We ran out of days for all the "Young Adult" books that people have reviewed during the month of January. So, here is a review that we couldn't fit into January for a great YA book!
The Last In The Series: Mockingjay
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 your hearts pounding.
I know a lot of people have a favorite book from this series or one that just wasn't quite as good for them as the others, but that wasn't the case for me. I couldn't pick a favorite. I loved them all, and I have to say that this may be one of my favorite series of all time. I just loved it.
I do think that the last book was different from the first two though, and very much so. The Hunger Games and Catching Fire are full of action and violence, but there's also hope. There's the hope that Katniss and Peeta share that they might each be able to save the other.
In Mockingjay there is a lot of misery and madness, but very little hope. It was easy at times for me to say well what was it all for then. But that is what makes this an amazing book because you are feeling this along with Katniss. I think during a lot of the book that is exactly what Katniss is feeling.
Having said that, I loved the ending and the epilogue shows you exactly what the point was...love, honor, and freedom.
Now that I've read the entire series, I am super excited for the movie. I think the casting is brilliant, and I especially like Lenny Kravitz as Cinna.
|Lenny Kravitz as Cinna,Stylist to Katniss|
This trilogy really resonated with me. Katniss and Peeta are those rare literary characters who will stay with me forever. So even if you aren't a "young adult" and are having doubts about whether this series is for you, set them aside. I'd recommend this book to anyone.