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Click Here to Download the Book 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. Mockingjay, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
Reviews Mockingjay, the ending to The Hunger Games trilogy is good reading, plain and simple, and I dont want to spoil this book for anyone so here goes with a sketch of a synopsis and my thoughts: Forced to find a new place to call home, Katniss finds herself the reluctant symbol of a war to bring down the evil President Snow, a man who has been in power of the once bright but long dead United States for far too long. Now known as Panem, a country sectioned off into districts with each one existing for one purpose aloneto supply the over indulged Capital district with whatever it desires- the people of Panem finally have a hope of breaking out of their miserable existence... and it all centers around Katniss and what she'll do next. Winner of the Hunger Games that sparked a civil war, Katniss has become the face of the burning rebellion against the Capital, whether or not she even cares about the war- or knows whom to trust. One things for sure, Snow will be dead by the end of it, and by her hand if Katniss has anything to do with it. This she vows. I marked this as four stars out of 5 here but really it's more than that. Full of action, dark despair and in the end- hope, it really is dystopian fiction in its purist form. And, that is perhaps its downfall for me. The American in me likes my happy endings and, dont get me wrong, there is one, but its certainly not full of rainbows and sunshine. (Not that I always need puppy dogs and rainbows- and certainly wouldnt have believed an ending like that for this series- yet I was hoping for more for Katniss!) But, this is war people, a means to an end, and though I believe Collins was attempting to make the age old point of "what is it good for" for me it rather did the opposite. Yeah, it isnt good for nothing- but ultimately it may be necessary- especially when evil is ruling. At least in fiction anyway. (It certainly was for this fiction!) So yeah, politics of war? Downfall for the novel. And yet... it's good reading! (Srsly, this last book played out like a great post apocalyptic movie! Although I know they'd screw it up, I cant help but wish I could "see" it rather than just imagine it one day!) In the end, I was a tad disappointed in how things played out, but Katniss really is quite "male" in her thinking and actions and that I thought was the most brilliant part of this series. If she would have been anything less than who she was- or she had been cast as a boy- it wouldnt have worked!
It looks as though the reading public is split pretty evenly on this one. However, I thought it was a fitting end to one of the best young adult series out there (and that is not a compliment to be taken lightly as I only love
about 1/4 of the young adult books I read). The character of Katniss has evolved throughout the books and I think some are disappointed because she's not as bad ass as she was in the beginning of the trilogy. However, I think this is fitting. In the first book, Katniss is a somewhat introverted, anti-social character who only volunteers for the Hunger Games to save her sister, Prim, from being chosen. Katniss never chooses to be a Big Damn Hero. Her first and foremost priority is the survival of her family. By the time we reach the end of the trilogy, Katniss has been through the mental, emotional, and physical trauma of the Hunger Games, the Quarter Quell, and the sadistic threats of President Snow. Like a soldier who has seen the worst humanity has to offer, both within the self and within others, Katniss is suffering from PTSD. She's not as assured and ruthless and, as the politics of both sides ramp up, she's no longer certain as to who she can trust. At the hands of the rebels, Katniss is reduced to an ineffective emblem, a rallying point around which the rebellion hopes to win over the general populace. As the Mockingjay, Katniss is removed from real combat and reduced to little more than an ad campaign--but one that is effective. That Katniss has been weakened by the horrific events in her life and by her use as a pawn makes her relatable. Everyone has a breaking point and it may be that Katniss has reached hers. While Katniss has suffered, Peeta has been completely broken. Tortured by President Snow, Peeta now associates Katniss with danger and as a threat to his life. This conflict adds an interesting angle to the relationship that was developing between them in Catching Fire. I will say no more as the love triangle between Katniss, Gale, and Peeta provides much of the novel's suspense. The ending was pitch-perfect, but I won't say more than that as it, too, may ruin the experience for many readers. There is violence and bloodshed, but this is ultimately a book about the ruthlessness that exists handin-hand with absolute power. The epilogue is also beautifully written and I think nicely ties up the loose ends to the reader's satisfaction.
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