Mockingjay (Hunger Games Book 3) by Suzanne Collins
My name is Katniss Everdeen.
Why am I not dead?
I should be dead.
Mockingjay, the last book in the Hunger Games series, takes the trilogy from great fiction to an absolute masterpiece. I enjoyed the first two–they’re my favorite books–and I appreciated Suzanne Collins’s writing, but this book clinched it for me. In my humble opinion, the Hunger Games trilogy belongs on a list of the best literature of all time. And Mockingjay is what really put it there.
I don’t want to give lots of specifics, because I know that spoilers at this point might get me burned at the stake, no matter how unintentional. But what I can say is that I can’t get this book out of my head. Wow. Suzanne Collins is a goddess among writers. I want to read the book again already. I think I will.
Something I love about this book is that it means something. It gets you to think. But at the same time, it can be a beautiful story that entertains its readers. That to me is the mark of a truly superb novel. Many things I read serve me well on the entertainment side of things, but don’t often leave me thinking, leave me changed. This book did both. Mockingjay is powerful.
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Sequels: The Hunger Games (book 1), Catching Fire (book 2)
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Similar books: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Agent: Rosemary Stimola from Stimola Literary Studio
A Page from Suzanne Collins’s Book: You could take every page from her book, so it’s hard to narrow it down. But one element that really impressed me is how she took an image she started with on page one of The Hunger Games and put a similar image in the final pages of Mockingjay, therefore tying together the beginning and end. SPOILER ALERT***highlight this next section only if you’ve read Mockingjay***: The very first page of The Hunger Games begins with Buttercup lying next to Prim, staring at Katniss from across the room. A seemingly meaningless character–a cat that hates Katniss. The one thing they share is a love and devotion for Prim. In the final few pages of Mockingjay, Buttercup is the only character who can help Katniss work through her grief. We start with the cat and end with the cat. It’s beautiful writing, right there. Having the connecting images ties your story together and makes it feel complete. And gets people like me to think you’re one dang good writer.