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message 1: by Amber (new)

Amber YAY. READ IT NOW.


message 2: by Diana (new)

Diana Tell us what you think afterwards.....


message 3: by (new)

★ Im on page 79. Its pretty average so far.


Amelia, the pragmatic idealist lol! hahaha wow Katniss is bothering me so much, Gale's looking pretty good. But no misunderstanding, she needs to be with Peeta.


message 5: by Amber (new)

Amber I agree 100%, Amelia.


message 6: by (new)

★ Yeah I know! I *hate* Katniss in this book! Whats wrong with her!?!?!?
Gale....meh, I dont like him either.
And Peeta. He can do so much better then katniss. But I still want them together.


message 7: by Amber (new)

Amber Whoa. It's like TWILIGHT all over again!


message 8: by Regan ♥ (new)

Regan ♥ Whoa. 2...? This makes me even more nervous.


message 9: by Lydia (new)

Lydia Hartman Booklover23 wrote: "Yeah I know! I *hate* Katniss in this book! Whats wrong with her!?!?!?
Gale....meh, I dont like him either.
And Peeta. He can do so much better then katniss. But I still want them together."


I completely agree


Amelia, the pragmatic idealist I agree with all of this!
This book is like almost 400 pages, and WHAT was going on most of that time? Because like every major thing seemed to happen off screen: the start of the revolution, the rescue of Peeta, the thing with Snow...
And all the off-screen deaths? That's what JK Rowling did a little in DH, but at least Rowling had character development!
And yeah Peeta and Katniss ended up together (Three cheers for Team Peeta) but WHY exactly?! Because she loved him, because Gale just up and left, or because everybody else died, so she might as well take up with him? Who the #$(%$ knows!
Grr.
I need to stop.
But I love your review.
As always :]


message 11: by Amber (new)

Amber I agree 100%! Great review-as usual.

I laughed at the part about Ms. Collin's being glad she didn't know you.
Oh goodness. This book was such a dissapointment.


message 12: by Lydia (new)

Lydia Hartman Amber wrote: "I agree 100%! Great review-as usual.

I laughed at the part about Ms. Collin's being glad she didn't know you.
Oh goodness. This book was such a dissapointment."


The book its self wasnt AWFUL it just seemed bad compared to what we were expecting... but thats just my opinion


message 13: by (new)

★ Thank you Amelia and Amber :) I agree with you comments.

And Lydia, I kind of agree.
I was expecting too much, but that is no excuse for all the super-important off-screen events.
That made so devastated.

And the lack of description in Finnick's death scene? Awful.

Yes, Amelia-I forgot to mention about Katniss and Peeta ending up together.
HOW? HOW HOW HOW!?!?!?!?!


message 14: by Dhitri (new)

Dhitri Jess I REALLY LIKE YOUR REVIEW, I can even picture you saying it in person. You have put to words all the thoughts that came to me while reading the book. Well done!!!


message 15: by Emma (new)

Emma i like that cover!


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

They're making this into 2 movies :O


message 17: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay Thank you! I'm annoyed by so many things, but presently annoyed by the nagging question: WHY DID SHE KILL COIN? I mean, was it because she realized Coin would eventually become another Snow? Or did she think putting Coin in power would do nothing to lead Panem in the right direction? This was the climax of the entire series so to speak, and it wasn't explained. I agree with your review!


message 18: by Jeff (new)

Jeff I agree with you- this was such a huge dissapointment after the first two books. My biggest complaint is that she turned such a strong female character in Katniss into sniveling ineffectual nothing who locks herself in closets to avoid confrontation and worries about what bot to choose...she turned Katniss from an amazing amazing girl into a horrid Bella type Twilight twit


message 19: by Jeff (new)

Jeff boy I meant


message 20: by 4l3x (new)

4l3x "-Katniss shooting Coin.
Okay, so why?" She was the one responsible for Prim's death. I was expecting to Katniss to kill both of them (first Snow and then Coin), but when she got only one arrow, I knew she'd go for her


message 21: by Amy (new)

Amy Completely agree with all of your points.


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

I agree. I skimmed this book. The first was quite good, the second okay and this one... yeah.


message 23: by Emi (new)

Emi There really should have been more detail on Finnick's death


message 24: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany I completely agree with your 'original' review.. although when it comes to the over looking of details, I felt that way about all 3 books.. Each book could have been like 200 pages longer and could have been way better and more vivid and detailed.. plain and simple, this series had sooo much potential and at times delivered, but all in all should have been way better than it was, because of how it was written. Oh well.


message 25: by Kiana (new)

Kiana Ortega wow this was like the best review EVER!!!!!! Not even kidding every thing you said in this is just I feel about MOCINGJAY.


message 26: by Jazzy (new)

Jazzy Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins is wonderful! It goes from a girl with no choice to what she can do with her life to her becoming a Mockingjay. In the beginning, she has no freedom; she is completely overpowered by President Snow. As she learns from the crowd of rebels, she acts and stands against the president with great power. The plot has a lot of effectiveness. There are families all over Panem starving to death, just so the Capitol can have their luxuries and pleasures. The families live in broken down, old houses, while the Capitol spends their everyday lives in the worlds’ most advanced technology and mouthwatering food. Tension remains throughout the book. It starts off with Katniss facing a challenge that her lover, Peeta, may never return back to her, and then the challenge of Peeta becoming against her because of some drug. Mockingjay ends with her duties as the bird who ends the war through vengeance and justice and wins over Panem. I have to disagree with Jess. I believe that Mockingjay was executed really well and that Suzanne Collins is a great writer. I hoped that Peeta and Katniss would get together, and that Katniss will somehow win. I loved Suzanne Collins’ style. She has a very intricate way of grabbing and pulling the reader into the book. “My nightmares are mostly about losing you. Then I wake up to find you're still with me.” I really loved that Suzanne Collins added a lot of love quotes between Katniss and Peeta. Their true love is what, to me, brought the trilogy together. So after when he whispers, “‘You love me. Real or not real?’
I tell him, ‘Real’ ”. She does a very nice job of keeping cliff-hangers at the end of every chapter, making the reader want to go on. “My lips are just forming his name when his fingers lock around my throat.” This was one of the points where I could not just put the book down. I would definitely recommend this book to all my friends, it is very interesting, and it was very hard for me to put it down.


message 27: by (new)

★ Maybe just like,
write your own review?


message 28: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Rund She didn't explain howPresident Snow was captured because it was in Katniss' point of view and she just didn't care any more.


message 29: by Kristine (new)

Kristine Mockingjay definitely improves on a second reading especially a second reading preceeded by a re-reading of the first two books. The trilogy works best as a single novel as there's much foreshadowing that appears early in the story but can be forgotten by the third. Mockingjay also suffers from a rushed reading. Many negative reviews reveal many key points have been overlooked by the reader.
The camera crews were there because they were still filming propos but this time in 'battle'. That's the reason Coin gave for sending Peeta to join them - Coin wasn't satisfied with what was being produced.
The districts weren't scrapped for the same reason the states (colonies) weren't scrapped when countries such as USA and Australia became nations - each colony already had a separate identity and wanted to keep some autonomy. I think it was Plutarch who referred to a time in history when this worked and what he envisioned Panem to be.


message 30: by Atlantis (new)

Atlantis Yes I agree when you reread it with rereading the series it all makes sense. Of coarse you should expect the third book would die down a little I mean she does have to end the series some way. I will admit I was a little disappointed at first when I read it but when I reread all three of the books and also watched the first two movies it grew on me. Now I am even more excited until mocking jay the movie comes out in 2016. So I still agree it wasn't as magnificent as the first two but it sure was good. So good job collins


message 31: by Imi (new)

Imi Finally someone, who understands, that she's broken because of all the things that happened to her. To be honest, this is my favourite of the trilogy, because it shows how Katniss is not a godess or something, just a normal 17-year-old girl, well, maybe she's the face of a rebellion and a war, but she's just a kid and she went through so much it'd be hard for anyone. And I love her breakdowns and the depression in this novel, because it's realistic, not heroic. And I especially love, how the ending is not that sugar-coated. It's sad and depressing. Everyone lost a lot of things in the war, and those scars cannot be healed. I mean the districts won and Katniss' family still ended up separated.

And one of my favourite quotes from this, andsadly a lot of people don't even notice this:
“Are you preparing for another war, Plutarch?” I ask.
“Oh, not now. Now we’re in that sweet period where everyone agrees that our recent horrors should never be repeated,” he says. “But collective thinking is usually short-lived. We’re fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction. Although who knows? Maybe this will be it, Katniss.”
“What?” I ask.
“The time it sticks. Maybe we are witnessing the evolution of the human race. Think about that.”

So true.


message 32: by C. (new)

C. I agree with your new review :)


message 33: by Emma (new)

Emma Everett I do agree with your new review because she has changed and became a very good and strong fighter.


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