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Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3) (edition 2010)

by Suzanne Collins

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Title:Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)
Authors:Suzanne Collins
Info:Scholastic Press (2010), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 400 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Fiction, 2012, Teenage

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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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Edited review: As I've been going about my day replaying this last book in my head I am growing less and less impressed with it. I have changed ratings on books before and I think, given some time, this rating and review will probably change again.

I feel let down.

This book was surprising in many ways. And frightfully predictable in others. The series itself is a wonderful idea. The characters have amazing depth and strength. I particularly liked the secondary characters; Prim, Haymitch and Finnick. I was lost in the story, felt the emotions of the characters loud and true. It was great. That being said...

If approached with this in a workshop scenario I would tell the author two main things. Make time pass in a manner that is easier to follow. And stop using people passing out as a crutch. Ok, three things. Love triangles suck.

I feel like she keeps walking away quickly when the book almost gets to the things I want to see. A battle is brewing, I'm really caught up in it and BAM! Katniss is knocked out cold and waking up on an IV drip. Which brings me to the first thing I said when I was only two chapters into the first book. This should have been written in third person. A close third, perhaps, but third.

She should have slowed down. These characters are well-developed and the plot intriguing enough that if she had taken her time readers would have gladly spent their time with them. No one would have complained about the length if this last book had been longer as long as they got the story out of it. And they didn't. They got a half-developed cop-out ending that doesn't truly bring anything together.

Katniss changed the entire world, yet it doesn't get her anywhere. She isn't even given a chance to explain why she chooses the recipient of that last arrow, to defend herself in trial. She isn't the war hero she should have been, she is merely a pawn. She has always been a pawn. A static pretty faced pawn. Everything in her life was controlled by the capitol and it is still controlled. And she doesn't fight that? She doesn't stand up and say, "let me choose something here!"

I understand that Katniss has been through hell. She has had to live through things most people would have long ago crumbled under. But her strength is the reason she is the Mockingjay, yet her strength is shoved under a rug in this last book. Instead of growing more in control of her life in this new world she ends up with less control. What has any of this brought her? What good has it done? Does she not get to keep any of her convictions?!

And the love triangle thing. A message to all authors of science fiction/fantasy/dystopian YA novels. Just don't. We are over love triangles.

Believe it or not, though... I still would have to say I enjoyed this series. Even with this review... ( )
  KRaySaulis | Aug 13, 2014 |
Loved this book. Was beautifully written. Sad the trilogy is over. ( )
  Tiffy83 | Aug 11, 2014 |
This was probably my least favorite of the trilogy. I found the story to be drawn out a bit, which made the book a little bit frustrating. That being said, I did like the book. It was nice to see how some of the characters have evolved, and have grown up in the process. I felt that the ending did not do the Katniss justice, however; but maybe I was just looking for a different kind of ending. It still a book worth reading, especially to round out the trilogy. People will still enjoy it. ( )
  CATCubano | Jul 31, 2014 |
It's hard to decide which I love better - this book or the first. I actually love them equally as each is different in its own way. While the first was immaculate in setting the stage, this book was immaculate in concluding the series. There are touching moments in this book and once again, as Collins is so good at doing, we are drawn in to feeling what Katniss feels. Anyone who has been through what she's been through would react the same way. I think that's what I loved so much about this series - it was so believable. I think it was Katniss' relationship with Gale and Peeta that really surprised me. I wasn't expecting it to turn out the way it did. I don't want to give the story away by saying anymore, but I do highly recommend reading this book. ( )
  Leena_Duncan | Jul 30, 2014 |
Out of the 3 books, I liked Mockingjay the best. Maybe because I listened to it, I don't know, but it evoked the most emotion from me. Excellent, excellent book. ( )
  nycke137 | Jul 29, 2014 |
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Collins is absolutely ruthless in her depictions of war in all its cruelty, violence, and loss, leaving readers, in turn, repulsed, shocked, grieving and, finally, hopeful for the characters they've grown to empathize with and love. Mockingjay is a fitting end to the series that began with The Hunger Games (2008) and Catching Fire (2009) and will have the same lasting resonance as William Golding's Lord of the Flies and Stephen King's The Stand. However, the book is not a stand-alone; readers do need to be familiar with the first two titles in order to appreciate the events and characters in this one.
“Mockingjay” is not as impeccably plotted as “The Hunger Games,” but none­theless retains its fierce, chilly fascination. At its best the trilogy channels the political passion of “1984,” the memorable violence of “A Clockwork Orange,” the imaginative ambience of “The Chronicles of Narnia” and the detailed inventiveness of “Harry Potter.”
The series ends on an ostensibly happy note, but the heartbreaking effects of war and loss aren't sugar-coated. This is one YA novel that will leave you thinking about the ramifications of war on society, not just the coming-of-age of a young woman.
All in all, Mockingjay confirms what we've suspected already — The Hunger Games isn't just a powerful saga about a unique, memorable hero struggling to do the right thing in the public gaze. It's also an important work of science fiction that everyone should read, because if you don't, you'll be left out of all the best conversations.
The novel's biggest surprises are found elsewhere. Hope emerges from despair. Even in a dystopian future, there's a better future.

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I stare down at my shoes, watching as a fine layer of ash settles on the worn leather.
Dívám se na svoje boty. Do prasklinek odřené kůže si sedá vrstva jemného popela. Tady stála postel, ve které jsem spávala se svou sestrou Prim. Tamhle byl kuchyňský stůl. Hromada cihel z komína, který se při požáru zhroutil, mi poskytuje bod, podle něhož se orientuji ve zbytku domu. Čeho jiného bych se měla chytit v tomhle šedém moři?
My arms rise slightly - as if recalling the black-and-white wings Cinna gave me - then come to rest at my sides. "I'm going to be the Mockingjay."
He understands I don't want anyone with me today. Not even him. Some walks you have to take alone.
And it takes too much energy to stay angry with someone who cries so much.
"No, I want you to rethink it and come up with the right opinion," I tell him.
Frankly, our ancestors don't seem much to brag about. I mean, look at the state they left us in, with the wars and the broken planet. Clearly, they didn't care about what would happen to the people who came after them.
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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 Mockingjay of the rebels — no matter what the personal cost.

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Peeta, Katniss, Gale, The Hunger Games they had played. Now it's war they face.
In the aftermath
Of the Quarter Quell, all have
To fight their demons.
Book one was so good
My appetite waned by two
By three, not hungry

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Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. A revolution is unfolding, and it is up to Katniss to accept responsibility for countless lives and to change the course of the future of Panem.… (more)

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