Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Anything but a mockery

I finished Mockingjay in one sitting. I am in awe of Suzanne Collins. She has been elevated to my favourite author of all time. This last book in The Hunger Games trilogy had me scared of the monumental let down I've experienced with other authors. Collins wove a story full of twists and turns that left me always guessing what would happen next. The action, raw and real in a way that most stories don't attempt. But I love that grit, that realism. She depicts human character so realistically it gives me goose bumps. This series is over now and I want to weep because it's so hard to find an author/book that so completely hooks me as The Hunger Games did. These books were so up my alley in every single way I imagine they were secretly written for me. Yeah, right. There are not enough words to properly praise this finale. I hope one day I will be able to write a story a tenth--no--one hundredth as good as this. But as Suzanne Collins so artfully concluded this book "there are much worse games to play."

5 comments:

Jean Davis said...

Alright then. Now I'm going to have to read this series. I've heard nothing but good about it from several people, including libraians and writers, the hardest of audiences to please. :)

Stella Telleria said...

Jean. You won't be disapointed.

Jen said...

Stella you have a fabulous blog!!! I adore it!!!

I found you over at Jean's blog (whom I also fell across today!)

I've heard nothing but wonderful things about these triliogy thought being new in the world of YA I haven't had the pleasure of reading it, but with another wonderful review I suppose it's time I snag all three!

BTW - I want to be a follower of yours but my computer isn't allowing me to so I'm saving your link and will be back later this evening to join the group! I do hope you stop by my blog to check out some other awesome books about to come out!

Stella Telleria said...

Welcome Jen! Glad you like the blog. The Hunger Games is a great trilogy. I hope you get to read them. You'll love them.

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