Friday, August 19, 2011

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) By Suzanne Collins

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.

The final book in The Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay, proved to be an amazing conclusion to the entire story. There is more fighting, strategizing, heartbreak, humor, loss and injury in this book than there is in the first two. Everything seems to be far more intense in this book, taking on an "it's now or never" sort of mentality. I pretty much liked everything about this book.

Katniss and Peeta have been through so much, both together and separately. But somehow, they are able to remain strong. Katniss has a small, but amazing, support system in her life that is comprised of her family and few good friends. She even makes some new and unexpected friends along the way that I really came to care about. I especially developed more of a liking for Haymitch and Finnick throughout this book because they related even more to Katniss than I initially expected. I would also just like to say, that even though his presence may not be that significant to some people, that I just love Buttercup! =)

I was unbelievably pleased with the ending of this book. Don't get me wrong, there were so many things that happened along the way that had me heartbroken (pissed off, even), but all the tragedy just made it all so realistic and made the cause worth fighting for. Also, the epilogue was one of my favorite parts in the entire book! I know there is so much more I could say about the last installment of The Hunger Games, but I am at a loss. There are just far too many fantastic things about it to reference.

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