Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Mockingjay By Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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.

My Thoughts:
Let me start off by saying that this review is completely spoiler free.

After months of hearing about The Hunger Games and how much everyone seemed to love it, i decided to give it a try. Only to regret not reading it earlier.
This book is a roller-coaster of emotions; which promises everything from suspense to love to friendship. But the one thing that this book does not promise is a future.

I do not think that there is a word in the English language which could properly describe this book. Wonderful? Amazing? all these words seem small compared to the feeling that you get when you finish this trilogy.

Electrifying ... seems best fit. Each and every page sends spasms running through your body as you try to decipher the fate of all those you hold dear.

This book does not let you guess the ending at all. Everytime that i thought i knew what was going to happen; a complete turn of events left me shocked.

I feel sorry for Katniss and Peeta as they are thrown into terrible situations again and again. constantly being used as players in a game they now nothing of.
You can see each character grow slowly; Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Finnick, Prim, Haymitch all changing.

I understand what Katniss has been through. But i agree with Haymitch when he says to Katniss:

"You could live a hundred lifetimes and not deserve him you know."

I would like to praise the author for writing "The Hunger Games." This book is an unmatched brilliance which will continue to surprise its readers again and again and again.

The characters grow on each page; they grow onto you, into your life.

My eyes were full of tears by the end of the book. Everything is kept close to reality. The ending isn't a happily ever after, nor is it as bad as one might expect.

I guess that is the beauty of this book. You cannot expect everyone to be the way that they were. Once you enter a war your life is completely altered and once you enter the hunger games; there is no going back.

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