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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Book Review: Mockingjay

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3)
by Suzanne Collins

Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Sci-fi, Fantasy
Publication: August 2010
Format: Paperback, 398 pages

I was really eager to read Mockingjay after the second book. I just have to know what happened to Katniss and the other characters. How will they survive?

In the Mockingjay, I think, many of the characters changed after what they have been through – with the destruction of district 12. Gale grew cold and bloodthirsty. Prim becomes more independent. Katniss, who readers wanted to grow strong, showed the opposite side where she went mental and vulnerable. She felt that she was responsible of what happened – of the death of many people. And it all sparks with the act she pulled in book one. It’s like that in life. When something so drastic happen into our life, we will be force to either grow up or go weak. 

Suzanne Collins' characterization and portrayal in this book is amazing! She portrayed of what will happen in a war. That death and sacrifices will makes you either go strong or frail. Some grow strong for the sake of the people that they love. Some grow strong for the sake of revenge. Some go weak because they couldn’t face the loss of their loved one. 

I found myself thinking over the book once I’ve finished them. I couldn’t believe what had happened to the characters and how Suzanne Collins ended the games. There was so much death of characters that I loved. Although I didn’t like how Suzanne Collins ended some of the characters life, I couldn’t deny that this is indeed a good book (and series).  It's the kind of book that makes you really think.

Book Cover’s Description

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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