Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Mockingjay is the exceptional conclusion to Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games Trilogy. Coming from someone forced to read the first book, by good friends, I am now a total Hunger Games fanatic. This was a heart wrenching, mind blowing series and Mockingjay was its crowning jewel.
Collins has an amazing skill at tearing at her characters in a agonizing way, all the while allowing them to learn and grow. Life is not easy smiles and banquets for Katniss and the rest of her crew. She is thrown at the heart of a revolution being used to help fuel it. Not sure where her enemies end and her friends begin Katniss is stuck in an ever twisting struggle to gain control of the world around her. Peeta is trapped in the arms of the Capitol, tortured and branded a traitor by the rebels. Gale is at times distant and angry. And of course Katniss is still unable to choose.
The story is at times brutal and tearjerking. Showing the world of the future in a horrifyingly human light.
When you flick on tv and see hours of reality tv it makes you question how far fetched the Hunger Games is. History has a way of repeating itself, often in not the best ways. Humanity is capable of some pretty horrible acts and this series has showcased those capabilities for a generation of readers.
Fantastic in every way. Mockingjay should not be missed! It brought me to tears, which is rare believe me!
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