2016 · 4 Stars · Book Reviews · Dystopia · Dystopia Book Reviews · Young Adult

Mockingjay │ Suzanne Collins

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Synopsis:

My name is Katniss Everdeen.
Why am I not dead?
I should be dead.

Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss’s family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans–except Katniss.

The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss’s willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels’ Mockingjay–no matter what the personal cost.


4 stars

Review:

So it didn’t take me long to make it through this series. It was better than I thought it was going to be in many ways but there were enough things that I had issues with to keep them from being 5 stars.

I am normally okay with important/side characters dying. But the ones that were killed off were giving a very short death. What I mean is that one paragraph they are there, and then the next they are gone. It was just very fast and made it seem like sloppy writing.

But in all fairness I did enjoy this book, and it took me just a day to consume it. It wasn’t the ending I was hoping for, but I understand why the author did it though.

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