Wednesday 25 August 2010

Book Review : Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

" I stare down at my shoes, watching as a fine layer of ash settles on the worn leather. This is where the bed I shared with my sister, Prim, stood. Over there was the kitchen table. The bricks of the chimney, which collapsed in a charred heap, provide a point of reference for the rest of the house. How else could I orient myself in this sea of gray!"

It's all back! The drama, the great characters, the relentless pacing and the delicious politics. It's all back with Suzanne Collin's "Mockingjay" -- the 3rd and finally installment in the "Hunger Games" trilogy.

And for those of you who didn't get a chance to re-read the series, don't worry, Collins does a great job in the beginning chapters of firing things up again. She ignited my own sense of loss for those who perished in the last book as well as brought up that old sense of dread -- the indecision of not knowing who to trust; who might be a traitor, or who just might collapse under the pressure.

And then there's love interest, of course. Peeta or Gail. Gail or Peeta.

The book begins with Kat walking through the 12th, observing the damage and wondering what will happen in the future. The rebels still want her for their Mockingjay, but she's still resisting. Because more than any of them she understands what death means, and what war will mean. I won't write more about what happens because I fear reprisals and it will spoil the fun for you.

But know that you won't be disappointed with "Mockingjay". If anything Suzanne Collin's writing has improved. Kudo's to her. This is a well done ending to a well scripted trilogy. Prepare yourself for an emotional roller coaster. :,)


Niki V. said...

One of the best series ever :)

Anonymous said...

Poorly written review i'm afraid

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