Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Mockingjay (Hunger Games, #3)Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Katniss has been rescued from the 75th Hunger Games by rebels from District 13 and Capitol rebels. Now living under ground in District 13. Everyone wants Katniss to be the Mockingjay that sympolies the rebellion against the Capitol but Katniss is hesitate until she sees Peeta being held by the Capitol and forced to repeat their agenda. To save Peeta Katniss agrees to be the Mockingjay despite reservation about the leaders of District 13. Katniss will once again risk everything to save the people she loves.

Half way through the book I was unhappy with the direction the author was leading us. I worried what would happen to Katniss and Peeta. I didn't like the leaders in District 13 I felt they were just as bad as President Snow manipulating and controlling everyone. And to be honest it was very slow and dull until Katniss and her team are in the capitol fighting their way to the Presidents palace. That was fast paced and often very sad.

I know a lot of people were angry at the ending which was not the fairy tale ending you would wish for Katniss. After all the pain and horrors she witnessed you just want her to live happily ever after. But you really cant have that ending. War is ugly and no matter how strong of a character you are you are bound to crack after being forced to live through what she lived through. And to be honest the ending was fairly anti-climatic but live is often anti-climatic.

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  1. I think you said what I was thinking about this book very well!! Loved it! :)

  2. I think you summed it up beautifully. Life doesn't always end up as we wish. Things happen to us and change the people we are. Pains and horror does interfere with people's ideas of happy endings. Nicely put together MJ. Marti

  3. Agreed, MJ. I don't think any other ending would have been believable or consistent with the tone of the books.

  4. When I finished this series, I was totally depressed for the next couple of days. I understood that the ending needed to be that way, but boy. It was a hard pill to swallow. I will honestly revisit book series after a few months because I find myself taking more time to enjoy them. With this series, I will need to take more time off. It was hard for me. I loved those characters and really just wanted them to be okay.

  5. Its not a series I will read over and over again but I think its good for kids to understand that there are no happy endings but we can move forward no matter what we have witnessed in our lives.


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