Mockingjay

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Mockingjay

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Mockingjay

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I picked up Mockingjay the same night I finished Catching Fire. With the way Catching Fire ended, I was almost reluctant to read on, wondering where the story could go from there, afraid of where it would go. I worried that a happy but disappointing ending loomed, but I found this to be such a satisfying resolution. It left me with a renewed respect for Katniss and her situation, taking me back to how it all began. It also left me with a sense of combined wonder and dread at the futuristic world created by Collins in this trilogy, not quite far-fetched enough for comfort. I found all three books to be absorbing, thrilling and satisfying, each in its own way. I wanted to stay with Katniss, but Mockingjay helped me leave her in the future without feeling empty. By R. Rainwater

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To start I am a 47 year old Veteran.
\r\n I have read a lot of the bad reviews for this last book and I see a theme running through them all. They didn’t get their fairytale ending and the people they liked didn’t end up the way they wanted. Well If you are looking for a fairytale read Harry Potter. If you want a realistic book on how war really is and how people will sacrifice themselves to save their country, then this is for you.

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The love triangle between the three main characters resolves itself in the best way that I could see possible. The way each one would react to the horrors of war were obvious from book one. I don’t want to include spoilers so Ill just say, read this with an expectation of a realistic portrayal of the characters and how the war would change them. The ending on a personal level, is not necessarily a happy one, but it is a realistic one. From a "Big Picture" perspective I think it was a happy ending. To expect that all of the main characters could live "Happily Ever After" after surviving what happened in all three books is unrealistic. By DAVID OTOOLE

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Mockingjay

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