Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Title: Mockingjay
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publication Date: August 24, 2010
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 390
Source: Borrowed (Thanks, MJ!)
Buy the Book: Amazon | Book Depository

Summary via Goodreads:

Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12. The thrill-packed final installment of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy will keep young hearts pounding.

I have mixed feelings for Mockingjay, the third and final book from The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I was planning on writing this review after finishing up the book but when I was sitting in front of my computer, there was nothing coming out of my head. My mind was still processing everything I’ve read, the story was still sinking into me so I thought, why not get a sleep first considering Blogger is acting possessed that night.
Anyway, I woke up the next morning and I still don’t know what exactly to write. It’s like I have the words on the tip of my tongue but couldn’t get them out. Probably because I’ve got too much to say? Felt too much while reading the book that I was felt numbed or something? It’s insane. It’s been awhile since a book made me think and feel this way.
I expect the plot to be way more intense or cutting than the first and second one considering the fact that Catching Fire left me breathless. Mockingjay‘s plot was insane! Unstoppable action and suspense perfectly fused with raw emotions. Suzanne’s exquisite way of describing the setting was almost like watching a movie, which makes the story more alive to me than ever!

I’ve decided not to discuss other characters because I might spill some spoiler if I do and I don’t want to ruin the story for other people who haven’t read the series yet so I’ll just comment on Katniss in this one. I realized how difficult and painful Katniss’ situation is only after reading Catching Fire and Mockingjay. I judged her all too fast (I was probably carried away with my emotions). I realized she was only seventeen years old and she’s already plunged into all these kinds of traumatizing and vicious experiences all caused by those heartless superiors of their cruel society. It’s all too much, really.

Also, there are so many shocking and heart-stopping moments or situations here. If you think Catching Fire is already terrifying and gripping, wait till you read Mockingjay! Also, in my opinion, I think this book has so more deep emotions compared to the first two which makes it more compelling to read. Suzanne balanced the drama and action in a very effective way.

I really enjoyed Katniss’ bittersweet journey and I must say that reading The Hunger Games trilogy has been a one of a kind experience for me.

Bottomline: Mockingjay is a spectacular conclusion to the epic trilogy that is the The Hunger Games. I felt satisfied with the ending, it wasn’t a fairytale to the fullest kind of ending but it was satisfying for me. I’m giving this a perfect 4.5 out of 5 stars and I recommend not only this book but the entire trilogy of The Hunger Games to those readers who hasn’t read this yet.

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  1. I haven't read this yet! I know it's bad that I'm reading your review but to be honest, I've already been spoiled! 🙂 Great review! I guess now I'm really determined to finish the series. Now…if I can just get my hands on the boxed set..

  2. Great review. I could not agree more with you. The whole series is great, and Mockingjay does a great job in wrapping up the story. Although I enjoyed the first book the most, Mockingjay was definitely the most emotional to me.

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