“Seriously, I Will Read Your Book”
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Young adult author Suzanne Collins reveals the underground world District 13 and Katniss struggles to choose who she truly loves.
By Suzanne Collins
Scholastic Press (2010)
Back Cover: 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. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins’s groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
Lara’s Review: Katniss has recuperated and is adjusting to life in District 13. But, even here life has its own perils and Katniss is still set on living life on her own terms. The only thing that keeps her alive is her Mockingjay celebrity status to unite the rebels into taking down District 1.
This book didn’t grab me quite as much as the other two untill the Assassin chapter. After that I didn’t want to put the book down. The first half of the book deals with Katniss adjusting to life in District 13 and all the complications of her mockingjay celebrity. The trauma of “The Hunger Games” is a constant, along with her desire to kill Presdient Snow. She struggles to define herself, who she truly loves and who is on her side. Once the Assassin chapter hits Katniss is on the war path to kill President Snow, but of course it doesn’t turn out quite like she planned.
Overall, this series blew me away. There are so many topics touched on that we all deal with; love, political control, opposition, death, media, survival, the list could go on and on. I particularly was impressed with the use of politics and media and how it touched on the negatives games present day society plays with. This series has become my all time fav.
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