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Mockingjay (The Hunger Games Book: #3) :
MOCKINGJAY, the thrilling conclusion of THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy from #1New York Times best selling author Suzanne Collins.
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1 . OK
Posted May 29, 2012 by dena , FloridaI found this one a little harder to follow. Sci Fi stuff a little confusing. After rereading I liked the story and found the end satisfactory.
Posted May 17, 2012 by Iâ¥TheHungerGames , in the arenai love the ending and d13 and the capitol is so sad when they bomb the kids :(
3 . Amazing...kept me wanting more.
Posted March 03, 2012 by Tiffany , Blue SpringsTHe whole series was hard to put down. Love this book!
4 . The best of the 3!
Posted November 24, 2011 by Audney , North Chicago, ILThis book was THE BEST of the 3, hands-down! I also really appreciated the fact that the people who got killed off actually made sense; while we were attached to the character, it's just not right that all our favorites should live to the end....
The 3 books together took me 1 week to complete, I am hoping to hear more from this author, even if the genre she writes for is teenagers. I am sure whe could write a GREAT adult series.
5 . Potential ruined by selfish girl's ruminations
Posted September 17, 2011 by Paige , DenverIf you are over 17, I would suggest not reading this series. It wasn't hard to tell this a young adult series even though my neighbor, 28, borrowed it to me.
The world imagined would be brilliant if the narrator's cliche dreams and irritating, self-interested drama didn't get in the way of a good epic. I found myself annoyed by the sheer amount of angst and sophmoric concerns about love.
The plot is also highly unbelievable. Why the hell would a brutal, distopic government concern themselves in the romance of a teenager? Regardless of the fact that Katniss disobeyed the rules of the games to keep Peeta alive, the realistic thing to happen would be that they force Katniss to show support for the government in some other way than keeping up a romance with Peeta. If you ask me, this was just fodder for more juvenile drama.
Further, the series misses out on an opportunity to discuss, narratively, the consequences of human revolution--a new regime only takes the place of the last. However, at the end of the series the most we get on this topic is a few sentences between Katniss's self-absorbed insanity. It's hard to sympathize with a hero, who, in the time of a nation's need, repeatedly goes catatonic out of self-pity.
I also do not believe Katniss is an appropriate role model for young girls, and not only for the reasons just mentioned. Even though she repeatedly states that she doesn't want to marry because of the consequences that gives to her future children, she still breaks down and marries Peeta in the end. We are given little indication that the government won't continue it's attack on the nation's offspring. Katniss also gives little to show us that Peeta is really the one she loved all along. It seems she marries him just because he's the one that is still around. Not only that, but he is dangerous to Katniss's well being--he might go mental one day and kill her. Way to show young girls to stick to their convictions and to avoid abusive relationships.
6 . Good
Posted July 17, 2011 by Zoe , WvI liked it. My only complaint is*SPOILER* HOW MANY GOOOOD PEOPLE CAN DIEEEE????!!!! It felt like Collins killed everyone purely because she couldn't think of anything else. I did like the ending with Peeta. It was perfect. I was always loving Peeta, XD
Oh yes, and Mr Justin Devine:(man 2nd from the top right now on comments):DO NOTTTT talk about her butsheringplotlines if you write the word "horrified" horiffied. that is all.
7 . It was breath taking!
Posted June 28, 2011 by Sarah , PhiladelphiaI just finished the book and it was amazing. When you are reading the book you have to really pay attention. There are so many suprises and twist. There is alot of action, war, and death but it is so sad and good at the same time. I was crying at some parts of the book. It is worth your time to read!
8 . Weak ending
Posted June 10, 2011 by Flippitti , Sierra Vista, AZThis was definitely the weakest of the trilogy, which is really sad because it could've ended so much better than this. I didn't like most of the book but I had to finish the trilogy. I had already invested so much time on these books so what was a couple hundred pages more?
I didn't like that Katniss spent most of the book either sedated, hysterical, in pain, in hiding or delusional. I know it's war but if we're supposed to believe she's the symbol of the revolution, then the revolution is in trouble. I didn't like that she didn't trust anybody who could handle the war better than her, like Gale or her mother, as if being emotionally stable is a fault of theirs. And I especially didn't like that everyone kept dropping dead around her with little or no explanation. It's as if the author decided she couldn't do anything more with these characters so in a couple of sentences, she'd kill off two people, then turn a page and three more die, and it just keeps going on like that until no one is left. I actually got invested in a couple of characters - like Boggs and Finnick. And Prim's death happened so fast that I had to go back an re-read that paragraph to make sure it was her.
I liked that Gale is doing well at the end of the book and lives somewhere away from Katniss. I thought I wanted them together but I realized in the end that he's too good for her. I think Katniss got the man she deserved.
Most of the book felt rushed, like the author just wanted to end it and she couldn't decide what to do with a bunch of characters so she just killed them off quickly. The ending was weak and really, Katniss pretty much explained it in one sentence, with a small whimper in the end.
9 . Doesn't Live Up to Expectations
Posted June 09, 2011 by Kittifreak , SomeplaceI was really, really, really looking forward to this book the second I finished the second title. However, upon completing this series I feel more disappointed than anything. This final book feels like it doesn't belong in the rest of the series in a lot of ways, and it's not because there isn't a Hunger Games in it. Everything is just so random to the point where I didn't buy it anymore.
Apparently, all of these destititute districts just had loads of war machines and equipment lying around. How did they get a hold of these weapons? Do we just assume that they always had them? Did they make them? I doubt they took them all from the Capitol. Why are they just now using them?
Secondly, I absolutely DISPISE how Collins resolved the love triangle between Peeta, Katniss, and Gale. It feels rushed and forced upon us in a way where we just have to accept how it turned out. In the end there wasn't really a choice for us, or for Katniss.
Thirdly, while many of the deaths in the first and second books were emotional and helped create mood and plot, most of the deaths in this book just felt arbitrary. It seemed like Collins just woke up one day and decided to kill off every character the reader ever cared about for no real reason other than to just raise the body count.
Ugh....I don't know. I don't want to give anything else away. I suppose if you really need to finish this series, you should read this book. If you can just be satisfied with The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, then great. I truely did want to love this story.
While this book did deliver in many areas, I felt like the flaws sometimes bogged down the story to the point where the ending was unsatisfactory and disappointing.
10 . Bad Ending
Posted February 03, 2011 by Alexandra , St. CatharinesThe entire book was phenomenal. But, the ending was sooooo rushed. The decision between Peeta and Gale should've been significantly more important than it was. The entire novels ending fit into one chapter. I was really upset. I wanted to see a more well thought out decision on Katniss' part. Her final explanation was literally one sentence... other than that, the book was good. The whole ending after the climax should've been longer.
August 24, 2010
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