Read Mockingjay PDF by Suzanne Collins
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 I don't really think of myself as a fast reader. I also don't think a 400 page book is particularly small. Taking those points into consideration, it's a testament to just how good Collins is at sinking her hooks into me and forcing me to keep turning pages, that I devoured Mockingjay in a single day (as I did with The Hunger Games and Catching Fire). Now that inevitable bittersweet feeling is present in me because I know it's over but I'm happy to see its conclusion. Rarely (if ever) do I form such an emotional attachment to a book/series as I've formed with The Hunger Games. If you've gotten this far into the series, you don't need me to tell you that Collins is a talented and skilled writer. She picks the right words and puts them in just the right order. In doing so, she's created a vivid world and characters that are easy to become attached too. Couple that with the structure of the novel â€” how each chapter ends with a word or phrase that dares you to close the book â€” and you have a page turner if I ever saw one. As is bound to happen with any trilogy/series like this, the ending isn't going to be satisfactory to everyone (and judging by some of the reviews already posted here, it hasn't been). However, I believe the correct ending was written. It fits, it wraps everything up, and I think it's quite good. Since Collins doesn't have a fourth book to worry about carrying characters over into, death is let out of its cage and runs rampant throughout the novel. That's not too say that she just haphazardly kills off characters (there was definitely a plan here), but Mockingjay feels much more chaotic than its predecessors. Characters who've been important parts of multiple books die in this concluding novel and if I have any complaint with it, it's that one of them doesn't get the consideration after-the-fact that they deserve. Action has always been a big part of the trilogy, and along with that, surprising amounts of violence. That element is still present in Mockingjay, only it's kicked up a notch...or seven. Large-scale battles and destruction, death to the left and right, and explosions, bullets, and arrows aplenty. It's all here, and then some. It's not for the squeamish. Of course, neither were the first two, but this one even more so. It's interesting, looking back on the three books, to see how all the characters have changed throughout the story. Katniss, for example, starts as a strong and determined young girl in The Hunger Games and slowly deteriorates mentally throughout the story as more and more of her actions continue to weigh down on her. Each character is taken to a different extreme by the events in their lives. It all adds to the emotional journey
present here. Mockinjay (the whole trilogy, really) has assured itself a permanent spot on my bookshelf, and I'm positive I'll be revisiting Katniss' world many times in the future. Overall, The Hunger Games trilogy has been fantastic the entire way through. Mockingjay takes the cake, though. It's epic, fast paced, tense, exciting, traumatic, heartbreaking, and most of all, memorable. Read it. Now.
Well. I guess I'm neither overly ecstatic nor let down. **UPDATE - A Few Days Later** I can't stop thinking about the book. Undoubtedly this was my favorite in the series. I think she wrapped up this tragic storyline in the best possible way. It was a deep, dark book. I loved it... I can agree with the lower ratings I've seen because the romance element was a back story, not really much going on there. For me, that was actually okay. The bigger part was fighting, fighting, fighting. Fighting to regain control of so many things...your mind, your freedom, your land and your life. It was very intense and incredibly sad, but when you're fighting a war where anything goes, tragedy is going to happen. Thinking back to the beginning of the series, I can't imagine anyone was too surprised that these nasty, deadly, deceitful war games took place. The Hunger Games set you up to understand you really can't trust anyone and that was the theme all the way up to the end. I've resigned to accept the ending, no hard feelings. Sure it would have been romantic to drag out the story of who ended up together but it would have taken away from the whole book when I think more about it. It didn't dramatize lip locks and embraces at all in this book, it was just like Gale said, that Katniss would end up with who she thinks she could survive the best with. And I think it worked out perfectly, how could it not for these two?!
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