I just finished this one, and there's not a lot that I have to say. It was a beautiful, but tragic novel. And now, I must slink away to dry my tears.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Well... I finally read this one. I was really scared to, after reading a few reviews that contained spoilers and even flipping to the back of the book myself to find that it was going to be bitter sweet anyway.
This book kills. In a good way, in a bad way... in every way. I'm not going to put any spoilers in here. I think there are enough out there in other reviews as it is. I'm just going to say that it hurts to read this book. But that's the whole point. It is up there as probably one of the deepest books I've ever read. If there is any piece of literature that can describe war and the effects that it has on someone who's been through every gorey bit of it, better- I haven't read it yet. There was only one death that REALLY got to me. And that's on page 347. Chapter 24... Which has been one of my unlucky numbers in the past.
Another word to describe this whole series, even though being fictional, is real. This book doesn't sugarcoat anything, it doesn't patch everything up with a nice happy ending, and it doesn't leave you with warm fuzzy feelings. But it is a gift. And despite the tears and all of the pain that it gives out, I love it very much. Even the end.
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One last thing. I just want to say thank you to Suzanne Collins for thinking up something so original and beautiful as this series. For the past two-three years or so, it's been one heck of a ride reading these books.