Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mockingjay Review

Description: "My name is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I not dead? I should be dead."

Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. 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 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.

My Thoughts: It’s hard to explain what I feel when it comes to this book. Annoyance for the way parts of the plot played out (this part includes me crying a little…maybe). Joy for the way Gale’s scenes increased from short lines to full pages. Heartache for the changes characters Gale and Peeta make. This book doesn’t really need promoting, so I’ll get to the point. This book could have been a one page 2 liner that said Katniss became the Mockingjay, and chose [insert Gale or Peeta]. Then everyone died. I still would have said that this series was one of my favorites. At the end of the day Suzzane Collins is the creator of this world, she can do with it what she wants. I didn’t agree with everything

Ex. The reader misses a lot of the action. Like you’re in a car, being driven somewhere, but you fall asleep. Therefore, when you wake up, you’re already at your destination and you’ve missed A LOT.

I LOVED some parts

Ex. The character’s relationships are tested and prove how powerful and important love and friendship is.

Overall, It still lived up to MOST of my expectations. It made me laugh, cry, and sigh at all the loveable quotes Collins wrote for her characters. Plus, I can live with the ending, so it's all good!


  1. I love your review - and the analogy of falling asleep in a car is very wisely observed. I'm glad it live up to your expectations, somewhat.

    As for me...I was a tiny bit disappointed, but it is a great series overall, isn't it?

  2. I agree, It's an amazing series! I think it lived up to my expectations because I sort of expected for some parts to go differently than I hoped they would.


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