by Suzanne Collins

Published by Scholastic Corporation

A review by John Irvin


“It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”

            From the back book blurb:

            Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. 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 really does exist, and now it 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 rebels’ Mockingjay—no matter what the personal cost.

Mockingjay (Book 3 in the Hunger Games Trilogy) by Suzanne Collins, A Review

            The finale, the third installment in the trilogy, brings us the tie up after Catching Fire’s cliffhanger. I tell you what—I think the theme for this trilogy was “Let’s make John cry, laugh, and fall in love with every single word!”

            This is still a favorite trilogy of mine. The movies are great too and did not disappoint me. But you must read the books whether before or after you’ve seen the films.

            This is my rule.

            The way this urban fantasy thriller—I guess you’d call it that—just yanks you in with all its political upheaval, tyrannical and murderous fiends, defiant rebels, and not to mention the strengthening romance, it is to buy for—or die for, although that’s a bit of an escalation if you ask me.

            So, take my recommendation and click this link to go buy it: MOCKINGJAY.

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