Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Review" of Mockingjay -- **SPOILERS** or at least spoilerish

So I feel that there is absolutely no need for me to actually review Mockingjay, but I would like to share my thoughts.  I loved the book- until I got to the last 25 pages or so.  Basically after the execution scene, I was not impressed.  I know people think it gives this great thought provoking message about society, but the ending just made me angry with Suzanne Collins.  I wish I could go back to believing that everything would be okay.  What about HOPE?  Also, why didn't Guy X fall in love with Katniss's daughter?  Isn't that the best way to resolve a love triangle?

I don't even know how many stars to give the book.  Most of the book I would give a 5.  I stayed up way too late to finish, and then cried hysterically for about 20 minutes afterwords, so the ending gets a 2.  This averages to a 3.5, so does the book get a 3 or a 4 on Goodreads?  I don't know.

How can I recommend a series that caused me so much pain to the kids I work with?  Some of them are super-depressed already... and I'm sure that some of them would be find and maybe appreciate the ending.

I feel tricked.  It would be like in HP 7 if Ron moved to Japan and and Hermione died and Ginny became mentally ill and had to live in St. Mungo's for all eternity.    Seriously... what's the deal with that?


  1. You know, I actually thought that Mockingjay was amazing, and I'm one of the few. I thought it was extremely dark and difficult to read, but the tiniest glimmer of hope appeared at the end, and I thought that was the message of the story.

    Either way, I respect your thoughts, and this was a great, honest review :)

  2. I'm glad you liked it- I have a friend who loves very sad movies/books and I think she would really get a lot out of this book as well. I really only like happy endings... which makes me a less flexible reader.

  3. Great review. I love the resolve the love triangle comment. It made me lol
    I also didn't quite like the non-execution and the way she (didn't) dealt with "guy x"

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog