Title: Song of the Mockingjay
Media: Book / Movie
Topic: The Hunger Games
URL: Song of the Mockingjay
Critiqued By Lyle
Happy Saturday, Library Patrons!
Today we’re doing a Sunday Special, even though it’s Saturday. We’re that sort of wacky around here.
Recently, another movie-based-on-a-book came out and, like thousands of others, I was curious what it was all about. So, like a true bookworm, I got my hands on a copy of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I finished it in just over two days and went on to devour the next two books over the course of a couple weeks. I’ll be completely honest when I say I highly enjoyed the books. Despite the Sue-ness of the main character, the books held a gritty realness to them that made me actually weep for characters that died during the course of the novels. The end wasn’t sunshine and roses; it was realistic for what was happening, in my opinion.