Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

To read my reviews of the first two books in this series click here: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire.

Title: Mockingjay (The Hunger Games Series #3)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Reviewer: Karen
Genre: YA Fiction/Dystopian
Rating: Like
Alerts/Warnings: High Violence associated with war
Premise: "The Capitol is angry that Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice, stirring unrest by having defied the rules, and President Snow has made it clear that she, her family and friends, and the people of District 12 may all be held accountable" (King County Library System).
Opinions: This was a great and tragic and beautiful ending to this series. This is a hard series, full of dark times, but Suzanne Collins writes the story well. Throughout all three books we see Katniss fighting for her friends and family no matter what it takes. We get to see a whole other side to Peeta which was difficult but understandable.  It was also great to see more of Gale and Katniss's interactions with him and how their friendship develops and changes through difficult situations.  I love how so many people looked out for each other.  I love getting to learn all of the secrets that were hinted at through the last book come to light in this final installment. And I love getting to see a deeper side to the story. 

Again, because of the extreme level of violence (though still written tamely) due to the war and atrocities that occurred I felt I couldn't give this book more than a like, but I still really enjoyed the read. Just be prepared to cry throughout.