Book Three in the Hunger Games Series
Author: Suzanne Collins
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1 edition (August 24, 2010)
Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12. The thrill-packed final installment of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy will keep young hearts pounding.
I actually finished this book a day before posting this review. I couldn’t bring myself to write and post the review of this book right away because of the effect this book had on me. I went through anger, sadness, awe, and even more heartbreak. I literally had to step away from this book several times while reading it because I was so overcome with emotions. This has not happened in a long time when reading a book for me.
After the ending of Catching Fire, I was heartbroken. Yet, with Mockingjay, I was to the point of depression at the end of it. The author didn’t fail in the action department, even if it did feel a little rushed near the end. I could not believe the author sacrificed some characters in this book as well that I had grown to love. I was literally in tears with an empty box of tissues by the end of the book. I did not want to accept the deaths of beloved characters. I also did not want the series to end. The epilogue was beautiful, yet it was not the way I wanted it to end. I wanted more! I wanted to know what life brings to the rest of the characters that still lived! For such an amazing trilogy that was a roller coaster of emotions, I wanted the ending to be more. It was like the author was slow at the beginning and it built up to this big finale, but she lost the spark at the end of Mockingjay.
Even though I never had much interest in reading this series, I am so glad I did. I can personally say that this is one of the top series I have ever read. I didn’t sleep much, my house is in shambles from not cleaning, and I might have lost a few pounds from not taking a break to eat and from the emotional ride it took me on. If you have been hesitant in reading this series like I was, don’t be! You will not be disappointed!
Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading! 5 STARS
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