Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins


The bodycount just kept on rising as characters new and old died in a variety of gruesome ways. But otherwise what should have been the big ending to a thrilling trilogy was shocking only in its understatement. Did it prove that war is futile while simultaneously glorifying graphic violence? Perhaps it does, in the sense that the whole thrust of the plot turns out to be rather a waste of time. Important and complex moral and political issues are raised in ways that adult novels often shy away from, but when it loses its focus, it loses the reader's loyalty.

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