Saturday, February 5, 2011

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
398 Pages

From Goodreads: 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. 

Ah, the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy. It was a bittersweet book, I didn't want it to end and yet I felt guilty wanting the story to go on as Katniss was getting hit with problem after problem. The obstacles were never ending for her. When I finished reading this book I couldn't help but think about it for at least the next 3 days and during that time my mind was always off in it's own world (I did annoy some family members). I couldn't bring myself to write a review so soon. This series will stay with me for a long time, the characters and their lives were unforgettable. They went through a lot and their personalities reflected that. In the third book I felt as if Katniss was lost and finally succumbed to the tragedy that is her life. I almost couldn't bear reading about it. Ah heck...

I didn't even recognize some of the characters because they had changed so much. I'm glad Katniss found some peace in the end together with Peeta. It pained me to read that they still suffered from everything, but any less and I wouldn't have believed it. I wasn't expecting a happily ever after and I am glad to have not received it. A lot of readers are bummed about not hearing more about Gale and his life after everything that happened, but I think his part in creating that trap would've never allowed for him and Katniss to be friends or even neighbors. His life continued elsewhere, and it was better that way for both of them. I'm sure he will never find peace either. All characters are scarred (physically, mentally, emotionally) but I felt there was hope for future generations. 

Sorry I hate writing spoilers, but I wouldn't be giving this book justice if I didn't discuss it completely. I was satisfied with the ending to the trilogy, it is definitely a series I recommend and hope that those who choose to read it enjoy it and reflect on it as much as I did.

I give this book 4.5 owls!


  1. I read this when it first came out, and i think i'll have to give it 3 stars in my review. It started off great but for a great series to end with so much death is just wrong especially when you kill of Finnick AND Prime. I get what the author was trying to do in making the ending the 'not-typical happily ever after' but i feel like she could have done more, and that it was rushed.

    Great review, i'm glad you enjoyed it more than i did.

  2. Hi
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.
    I really have to finish this series!

    Shelleyrae @ book'd Out


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