Saturday, January 15, 2011

Book Review: Mockingjay *spoiler free*

Title: Mockingjay
Series: The Hunger Games (#3)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Published: 2010

Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12. The thrill-packed final installment of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy will keep young hearts pounding

My Review: Mockingjay is a satisfying conclusion to the Hunger Games trilogy. It isn't as action-filled as the first two books, there are more thinking and planning than actually fighting.

Since this book isn't set in the Hunger Games arena, there aren't as much death traps and inhuman beings - which I liked since the impressionistic descriptions of different ways of dying and suffering are sometimes too disgusting to read about. There are some however, so don't worry if you do like them!

So, we all know that readers are divided into "Team Peeta" and "Team Gale". But does Katniss make her decision between them in this book? Yes, she does. And judging from events in this book, I believe she made the correct choice.

Katniss yet again shows us what a smart, surviving girl she is. She always has her own plan, as well as several back-up plans, and barely trusts no one but herself - necessary if you want to survive the Hunger Games!

I think Mockingjay was a great (but not fantastic) conclusion to the series, where Katniss got her well deserved happy-ever-after.

Rating: 4 of 5

3 kommentarer:

salarsenッ said...

I've wondered about this. I have the first two books, but haven't read them yet. Thanks for the review and for visiting Writers' Ally. I'm a follower of yours, now.

Lily Child said...

I was rather disappointed with the ending of this series, but it definitely was an appropriate one. :P

Darlyn said...

I havent start this series yet but will do once I go back from holiday!