I would read this book again! I love it! It's not my favorite of the 3 because it is a bit rushed, but still an excellent read!
All things considered this was a good series, and an interesting look at Socialism and Communism, but by the time this book ended I was ready to part ways with the characters. The first book was by far the best, but the second and third books continued to entertain. In the end, all you can really ask of a book is that it entertains.
The last in the Hunger Game trilogy, this book continues it's action and adventure. As with the other books I do find the writing a tad 'young', having said that, however it's far from cloying or treacly. The story is very entertaining and keeps the listener switched on. The premise for the series is interesting and the characters well crafted and compelling. I listened to all three books and can say it was time well spent.
Complex, Twisting and Unexpected
President Snow - he is a very clever character, cleverly crafted by Collins. He continues to surprise and is always dangerous. He brings a sense of the reality of the danger to the book that can sometimes be lost in the wild buildings, costumes and story.
Jennifer Mason. She has a pretty realistic love/hate relationship with Katniss, and I think Ms. McCormick captured that pretty well in her performance.
Perhaps I am simple, but Suzanne Collins kept turning the tables throughout all three books. As soon as I felt I knew where the story was heading, it went another direction. There were a few overall moves I expected, but even then I was surprised by how they played out. In the end, this is a review of The Hunger Games. No one would really enjoy this book much without reading the other two for background - and no one that would have read the other two should stop there! This book serves well as a capstone of the trilogy.
The third book was way over the top from how the series first started. Katness's downward spiral was just disappointing and, for me, added very little to the overall story. The first book was excellent and the second was a bit much, but the third was just bad. If you have read the first two books in the series and are seeking closure then Mockingjay will give it. Though, don't expect to be satisfied. Mockingjay takes all of the established characters' attributes and turns them on their ear, making me wonder what was the point.
Of course, if you are invested in the Hunger Games books, you'll need to wrap up the trilogy. Still, this one will be disappointing.
This book moved along nicely and the ending left me satisfied - which is significant since many don't.