Monday, January 23, 2012
100 Books in 2012: Book 8 "Mockingjay"
When I first read "The Hunger Games" a few years ago, I liked it, but I doubted I would finish the series. You see, I rarely found the time to read entire series when I was trying to stay up to date with what my students liked. But since I stopped teaching middle school, I don't have to read for anyone but myself, so I've finally wrapped up this excellent trilogy (I read "Catching Fire" over the holidays).
Suzanne Collins crafts a conclusion that asks as many questions as it answers. Katniss has grown considerably as a character throughout these books, and some of her choices surprised me. I'm glad to finally have an answer to the Peeta or Gale question, and I was impressed with the depths of cruelty that Collins establishes in the society of Panem. All in all, this was a good finale to an excellent series.
What do you have to lose? Sign up for the 100 book challenge here and see how much you can read this year!