Author: Suzanne Collins
Pages: 390, Hardcover
Published: August 24th 2010 by Scholastic Press
Favorite Quote: “It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”
― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay
Summary: 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
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The reason I picked the above quote because I feel it best describes the direction for the third book in the Hunger Games series. For Katniss it seems as if her world is falling apart. War has affected our favorite characters in many ways. Before our eyes Kat becomes a leader, a fighter, and a grand symbol for the opposition. In the lair of District 13, Kat faces many things. With Peeta captured and his condition unknown, Kat emotions become crazed. She's worried, feels guilty, scared and every other possible thing you can imagine in a situation like this. She really doesn't seem to catch a break at all, going from injuried, to recovered, to rebel in all of 2.5 seconds. No second wind for you Kat.
I becamed engrossed in the pages of this final installment. I could not possible put this book down until I'd finished every single page, processed every single idea, and imagined every single scene in my own mind. I really must commend Collins for her excellent job on making this world REAL. She kept true to where she took this story, to war. In war things happen whether you expect them to or not and NO ONE is safe. This story kept me on my tippy toes. Whether it was happening fast or slow I could never predict what would happen next. And that was okay with me.
The ending, well it could have been more to it. After effects should hold more detail, show more character and this ending didn't quite do it for me. Don't get me wrong, it was still very good. Anwsered all the questions I had and some I didn't. The Reuniting of certian characters, Specifically Peeta and Kat was not as developed as I would have like. I wish their was one more chapter before the last one, that kind of built their relationship back for the readers to see. It is just assumed that everything was great.
It is bittersweet to me to finally finish reading a whole series. I always wish I had more but I always love finishing such awesome stories as the author intended.
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