Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Reading Level: Young Adult

Hardcover: 400 Pages

Publisher: Scholastic Press

ISBN: 978-0-439-02351-1

My Rating: 5/5
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 in 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.

When I read the first book in The Hunger Games trilogy, it easily became one of my favorite books! After reading 'Catching Fire,' I became even more hooked and 'Mockingjay' finished off the trilogy with amazing flare. I felt like Mockingjay was a lot more twisted and dark than the first 2 books which is a plus! The setting for Mockingjay was entirely different; it involved a war and a travel through the districts. There were a lot of deaths but there were also a lot of positive points and twists which made this book so much better!

'Mockingjay' is the continuing story of Katniss Everdeen. She has survived the Hunger Games and a lot of other turmoil and has finally come to the end of her fight. She is the face of the rebels who are waging war against the capitol. She has to put on a strong face for the cameras while struggling emotionally with a bucket load of issues. I don't want to put any spoilers in here! Especially because the movie just came out and the books are becoming increasingly popular.

Overall, I loved 'Mockingjay!' it was an amazing finish for an incredible series. I'm excited to finally go and see the movie! I think I'm the only person who hasn't yet. I can't pick a favorite book because, honestly, I loved all 3 that much! If you haven't had a chance to read this trilogy yet, do it! You won't be disappointed!! :)

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