Sunday, February 27, 2011 | By: Jason

Mockingjay (Book Review)

Review of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 

"Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!"
— Suzanne Collins (Mockingjay)

Finally finished Mockingjay, The Last book of The Hunger Games Trilogy. To all of you who are thinking about picking up this book, its highly recommended that you first read Hunger Games and Catching Fire before starting your journey into Mockingjay. 


Catching Fire left us on another cliffhanger! Many readers could not wait to jump right into Mockingjay, and who can blame them? The Trilogy is amazing! 

Expectations were high, especially after reading the first book of the trilogy The Hunger Games. 

“Did Mockingjay deliver?” My response to this question is .... YES! 

Mockingjay is full of excitement and action. Putting the book down after starting is hard. That is no surprise considering that the other books had the same affect. 

The only down side is that the book seems pretty rushed, this in turn leaves the reader wondering and trying to figure out the loose ends that were not addressed in the book. However, this is not always a bad thing. That is what is great about the art of writing. Most of the story is not in the words that you read, but also in your imagination and mind. 

Mockingjay has a very honest portrayal of war and its affects. Not only of the people fighting in the front lines but also with the people around conflict. 

The word “War” in the Hunger Games trilogy is everywhere. War, not just on the battlefield of the Capitol and arenas, but also in the mind of the main characters. War with self, with others, with feelings and emotions, war is everywhere, and many readers could relate to that in their own personal lives. In a way… this book speaks to the reader in many different formats. 

Character development: 

The book does a great job on the development of the Characters. The more you read the more you see the Characters grow and mature. However, you must keep in mind that most of the development of the characters occurred during the first two books of the trilogy. The development of the characters are based on the foundation of the others. 


The plot is full of excitement and unpredictable twists and turns. VERY high paced especially towards the end. This is what caused the removal of ½ a star. The book seemed a little too rushed. 

Book Flow: 

The book has a great flow to it. Fast paced and hard to put down. 

4.5 out of 5 Shots



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