May 28, 2012
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
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.
I don't think I liked this one. There were some things that Collins made happed that I don't think I agree with. It was resonable and realistic but maybe that's why I didn't like it. You know how on TV you'll see movies about the war that they made fiction and it's just fine? Well, this is fiction that's made to seem like it could actually happen and I don't think I like it. It's SO convincing that this could be real that it's scary to me. I don't know if switching it up makes the book better for you are what, but to me it made it scarier than any horror book I've ever read.