The first book in the trilogy was great. The second dragged a bit but necessary. This one WOW! It is full of action from the bloody arena in the previous books to a war-zone in this last book. Collins gives us the complexities of human nature, and shows that not everything is black and white. The good guys can make terrible choices and not all the bad guys are completely heartless.
The Mockingjay was a shocker during one of the scenes close to the end. It was dark and probably realistic. It didn’t sugarcoat the effects of combat and killing on the human psyche. There were terrible consequences to what Katniss and the other characters went through.
Collins dives straight in to the realities of rebellion and war. At times it was hard to read. Sometimes in war it was difficult knowing which side you are fighting for and what role media propaganda is playing
The characters are vivid and you grow to know and love them. It is difficult to see them make bad decisions, have bad things happen to them, or have them grow apart. But these are facts of life. Mockingjay is both heartbreaking and terrifying.
It is not a fairy tale story by any stretch of the imagination and yet the last few pages were wrapped up in a pretty little bow. That was the only detractor.
The Hunger Games trigoly is a frightening glimpse into what we could become.
I didn't enjoy this book. Almost feel aspleep during some parts of the book.
I write, I read, I cook, I watch movies...I'm a big kid.
Cliffhangers make me angry and excited all at ounce. In this follow up to the Hunger Games, Collins once again delivers the unexpected. This story made me happy, sad, angry, and hopeful so many different times. I appreciate so much more of my life now. Fiction is scary because it's always rooted in some level of fact or predition and Mockingjay makes me wonder.
I was a little disappointed the book started out so slow, considering how captivating the second book was from beginning to end. But I LOVED it! It had some wonderful twists and ended perfectly! Can't wait to listen to the series again!! :-)
Greek classics, because the heros have to blindly follow a faith they don't truly understand
The ending--I found it appropriate
When she found herself grieving along side the cat
A modern classic
I was ready for a classic finale including the ultimate confrontation between Katniss and President Snow. What I got was more teenage angst and "who do I like" questions. The end leaves enough threads hanging to allow for a 4th installment, but Suzanne Collins has lost me with this mediocre effort.
Bought the book to listen to because it has been so popular. As an adult I read a fair amount of Teen literature to unwind. The first book in the series was a worthwhile listen - not amazing but entertaining. Not sure I will listen to it a second time though.
What I enjoyed best about this book was the two prequels. What I liked least about this book is that it tried to hard to be like the conclusion to other book series (ie Harry Potter).
This book delves into political intrigues that also do not fit. Character that are noble and good intentioned one minute are murderous and back stabbing the next.
This book is not God awful. It's ending is just forced and some of it for shock value. The characters that were killed could have still died, but just in a more believable way.
This trilogy had it's hero and villain well established in the first two books. Only to have a worse villain in the final chapters (and not very believable).
Most definitely! The flaws of this third book are not enough to out shadow the brilliance, action and excitement of the first two books
A lot of reviews I follow gave Caroln McCormick bad reviews. I, however, enjoyed her work. She did an excellent job of distinguishing a large cast of characters.
It's just a matter of time until this book is made into a movie. The Hunger Games is in my Netflix queue. However, since book 2 isn't being released in theaters until 2013, I guess I have to wait until 2015 for Mockingjay
Although this is not a fitting end to the series, it is still an ending.
Say something about yourself!
This story is epic, even though I do feel that SuCo rushed the ending. It felt all smashed together at the last minute :(
The premise of the series may not be completely original (The Giver, etc.) but the shock value, emotion, and delivery is perfection.
I've listened to each THG book and McCormick is an amazing narrator! She is one of my favorites.
If you don't cry during this book, you have no soul.