Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Series: The Hunger Games #3
Publisher: Scholastic Press | 2010 | 390 pages
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I’m going to say that this might not be a fair review for Mockingjay, the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy. It took me five months to finish reading this book. :p
There are several reasons that hindered me from finishing the book in a shorter time. First, it’s an e-book in my Kindle, which I don’t always have it with me. Secondly, I just was not interested enough in going back to continue reading where I stopped because well, it just wasn’t captivating enough for me.
Katniss Everdeen survived her second Hunger Games stint and she’s been whisked off to the mysterious District 13. Unfortunately, her homeland, District 12 has been completely destroyed but good news: her mother, sister Prim and best friend Gale survived the tragedy and they are with her in District 13. And another bad news: her new friend/boyfriend Peeta has been captured by the evil Capitol.
I’m going to skip many parts because I don’t remember much of the details. But I do remember that they plan to rescue Peeta from the clutches of the Capitol. At the same time, Katniss has been made the Mockingjay, a symbol of the rebellion against the Capitol. She wears make-up and dons an edgy suit to look all nice and pretty for the cameras which will capture Katniss at her fighting best. But is there more to it? Is she being used as a pawn instead? These are the questions that she (and the reader) is wondering.
For me, Book Three of The Hunger Games has not met my expectations. It lacked something. I’m not sure what but I think probably it is partly because Peeta is missing throughout the first half of the story. And even when he comes back, sigh…it isn’t much better. I’m just so glad to finally read the last page and move on to another book.
Perhaps my interest for the story has died down a little. If you loved this book, please share your thoughts and I might be able to see this book differently!
I’m still looking forward to the movie for the second book, Catching Fire , which is expected to be released in November next year. Such a long time away…