

19 When Peeta announces Katniss is pregnant
20 When Thresh dies

So kind to Katniss

21 When Katniss talks about a girl who blew up in the games

If you step off of the platform before the games, you'll blow up... Which is what happened to her and they had to scrape her body parts off of the ground!

22 When Johanna Comes Back to 13
23 The Epilogue

I lived the epilogue. I loved how it had the song. It was short and sweet. Except I wish it had the children's names.

24 When Mitchell Dies
25 When Clove dies

Clove's death is the saddest thing ever poor Cato. I ship Clato so when this happened I was bawling my eyes out.

I really didn't like Clove. But Cato's reaction made it so... So sad...

I literally sobbed when Cato was begging her to stay with her. Clato forever!

I cried my eyes out especially when Cato was beside her begging her to stay with him

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