Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mockingjay (Hunger Games book 3) by Suzanne Collins

  Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survied, even though her home has been destoryed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta been captured by the Capitol. District !3 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolutoin 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 revolutoin without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a handin the carefully laid plans- 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 matter what personal cost.


   I was very disappointed in this book. It was the worst by far of the series.
   After the cliffhanger at the end of the second book, I expected so much for the series final, but I was let down.There wasn't the same feel of danger or urgency that the first two have. I mean, for most of the book, Katniss is either safe in District 13 or training for the war she's not really fighting. I mean, really, all she does is try and rally the other districts by being the Mockingjay for most of the war.
  And don't get me started on the whole relationships with Gale and Peeta. The only reason she's with Gale is out of pity. And Peeta is nowhere for the first part of the book and when he finally shows up, he tries to kill Katniss. So she's with the boy she doesn't like and the one she may or may not have feelings for (sometimes it feels as if she doesn't even care if Peeta lives) wants her dead.
  The worst part of the book is when Prim dies. And you don't even know if the Capitol or District 13 were the ones who dropped the bombs. Truthfully, at times, it felt like the author was killing everybody but Peeta and Katniss off. Through out most of the book, I really didn't care if Katniss made it or not.
  With the first two books, I felt a hatred for the Capitol. I hated what they did with the games, and rooted for Katniss, Peeta and the other tributes. But in this one, I felt nothing against the Capitol, or for District 13.
All in all, I didn't like the book. I would recommend someone to read if they read the first two, you know finish the series, but other wise stay away.

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