Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mockingjay:: by Suzanne Collins

            Mockingjay is the final book of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. This one just seemed to be lacking compared with the first two. There are still a lot of crazy surprises, suspense, and of course violent deaths. Also, Collins does a great job of wrapping up the series. She doesn’t leave loose ends and keep you guessing after the book ends. I think that really it’s Katniss (heroine) that lets me down. She doesn’t seem to do as much in this book. Of course, she does have some combat scenes, but to me it seemed she spent more time in recovery or “mentally disoriented” in this book than in action.
            Overall, I have to say I really like the entire series. I am planning on a re-read soon. I recommend for anyone 14 and up who likes action and suspense. And also, I am officially a Suzanne Collins fan. These are the first of her books I have read. I like her writing style in this series. Collins also gives you very deep characters. They have flaws, habits, like, dislikes and could be real people. When you read about Katniss, Gale, and Peeta you can actually picture their faces. That is an impossible feat for some authors.
            On another note, I have heard some chatter of a movie deal coming for The Hunger Games. If that’s true I think it’s great. I just hope they do the books and Katniss justice! Oh, and Way To Go Suzanne!

Ages:  14 and up
Genres:  Fiction, suspense, youth fiction
Warnings: violence
Series: Yes

Happy Reading J

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