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Mockingjay (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 3) Paperback – 2010


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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Scholastic (2010)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0439023548
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439023542
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 13.2 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #600,130 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paperback and the Pub Date: 01 May 2011 Pages: 390 Language: English Publisher: Scholastic Katniss Everdeen's HAVING survived the hunger games twice makes HER a target of the Capitol and President Snow. AS well as a hero to The rebels who will succeed only if Katniss is willing to put aside her personal feelings and serve as their pawn.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Buggy TOP 100 REVIEWER on Dec 29 2010
Format: Hardcover
Real or not real; I finally finished Mockingjay? Thankfully real, because this just didn't hold my attention like the fantastic and innovative HUNGER GAMES or leave me gasping as CATCHING FIRE did. However in the end I still loved Suzanne Collins violent, bloody and utterly defeated conclusion to this series, it just took a bit (lot) of effort to get through to it. We aren't left hanging where the love triangle is concerned though with Collins giving us a realistic and satisfactory glimpse twenty years into Katniss's future and who she finds herself there with.

All told Mockingjay is a brutal and despairing ride as Katniss, Peeta, Gale and just about every other character we've met so far wages war on the Capital and its President Snow. Yes a lot of people die here and I'll be honest at times Mockingjay lost me. In fact I actually put it down more than once with no real ambition to pick it up again, as it just seemed to drag with endless battles, hospital visits and politics and if it hadn't been for my curiosity about who Katniss ends up with I probably wouldn't have bothered finishing it at all.

This is due in no small part to the fact that our heroine spends most of the book either waking up in hospital after being injured or recovering in a drug induced haze from one thing or another. This became monotonous, stalling the story. And while I appreciated Katniss's battered state of body and mind -especially in the closing chapters I also found it overkill and wondered where that strong, take control girl from previous books had gone. On the other hand after what she'd been through its a wonder she didn't just keep hiding in the closet, taking morphling and shutting out a world gone mad where no one is who they seem anymore.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennyh on March 30 2012
Format: Hardcover
I enjoy the first two books. I felt the third was rushed. It definitely took me longer to read, as it had less of my interest and attention. I didn't feel satisfied at the end. I felt upset and like I got hooked for a disappointment. The third book didn't seem to fit with the others, and I wonder if Suzanne rushed this last one. I was disappointed!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Toewser on July 25 2011
Format: Hardcover
It was a modest finish for the Hunger Games saga. Since the novel is written in the first person, any action that occurs while Katniss is unconscious or missing from the event is not fully told. This results in a disjointed novel with large portions of the plot experienced in waiting as Katniss experiences them. On one hand, it is true to the series as a whole. It worked well for the previous two novels because Katniss was a main participant in all that occurred. However, in this book, one cannot help but feel cheated out of important events that would have resulted in a well rounded story.

Nevertheless, as a fan of the Hunger Games saga, this book is well worth the money and time. The reader just needs an avid imagination to fill in the rest of the blanks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Jacques on Sept. 25 2010
Format: Hardcover
I'm a big fan of the first 2 books of the hunger games and was very anxious to read the last book but it was so depressing all the way through. It's one negative thing after another. It's just too much sadness. Well, even after having read the other not so good reviews I wasn't expecting much and wasn't deterred because you pretty well have to finish a trilogy but I was disappointed. My heart still aches for a better third book.
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26 of 32 people found the following review helpful By L.Clair on Aug. 30 2010
Format: Hardcover
Because I've been waiting months for this book, I'd promised myself I'd read it slowly and savour it, becuase after I'm finished there's no more. As it turns out, I read all of Mockingjay the day I received it in the mail. As expected, it was excellent. As dreaded, I didn't like it.

Suzanne seems to be one of those writers whose books get better and better with each installment. I thought Catching Fire was better than The Hunger Games, and Mockingjay is written even better than Catching Fire. After the end...you just have an unquenchable hunger for MORE that will never be satisfied, but that's okay, because it's the mark of a good series.

Despite all that, the problem with Mockingjay, (for me at least) is that it wasn't any fun to read at all.

Sure, it's intense, suspenseful, poignant, and it cuts to the action faster, but I missed Peeta; Katniss's usual spirited and brave demeanor was replaced by a "Who cares?" attitude, and while it might be completely justified, it wasn't any fun on the reader's part; the whole book hangs a downcast, depressing and overly serious tone; I hated the anticlimax.
In lieu of spoilers, I will not mention names, but a certain important character was somewhat randomly dropped off at the end. We weren't given any closure about his relationships with his fellow characters. May or may not leave you feeling cheated.

Another reviewer, on amazon.com I believe, called this book a work of "nihilistic anti-war propaganda;" in other words, Collins is biased into thinking that war is the most disgusting, horrible, and awful thing that ever existed.
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