First of all, I have been DYING to read this book. It?s the final book of the trilogy and of course I needed to know how it would end. Before I started reading I had so many thoughts on my head like: 1. Please God, don?t let Katniss pick Gale over Peeta! 2. I don?t want Peeta to die!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3. You are not going to read the final pages to find out who Katniss ends up with! 4. I have to read those last few pages! 5. My reaction to the last pages: Well, I?m not going to tell you because it would pretty much tell you who she picks xD
Ok, now to the actual review. I can?t believe this trilogy has come to end. I already miss the characters =/ If I had to rate the first two books, I would probably give The Hunger Games a 4.5 and a well deserved 5 to Catching Fire?rating Mockingjay, well not that easy. Mockingjay is definitely the darkest and most emotional book of all three; I was completely stunned and emotionally drained when I finished reading it. While the previous books focused mainly on the Hunger Games, this one focused on Katniss?s emotions. You can?t help but feel sorry for her and admire her for staying strong when there's so much going on around her and for dealing with all the responsibilities that lay now on her shoulders. Shes the Mockingjay, the symbol of freedom and hope during the war between the Capitol and District 13, and then of course there is Gale and Peeta. Katniss needs to sort out her feelings towards the boys, but that task becomes even more complicated because Peeta is a prisoner in the Capitol and endures constant torture to keep Katniss alive (what's not to love about Peeta).
This book has it all: love, joy, hope but, mostly, sadness and pain. The characters were in the middle of war the entire time, after all. I knew I couldn?t expect a picture perfect ending and I love that Collins gives us realistic characters and endings. There is no happily ever after for anyone, but, still, I wasn?t prepared to read about all those tragic and heartbreaking deaths. Before this book was released, a lot of fans said that this one character was going to die and I thought, There's no way Suzanne Collins can kill that character!? Well, she did and it was so so sad! Still, I have to be honest and say that though the ending of Mockingjay was kind of rushed, the way Katniss ends up with the boy who I shall not name was..I don't know, weird maybe, it just happened all top quick and then there were some other characters who all of the sudden were MIA for no decent reason! Besides that, those last few pages were amazing. Reading Katniss's last thoughts made it all so much harder to say good bye to such an amazing story and all the characters. It's seriously impossible to ever forget this trilogy. I'm still mourning its end and the deaths as we speak. Overall, there are only two words to describe this trilogy: incredibly epic.
My Rating: 4 (I would give it a five, but like I said before, there were some things about the ending that I didn't like very much. Honestly it didn't live up to my expectations. Other than that: READ THIS TRILOGY!!)show more
by Renee Tylor