July 22, 2017

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games)

Mockingjaymockingjay is the third of the Hunger Games series (so if you haven’t read the first 2 don’t read this review! Read my review of the first book).

The second book ends very abruptly as the Hunger Games in which Katnis and Peeta are playing suddenly falls to pieces. We learn that the rebellion is in full swing with war in most of the Distsricts. Mockingjay takes us through the rebellion as Gale, Haymitch, Katnis, Peeta, the other Victors and their families battle to find the right solutions.

It is not as fast paced, or as compelling a page turner as the first 2 books (that might be down the size of my hangover when I read most of this). Either way it’s a very different style of book. Here we see the full extent of the corruption that’s crept through Panem since the original rebellions and the setting up of the Hunger Games. We see that no-one is immune from corruption, and how much things need to change.

It’s a scary, reflective book that is true to life in that there are few happy endings. A must read, well the whole series is!

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