Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

I don’t even know where to begin with this book.

OMG!!

I don’t want to put any spoilers out there. It just came out, but oh man was this a good one. I have to say that this was my favorite out of the trilogy.

I will say that we get to find out who she ends up with!! (eeek!)

I can’t imagine having to go through any of these things like the characters! It would be a nightmare, yet they get through it and learn to move on. I love it!

I’m not a big cry-er with books/movies, but I have to say…I shed some tears at the end of this one. It’s like you are right there with Katniss, Peeta and Gale.

If you haven’t picked up this series, the Hunger Games, then you are truly missing out on one of the greatest stories written in our time. I will even go ahead and say that it is better than Twilight (and I am one to go to the midnight premieres).

I’ve heard that they are making a movie out of the series. I really hope that they can do this series justice. I have been on imdb.com and would hate to see some of the actors that people are suggesting actually play a role in the movie. I think they need to get a bunch of fresh faces like they did in Harry Potter. I’m excited to see what they do with it though.

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

I have to say that this is one of the best books I have ever read. I am absolutely in love with this book. It was great from beginning to end. I don’t want to say too much, because it is one of those story’s that you need to find out the details on your own and be wowed by them or shocked. But I will give a short summary of it.

Miranda, Matt, Jonny and their mother find themselves surviving a major world disaster. (What kind of disaster? Read it to find out) They have to learn how to survive with each other and not lose their minds in the process. This is an awesome survival story that will make you think about how we all take each other and our world for granted. While I was reading it and even now, I would dream about this story and how it would affect my life. I caught myself thinking about the story even when I was at work or driving in my car. This is unusual for me, unless I’m completely into a book. And with this I was, I couldn’t imagine being in their shoes and staying sane. I truly felt sympathy for all the characters. The fact that I even felt anything tells me how great of a story this is, I will definitely recommend this book to people. I think everyone should read this story just to let us know that we aren’t as safe as we want ourselves to believe and that at any moment our lives can change. The question is…will we be able to handle it?