I have to admit that I had mixed feelings about The Girl Who Was On Fire as a whole. There were some essays that I absolutely loved, and some that just fell flat for me. Overall, I felt like there was way too much time spent analyzing the “reality television” angle. I could’ve figured out a lot of that myself, without being told by essay after essay after essay! One or two might have sufficed for that aspect of the trilogy.
Okay, so I can totally get now why there was so much uproar when this came out last summer.
This is the last book in the series, and definitely has lots of room for controversy. I absolutely loved both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, and honestly, Mockingjay was mostly a continuation of that love.
I thought that the first book in this trilogy was brilliant, and kind of expected the rest of The Hunger Games series to go downhill from there, as lots of trilogies tend to do. Instead, I loved Catching Fire even more than I loved The Hunger Games.
Why, oh why, did you guys let me go so long without reading this book?!