Suzanne Collins’ Mockingjay Reviewed

By Maryann Yin Comment

mockingsmall.jpgDid anyone finish Mockingjay yet?

Several reviewers have, and the Huffington Post rounded up opinions about the conclusion of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy.

Warning–spoilers follow below. If you don’t want to know what happens in Mockingjay, author Kiersten White has collected funny fake spoilers from her readers.

Publishers Weekly wrote: “One of Collins’s many achievements is skillfully showing how effective such a poster girl can be, with a scene in which Katniss visits the wounded, cameras rolling to capture (and retransmit) her genuine outrage at the way in which war victimizes even the noncombatants. Beyond the sharp social commentary and the nifty world building, there’s a plot that doesn’t quit: nearly every chapter ends in a reversal-of-fortune cliffhanger.”

Entertainment Weekly gave the novel a B+ in a review with spoilers: “Fans will be happy to hear that Mockingjay is every bit as complex and imaginative as Hunger Games and Catching Fire. Collins has kicked the brutal violence up a notch in an edge-of-your-seat plot that follows Katniss as she tries to fulfill her role, protect her mother and sister and, in the end, finally choose between her two greatest loves.”

We covered the LA Timesembargo-busting review earlier this week.