Saturday, April 7, 2012

 




Title: Mockingjay

Auother: Suzanne Collins

Publisher: Scholastic

Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Dystopian

Pages: 399

ISBN: 978-0-439-02351-1

Themes: Explores Loyalty in extreme circumstances, and physical hardships along with the effects of war.

***SPOILER ALERT***

Summary- The third book in the Hunger Games trilogy starts shortly after the second book ends with Katniss living in District 13 after being in the 75th Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen is convinced to becoming the "MokingJay" the face of the rebellion that has uprooted Panem. She must fight through her fears and sadness as she faces her lover Peeta who has been brainwashed to think Katniss is trying to kill him. She must fight in the war even through the deaths of loved ones and pursue what fate has in store.

Review- I don't usually like doing spoilers in my reviews but their is no other way to explain the very disappointing final book in this amazing trilogy. The first 2 books in the series were amazing and showed the themes of war and human emotions greatly. This book had a very disappointing ending and left you still wondering about many things. For one Katniss does not make her own decision once in the book. Mokingjay is nothing like either of the other books in the series were she is completely independent. The begging of the book is okay. Nothing imperticlar was great about it except for maybe Peeta being brainwashed. The last section in the book though is rushed and doesn't explain anything. The 2end book I though would be very rushed considering the actual Hunger Games did not start till the end but Suzanne Collins pulled it off. Unfortunately she could not do the same for this book. She completely disregards any human feeling Katniss would have for the deaths of her friends, such as Finnick Odair. When her sister, Prim died I was not even sure what had happened she does not explain it well enough. And then in the end she shoots the new president of Panem, gos crazy, marries Peeta without even saying a word to Gale again. This all happened in the last 20 pages of the book. It seems extremely unrealistic for Katniss to never talk to her best friend Gale again after she returns to District 12. Suzzane Collins said absolutely nothing to sum up the stories about Katniss Everdeens mother, Gale, Haymitch, or Annie. And overall it leaves you in confusion, more queshtons asked then answered. This book was a huge disappointment compared to the rest of the series and I would say its not even worth reading.

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