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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
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Dec 29, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: speculative-fiction, science-fiction, youngadult
Read from October 01 to 07, 2012

A head trip combined with a punch to the gut, repeatedly. The Hunger Games and Catching Fire can be challenging to the psyche at times, but Mockingjay goes and takes that to a whole other level. The book isn't so different stylistically and you'll still read through it rapidly. I was unable to put it down yet frantically trying to process what had just happened. We were always able to see through the eyes of Katniss, in fact to hear through her ears and smell through her nose as well, but now we have a chance to experience her trama-induced psychoses in a way I have never experienced in another book. Certainly have experienced the joy, sadness, boredom, fear, and various other emotions of characters in other books, but I don't think before I ever had moments of disorientation and questioning my perceptions of reality in quite the same way. There are certainly happy and victorious moments in this novel, and moments where humanity shines through, but that isn't the point of the story. The point of the story is to relate the experiences of a person who has been put through hell and sees no means of escape. That doesn't sound like something I'd generally want to read, and yet if given the choice of not having read it at all, I would most certainly not choose that ignorance. Still, I get the feeling I'll be processing the book for many days, if not weeks, to come. Best of luck to the movie makers on this one. Getting a PG-13 rating on the Hunger Games was impressive, but I'll be dumbfounded if they can do the same for Mockingjay.
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Lauradrachsler now maybe you understand why I've read the series three times!


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