Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins

Monday, August 22, 2011


Suzanne Collins
390 pages

Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12. The thrill-packed final installment of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy will keep young hearts pounding.

I am really sad that this is the end of The Hunger Games. I have been totally blown away through the whole thing, from the first book to the last. I cried at some point (or multiple) in each of the books. They drew me in emotionally and mentally. I am so excited for the movie I can't stand it!

I was amazed and disappointed with this last book. It was amazing but the Peeta vs. Gale, Gale vs. Peeta (for Katniss's love) was a little disappointing. I know that this is a far cry from a romance novel, but the way it played out, so quickly and with not enough info for my tastes, was disappointing. It wasn't her decision or theirs, but rather there wasn't enough of it for me.

I was definitely caught by surprise at some points and in tears at others. Katniss amazed me throughout the entire series, and while cold and harsh most of the time, you could really see how it was all about taking care of those that she loved and survival. Whether it was her mother or Prim, Peeta or Gale, she did what she had to do for them.

I'm going to leave it at that. I think you should read it for yourself to find out!

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Lan said...

Great review Samantha. You said a lot in a short review! I was also a bit lost for words once I finished Mockingjay too. Ranting on a blog usually helps with residual ending unhappiness :)

Samantha said...

I tried to keep it short and simple, I really didn't want to give too much away, I didn't with Catching Fire either. I talk about The Hunger Games all the time and I'm constantly recommending it!

I think I might have developed a *slight* obsession....

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