I rarely read books twice. But Mockingjay (the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy) had left a bad taste in my mouth since I read it back in 2010. My thoughts back then were that Suzanne Collins was under contract to write this third book, whether she felt it or not, and the book seemed rushed and not fully fleshed out. When my mother dropped it off at my house asking that I return it to the library for her, I decided to give it another chance...and I am very glad I did. The war between the Capital and the Districts is in full force and Katniss is strongly encouraged to be the symbol of the resistance. Katniss generally has very good instincts; and although she desperately wants the Districts to defeat the Capital, let's just say she has some reservations about the leadership in the Districts. Lots of surprising twists and turns in true Hunger Games fashion, which I enjoyed mightily this time around. I still consider the epilogue rather forced, but the book as a whole was definitely worth reading (again). Check our catalog.
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