In Mockingjay, the third and final installment of The Hunger Games series, Katniss, who has survived the games twice, is extremely depressed. Katniss has been recovered by district 13 and she feels totally alone. She has to face the challenge of regaining her own sanity and regaining her country. Katniss takes it upon herself to take back what belongs to the people and kill all that oppose freedom, mainly the evil President Snow. This third book tells the story of how she fights through hardship to free her entire nation.
In my opinion this was the worst of the three books. It was still a great book, but compared the first two books it was nothing. I think Suzanne Collins got wrapped up in the hype created by her success with the first two books. In my opinion she made characters do things that based on the first two books they never would have done. I think she was just trying to be a people pleaser and got a little carried away.
Rating: I would give this book 3 out of 5 stars
Recommendations: I also recommend the Septimus Heap series and the Maximum Ride series.
Summary: Mockingjay is an intriguing finale to the Hunger Games trilogy, following Katniss Everdeen through her journey to finally overthrow the oppressive government in their country. Katniss moves to the rebel headquarters in the 13th district, which the government has been hiding from its citizens since its bombing. She has to deal with many problems including her feelings for the brainwashed Peeta getting in the way of her relationship with Gale as well as her goal to overthrow the Capitol. Katniss becomes one of the main rebel fighters and helps prepare their forces to fight the capitol once and for all.
Evaluation: I really enjoyed reading Mockingjay. It was packed with action and a roller coaster of emotions. Suzanne Collins found a very effective way to jerk on the heartstrings of all her readers.
Summary: Katniss Everdeen is a two time champion of the Hunger Games, a cruel challenge in which a Totalitarianism Dictatorship Government involves one boy and one girl from all twelve districts. Katniss soon finds that there has been a District 13, were rebels that fight against the capitol live. Throughout the book Katniss proudly wears the symbol for the rebellion, the Mockingjay, and with this placement there is great responsibility on her shoulders while the fight goes on.
Commentary: This is a page turning read, leaving you on the edge of your seat until the very last period. This book really gets in touch with your emotions, uppercutting your tear ducts.
No, it is not page turning. For a quarter of the book she’s insane and does nothing and for another quarter she has a film crew following her. And she isn’t the two time champion, she escaped the second and it was never completed.
Summary: Katniss Everdeen is the new face of the rebel army in this thriller, in the terrible war against the Capitol of Panem. After escaping from the arena in her second hunger games, Katniss is moved to the secret District 13. There she is equipped and readied to be the Mockingjay, and to take over the capitol to stop the genocide. Though her feelings for both Peeta and Gale interfere with her mission, she has to do what she can to avenge her family and friends from her old home.
Evaluation: This is a great action packed story that has a well balanced mix of triumph, tragedy, and drama. Her feelings for the two boys and problems with her family are a great mix with all the action. This book is well recommended for all who enjoy a good read.
Summary: Katniss is now the Mockingjay and they film her life to show what the Capital is doing and have people join their cause. Gale and Katniss are now dating, but she still has feelings for Peeta. President Snow destroyed their home and is now torturing Peeta to get back at Katniss. They get Peeta back but he has been brainwashed. Katniss now lives underground with her family in fear of a nuclear attack. Will she be able to get back her friend and get revenge on President Snow?
Evaluation: This book was very captivating and had a good action in it. I would definitely recommend this book to someone who likes futuristic fantasy. I love how they kept the story good and nothing random was thrown in to confuse the reader. The character Katniss shows the drama and chaos that a girl can have in her life but Katniss is in the future.
Summary: Mockingjay is about Katniss Everdeen, a two time winner of the hunger games, the infamous game of the capital to show power over all 12 districts. Until Katniss realizes that there is actually a district 13, an underground safe haven for the rebels, where she takes all the people she could save after the attack on district 12. Katniss represents the symbol of the rebels, the Mockingjay, and takes on many responsibilities when everyone looks up to her to win the war between the capitol and the districts. Along with the many responsibilities, she is torn between two guys, the hopelessly confused Peeta and the “Friend” Gale.
Commentary: I think this book is really good. Sometimes it feels like the book gets too sad too often, which is a downer because the plot is amazing and truly touching.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Recommendations: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins; Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen