Thursday, December 9, 2010

Week 48: Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins (398 pages)

This is the final chapter of the Hunger Games Trilogy and it ended with a bang. Ms. Collins is an adept author that made this a thrilling series that was difficult to turn away from or even to stop thinking about it (too many nights had Katniss and gang swirling through my dreams)!!

In this book we find that Katniss is the face of the revolution that hopes to give the power back to the people of the districts and to override the power of the Capitol. There were many exciting turns in this story, some I could predict and some that blew my mind! 

With all of that being said, I don't know if I can truthfully say that I loved this novel. It was a fantastic novel and I cannot think of a better way for a trilogy to come to a close. Collins hits the perfect note of sadness and sweetness and pain and healing all rolled into one big jumble. This was a much more severe book than the first two, it was much harder to read (though I read it in almost one sitting) with more emotional depth. It was a bittersweet book and it still makes me think. I am not disappointed with the way the book ended, I think that I am just disappointed that the story has ended. That is why I can't say that I loved it - I think I was just too sad that it was over. 

Bravo Ms. Collins - you captured me with your post-apocalyptic YA madness. Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Bravo! Series super reader! glad you enjoyed!