Saturday, March 3, 2012

Mockingjay

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)Goodreads Synopsis:   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.

My Thoughts:

-    Even though we don't see a lot of Prim in the first 2 books, most people feel a lot of love and compassion towards her.  I think this is due to the connection that the audience has with Katniss.  She cares so much about Prim, that the reader will automatically feel protective of her too.  I enjoyed the few instances in Mockingjay where we got to interact with Prim.

-    Collin's writing style is so easy to read and get caught up in.  Everything just flows so naturally, and I don't even notice I'm reading.  

-    I cried at the end of Chapter 11 and during the last few chapters.

-    Justice was served to everyone that deserved it!!!!

-    I know a lot of people weren't happy about the darkness and sadness of the last book, but I thought it was necessary.  There really wasn't any other way to end the trilogy.  There had to be a huge war.  Katniss was hysterical and lost for a lot of it, but in reality, people who have seen the horrors that she has act this way.  People who go through terrible things have post traumatic stress disorder, and I think the author captured this in Katniss very well.  

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