Mockingjay by Suzanne is yet another fantastic book to end the Hunger Games trilogy. This book answers all of the questio...moreMockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne is yet another fantastic book to end the Hunger Games trilogy. This book answers all of the questions and cliffhangers from the past two open ended books. This is a never forgetting journey as Katniss tries to rebel against the Capitol, President Snow and the dreaded Hunger Games. At the beginning of the book we realized that a hovercraft from District 13 came to save Katniss, over Peeta, when she was in the 75th Hunger Games. She is now in District 13 and the only way Katniss can save all the other tributes is by being the Mockingjay, to persuade all of the other Districts that the Capitol is mean. She must fight for everybody and she must risk her life to do so. The start of the book leaves the reader wondering if Katniss will survive.
What I like about Katniss is that she fights for what she believes in and take cares of everyone around her. As the books go on, you see her transform from a teenager into a woman. This book really shows her as a great leader and woman she has turned out to be. My two favourite scenes is when 1. Katniss was at District 12, eating her lunch. She sang the ‘Hanging Tree’ song to the tv crew and a few others. I really enjoyed this scene because you get to imagine Katniss singing, the scenery and everybody’s expressions when she was singing. My second favourite scene was when Katniss went into a Capitols resident’s house with a couple others and disguised as a Capitol citizen to mingle with the crowd so she couldn’t be noticed. I liked this scene because it was fun to imagine Katniss in disguise in the citizens closet/clothing.
Overall I loved how the front cover had a Mockingjay on it to resemble the book/title. I loved how it ended since it was a close and Suzanne wanted to show that this will be the last and final book to the Hunger Games Series. I enjoyed most characters and their traits, yet I was sad to see some of them die. From all of the points stated above this is another fantastic book from Suzanne’s collection that I have rated a 5 out of 5. This is because there is such great detail throughout the book and how well the ideas were written.(less)
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a fantastic book covering most genres that appeals to teenagers; romance, action, th...moreHunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a fantastic book covering most genres that appeals to teenagers; romance, action, thriller, emotion and Sci-fi. Hunger Games is based in the future of North america, in a place known as Panem. There is one capitol surrounded by 12 other districts. The capitol is forceful and cruel and makes one boy and girl, from the ages of twelve to eighteen, participate and fight for their lives in the Hunger Games. the person left alive at the end of the “game” is the winner. The hunger Games is broadcast in front of the whole of Panem. This book revolves around a sixteen year old girl named Katniss Everdeen, who volunteers to take over her twelve year old sister’s, Primrose, spot, at the reaping of the games, when her name is randomly drawn. Katniss has had more experience in the woods, than her sister, as she has hunted and killed many animals in her life, so she can provide food for her family. She is pretty handy, with a bow and arrow. Katniss has a chance but is she capable of winning the Hunger Games?
This book shows the journey from when Katniss leaves her house to go the reaping, leaves district 12, goes into the games and the eventual outcome. I picked up this book a couple of years ago and read a couple of pages but didn’t really try to get into it, so I put it back down. I recently watched the first movie and was instantly hooked. I made myself buy the box set, so I had to read it this time and I am very glad I did as half way through I was so addicted to this book it was hard to put it down. The beginning bit was not very interesting, but the book had to be written like this so the reader can understand the games, Panem, Katniss’s lifestyle and the basic facts. I was mainly fascinated by the idea/plot of the story as it is so original and something that is really different to any other book i have read. The book was so well written that the detail in the book let you imagine the location, the story it was set in, what the characters looked like and the different settings in the book. I also liked how Suzanne Collins set the book up and just as you were about to put it down, when it would get to a ‘boring’ part of the book, something exciting would happen to make you pick it back up again.
My favourite two scenes were; when Katniss was in the Arena and was up in a tree, surrounded by the careers hunting her down. a nest of tracker jackers were next to her on a branch, so she sawed it until the nest fell on the careers (if you get too many stings from a tracker jackers you could die). All of the careers ran away but two girls got caught up in the angry tracker jackers swarm. One girl ran away, just in time, but one girl died on the spot. A little while after the other girl died as well. I liked this scene because it was fun [yet sad] to picture all of the different characters, scenery and the tracker jackers stinging the careers.
When Katniss had been knocked out from the tracker jacker stings she was walking around and doing some things and she heard a twig break and when she turned around she realized that someone was there. When she saw a small boot behind the tree she realized it was Rue. I liked this scene because it was a start to a new friendship and it was very cute.
I would rate this book a 5/5 because it is so action packed, thrilling and the story line is original and I have never read something like this before. I also really like each of the main characters personalities such as; Rue, Prim, Katniss and Peeta. Although the second and third part of the book [towards the middle of ‘the games’ and ‘the victor’ has a lot of killing in it, the author didn’t make it seem so gruesome for the reader, while at the same time making it all seem real. I would recommend this book to anyone above the age of eleven [or older] because I don’t think they would understand the whole ‘hunger games’ and they wouldn’t really like the killing and romance part of the book.(less)