Friday, March 9, 2012

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins

YA Fantasy Dystopia

Rating: 4 Stars

Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plains - except Katniss.

The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay - no matter what the personal cost.

Instead of just repeating the same thing over and over again I am just doing two categories for this one.

Characters: This is unbelievable. The characters have all gone completely nuts. But that's the point isn't it? They are in a war, being attacked, people are dying, and some are being held hostage and tortured. I sympathized with every character and the way Suzanne wrote through Katniss' head it just screamed insane. She was a little messed up the entire novel. Peeta was the only one I could deal with though. I love the ending for them. Gale was the one I was disappointed with. Katniss may have changed but the way Gale changed made him lose what he had. Can you tell Suzanne got me all wrapped in this novel?

Final Thoughts: That was a horrible, horrible book! It was so horrible it was awesome. All that drama and each horrible thing that happened made it into an amazing story. The reason I called it horrible was that she could come up with all those terrible things people do to each other. Thing is people do terrible things to each other every day and this book just makes you want to squash it all out and hope people will change and actually start to care for each other. This entire series was amazing and I can't wait to see how they bring this series to life on the big screen.

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