The Hunger Games Trilogy (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay) is considered young adult literature but I have always read children’s books as I used to teach elementary school. When I was a media specialist I went back and read most of the Newbery books. Children’s literature and young adult literature has some great stories. Like many adults, I also read the Harry Potter series and thoroughly enjoyed them.
A few years ago I read an article about books you need to read before the movie came out and The Hunger Games was listed so I got a copy as I always read the book before I see the movie. I enjoyed The Hunger Games and the movie starring Jennifer Lawrence. I also enjoyed Catching Fire and was looking forward to reading Mockingjay.
Mockingjay, for me though did not quite satisfy the way the other books in the series did. It was a drawn out fight and seemed darker to me. I realize that when you are dealing with dystopian novels there is darkness. Some of this made sense as the main characters had been through so much. In many ways they had reached the end of their rope emotionally. They conquered but lost something along the way. Fighting evil does leave its mark. You got to see the inner conflict of Katniss and how the experience had affected her. You did see the growth of the characters and it is good to show that when we fight evil there are scars even when we win. Though I was looking for more but I would still recommend Mockingjay.
I do find it interesting that Hollywood is making this book into two movies.That may make it seem even more drawn out but I plan on viewing them both. If you read this series please comment about what you thought about The Hunger Games trilogy.