Review: Mockingjay

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Il canto della rivoltaIl canto della rivolta by Suzanne Collins

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is the book where Katniss doesn’t get to do or decide anything, except wallow in a pit of self-loathing. She spends all her time doing promotional videos and sitting at the edges of the war, hating herself, worrying about Peeta and sending people away. Most of the characters from the previous books barely appear, except possibly to die. Also, at some point the plot suddenly picks … (Read more)

Review: The Hunger Games

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Hunger Games (Hunger Games, #1)Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

After so much hype and positive reviews I admit I was expecting something more out of this book.
I liked the characterization of Katniss, and the first person narrator is definitely one of the strengths of the book: the actual Games manage to convey the sense of thrill and danger, even though the plot is often too linear and predictable, because we’re seeing them through the lens of Katniss’ … (Read more)