Monday, February 20, 2012

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Blurb:
Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding. 

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plains - except Katniss.

The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay - no matter what the personal cost.

My review:
This last novel in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins is, by far, the most powerful. It is far darker and even more violent than the first two. Katniss has survived the Hunger Games. Twice. But her world has been destroyed and she's drawn into a war that she's not ready for and may not survive. She struggles emotionally, mentally and physically. She suffers more loss than anyone should have to know in a lifetime. She has to trust her instincts when she's no longer certain of whom else she can trust. 

This book is gripping and I couldn't put it down. I cheered for Katniss and I feared for her and I cried for her. While the cheering and the fearing may have been done silently, the tears rolled down my face. Literally.  It's not often I'm moved to tears by a book. I really loved this series.

What books have brought you to tears?



  1. OH a lot of books have made me cry. The Stand, Firefly, different part of The Amber Chronicles, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo... hmm I cry easily huh?

    1. Perhaps, lol. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo didn't make me cry, although it was sad in part. I guess it takes a lot to make me cry when reading, but it also takes a lot to make me laugh.

  2. Yeah, I'm sorry to say I didn't like this book...absolutely loved the first two books in the series, but was extremely disappointed with this one. Won't go into why here, as I don't want to give any spoilers, but yeah, I was almost angry enough to write a bad review, which is something I almost NEVER do, lol.

    I'm trying to think of books that have made me cry (I cry like a baby in a lot of movies), and for some reason only books I read as a kid are coming to mind. Watership Down comes to mind, Where the Red Fern Grows, Bridge to I didn't cry when I read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but I did find it profoundly disturbing in parts, so I understand why you would cry. I did find The Road very sad, and The Painted Bird.

  3. JC - If you don't want to share the spoilers here why don't you email them to me. I'm really curious as to why you hated this book. Like you, I did find The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo disturbing in parts.

    I'm with you in that I often cry at movies, but for some reason I rarely cry when reading.

    Thanks for sharing the books that make you cry.