Saturday, September 18, 2010
Summer Book Reviews Part II: Mockingjay and More
(the last book in the HG trilogy)
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. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12.
I'm glad I didn't devour Mockingjay. I read it in the span of two weeks. The read was a roller coaster ride of on the edge of your seat emotion. That was enough for me to be ready for the HG to end. I was wanting the characters to find peace in a sunset of hope. Cheesy, but true.
When the book ended, tears were streaming down my cheeks. To me that's the best kind of book -- the rare ones that make my tears unexpectedly spilleth over. I wasn't sure Mockingjay could hold up to the first two books. But, it did. These books will stay with me for a looooong time. Suzanne Collins is brilliant.
Interested in knowing more about the author and how she got the idea for the HG series? Check out this Borders Book Club interview with Suzanne Collins.