Ok, Mockingjay is out today, and I've read it. All I can say is... Wow. Suzanne Collins does not disappoint. From beginning to end, this is a great series. I was rooting for the other guy to get the girl, but given how the characters developed, I wasn't too sorry that things turned out the way they did. I think I would have felt a little bad for whichever one lost out.
The words that most came to my mind to describe this book are "unflinching" and "uncompromising." Given the series's history, you knew that there would be a pretty good body count, but the last straw that finally broke Katniss - that one I hadn't seen coming. It made me almost take a look back and say - from the beginning, what was it all for? But in the end, Katniss did her best to leave a better world than the one she found, so it has to be worth something in the larger scheme of things. And Katniss' world was never pretty or easy - but very human.
The last line of the book - I can't think of a better way to end the series than the final paragraph and that short, powerful last line.
Five stars, all the way!
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