If you haven’t read The Hunger Games, stop reading this post and go read the series (the movie doesn’t count). If you’ve only read the first two books, stop reading this and finish the third book. This post and the photo above spoils the very end of the series.
All right? Are we clear on the above? Okay.
I was finishing up Mockingjay, the third book in The Hunger Games series. I was right at the end end and guess what? Katniss talks about scrapbooking (the main character, but I shouldn’t have to tell you that because if you are reading this post, you’ve read the books).
At the end of the story, Katniss creates a scrapbook. It’s a therapeutic way to deal with everything she’s been through and helps her get closure with some of her issues. She is determined to remember the people that were lost in the story.
Katniss models her scrapbook after a plant book her family had where they “recorded those things that cannot be trusted to memory.” In her new book, she records “all the details it would be a crime to forget.”
The way she describes the scrapbook really resonated with me. It reminds me why I scrapbook. It’s about remembering people and tucking away keepsakes.