Apr 06, 2021Andreaquach rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
In the final book of the Hunger Games Trilogy, Katniss was saved from the Hunger Games arena and lives underground with District 13. District 13 really exists, and the rebellion has been preparing to overthrow President Snow and the Capitol. President Snow, however, is furious and punishes the districts by bombing them, including District 12, Katniss’s home. Luckily, Gale and her family survived, but Peeta is still in the hands of the Capitol, and being tortured. The rebellion wants Katniss to be their face, to be the leader of their rebellion, to be the Mockingjay. But she is numb, unfeeling, and wants nothing more than to get Peeta back safe. Eventually, she finds her purpose and is ready to help carry the rebellion. But to do this, she must make tough decisions and put the rebellion before her personal emotions. When Peeta is saved, he returns brainwashed into thinking the worst of Katniss; he tries to kill her, but she still holds hope for him. Throughout the book, many sacrifices were made- some heartbreaking- to overthrow the Capitol and make Alma Coin, leader of District 13, president Panem.
The final book of the Hunger Games series was intense and incredible. For so long Katniss was numb, but when she finally found her purpose, she was the strong survivor I admired. She is the Mockingjay, and she is smart and fierce. I am so glad that Peeta was saved, but was devastated when he thought her to be a monster. But Katniss finally realized she loved him, and he learned to love her again in the end. The ending was beautiful; no more war, and there was finally peace. I can’t believe Katniss’s story was over, but nonetheless was an incredible one.