Monday, April 2, 2012

Book #16 - MockingKay

mockingjayThe final book of the Hunger Games, Mockingjay was good, but also sad. The book deals with the aftermath of the Quarter Quill, which ended early as Katniss was whisked away to District 13.

The book is hard to read, at least to me. The writing it still good, and Katniss’ character continues to develop, but the entire world is now at war. District 13 is openly battling the Capital after District 12 was bombed and destroyed. Hundreds made it out safely, thanks to Gale.

Katniss must become the symbol of rebellion, or the Mockingjay, to the world. She does so, reluctantly, but does work to drive the rebellion forward since she feels Snow is oppressing people. She engages in battles, and even a final drive to take the fight to the capital.

This is definitely a story of war. Not the excitement of rebellion, with the quick emotion of rage, but the drawn out sadness of loss as people die. Intertwined with this is the decisions Katniss must make about her love life, between Peeta and Gale.

It ends the trilogy well, and we get closure in Katniss’ life, but this is a sad book.

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