yrnjnky, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by yrnjnky)
Fantastic conclusion to the Hunger Games trilogy. I couldn't put it down and even shed some tears while reading this one, which didn't happen for the first two.
Rachel McGill, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Rachel McGill)
I loved the conclusion to this series. Finishing it left me with a hallow feeling for a few days and it took awhile to be able to read anything else. It was that good. Some readers may take issue with the ending, but I think it is very fitting and realistic.
imaswimer21, August 19, 2012 (view all comments by imaswimer21)
This book is so great you will read it over and over.
Crying, Hysterical Sobs, Withdrawal symptoms, Random quoting, Smell of roses randomly appears, Urge to grab arrows out of your quiver, Nightmares
OK so the side effects are a little exaggerated. But I will tell you that this book is epic, at times you will feel like you are in the action. The author does a great job of describing the war zone and using her characters. At the end it leaves you bereft and understanding. She ties up all the loose ends, but you can't help wishing that it wouldn't end.
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"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"This concluding volume in Collins's Hunger Games trilogy accomplishes a rare feat, the last installment being the best yet, a beautifully orchestrated and intelligent novel that succeeds on every level. At the end of Catching Fire, Katniss had been dramatically rescued from the Quarter Quell games; her fellow tribute, Peeta, has presumably been taken prisoner by the Capitol. Now the rebels in District 13 want Katniss (who again narrates) to be the face of the revolution, a propaganda role she's reluctant to play. One of Collins's many achievements is skillfully showing how effective such a poster girl can be, with a scene in which Katniss visits the wounded, cameras rolling to capture (and retransmit) her genuine outrage at the way in which war victimizes even the noncombatants. Beyond the sharp social commentary and the nifty world building, there's a plot that doesn't quit: nearly every chapter ends in a reversal-of-fortune cliffhanger. Readers get to know characters better, including Katniss's sister and mother, and Plutarch Heavensbee, former Head Gamemaker, now rebel filmmaker, directing the circus he hopes will bring down the government, a coup possible precisely because the Capitol's residents are too pampered to mount a defense. 'In return for full bellies and entertainment,' he tells Katniss, explaining the Latin phrase , 'people had given up their political responsibilities and therefore their power.' Finally, there is the romantic intrigue involving Katniss, Peeta and Gale, which comes to a resolution that, while it will break some hearts, feels right. In short, there's something here for nearly every reader, all of it completely engrossing. Ages 12 – up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
by The Christian Science Monitor,
"[A]n entirely gripping read. In Katniss, Collins has crafted a heroine so fierce and tenacious that this reader will follow her anywhere."
by Cleveland Plain Dealer,
"Here is some advice before sitting down with Mockingjay. Keep all the lights on and have tissues close by."
by Los Angeles Times,
"Unfolding in Collins' engaging, intelligent prose and assembled into chapters that end with didn't-see-that-coming cliffhangers, this finale is every bit the pressure cooker of its forebears....[A] series conclusion that is nearly as shocking, and certainly every bit as original and thought provoking, as The Hunger Games."
The greatly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
Who do they think should pay for the unrest?
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