Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
‘If we burn, you burn with us’
Katniss Everdeen, Gale and Peeta return for the final book of the popular Hunger Games trilogy. Her home District 12 has been destroyed so Katniss has to become the symbol of rebellion in the lead up to the final battle.
Mockingjay luckily made up for the marmite (love it or hate it) previous volume Catching Fire. Collins gathers every last dying thread to create an interesting and thrilling final read. At least they were all happy in the end but the lead up to it was gripping and the author certainly knows how to take away the characters that you love the most. I couldn’t imagine losing a sister as much as Katniss lost Prim or how Katniss basically lost Peeta when he got brainwashed into thinking that she was a threat.
I have yet to compare this with the two respective film adaptations, but I would imagine that it would be hard to say goodbye to the characters when the final film comes out in a month or so.
Overall, A poignant goodbye to what turned out to be quite a good book trilogy. After all, the Hunger Games never stops even when your home burns to the ground.