After seeing the first two films I had to go and buy the last book. I was desperate to find out what had happened to Peeta but the film was not out until November and this really bugged me. I was not at all disappointed, the author has written this very well. I have read the other books and Suzanne Collins keeps me constantly engaged; I could not put the books down. We also see different sides to the characters, that we have come to love over the last three books.
In this book Katniss leads the revolution as the Mockingjay, she has asked President Coin for one favour and that is to kill President Snow; Katniss was granted this wish but it is a secret mission. Katniss leads a small army to the Capitol where she encounters many dangerous things and Peeta also joins this army despite the fact that he still hates and wants to kill Katniss. I won’t go too much into detail in case I ruin it for others but this has many twists and turns including the death of one of our beloved characters. This story about war was very well written and creative, she has researched this well and Katniss still displays her strong character throughout the books despite everything being taken from her.
Although I was addicted and obsessed with this book, I was a little disappointed with the ending, we don’t really much about Gale,despite Katniss and Gale being inseparable best friends; and although Katniss committed a crime and we don’t really know the outcome of the trial. I feel that the end was rushed a bit and warranted a lot more descriptive along with a more in-depth storyline. However the way it ended was realistic as this would happen to solider out fighting a war.
I think that Suzanne Collins had got her point across as I felt empty and drained after (as I discovered many other people did)
However I give this book a big thumb up, I do find the mark of a good author is one that makes you cry and I am not ashamed to admit I was emotional over these books. Mockingjay is very different from the other two books and a lot more intense; although I do recommend reading the book before watching the film; as they are very different.
I rate this book 10/10