Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

"IF WE BURN YOU BURN WITH US." Mockingjay picks up where Catching Fire left off; Peeta has been kidnapped by Snow, Katniss is in the (welcoming?) hands of the rebellion, and District 12 has been completely obliterated. Peeta is rescued, but he's no longer himself...his reunion with Katniss begins with his hands wrapped around her neck. Gale shows up to defend her, in his way, and Katniss is torn between the two of them. This is certainly the bloodiest of the books, and the grimmest, with Katniss believing she'd be better off dead, and central characters dying in gruesome fashion at the hands of Snow. You'll read it in one sitting and wonder where the time went. Then you'll wait for the movie.
Grade 7+