Book: Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Published: August 24, 2010 from Scholastic
My edition/number of pages: HC/390
Age group: Young adult
Series?: Yes. Final book.
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.
SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t read the first two books in this series it may contain some spoilers but there are no spoilers concerning what happens in this book.
I finished Mockingjay in the early hours of this morning and I am still in shock. Shock over what happened, how good it was, and how amazingly written it was. I didn’t know if the end to the series would live up to the hype but it definitely did.
I’m obviously not going to go into details about the plot but I will say this: it was non-stop action. From the very first page there was something going on and I loved it. I’m so glad I was able to read straight through because I don’t think I would have been capable of putting it down.
The honest truth about this book is that is was brutal. It was actually kind of hard to read. Since the first book I have come to know and love these characters and I hated to see them in any pain. Reading about not only the physical but the mental torture they were put through was tough but I didn’t expect any less from this book. I knew going in that it wasn’t going to be your fairytale ending but that didn’t make it any less shocking.
Overall, Mockingjay is a brilliant ending to The Hunger Games trilogy. I laughed, I cried, I bit my nails down to the cuticles. I’m sad for the end of such a fantastic series but I’m excited to see what Suzanne Collins has in store for readers next. =]
Cover: A++ (I think it fits with the first two books.)