Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Book Review: MockingJay by Suzanne Collins

MockingJay is the third book in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy - if you've landed on this page without first reading Hunger Games and Catching Fire, go back and read those books before proceeding  and further here...

The Audible Publisher's Summary:
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

Short and to the point right? It's hard to say too much about MockingJay without giving away the entire series - so I'll leave the summary as follows:

It's a young adult series - written for a much younger audience than myself - and the median audience of this blog. Keep that in mind - it's a good story but remember the target audience and take that into account when judging the writing style.

My willingness to suspend disbelief was pretty low to non-existent for this series - the characters were likable but I was never particularly vested in their health/well being - perhaps because the storyline is ultimately predictable.

The plausibility factor of the trilogy was pretty low - the rest of the population of the planet doesn't exist, what used to be the United States is now a military state, various districts and a centralized totalitarian capital (in the rockies).

However, the Hunger Games Trilogy was pretty good entertainment for all thirty-five hours of the audio books...I'll give the series a recommendation with the above summary caveats.

MockingJay was written by Suzanne Collins; narrated by Carolyn McCormick; published by Scholastic Audio. The Hunger Games (unabridged) has a running time of 11 hours 43 minutes and an Audible release date of August 24, 2010.

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