Wednesday, September 29, 2010 By: Suzanne

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

If you haven't read this, it is the last book in The Hunger Games series. In this book. Katniss is recovering in the fabled District 13 from her second go-round in the Hunger Games, Gale is training with their soldiers, and Peeta is being held prisoner by President Snow. Katniss has unwittingly become the face of the rebellion and must decide whether she will willingly take on the role. She does but with several conditions, one being that she kills President Snow. The have to read for yourself.

This is probably the quickest I've finished a series in a long time. Again, I am surprised by the number of people that don't like this last book. I thought it was amazing. My guess is that people simply don't like the sad turn of events near the end (I won't spoil it for people who haven't read it - though I suspect I'm the last person on earth to read it). Personally, I was bawling like a baby by the last page of the book. It's interesting how it is written because I didn't even feel like crying over those events until Katniss does in the next chapter. It's so heartbreaking when she loses it and the poor cat...well, I was a wreck. ;)

Now that I've read this, I'm looking forward to checking out Collins' Gregor series. It looks interesting, even if it may not be as heart wrenching as this one. 


kewkew said...

No, you and I were the last ones to read it. Though I have to say I am one of the ones who was not thrilled with the way this book played out. The best description I have comes from my reading other reviews. I felt empty and drained when I closed the book. There didn't seem to be any closure and the years-after-the-story epilogue just seemed to be there as an afterthought. And there was a lot more violence in this one. I know, they are at war, but some of it just seemed unnecessary. I am not sure completely what it was, but it definitely wasn't how I thought things would play out in this book. Of course, she has always thrown us for a loop as we read. I'm not saying it is awful, just disappointing. I still need to write my review. Arrgg.