Teen Review – Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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Taking place in the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem after the 75th Hunger Games, Katniss and the others must get Peeta back from the Capitol. A revolution is unfolding when they discover that District 13 is real and is plotting against the Capitol. Now Katniss must change the course of the future Panem and become the Mockingjay at any cost.

This book kept me on my toes. Suzanne Collins, once again, amazed me with the creativity that was put into the book and the way everything was described. Katniss’ personality had totally changed after Peeta was taken away, which made the book even more intriguing. What I liked about Mockingjay was that it was different than the other books. Instead of another Hunger Games there was a rebellion against the Capitol and the book was about the journey that Katniss had to take without Peeta, for the first time they were separated. At points, I felt as if I was in the book and the world around me was blocked out of my mind. It’s a great book for all ages, both adults and tweens will like it.

One memorable thing about the book was how the author made Mockingjay different from the others by taking away Peeta from Katniss. It made the book all more interesting since in the past ones, Katniss and Peeta were always together and fell in love because of the Games.

four stars

Review by Reona, Grade 6, Twin Hickory Area Library

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