Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....
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"At its best the trilogy channels the political passion of 1984, the memorable violence of A Clockwork Orange, the imaginative ambience of The Chronicles of Narnia and the detailed inventiveness of Harry Potter." (New York Times Book Review)
"Unfolding in Collins' engaging, intelligent prose and assembled into chapters that end with didn't-see-that-coming cliffhangers, this finale is every bit the pressure cooker of its forebears. [Mockingjay] is nearly as shocking, and certainly every bit as original and thought provoking, as The Hunger Games. Wow." (Los Angeles Times)
"Fans will be happy to hear that Mockingjay is every bit as complex and imaginative as Hunger Games and Catching Fire." (Entertainment Weekly)
I would recommed this book, because it is a great conclusion to the trilogy.
I like that Suzanne Collins kept true to the flow of the story and gave it a satisfying ending. Sometimes one gets to the end of a story and thinks
Haymitch Abernathy was my favorite character if I had to go for one that's not so obvious like Katniss our heroine. He works so hard to get you to not like him and yet you can't help liking him.
There were several, but the very last sentence in the book and the very last sentence in the epilogue really struck a chord.
When I read other reviews saying they didn't like the 3rd book as it was too depressing... my first thought was have you read the first 2 books? If the 3rd book was all candy canes and gumdrops it wouldn't fit in with the dismal futuristic story of survival that Suzanne Collins so expertly crafted.
I definitely recommend that you listen to the first two books in the series or you will not understand this book. I read and/or listened to the entire trilogy in a week.
I have always enjoyed books narrated by Carolyn McCormick.
I say yes, because by this point, McCormick has made me consciously aware of how she's delivering and enhancing the emotions of the characters beyond what I feel that print was able to do.
This book is, in my opinion, and in contrast to many of the reviews left for it, the best one of the three. The first two were contrived, by comparison.
The storytelling in this book outshines the first two books like crazy. The story is
Katis had a family in the end, all the carnage, families and freinds separated, Katis is still an outcast just like when she started
Pulled me out of the story when chapter after chapter Katis is bitten, burned, blown up, I was thinking just let me speed up and finish this thing. charactes seemed to stay the same throughout the book they did not evolve
She was wonderful
maybe if they didnt stick too close to the book
I don't think that the end to this series was either good or bad. I think it was appropriate. As I have said in earlier reviews of the series, this is a great trilogy to read and discuss with your children, especially since the series is intended for YA audience. I am a bit disappointed with the amount of spoilers in some of the other reviews. If you don't want to know crucial information to the story prior to reading it, I would suggest skipping some of the reviews, especially the longer ones, as they are pretty detailed as to what is going to happen in the books and that is a shame. Readers should really refrain from doing that type of thing to fellow readers.
Book 1 is great, two is good and then there's the mockingjay. Someone must have told the author to get the character more in touch with her feelings and turned an action series into a quivering indecisive mess. It's sad because I loved the first book and this series could have been so much more. In the end I was simply glad it was over and thats pretty sad.
It was as fascinating book. Addictive. Carolyn McCormick does a great job telling the story.
When Katniss and Peeta started to eat the berries.
I read mostly science fiction. My guilty pleasure is Star Trek although I do not listen to much since it is abridged.
a fullfilling end
Not sure what I would compare it too.
Katniss - I feel she had that character down very consistently.
There is little that disturbs or offends me. However, the shear darkness of this novel was tedious and tiresome. I found the first novel highly enjoyable and the second to be mildly interesting, but this was terrible. I kept expecting it to change until the very end, I waited in vain.
In the final chapter of the trilogy, the story takes on a slower pace than the reader may be used to. The climactic conclusion is fitting and true to the series. Epilogue ties things up nicely.
At times I was frustrated with the
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