Saturday, January 8, 2011

Book Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Title: Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Pages: 398
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Source: Borrowed from a friend
Summary: 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.

I feel like i'm the last person to read Mockingjay! I wish I would've read it earlier. It was amazing! I admit, I did put it down for a few months after I read about 75 pages. I had a lot of other books to read and the beginning was pretty slow. When I picked it up again, I couldn't believe I had put it down. It was so good! Once I got through the beginning I couldn't put it down.

This is the third book in the Hunger Games series. I don't think this book was a good as the first two but it was still pretty awesome! I liked the action in the first two better since they were in the arena fighting for their lives. This book still had a lot of action in it though. And deaths. So many deaths. It was so sad but I just knew they were coming. Without all the deaths the book wouldn't have been as good. They gave Katniss a reason to stay fighting.

I love the plot! Katniss is rebelling against the capitol along with Gale. In the previous book, Peeta was captured. Katniss tries to save him and take over the capitol. I can not express how much I absolutely adored the ending! I wasn't expecting it at all.

If you haven't read The Hunger Games series yet, you really need to! There's romance, action, violence (eh, kinda gross at first but you get used to it). I would totally recommend reading Mockingjay. I loved it!

1 comment:

  1. I loved the first two books, but this one just left me depressed. It's not that I need a happy ending all the time... but this was just too much.


Thanks for the comments! I love them!