Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Artful Readers Club: Mockingjay

This is my first review for The Artful Readers Club. Yes, it's a little late. I'm going to blame that on being slightly intimidated by the art side of things since I'm not used to drawing these days. In the end I made something pretty simple

Anyways...

Review:

My first book was The Hunger Games: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. It was a very fun book to read, I enjoyed seeing how Katniss handled things. It's in this novel that the revolution finally takes off, and to my surprise the way the rebels put their Mockinjay on display reminded me a lot of how the children taking part in the Hunger Games had been treated. As Katniss quietly observed to Gale early on, "Welcome to the Capitol." I suppose it might be a caution to not become your enemy.

I guess I'm fascinated by Katniss' character, and how she changes through the book. And by her contradictory traits. On one hand she's fragile, as we see by how she retreats into herself and hides from the world at certain times. But when she decides to do something, she's strong enough to do it, never mind how difficult it is. Despite the fact that these different qualities seem like they should belong to separate people, she is still believable.

This review (is it properly a review?) has focused on the character, and not the plot, I suppose. That's probably because it's been a week since I read the book, and this is what has stayed with me most as I've read other books since then.

It is an excellent novel, and I certainly recommend the trilogy.


A broken heart surrounded by purple and yellow primroses, and what might either be flower petals or blood. I'd wanted to put a forest in the background, but couldn't quite pull that off.

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