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Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Synopsis:"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."


I started this book as an audiobook, then halfway through I stopped and left it for about three months. I recently picked it back up to actually read the rest. I just finished it and am pleased to say that the second half is better than the first half.

"My name is Katniss Everdeen. I am seventeen years old. My hold is District 12. I was in the Hunger Games. I escaped. The Capitol hates me. Peeta was taken prisoner. He is thought to be dead. Most likely he is dead. It is probably best if he is dead..." (4)

This book changes things dramatically from the first book, and where the second book left us. A lot of things happened that I didn't expect, nor wanted to happen (after a while you get a little picture in your head of what you want to happen to/ with the characters) but I suppose that is what made the book more surprising. I feel, however that the taking down of the capitol happened way too fast, as it only last about a paragraph or so (especially in comparison with how long it took them to plan the war.) I also found the ending to be a bit anticlimactic as Katniss settles in with her new way of life, but it does finalize everything.

"Katniss Everdeen, the girl who was on fire." (352)

In all, I feel this book is great at tying everything up, but it was no way near as great as The Hunger Games or Catching Fire. I hope to read a lot more from Suzanne Collins, because she is wonderful in portraying her writing through to the imagination of her readers.

First Line: "I star down at my shoes, watching as a fine layer of ash settles on the worn leather." (3)
Last Line: "But there are much worse games to play." (389)


"Some walks you have to take alone." (5)

"So after, when he whispers, 'You love me. Real or not real?' I tell him, 'Real.'" (388)

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Kindle Edition, 390 pages
Published August 24th 2010 by Scholastic Press (first published 2010)
Edition language: English


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