“Great series, though I wasn't too impressed by the ending. I don't think that diminished my overall enjoyment. I don't really want to say any more because I would like others to check the series out themselves before the movies bring enough buzz to spoil the effect of reading it without a clue of what's going on.”Lisa Labovitch wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Monkingjay is the third and final book in the Hunger Games triliogy. Katniss is now in hiding with her family underground in the secretive district 13. The Capitol has now declared out right war against the rebels and Katniss must step up and become the face of the rebellion. Katniss reluctantly does so but is racked with guilt over her survival in the Quarter Quell games and Peeta's capture.
Like the previous two books Monkingjay is just as an addictive read. There is no let up for our heroine Katniss. She has now become the figure head and a symbol of the revolution. Katniss is still under enormous pressure even though she is no longer under the Captial's control. I'm glad the author didn't paint the people of district 13 as whiter than white. President Coin is just as hungry to gain power as President Snow is to keep it. Each side is guilty of doing horrendous acts. A tit for tat that mirrors acts of violence in our own society. I didn't particularity like President Coin. As the book progressed I got the impression she was just as bad as Snow and was using Katniss as a means to an end.
Enjoyed reading all three books and I'm looking forward to watching the films. It'll be interesting to see how Hollywood will portray Mockingjay as there is a lot to fit in.”
“I would have given it a 4 star like I did the first two books if the ending was stronger. It was rushed and there are questions Collins should have answered. Here is this brand new world and we have no idea if it is in the crapper or not. With that said - I still truly enjoyed the series. The tension and creativity is perfection, yet Harry Potter is still the best :-)”Sandy B Groovy wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“so sad the series is done. this book was the most epic.”The Doctor wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love this book, but Gale is such a liar! He was supposedly in the plane that bombed Prim! Boo Gale!”bookworm211 wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In the last book of the Hunger Games Trilogy, Katniss and Peta along with many others are at the final battle. War with the capital is inevitable and now is the time. At the end the battle is won but not without loosing a few along the way.
This book is a great ending to the trilogy. I did feel like there was a few parts in the book where it got jumbled and hard to follow.
This book can be used in the classroom to talk about government.”
“The Hunger Games saga continues in the third installment of the story Mockingjay. In an odd plot twist Katniss, Gayle, Petra, and Mitch find themselves embroiled in a new Hungar Games especially contrived to to commemerate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the orginial uprising and subsiquent defeat and subjucation of the thirteen distriicts.
Under the guise of commeration the true purpose of the games is to destroy Katness and Petra. Forming new alliances, nothing is as it truly appears and the districts are in revolt again.”
“The final book in the Hunger Gamer series. I can honestly say this isn't your typical happily-ever-after story. This book contains some major decisions having to be made by a fairly young girl, a bunch of ins adn outs of a war, death of some very major characters and loved characters, and brings up difficult things such as suicide, death of someone close to you, PTSD type symptoms adn other things younger children maybe shouldn't be exposed to. I see no issue with a middle schooler reading this, and feel i would let my own, but would be a little leary bringing this into a classroom. I may have it in my library, and would encourage students to read it, dependin on their parent's approval. It's a great story, and I love the series, and highly reccommend it.”Ansley Monroe wrote this review 4 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A good ending to the series but very bitter sweet. ”Patti wrote this review Monday, April 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I would think it's difficult to write a good ending to an excellent series, so Mockingjay does the best it can for the Hunger Games. I couldn't help feel just a little disappointed - but then again, that may be because it's the last book with these characters.”Alex wrote this review Sunday, April 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No