Thursday, September 2, 2010

Book Recommendation - Mockingjay

By Suzanne Collins

Blurb from Goodreads: "My name is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I not dead? I should be dead. Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding."

Like I said yesterday: Unfreakingbelievable. It broke my heart, stomped on it, jumped up and down a few times, and handed me the tattered pieces back with a smile.

Through the whole book I kept thinking, "Oh my GOD she is SO GOOD at this!" Obviously that is directed at Collins. It's unbelievable the way she crafts a story and pulls you in. It is with such care and elegance that you don't even realize it happened until you're wondering how you are going to kill dinner with an exploding arrow. Uh, hello real world.

I'm not going to tell you about the story. I'm going to tell you to read it. It's an experience. If you've enjoyed the Hunger Games series thus far, you won't be disappointed with this book. Well, you may not be happy with all that happens in it, but that's because you love the characters so much. Right? Right.


LTM said...

awww! See? There's the other side. Did you read my review? Disagree?

Yay, democracy in action. LOL! :D

Sarah Enni said...

There is no way a book could have destroyed me so thoroughly if I did not have crazy huge love for the characters. It was almost physically painful to "see" them go through the events of the book.

I'm reading it again and taking notes and underlining things, like I'm back in school. Suzanne, TEACH ME!

Erinn said...

Do I need to get over my frustration of the hunger games to read the rest of the series? Because you guys are making it sound really good.