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Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins – Bookrush 15

Blurb:
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe.

The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss.

And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12.

My Thoughts
This is the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy, I found this one a lot darker than the previous two books.

We start the story in District 13, where Katniss is recovering from the injuries she sustained in the games. Peeta is not there he has been captured by the Capital before he was evacuated by the resistance. Prim and Katniss’ mother are there though and they try to support her as best as possible while they are both working in the hospital.

There is more of a bond between Katniss and Finnick which I really enjoyed, because while Katniss doesn’t have Peeta there is at least someone who understand what she’s going through. I also really enjoyed that Katniss and Johanna had more of a connection.

What annoyed me was how the president of District 13 – Alma Coin – only wanted Katniss to film resistance videos. Which doesn’t really do much for Katniss. Finnick and Gale are also asked to do these videos so as they can be aired all across the districts with the capable abilities of Beetee.

Things start falling apart and tensions rise when Peeta is out on TV with President Snow asking the districts to stop the resistance, but he risks his life by warning about a raid that is about to occur on District 13. Katniss can see that Peeta is deterirating, he looks like he hasn’t eaten and that he is being beaten.

What frustrates me as well is when Katniss is finally allowed to go and fight in the Capital, it’s not really take seriously and all she is doing with Gale, Finnick and the others is just filming bits and pieces to show that she is fighting when really all they are doing is little pieces compared to the rest of the resistance army.

The writing of this book was so incredible! The way Collins described an explosion where Katniss was injured was so good, the way it was written was so unexpected, I really loved it!

When I watched the films, I noticed again that small things were changed which was frustrating but I can understand why they couldn’t put everything in the films, they would have been about 4 hours long each!

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