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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
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Sep 07, 2010

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Read in September, 2010

3/3.5 stars.

This was a good conclusion to the trilogy. It didn't get my heart pounding like The Hunger Games did, but I actually liked the change of focus for the story. It's still peppered with tense action, but there's more focus on sinister intrigue and games within the mind.

There are times when the story seems to lose direction with where it's going, but I think that works well with the confusion within the heroine's mind as she struggles with facing her own demons and guilt. As much as her chronic self-absorption can really drive me crazy in these novels, I felt that her vulnerability in this book helped her character, reminding us that she's still a child.

Style comments - as much as I do enjoy Collins' writing style, I could do without her penchant for turning phrases into sentences (it really drives me crazy, but maybe I'm just old school liking proper sentences).

Also, whenever I see Peeta, I think PETA, and as much as I think animals should be treated ethically, it was a weird connotation to keep coming up whenever Peeta came up in the novel. I wish Collins had chosen a different name for him. It also makes me think of pita bread. Maybe that's why she chose it? He is a baker...

Anyway, good conclusion to the story. The Hunger Games is still my favorite before everyone got to Katniss and ruined her.

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Karla When I read "Peeta" I hear "Peter" said with an English accent.

Kate Maybe that was what the author wanted, but it didn't work for me.

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