As the final book in the Hunger Games Trilogy, Mockingjay brutally and beautifully ends the struggle Katniss Everdeen has had against the Capitol.
Collins truly ended her trilogy perfectly. I have to say that I cried at the end because the conclusion was perfect, and the fact that I did not want the story to end. This is a truly brilliant set of works that cover so many themes, such as sacrifice, friendship, morality, death, family, etc. Paneam is a violent and brutal place that uses death as a way to control the population. Yet, they never thought that a girl from the poorest district would fight so hard for her family and friends, so much in fact that the entire country is now embattled in a bitter and cruel war. Collins spares no one from the heartache of the battle. Everyone will lose something or someone before the dust settles and either the Districts or the Capitol wins control.
If you have not read the Hunger Games trilogy, I highly recommend going to your local library and get started. Here is the list of books, in order:
The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins has received the follwoing critical acclaim for this trilogy:
- New York Times Notable Children's Book
- ALA Notable Children's Book
- ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults
- ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers