Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins {Book Review}

And so the last book of the Hunger Games series.

While I was happy to know how the series ends, I was equally sad that it had come to an end.

It’s really a one-of-a-kind series in the dystopian genre, and I will recommend it to everyone who loves alternate future outcomes.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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With District 12 destroyed, Katniss Everdeen assesses how much she has found and lost.

While her family and her best friend, Gale, escaped the destruction, Peeta has been captured by the Capitol.

District 13 does exist and there is a rebellion preparing to storm the Capitol and destroy the opposition.

Rebels. New leaders.

There might just be hope for the future.

Katniss escaping from the arena is not by accident and she finds herself part of the revolution without knowledge of it. Everyone seems to know more about it than Katniss herself.

The success of the revolution is in Katniss’s hands, her willingness to sacrifice lives and take the responsibility for it. To be the pawn, the face of the rebellion. To overthrow the Capitol for the sake of Panem’s future.

She needs to push aside any feelings she has and become the Mockingjay-the face of the rebellion.

But at what cost?


As with the previous two books, the beginning of the book dragged out slightly before the action started up and the pace picked up.

This book is overwhelming with deaths and losses, and while it’s commendable, it’s still sad to see so many characters leave the series.

The biggest heart tug in the book was hearing Finnick’s story and why he became who he is. It was extremely brave for him to share his story with the world but so necessary for the cause that everyone is fighting for.

That being sad, Finnick and Annie’s love story is the best one in all of the books. Yes, I said it.

The whole incident with Peeta is terrible and frustrating, because while it was a good twist in the story, of all the people, he just didn’t deserve the fate written for him.

Katniss’s decision at the end of the book, the climax, showed the realisations about what would be in store once the villains were removed from power was understandable. She eventually figured out she was just a pawn in someone’s sinister plan and that the outcome of it all wouldn’t be best for the future.


There was a thought-provoking moment that stuck with me. When you take out the bad guys, the ones who take over to lead, are they really going to be better?

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 4.05 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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