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Synopsis from GoodReads: Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12. The thrill-packed final installment of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy will keep young hearts pounding.
**Obviously if you have not read the first two books of the Hunger Games series, you probably should not read this review. Don't want to spoil anything for anybody!**
Ok, Mockingjay review take #2! I had it done once already but Blogger decided to eat it. Grrr...
Review: So this book finds Katniss adjusting to a new life in District 13, the base camp of the rebel movement. District 12 has been destroyed and any survivors moved to 13. Katniss has a lot of trouble at the beginning dealing with losing her home, with losing Peeta (he's still being held captive by the Capitol), and the rebels asking her to be the Mockingjay, to lead the rebellion. They feel that if Katniss is the face of the rebellion, it will help people develop the will and strength to fight the Capitol forces. She doesn't necessarily want to do this, but what choice does she have? She can't just sit by and do nothing while Peeta's life hangs in the balance and everyone's future is at stake. Luckily she has Gale and her family for support, and she does confide in Finnick at times (who I personally love).
I'm having a hard time writing this review, because I really don't want to give anything important away, any crucial details to the plot. I will say, for all you Peeta lovers out there, that he does make in an appearance in this book. In what capacity and how much I won't say, but I will say this: he is not the same boy that Katniss grew to know, trust, and love. Being held captive by President Snow has definitely changed him. I won't say any more than that though!
We certainly see Katniss gain her strength back as the book progresses, she has to be strong to unite everyone to fight the Capitol. And ultimately she wants to be the one to kill President Snow. There are some major heart-pounding moments, and extremely sad moments. I admit, I cried during this one! Add it to my list of books that make me cry! I loved it because the story wasn't predictable. I couldn't tell what was going to happen next, what twists and turns were going to appear, or what the ending would bring. I will say I wasn't exactly thrilled with the ending, but that didn't really detract from my love of this book and the entire series as a whole! So if you haven't read it yet, what are you waiting for? Go out and pick it up, I guarantee you won't be able to put it down!
Rating: 5/5 stars