Haldecraft Book Review – Mockingjay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Here is what I wonder, sometimes, having grown up around writers. I wonder if the idea is there, but not fully formed, but the writer is getting too much pressure from fans and/or agents and editors. If the idea of writing the book is stronger than the idea of the book. If the idea is there, but not ready, but forced to come out anyway and get all over the paper in a still-good-but-vaguely-unsatisfying ending.
A lot of this book read more like a movie, or a video game, than the other two — and that’s saying something, because the other two were not exactly slow pacing. And I had to keep reminding myself that at this point Katniss was only about 17, and how did I feel about boys when I was 17, because at times I really did just want to slap her and tell her to choose already and shut up about it.
But what I really liked was that at the end, she’s still sort of damaged. That’s very true. Many people who have been to war, or through horrific events, are still messed up — it’s not all flowers and unicorns like many books and movies would have us believe. So overall, I really liked the ending of the series.book review, HaldeCraft