Friday, April 19, 2013

Mockingjay Book Review

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay is book three of the Hunger Games series. It is about a war for freedom from the Capitol. The main character of the book is Katniss Everdeen.  She already survived two Hunger Games, a game when all twelve districts send in one boy and girl from ages twelve to eighteen to fight for survival until there is one player left. There have been 75 games so far. Katniss’s goal in this book is to kill the president of the Capitol, President Snow. She’s seeking revenge for what he’s done to the twelve districts and her family. Katniss finds out that the thirteenth district still exists and joins them to challenge the Capitol. Peeta is recovered from the Capitol, but he is brainwashed to do the capitols bidding. After seeing what the Capitol did to Peeta, she agrees to become a symbol of hope for the rebels, the mockingjay.

            In my opinion, it was a good book. The author used very descriptive words and I was sort of able to understand it. I think the book speeds too fast in time at the end of the story. In some parts of the book, some her descriptions were hard to understand. This book wasn’t my favorite book of the series, but it was still good to read. I felt that she could have had a better ending. I recommend this for teens and adults, they might also want a different ending as well to the series. Matthew P., Teen Reviewer