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Book Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


After finishing this book yesterday, I am still fuming. I feel cheated by the ending. Why is it that authors of series, good series, tend not to know when to end the book? Look at JK Rowlins, she could have left the Epilogue off and everyone would have been just fine without it. Suzanne Collins, well, she could have ended it with Katniss going ape crazy bonkers nuts and I’d have been happy. But no. She chose to continue on with it and weave it into a “happily ever after” ending. Bah humbug!

As far as Gale is concerned, still useless despite his role in the last book. Add him into the mix as a soldier, that’s fine. But have him a “love interest” to just “make him disappear” at the end? psha!

As for the predictability, yes, it still happened. I knew who Katniss was going to kill from the time she showed up in District 13. Katniss doesn’t know how to be anything but someone else’s pawn. The grass isn’t always greener, is it?!

The overall story was lovable. The first two books were really good, despite how I feel about the predictability and the love triangle. The third book was good, even. Up until she killed off Fennick and Prim, Gale disappearing (some love interest), and continued on to make it a semi happy ending. Ugh!

But, I sure was hoping that Ms. Collins would have utilized the berries for her ending. Somehow gone back to the “Romeo and Juliet” aspect of it and ending it on that note. Or maybe make President Coin and President Snow husband and wife and this whole thing would have been a domestic dispute. Or nuke it all! Or even, having Katniss spend out the rest of her life in her insane little world, one in which she cannot remove herself from the Games, and everything she sees, and does, and thinks is just another part of the Games. It would have been a more interesting ending.

I guess you can say, I didn’t see this ending coming! And the only time I think I may have shed a tear was when she was back home in District 12 and Buttercup finally accepted her. Yeah, I love how cat’s just know when you need some lovin’. šŸ™‚

“happily ever after”…such a cop-out! Like “it was all a dream” cop-out. CHEATED I TELL YA!

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  1. Ping from erika:

    Write another book!!!!!!!!!!!
    Heres a fe ideas:
    Have it where they end up having a childrens hunger games and katniss and Peeta’s children and Annies child are enetered in the arena and annies child kills one of Katniss’ and peeta’s children and have Gale and Johanna be in love!!!

    Please make another book!!!

  2. Ping from Matthew (Bibliofreak.net):

    Totally agree with you. So disappointed by this as an ending. There is so much more that could have been done with it, that I actually don’t know what Suzanne Collins was going for. Ffft.

    My review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

  3. Ping from Diana:

    I loved the first book, the second book was good, but not like the first, but the third book was so disappointing. I actually stopped reading it and when I had to know how she ended it I read the final chapter. Lame. I think the biggest problem started in book 2. She needed to work on the development of her characters more. The only one I truly cared for was peeta and the little sister? It was like the author lost interest.

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