Book Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12. The thrill-packed final installment of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy will keep young hearts pounding.

I finally read the final book in the Hunger Games Trilogy. I procrastinated after reading mixed reviews. I wanted to love Mockingjay and was afraid I wouldn’t so I just didn’t read it. I had accidentally ran across a few spoilers.  I had a email from a friend and in the first line it said I’m so glad ______ and ______ ended up together.  Grrr!

I was ready for what was coming when I did finally read this book. I knew it was not going to be happily ever after, I knew it was going to be violent, I knew it would be a wild ride. Mockingjay is a book about war, the reality of war, war is not pretty. I can see why some people were disappointed in this book.  War changes people and that was not glossed over in this book.

As for me I was engrossed in the story the entire time.  I probably would have loved it if I’d read it when it came out but I’m glad I waited a few months to read it.  I enjoyed Suzanne Collin’s Gregor series and love the Hunger Games.  Can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

Rating: 5 Stars
Content: To me this was a clean read no sex or language however to many it wouldn’t be considered clean because there was plenty of violence.

Source: Audio Download from Overdrive