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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"Mockingjay" (Hunger Games Book#3)

by Suzanne Collins, 2010, 390p, rating=3

"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." (Goodreads)
As few of you know, I had possession of this books days before it's release but was unfortunate enough to not have read book #2 yet so it did me no good.  Well, that's not completely true, I was giddy and thrilled at securing a copy.  Though late in coming, I caught on with the excitement of this book series.  And what an awesome series it is!!  It's books like these that make reading fun and exciting.

Okay, now for the review.  Well of course it starts off where book #2 left off.  Smooth reading and by page 84, I could have stopped reading and been totally satisfied.  I ran into a statement that was profound to me and felt it was the core of what to take out of this trilogy.  But, I kept on reading and so I was caught up with the storyline again.  Just when it seems nothing was moving, Ms. Collins did her magic and at the end of chapter 12, I found myself gasping, "No!".  However, the follow through came lacking for me.  Sure it still had the infamous Collins twist and turns to keep you turning the pages, but I guess the nine lives of Katniss became a bit of a stretch for me.  I wasn't crazy about the final character developments of Gale either.  I really hoped for an energetic fight from him and he didn't deliver. 
My quote-ables:
"Frankly, our ancestors don't seem much to brag about.  I mean, look at the state they left us in, with the wars and the broken planet.  Clearly, they didn't care about what would happen to the people who came after them." pg 84

**The above quote was the profound statement that blew my mind ...particularly, "Clearly, they didn't care about what would happen to the people who came after them.".  I got to thinking that it is important to what kind of legacy we leave for our posterity.  What we're doing today can very well affect what the future could bring.  How decent are we to each other?  Are we building a community that would sustain a safe environment for our children and their children and so forth?


  1. Thanks for your comment on my blog Jinky! Georgia is 17 when she receives the news from her parents about the divorce, but through the entirity of the book she goes from 16-18 years old. I will be posting another snipbit of it soon, so hopefully you'll enjoy that too.

  2. So much to say on this one. I loved Peeta in the first two books and really missed him in this one. I was fine with how it was going until a broken Peeta came back. I wish that Katniss had fought more for him and then realized that that wasn't who she was.

    I thought the war scenes took up too much of the book and we didn't see as much of her relationships with Gale or Peeta. I was happy with the ending but felt like overall, the book was lacking.

    I finished this last night but have been thinking about this book all day. That's how I know it's a great book! I'm going to read it again so I can get more out of it.

    My favorite exchange was on page 388, when Katniss and Peeta are talking: "So after, when he whispers, 'You love me. Real or not real?' I tell him, 'Real.'"

  3. Wow, sounds like a great read! :)

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  4. I am always amazed that people choose such different quotes, every time. I love your quote!!

    There were so much more quotes I wanted to add, but they were spoilers, and I never do that.

  5. you read the book already?

    .. can't wait to go n buy this book!!


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