This is definitely the heaviest and most emotionally-packed book of the series. It didn't have the contstant thrill of the first two books, but it was just as captivating.
In the beginning, I was actually surprised by how, comparatively, light-hearted Mockingjay had started. In the first half it was full of little jokes and comical moments that lighened up the darkness of the events that were unfolding. A twist in the middle broke my heart. As I, as a reader, got more involved into what was happening in the war between the districts and the Capitol towards the second half, I kept wishing for a different turn of events, but Suzanne Collins didn't try to diminish the horror of war, and on the pages I saw a lot of pain, suffering, emotional wreckage, loss, death... And over all that, there is the aftermath of the Hunger Games the victors have to live and deal with.
It left me emotionally drained, but I still love this book. I guess I love it because it is realistic. And thought-provoking. I wish this series never ended, but I know it will be a long time before I can get this story out of my head.show more
by Alina Solomkina