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April 24th, 2012

Collins, Suzanne: Mockingjay

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Mockingjay (2010)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopia, Young Adult
Pages: 390 (hardcover)
Series: The Hunger Games #3

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Why I Read It: I had gotten through The Hunger Games and Catching Fire back-to-back, so I may as well finish off the series, no? Also, a warning: there will be spoilers abound in this review for not only the first two installments in the series, but for this final one as well. There's a lot that I liked in this book, but there was also a lot that pissed me off and I can't properly discuss it without being spoiler-y, so venture on cautiously.

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Final Verdict: There were some things that I felt strongly about in this book, but ultimately, it felt like a fitting end to the series for me. While some people were up in arms about the epilogue, I thought it accentuated the themes that this novel was trying to tackle (war irreparably, and sadly, breaks people). I didn't appreciate how some characters were dismissed, and I thought Collins glossed over some scenes that I thought were going to be epic, but other than that, I found myself feeling kind of emotionally gutted after finishing this, which I think is a good thing. Either way, I'm glad I finally read this trilogy, and it was a fun ride while it lasted. :)

Cover Commentary: This is probably my least favourite cover of the trilogy, but like I've mentioned before, it fits the narrative that the three covers were conveying. I hate the Mockingjay's little eye though... I don't know why, but it's stare is so penetrating and it bugs me of. A weird complaint, I know, but it's seriously one of the first things I thought of when I first laid eyes on it.

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