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9/25/10

REVIEW: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (SPOILER ALERT)

Description

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins’s groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

About the Author

Suzanne Collins is the author of the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series, which has more than one million books in print and is available in seven foreign editions. In the award-winning The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, Collins continues to explore the effects of war and violence on those coming of age. The much-anticipated finale to The Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay, will be published on August 24th, 2010. Also a successful writer for children's television, Collins lives with her family in Connecticut. Visit her at www.suzannecollinsbooks.com.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press (August 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439023513
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439023511
SOURCE:  PUBLIC LIBRARY

ABSOLUTELY ADORED IT

There is a reason the books in this series are best sellers.  The conclusion is worth every cent and exactly what I was expecting.  I think enough time has passed and everyone knows the ending.  Katniss finds she is a pawn of the resistance movement and accepts it and uses it to her advantage.  I was surprised that she ends up living in peace with Peeta.  There it is out.  I was a Team Gale girl all the way.  There is not much to write about this one that hasn't been written.  Yes, you need to read this series.

6 comments:

  1. Ugh! I need to read this book so that I can read spoiler reviews! It's been sitting on my mantel. I haven't worked up the energy to read it yet.

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  2. I want to read this series so bad. Great review, Mary! :0)

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  3. I am Team Peeta but I don't think they treated Gale right. Katniss never really made a choice, and then G was just kinda pushed to the side.

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  4. Lol! My daughter felt the same way. She loved and hated at the same time. That's good writing, when the reader gets so attached to the characters they are effected by the outcome.

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  5. *possible spoilers*

    I was team peeta, but Gale was my favorite character (does that make sense? Is that even possible? A paradox). I do agree, he didn't seem to be fully realized and just pushed aside. I think it would have been awesome if Katniss forgave him. She didn't need to be with him, but it would be nice to know that there needed to be some sort of closure besides how it was left.

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  6. Loved the series too! A must-read for those who have missed it!

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