» MockingJay, Suzanne Collins

Posted October 4, 2010 by / 0 comments

MockingJay, Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Series: The Hunger Games #3
Published by Scholastic Inc. on 2010-08-24
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover
2.5 Stars

The greatly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss Everdeen. The final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins will have hearts racing, pages turning, and everyone talking about one of the biggest and most talked-about books and authors in recent publishing history!!!!

My Thoughts
Green swirlsWell, I’m a little torn with this one.  I think the series as a whole was amazing and deserves to be read regardless, but when compared to the first two books this third one falls a little short for me.  It seemed to climax to nothing.   It was the finale of the series and I’m left with questions that weren’t answered.  That annoys me.  I’m left to assume what happened rather than be told.  The ending wrapped up in about two paragraphs and took in a span of 20 years.   Yes, I might be exaggering a small amount… but not much.  Seriously the last chapter was short, without feeling, took in a 20 year span and left me with unanswered questions.  So, this seriously disappointed me. 
I don’t want to keep harping on about it (and trust me I could), but I was insane waiting for this third and final book and to me it was rushed and a huge let down.
So my rating for the series as a whole is 5 stars because I recommend everyone should read it and get their own opinion of it and the first two books are amazing and deserve to be read… and I don’t want my thoughts of the third book to take away from the first two.   On an individual basis though.  2.5 stars.  Sorry.
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Not Terrible, Just Okay

About Suzanne Collins

Since 1991, Suzanne Collins has been busy writing for children’s television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. She also co-wrote the critically acclaimed Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! Most recently she was the Head Writer for Scholastic Entertainment’s Clifford’s Puppy Days.

While working on a Kids WB show called Generation O! she met children’s author James Proimos, who talked her into giving children’s books a try.

Thinking one day about Alice in Wonderland, she was struck by how pastoral the setting must seem to kids who, like her own, lived in urban surroundings. In New York City, you’re much more likely to fall down a manhole than a rabbit hole and, if you do, you’re not going to find a tea party. What you might find…? Well, that’s the story of Gregor the Overlander, the first book in her five-part series, The Underland Chronicles. Suzanne also has a rhyming picture book illustrated by Mike Lester entitled When Charlie McButton Lost Power.

She currently lives in Connecticut with her family and a pair of feral kittens they adopted from their backyard.

The books she is most successful for in teenage eyes are The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. These books have won several awards, including the GA Peach Award.

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