The Hunger Games – Book 3

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I really struggled with the third book in the series. I couldn’t put the first two down, and that carried into the third book, but the energy just didn’t carry over.

It felt like the end was rushed and the author was forced at the last minute to change it. It just didn’t flow like the other two books.

Spoiler Alert…

The one truth Katniss always had was the love for her sister. It makes no sense to kill her off at the end. The same impact could have been had just by killing the children or other medics. Katniss still would have or could have had the same urge to kill coin.

And there is no way they would have found her not guilty by reason of insanity…please!!! Someone would have asked her why she did it, and then people would have known that at the very least, the key figure in the rebellion thought the new government was willing and able to kill innocent children and their own medics. The only logical conclusion would have been to kill Katniss.

And there is no way she would have let Gale and Beetee survive. I think she would have hunted them down and killed them both if they designed the bomb.

In the end, the third book left me scratching my head. Sure, she ends up with Peeta, but what could have been an okay third book really sucked in the last thirty pages.