I’m not writing my review yet because right now, anything other than the vaguest references to Mockingjay can be seen as spoilers for those that have been waiting for a year to read this book. I’ll post my review next week. I’ll try to strike my usual balance of talking about the book but not including spoilers.
I’m one of those that has been eagerly awaiting this book since I read Catching Fire (last September).
But I’m not that patient. And then there’s that issue of one copy of the book and two of us fighting over it). So I bought a copy on my Nook when it was released at midnight. The best part was that it was released slightly after midnight Eastern time, and I’m over on the west coast, so I was lucky enough to be reading by 9:30pm.
I didn’t plan well enough to be able to get right to reading, but even with interruptions, I was finished not long after 1:30 am. Wow. I had to decompress before going to sleep.
After getting up this morning, my thoughts on this book are still “wow”.
This book works at a variety of levels– as an adventure, as a coming of age story, and as a reflection of the ethics of war.
Let me know if you know of any place to discuss Mockingjay where spoilers are allowed (and where unsuspecting people won’t stumble into it). There’s a lot to talk about here.