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Title:   Mockingjay
Author:   Suzanne Collins
Times Read:   1
Last Read:   09.09.11

Other Books Read By This Author (2)
- Catching Fire
- The Hunger Games

Notes History
Date Read Note
09.09.11 Final book in the trilogy. I guess it'd be hard for the series to end any way that's ultimately satisfying, considering that the second book painted the third into such a corner that certain big plot events sort of HAVE to happen, but I think there were enough twists thrown in there to make the pages turn almost as fast as the first two books. It's always sad to see characters die off as the main character's circle of friends peel off one by one to leave her alone at the climax. Collins also pulled the "nega" trick where, in order to keep a character interesting, you make them turn evil for whatever reason so time is spent undo-ing that mess. i dunno, I still chugged through this book at full pace so it's hard to say anything too bad, but something about the ultimate resolution of the story kind of doesn't sit right with me. The love triangle, built up over the trilogy, kind of fizzles out rather than exploding at the end. In fact, much of the end is kind of confusing since the main character's supposed to be going through mental turmoil and the story's told from her perspective. I feel like the second book suffers a little bit since she's so in the dark for the whole thing and the third book suffers because so much time is spent on her wishy-washy pain. Both are necessary I guess, but I feel like if Collins wasn't so limited to perspective, we could've spent some time with more characters to shed light on different areas while Katniss was off healing or whatever. In any case, I really enjoyed the whole trilogy and was kinda sad to finish this. I deliberately held off on starting the next book just to let these characters live on a little more in my mind before becoming movie versions or whatever. Good books.



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