Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
For those of you who’ve read the Hunger Games trilogy, you know just how great Suzanne Collins and Katniss are. If not, then I recommend you start from the very beginning with Hunger Games. This story ties up a lot of loose ends from the other books. You can tell from the very beginning that Katniss has almost been broken by the Capitol. Snow, the evil leader of Panem, is in control of Peeta’s fate. Katniss is with the Rebellion in District 13. All Katniss can do is wander around, shooting promos for television when needed. At least she has Prim, Gale, and her mother by her side.
This novel is darker than the others. Collins adds this sense of bitterness to the entire novel. I compare this experience to that of the poor folks with the monkey paw- the trilogy ended up just the way I wanted it to, but in a sick, twisted sort of way.