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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins


by Suzanne Collins

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Series: The Hunger Games (3)

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I actually liked the ending of the series. I feel like some real thought was put into what the characters would do. There were many opportunities for the author to cheat and make everyone happy I'm so glad she didn't. ( )
  ISCCSandy | Apr 9, 2019 |
I actually liked the ending of the series. I feel like some real thought was put into what the characters would do. There were many opportunities for the author to cheat and make everyone happy I'm so glad she didn't. ( )
  ISCCSandy | Apr 9, 2019 |
The Quarter Quell is over. Katniss finds herself in a hospital room. She can’t tell what is real or not. Peeta is gone. She has started the revolution. That arrow… the force field?... gone. Everything is gone. She lives in 13, which was supposedly gone. She keeps repeating the same phrase: “My name is Katniss Everdeen, And my home is District 12.” She must become the Mockingjay. Once she has done that, she must fight, for the revolution, for her life. Peeta’s life. She goes on as Mockingjay, but it takes the lives of many people. It is her fault. But if the revolution works, those deaths will have mattered. Rue, Thresh, Clove, Cato, Cinna, and more uncountable people. All died, for the revolution. But what if the revolution isn’t what Katniss wanted? Like the death of a close person like... nevermind. But that arrow starts the beginning of a new era.

Whoa. that was a lot to take in because everything was happening at once. This is too much everyone is dying I want a happier ending. This is just so good it is taking my brain a little while to process this all. Poor Prim. Poor Finnick. He literally just got married. You can’t do that. Anyways that arrow was the symbolization of the new Panem the new era of Capitol and districts united. So much has happened I was just connected to Katniss in the story and I couldn’t get away. I felt what she felt. Except for the love story. I couldn’t understand that really much. But this was the most interesting experience I’ve ever been to. I hope you can enjoy it too. Bye Mockingjays.
Best Wishes, Mr. Spooky. ( )
  BenC.G3 | Mar 31, 2019 |
While I let too much time elapse between reading Book 2 and 3 (four years), it was fairly easy to get back up to speed with Mockingjay.

Katniss hasn’t really gained any more sense, but she’s more outraged here. Also, she spends a whole lot of time recouperating from her dumb, headstrong actions which continually lead her to be injured, while killing those around her.

It’s another well written character piece with intense and detailed war and SF elements. Nothing too innovative here, and the story winds up as you might expect. A satisfactory close to The Hunger Games trilogy. ( )
  Zumbanista | Mar 20, 2019 |

So, I had some mixed feelings as I made my way through this last book. On one hand, I think they're very good. Very well-written. They're engrossing and unexpected, and not afraid to be dark.
On the other hand, I really started noticing some lazy writing in this 3rd book. How many times is Katniss going to be rescued from trouble by some deus ex machina & wake up in a hospital bed? I believe it was at least 3 times just in this book. And while I found the epilogue satisfying, it did feel like the end of the book was thrown together when she ran out of ideas. There wasn't much flesh to it.
I also grew a bit tired of Katniss being so whiny and dense. Oh, and the love triangle. *sigh* I was tired of that in the first book. In these two respects, Collins has borrowed a bit too much from Stephanie Meyer.
I don't mean to sound so negative, though. These are very good books and I recommend them to pretty much anyone. It's also possible that some of the things I found not-so-engrossing or annoying were actually cases of me missing something because I read them in Spanish. I didn't understand everything I read at all, and though I'm pretty sure that's limited to vocabulary items (oh...hovercrafts! that makes more sense.), I may have missed the point of some important emotional or action plot lines. ( )
  robeena | Mar 17, 2019 |
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Collins is absolutely ruthless in her depictions of war in all its cruelty, violence, and loss, leaving readers, in turn, repulsed, shocked, grieving and, finally, hopeful for the characters they've grown to empathize with and love. Mockingjay is a fitting end to the series that began with The Hunger Games (2008) and Catching Fire (2009) and will have the same lasting resonance as William Golding's Lord of the Flies and Stephen King's The Stand. However, the book is not a stand-alone; readers do need to be familiar with the first two titles in order to appreciate the events and characters in this one.
The series ends on an ostensibly happy note, but the heartbreaking effects of war and loss aren't sugar-coated. This is one YA novel that will leave you thinking about the ramifications of war on society, not just the coming-of-age of a young woman.
All in all, Mockingjay confirms what we've suspected already — The Hunger Games isn't just a powerful saga about a unique, memorable hero struggling to do the right thing in the public gaze. It's also an important work of science fiction that everyone should read, because if you don't, you'll be left out of all the best conversations.
The novel's biggest surprises are found elsewhere. Hope emerges from despair. Even in a dystopian future, there's a better future.
Fans will be happy to hear that Mockingjay is every bit as complex and imaginative as Hunger Games and Catching Fire.

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Collins, Suzanneprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCormick, CarolynNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
O'Brien, TimCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parisi, Elizabeth B.Cover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ramírez Tello, PilarTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I stare down at my shoes, watching as a fine layer of ash settles on the worn leather.
My arms rise slightly - as if recalling the black-and-white wings Cinna gave me - then come to rest at my sides. "I'm going to be the Mockingjay."
He understands I don't want anyone with me today. Not even him. Some walks you have to take alone.
And it takes too much energy to stay angry with someone who cries so much.
"No, I want you to rethink it and come up with the right opinion," I tell him.
Frankly, our ancestors don't seem much to brag about. I mean, look at the state they left us in, with the wars and the broken planet. Clearly, they didn't care about what would happen to the people who came after them.
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Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans — except Katniss.

The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the Mockingjay of the rebels — no matter what the personal cost.

 BL: 5.3 - AR Pts: 15.0
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Peeta, Katniss, Gale, The Hunger Games they had played. Now it's war they face.
In the aftermath
of the Quarter Quell, all have
to fight their demons.
Book one was so good
My appetite waned by two
By three, not hungry

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Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. A revolution is unfolding, and it is up to Katniss to accept responsibility for countless lives and to change the course of the future of Panem.… (more)

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