Review # 18
Author: Suzanne Collins
Hardcover, 398 pages
Published August 2010
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. What does the Girl On Fire have to do?
Mockingjay picks up immediately after Katniss Everdeen – champion of the recently concluded Hunger Games before the total reclamation and destruction of the Quarter Quell, was brought to District 13 – the place most people thought had vanished & destroyed after the last rebellion.
After waking up in a pristine hospital and clad in an all-gray ensemble, with her daily schedule tattoed on her shoulder, Katniss was tagged as the Mockingjay, the sign of the new rebellion where the thought of an uprising among districts had took shape. Katniss processed all that has happened to her and all that may still come to pass so long as the Capitol still remains a threat. Beyond the love triangle, beyond the upcoming twists and turns, beyond even the fate of Panem itself — what has happened to Katniss Everdeen. Where is the Girl on Fire?
At first I was really rooting for Gale too, but Peeta sort of grew on me. Damn that Peeta. Because while what happened with Katniss and Gale is totally unfair, and I feel ruins their trust and any sort of relationship they could have had, what happened to Peeta was unfair too, and I just have to root for him. Suzanne makes it easy to see how Peeta is a better person than Katniss.
Let’s jump up to the end of the story.. Tragic, really.. In the end so far as I can tell after all that’s happened, after all the death and loss the world still revolves around Katniss at least so far as Katniss is concerned. However, I do believe Suzanne Collins made Mockingjay as a fitting, beautifully tragic end to a piercing series.
My rating for this book: 4 bookmarks