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. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
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The thrilling conclusion to the amazing Hunger Games trilogy does not disappoint. However, do brace yourself for lots of heartache, sadness, death, and everything that the series usually caries, multiplied by tons of times. A fantastic last book and quite possibly the best closing to a series that I have ever read.
This series was brilliant, this book included. For all of you complaining about not having enough romance, this book wad never a romance in the first place. It was about war, what it does to a person's mind, and it's effects. And to those who were disappointed by the depressing nature of Mockingjay, what do you expect? War brings death, and death is depressing. If you do not like this, I suggest you read something happier. And gor those who want romance, go read an actual romance.
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I I don't know why but I expected the ending of this adrenaline rushing fabulous series to be full of hope and a feeling of content. Instead I spent the whole day after this, depressed. The book it drags you unwillingly, into the reality of it's nature. You realize that this book is trying to symbolize that life isn't always fair. Suzanne Collins doesn't feed you this book on a silver platter, she isn't gentle. From the moment you listen/read this book to the moment you finish it, all you read is a plot line that is so real that when you finish it you feel like Katniss in a way.
However, reading fantasy is an escape from the real world. This is no escape and it never will be, it drags you deeper into it then ever before.
The worst of it is, that in the past books you grow attached to the characters. You love Prim, and you can't help but feel depressed when Katniss is shattered in the end. The worst for me though, was the death of Finnick Odair.
It was so quick, like ripping off a bandaid. It was so unfair, he was married and later you find out he never met his child. He was a good friend of Katniss, someone who she really trusted. He was a great character with a great story to tell. Even now, a week or two after finishing the book. I still find myself affected by his death and the book itself. Even thinking about it brings a twinge of the heart.
I would have been satisfied if he had not died, for some reason his death just rubs me in the wrong way.
Also what happens with Gale at the end, what is wrong with him?! I was a big fan of him in Katniss till all of this happened! He didn't apologize, at all. He didn't do anything, if he wanted Katniss he shouldn't have done any of that! He changed so much, what is wrong with him? I still think he needs Katniss as a friend, but now he's all snotty in District 2. Ugh. Combine the Finnick and Gale stuff and I guess I'm depressed.
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You find yourself in the instance when you really connect to the book, Suzanne Collins somehow created a real bond between you and the characters. That's why in the end your not satisfied, all you want is for the characters to have a very happy ending. One that never really comes. She has managed that, serious air where it really is all survival or death. She keeps you hooked and keeps the death flowing out.
In the end, it's up to you to judge whether this was a good book. Read it or listen to it, but once you start it I don't think you can stop listening until it's done. So be warned that she really brings out the sadness of life into this book, even now thinking about it I want to scream and bring my characters back.
The first day after finishing it, I was speechless. Wanting Finnick and Gale to magically come back and everything to have the best ending ever. Only after I finished did I realize THAT NO MATTER WHAT, this series couldn't have had a happy ending. That's just the way the book is. This book has really affected me, I get sad just thinking about it.
Read the book and decide for yourself, it can open your eyes to things.