This is my review of the book “The Hunger Games – Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins”, which I have just finished. This is the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy. The story line continues one month on from the end of the previous book “Catching Fire”. Normally I don't read one book after another with the same author, but the suspense left at the end of the last one made me want to just start reading this new book.
It continues the story line of Katniss Everdeen, and her friend Peeta Mellark. (Though is he still her friend??). Katiness has managed to escape from the last “Game” along with some of her fellow victors, and is now a leading light in the uprising against the power of President Snow in the Capitol.
Sadly to get to this point they have suffered badly both mentally and physically, and need to recover before they can prove their usefulness.
Katniss as the Mockingjay has come to symbolise the rebellion. As such she needs to be filmed fighting for the revolution, as an inspiration to the fighters, but obviously this has significant risks.
Sadly Peeta was not rescued when the other competitors escaped, so they need to mount a rescue mission to free him from President Snow's grip.
The story then progresses through a series of battles to the Capitol – Can Katniss get the president or will the peacekeepers, along with various automated defensive horrors kill her off first.
This book is a fantastic end to the story line portrayed in the trilogy, and keeps up the suspense right to the end of the book. It is as much a page turner as the previous one.
A really good, enjoyable, exciting, story – all be it in three parts. his was book 26 week 19 fiction 23 (audio book 5) non fiction 3. Half way through my 52 books that make up this list.
This is my review of the book “The Hunger Games – Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins”, which I have read recently This is the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy. It continues the story of old Katniss Everdeen, and her friend Peeta Mellark.
By forcing the government to save her and Peeta at the end of the first Hunger Games, she has challenged the authority of the Capitol. This challenge sparks a rebellion in the districts that supply the Capitol.
To save her family Katniss has to comply with the wishes of the government, especially President Snow, and does a victory tour of the Districts. Sadly this does not squash the rebellion, so the government comes up with a new set of games. The contestants this time are chosen from the victors of previous games.
Can Katniss survive this new challenge the game presents. Sadly the mortality rate is much higher, with the game itself killing off the constants as fast as they kill each other..The fictional world in which they are interacting is realistic cleverly structured and believable. I won't reveal any more so as not to spoil the plot line for anyone who has not read the book or seen the film, other than to say it has a pretty amazing twist near the end of the book.
This is a real page turner, and really exciting. I have not read a book like this for quite some time. The chapters were cleverly structured so that at the end of each one, there was a cliffhanger, just prompting one to carry on reading, so much so that I will be reading the third and final book in the trilogy next.
My only criticism is that this book would not make much sense if one has not read the first one, but other than that it was a great read. This was book 25 week 18 fiction 22 (audio book 5) non fiction 3.
Friends this is my review of the book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins which I read recently. This was actually one of Pauline's Christmas presents which I borrowed, as I wanted to read it.
Having read the cover, which does not really do it any justice, other than to say “Stunning”, I was not sure what I would make of it, but I was not disappointed. What an amazing book, though it covered potentially a really gruesome subject of a contest to the death. I can remember seeing several films covering such subjects many years ago, where they dwelt extensively In the killing, this was completely different.
Our hero is sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen, and from the time she steps forward to take the place of her sister, who has been chosen by lot to represent their district. One can tell the book is going to be different. As life is so hard at home Katniss has learnt how to hunt in order to survive, now she must do it for real in front of the Games Makers TV cameras. Some how beating the other twelve boys and eleven girls and survive, as the rule of the games is kill or be killed.
The story follows Katniss, through her struggles and trials as she tries to survive and not get killed. There is a fairly large twist in the story, which I won't mention here so as not to spoil the plot, other than to say does love conquer all?
This was a really enjoyable book and of course only part one of a trilogy, so I will have to read the other parts, and I hope they are as good as the first.
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