Many have claimed to be disappointed in this final book of the Hunger Games trilogy, but I was not. It was definitely darker and more violent than the first two books, and many of the most beloved characters were killed, but war is like that, isn’t it? Those who seem the most disappointed in the novel tend to focus on the outcome of the love triangle, but for me that was never the main focus of the trilogy. The epilogue, I admit, was a little much, but it does leave readers with hope…something that is lacking throughout the rest of the novel. I can’t say that I loved Mockingjay, because it was so sad and dark and painful, but I loved the series and I don’t think it could have realistically ended any other way. Please leave me a comment if you disagree. I’d love to hear other opinions.
Highly recommended for gr. 9-12.