AUTHOR- Suzanne Collins
PUBLISHER- Scholastic Press
GOODREADS RATING- 4.03/5
GENRE- Dystopian, Adventure
PUBLISHED- August 24th, 2010
Closing my eyes doesn’t help. Fire burns brighter in the darkness.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss’s family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.
It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans–except Katniss.
The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss’s willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels’ Mockingjay–no matter what the personal cost.
MY REVIEW: In this final installment of the Hunger Games trilogy, Katniss again impresses us with her bravery even after going through such sorrowful phases. She unites Panem against the tyrannical government, Capitol. Although, the writing and language is really good, the story is a bit slow which ends up being boring. This book is full of little plot twists here and there , yet with all the monotonous fighting scenes of the war, readers didn’t like it as much as the other two prequels. Albeit, the conclusion to this series was quite good and hopeful. Peeta’s role in the book gets a little passive which is quite a disappointment after all the new personality developments he made in the previous book. However all the other characters develop strong psyches in the burning fire of the rebellion. Apart from the story, I really liked the title of the three books, especially the second one signifying the starting of “something big”. All the three titles suggest the gradual change from an oppressive governmental rule, to small rebellions, and then finally to a revolution. Overall, this whole series was a complete success.
(THESE REVIEWS ARE MY POINT OF VIEWS, AND YOUR OPINIONS MIGHT BE VARYING FROM MINE)