Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mockingjay - A Review

Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins (Bought)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: August 2010
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Format: Hardcover, 390pp
  • Sales Rank: 3
  • Age Range: Young Adult


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.

My Thoughts:

This book, like the others in the series, brought with it a wide array of emotions. Anger, fear, sadness, with a bit of bittersweet to top it off. These emotions stayed with me throughout this book as well.

I am sad to see the series end, but I do think it wrapped itself up nicely. Well maybe nicely isn't the right work. Appropriately might be a better word for what I mean. I was sad at the end of the book but Suzanne tied up all the loose ends.

I found myself attached to many of the characters yet again. Which always makes it even harder to see any die or say goodbye too. I fretted over Katniss in this book, worrying about her and what she was having to endure. The same with Peeta. Peeta being my favorite of the series, I had an extra hard time with his trials in this book. I'm afraid to say too much more, I don't want to spoil anything for anyone.

So I will end it with this, I loved this series. I am sad to see it go and it will have a permanent spot on my bookshelves.

Author's Website: Suzanne Collins


Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I thought the ending was appropriate. It was a hard read.

Ryan G said...

I still haven't read any of the books in the series. One of these days I'll get started on them.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Bittersweet is so true. I found myself crying a few times in this book. But enjoyed it so. Glad you did as well. :)