The Hunger Games #3 Oprør
Title: Mocking Jay
Series: The Hunger Games #3
Author: Suzanne Collins
Published in English: 2010
Dansk titel: Oprør
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2014
Finished Reading: September 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
My name is Katniss Everdeen.
Why am I not dead?
I should be dead.
Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss’s family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.
It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans–except Katniss.
The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss’s willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels’ Mockingjay–no matter what the personal cost.
The reason I loved the two first books was the game. It was so clever and brilliant. It made all of the other YA books seem generic and somewhat boring.
Even though the games are over, it still feels like a game is ongoing. It’s confusing that I keep thinking about this last book as a part of the Games but I think it’s because the story hasn’t changed its point of view it’s the same as in the first two.
Language and feel of the story is the same. The reading experience is a huge rollercoaster of feelings. One minute you’re laughing loud the next crying your eyes out. It was a constant battle to find out the direction in which the story was leading towards and how it was going to end.
We really get to see Katniss for whom she truly is in this book. It’s scary to see the changes all of the characters are going through, but especially her. They all change so drastically and there’s no way in hell you’d understand jack shit from reading this last book if you haven’t read the others.
It’s an epic ending to an amazing trilogy. I hope we get to read something new from her soon! I’m a big fan of the epilog it was a nice touch to the story and they deserve all the happiness they can possible get.