Mockingjay is the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy.  I had heard from others that this was their least favorite of the three books, so I didn’t go into reading this with very high expectations.

However, just like with the first book in the trilogy, The Hunger Games, I found myself compulsively reading, unable to put the book down.  I stayed up too late for a few nights just to finish the book.  In fact, this was my second favorite book in the trilogy, after the first one, The Hunger Games.

While I love the trilogy, the violence got progressively worse in each book.  By the time I was reading this book (I read all three books within a two week consecutive span), I was having disturbing dreams every night.  I started wondering about the author and how she could come up with so many disturbing situations.  The violence and the tension in this book did start to get to me.

Still, without giving away too many details, I was pleased with the ending of the book.  The situation in the book had gotten progressively more difficult, so by the time I had about 30 pages left in Mockingjay, I was afraid the book would just end rather than coming to a resolution.  Luckily, that didn’t happen.

If you haven’t yet read The Hunger Games trilogy, I highly recommend it.  I had to read the books compulsively.

I give Mockingjay 5 out of 5 stars on the Mom’s Plans’ scale.

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