Title; Mockingjay
Author; Suzanne Collins
Page count; 390 pages
Why I read it; 3rd and final book of a series
Grade A-

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 plans -- 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.

My review;
I finished most of this book today, yesterday I read maybe 2 chapters. As expected this book was exceptionally well written, Suzanne Collins has a way of making you feel and be a part of the story even if like me you never get overly attached to the main characters. First with the negatives of the story so I can end with the positives. I never really felt any attachment to Katniss, Peta or Gale. I think mostly it's because I am so sick of teenage girl who has no idea what she wants or who she is has 2 boys so in love with her for no real apparent reason to me. I just don't understand no matter how many different ways it has been written why two amazing, talented, handsome guys are so in love with a teenage girl who can't decide who she loves so she ends up treating them both like crap the whole book. It just wouldn't ever happen, any real man would soon get sick of being treated like dog poo and move on to a real woman who can truly love him. Even so the author is so talented that even though that part of the plot drove me insane I still enjoyed the book. I do like a lot of the other characters in the book, Prim being one of my very favorites. 
    Now for the positives because really I did love reading this book. This book to me contained the perfect balance of hope and despair, love and hate, beginnings and endings. So many reviews I read on this book commented on how depressing the book was and how little hope it contained but I disagree. I thought that there was always something Katniss and other were hoping for and working towards without the situations being so easy or quick that it became unrealistic. I love that under the most depressing, horrible long lasting circumstances there was always something to hope for, to want and to work for. It was written that no matter how bad things get there really is always a reason to keep going, that nothing on earth can last forever. What is more hopeful than understanding that even if things are as bad as they can get that they will get better, maybe never perfect but better and always worth living for?

1 comment:

Brenda said...

I'm totally with you on being sick of love triangles, but for some reason it didn't bother me in Mockingjay.