Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3)

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Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3)
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August 24, 2010
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My name is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I not dead? I should be dead.

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 plains--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.

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I was eagerly anticipating the conclusion to the amazing Hunger Games trilogy and I so wanted it to live up to everything I hoped for. It definitely did not disappoint me. I love when a book grabs a hold of me and sucks me into its world. Ms. Collins has a way with world building. Everything was so clear that I could actually believe something like the Districts would exist some day.

What struck me most about this book is how it makes you think. I have had some great conversations with friends and family members about this world and how it relates to our world. I wasn't sure I would enjoy the violent nature of the series and was reluctant at first but after reading I couldn't imagine the series any different.
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Book Review: Mockingjay
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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins is the third and final installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The book begins with Katniss Everdeen looking at what remains of what once was District Twelve, her home. By the end of Catching Fire, the second book, it is known that Katniss's fellow tributes, as well as Haymitch and the new Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee, has been planning to pull Katniss out of the Quarter Quell arena and striking up an already burning rebellion. Peeta is captured by the Capitol. District Thirteen actually exists and its citizens have been functioning in an underground facility after all these years. A war against the Capitol is emerging, and Katniss agrees to be the face of the rebellion, to be the Mockingjay.

The plot is just overall genius. Suzanne Collins is one erudite author. The structure is well-constructed and just so full of dynamic scenes that will make you feel as though you have to establish a mighty grip on it before that specific moment passes. Collins has amazed me with Catching Fire . . . Mockingjay is not a disappointment.

One of the couple of things that I really like about this book is Haymitch's character. For the first two books, he has been operating and/or deciding important conclusions while under the influence. Liquor, it seems, is the fuel that keeps the gears of his brain functioning. But in Mockingjay, Haymitch has been deprived due to District Thirteen's strict rules. He's been in the magical land of sobriety for almost the entire book, and I feel like I finally know who he is. He is sarcastic, comical, sharp-witted, and determined to keep Katniss and Peeta alive. He lost his loved ones two weeks after winning his Quarter Quell, and he has not had anyone since, so the aforementioned pair had become his family--his children. I like that I finally understand who Haymitch is sans alcohol.

The other thing that I adore about the book is Prim's cat, Buttercup. I like him because after all that is happening with the rebellion, the cat provides a light element to the book. It is genuinely heartwarming to read about Katniss sort of loosening up whenever the cat's around. She's constantly minding about what is wrong, what is negative, but when Buttercup's around, her brain is wrapped around her hatred for the cat. Her mind is off somewhere else, which yields her the break that she certainly need.

Mockingjay is honestly a hard book for me to read. I had a hard time going through the story--not that it's terrible, it's beyond amazing actually--but it's partly because I'm aware that the trilogy is ending. I know that by the time I reach the last page, that's the end of the story of the star-crossed lovers that I have grown emotionally attached to the past several days. It is a hard read because the book is all about a rebellion. It is emotionally and somewhat psychologically heavy. Mockingjay is a restless book, literally. There is action within every page. It is so fast-paced that I feel like my mind doesn't have any time to catch up with every happenings in the book. It is immensely action-packed that it seems as though you have to have the same level of endurance as the novel in order to successfully fly through it in one sitting.

Notwithstanding all the great things that I like about Collins's book, there is one thing that I did not like: Finnick Odair's death. I did not enjoy how it came so suddenly. Like, Collins wanted to reduce the number of people involved in a scene, so she resolves it by killing off characters.

Overall, Mockingjay is a great wrap-up of The Hunger Games trilogy. It is an intensely suspenseful novel that, as cliché as it sounds, has kept me on the edge of my seat.
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my favorite of the three
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This was a great end to a great trilogy. Very well told story. I know most people didn't like this one but I don't thing it could've ended better I felt like the first two every to similar to each other but in the last one I think katniss' character came to life I got to see more of who she is. There was some parts of the end that I didn't like but those parts are only parts a heartless person could like. I wished the book could've been longer but all in all I really enjoyed this book.
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Brilliant end to the series
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The same review as for books one and two old true. The one difference is that I really liked the way she "solved" the political problem through her crazy actions. Brilliant, scary, devastating.
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Happy but not Loved
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Ok I was happy with the book but I didn't love it. I wanted more of how it ends with Katniss and Peeta not just thrown in at the last pages.
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War Is War
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Having truly enjoyed the first two books in the series, I was disappointed by this one.

In Mockingjay, the tone and theme diverge drastically from the first two in the series, moving into what initially feels like the logical 'next step' in the rebellion against a decadent and unjust government. But what it becomes feels largely like a speculative war novel. Nearly all character development is suspended into a shared state of post-traumatic stress disorder that left me frequently battling the urge to skim. I gained empathy with a few side characters, but lost it with the primary characters.

The ending, too, fails to satisfy. It feels more like a rushed documentary, and entirely too summarized. It didn't help that, by that point, I was no longer invested in anyone's fate. In the end, I can only recommend the first book in the series, as the second book more or less forces you into reading this one.
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Different from th first books
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MOCKINGJAY is different from the fist two books and brings a satisfying&depressing ending to the series
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the premise of this one was different
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Great book!
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It was a good conclusion to this exciting series. "Catching Fire" was my favorite, but this one was just as action packed and emotionally draining as series finales should be.
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A bit diappointing
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I loved the first two books, but this one came off as a bit of a disappiontment. Some of the early battle scenes seemed like unnecessary filler. Worse was the way it seemed extraordinarily bloody. I don't mind gore, but it seemed like (literally) almost ever single character had to die. And the end with the assassination was a bit convoluted, or at least underexplained.
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Excellent finish to the series!
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Really exciting and fascinating plot. The characters had a lot of depth, as they have in the first two books. Katniss was a little annoying, trying to decide which boy she loved, but hey - she's human just like you and me! She was an incredibly real character, and pretty funny, too. Lots of action that made my heart rate go up at times and always keep turning the pages!

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Loved it!
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I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed the first two. While some people felt that the ending was rushed, I felt that it went at the perfect pace, to make it go quicker or slower would have been to remove important pieces. You had to feel what Katniss was going through and really understand it before you could move on. The misery and despair that she felt, even at the end, were necessary given the full horror of the underlying motives within the story. To remove them or give her a happier ending would have been to kill what made the story as fascinating and terrifying as it had become. Wonderful book. Wonderful series.
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