Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Originality- 20/20
Characters- 20/20
Remembrance- 10/10
Quote-ability- 10/10
Entertainment- 20/20
Ending- 10/10
Recommend to read- 10/10
TOTAL- 100/100
Grade- A

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.

Wow. Just wow. I can't even begin to explain how wonderful this book was. I'm going to keep this review mostly spoiler free. Which pretty much means I'm not going to tell you who dies.

Mockingjay was a really sad book. It left me crying at the end and I had cried several other times throughout the book. Collins didn't take the easy way out, that's for certain. This book could of just came out like pie, but she didn't let that happen. Just like the first two books were tragic, Mockingjay is at least twice as much.

The characters were completely amazing and heartbreaking just like always. Everyone had to struggle so much through the book, you couldn't help but feel so strongly about them. Every time you think things are getting better, or everyone is safe, think again because there is never a dull moment in this book.

The ending blew me away. Collins could have made everyone squeal with delight by making the ending super awesome for Katniss and the rest of the protagonists, but instead she makes it real. After all they had been through, how could it end happy?

Overall I have to say Collins did a wonderful job wrapping up the trilogy. I envy her skill. I'll be thinking about this book for a very long time.


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