Friday, September 3, 2010

Review: Mockingjay

By: Suzanne Collins
398 Pages
Published by Scholastic Press
Book 3 of 3

What its about:

My Name Is Katniss Everdeen.
Why Am I Not Dead?
I Should Be Dead.

Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed.  Gale has escaped, Katniss's family is safe.  Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist.  There are rebels.  There are new leaders.  A revolution is unfolding.

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it.  District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol.  Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans-- except Katniss.

The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem.  To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust.  She must become the rebels' Mockingjay-- no matter what the personal cost.

What I thought:

I thought this book was an excellent end to a fantastic series.  I had a hard time with the being separated from Peeta and was almost as depressed as Katniss was about it.  I really felt like it was my life.  I was so sad to see this series end, but I couldn't put this book down.  I love love loved the Real or not real game. I just want to read this series over and over again.

I love that Katniss can think for her self and does.  There are for sure some heart breaking moments in this book.  Its hard when the one thing that starts the whole thing gets pulled out from under you.  I had a hard time with it but I thought it was a great twist. 

I give this book:

1 comment:

  1. Fifty pages to go, so forgive me for skipping this review until later today!

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