Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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Book 3 (Book 1: The Hunger Games, Book 2: Catching Fire)

Novel Summation:

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.

My Thoughts:

I was really disappointed with this book and was expecting so much more given that the previous books were so good. Much of the book occurs in District 13 with Katniss agreeing to be the symbol of the rebellion. Peeta and other victors are rescued from the Capitol but Peeta has been brainwashed to hate Katniss. This is really sad because his love for her was so pure and I think she was slowly starting to realize that she also loved him too. Eventually the rebels take control of the districts slowly and launch an attack on the Capitol. Much time was spent in District 13 and getting to know the lay of the area which was boring and uneventful for the majority of the time. In the attack Katniss’ sister Prim is killed. I thought his was completely unnecessary and was really sad. Katniss learns that the attack that killed Prim was orchestrated not by the Capitol but by the rebellions leader President Coin and Gale. Instead of killing President Snow the source of all her problems she kills Coin. Katniss no longer is the girl she use to be. She suffers a lot mentally throughout most of the book and it is very apparent. By the end of the book Katniss is married to Peeta and they have children together. The games are over but she dreads telling her children of her and their father’s involvement in the war. This book did not end satisfactory. This was not the wonderful and loving romance I had envisioned for the two. Instead it is empty and bland. Overall the book was very unsatisfactory.

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