“I could spend all day discussing the merits and faults of Mockingjay. I loved how Katniss could never escape the arena, even the revolution felt like the Hunger Games. I loved the bitter irony of Prim's death. I also liked the idea of the book Katniss described.
What I didn't like, however, was the lack of closure, the allowing characters to completely switch personalities, and how the brunt of the novel was Katniss being sick or deluded or in pain. I also didn't enjoy that some of my favorite characters died - Finnick, for example - and they hardly received any tribute. Yes, people die, but I akin Finnick's death to the deaths of Hedwig and Dobby from Harry Potter - characters that died without their deaths progressing the story at all, and without any mention to how important they were to the story.
I won't mention whether or not I was disappointed that Katniss chose Peeta over Gale. What upset me was that Suzanne Collins wrote Gale as a jerk in this book - someone who spent years being Katniss's best friend would not simply abandon her because she fell in love with someone else.
Ultimately, Mockingjay really just felt like a rushed attempt at fanfiction, not like the brilliant books that got us hooked on the series.”