Book Reviews

Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

The world as we know it has fallen apart. District 12 has fallen apart and Katniss and Peeta have been separated, but at least they are still alive. Katniss has woken up in a strange place, after seeing the arena fall to pieces, it turns out that she is in District 13, a place which she has been told all of her life was destroyed. Luckily Katniss’ family was saved by Gale even though Gale’s family didn’t quite make it out alive. Distric 13 is a whole new world with schedules, and rules, and order, something that Katniss isn’t quite ready to take a hold of after what she had gone through in the arena. She slowly meets in the people in charge of defenses and it turns out they want her to lead the rest of the districts in a rebellion against the Capitol. In a sense they want her to truly be their Mockingjay. Or at least act like one. Katniss has to step into the role that she was placed into, but she doesn’t know who to trust. The gamekeeper who put her in the game, the fierce woman who runs district 13, and where is Peeta? Gale has become apart of the defenses or the army as you might call to help fight, and Katniss’ mom and Prim have taken up their places helping people in the infirmary. During her time at 13 Katniss will be tested once again in more ways than the arena tested her, she will have to step up and be a leader, and she will have to continue to fight for what she believes in and what is right no matter what the consequences might be.

Of course I loved this book, this book distracted me during many calculus classes during the semester. I don’t know how I got so far behind on my posts because I finished this book about 3 months ago. Hey, better late than never. Just like with the other books from the trilogy this one was just as exciting as the rest. I loved it from the beginning to the end though the ending may have not been my favorite, or really the near end. A lot of the fates of our characters I thoroughly enjoyed, while others I wished had stayed near. As for Katniss and Peeta, I’m happy for them. I’m glad that they found each other and were able to accomplish the goals that were set out before them. If you have not already done so, you need to read these books. They are amazing and would recommend them to people of all ages.  Until Next Time

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The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is such an amazing, amazing book. With all the hype that is going on with the movie, it was on my list of must reads. Also every last one of my friends who has read the book has absolutely loved it as well.  In The Hunger Games North America has been ruined through war and other causes and from it a new era and nation was made. From it 13 Districts and a Capitol were made, each district were given a different specialty to produce goods for the Capitol. Through the unfairness of the Capitol, District 13 decided to rebel against the Capitol. It is because of this rebellion that District 13 was destroyed and the Hunger Games were created. The Hunger Games were created to show the rest of the districts that the Capitol is in charge of their lives. Every year 2 children from age 12 – 18 have their names put into a drawing to be apart of them. One male, and one female will be chosen and are made to fight to the death of the last child for the whole nation to see. From these Hunger Games, Prim and Peeta were chosen from District 12, but Katniss Everdeen was not going to allow her little sister to fight to the death, and she volunteered as tribute.

It is because of these events Katniss and Peeta are taken away from their family and are forced to go to the Capitol and be nothing but a show for them. Luckily for them though they have a wonderful team who is able to gain the Capitol’s attention through their fiery wardrobe that Katniss’ fast friend, Cinna made for them. Through some stories of untold love, volunteering your life for the ones you love, and doing some very unexpected things that may or may not insight a rebellion. Katniss and Peeta enter into the ring where they literally have to fight to the death against 22 other kids like them.

I’m trying not to give a lot of the story away because it is an amazing story written by Suzanne Collins, I can see how it has taken the world by storm. I loved reading this story so much that it only took me a day to do so. I highly recommend reading this book, and I’m even going to the movie on Friday after my exams that is hahaha. Look for a post from me about the second and third books!!!!
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