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Mockingjay (edition 2010)

by Suzanne Collins

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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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I am emotionally devastated! This book had me crying every other page!

I almost wish someone had told me to stop after the first book so I could pretend all was well.

In the end I can say it is a true mark of a good book that I was so effected by it. ( )
  grapeapril75 | Oct 18, 2014 |
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  mshampson | Oct 15, 2014 |
Mockingjay is by far the best novel of the series. If Book #1 is Battle Royale, then Book #3 is Dune for the YA group because it's about a figure-head being used to lead a revolution and then just setting up another ruler/tyrant but not exactly. There were battles and the good guys were clear and the bad were clear at the end, making it more palatable to a broader audience. But, the rebellion was a lot more complex than I was expecting, and Katniss had a very nice reflective and active role. It felt realistic, and it was just as fast-paced as the other novels. I didn't feel like Book #2, in which the story felt like filler and characters acted, well, out of character. But, I realize that I am in the minority opinion on this topic. ( )
  CassandraT | Oct 10, 2014 |
While I didn't always care for the writing and editing of Mockingjay or the first two books of the Hunger Games trilogy, it's a dynamic and compelling story. Well worth a read! ( )
  KateRobinson | Oct 4, 2014 |
3 stars to give for a book that desperately wanted more but could not quite deliver. And even at the end i was thinking of 4, but the conclusion to it all just left me with a meh feeling. three books of a love triangle that got extremely annoying and then to make the choice like this? with all the liberal killing going on, shoulda just offed the lot of them.

im never really a fan of killing off characters that dont need to be done that way. Sure to prove points i can see that, but the ways in which many supporting characters were brought along for so many pages and events only to be secondhandedly killed, almost as an afterhtought, like hey these mutts are killing people oh wait just throw this person in there too, kind of unnerved me a little.

It did not matter that there were no games in this book, although the games and arena defiently made the second book. I actually liked the resistance, but it could have been done much better. But i still liked it once the action brought the fight to district 2 and the capitol.

Lastly, it i smy opinion that Katniss should have been more like Galeif she has so much fire. her willingness to kill is high but to actually kill she couldnt do it. so she finds herself dragged thru the games, and thru situations where she delivers the decisive blows but lets everyone else around her put her in such a position...not really a true rebel leader. but perhaps this is the point of the series...it is YA afterall. ( )
  T4NK | Sep 30, 2014 |
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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.
 
“Mockingjay” is not as impeccably plotted as “The Hunger Games,” but none­theless retains its fierce, chilly fascination. At its best the trilogy channels the political passion of “1984,” the memorable violence of “A Clockwork Orange,” the imaginative ambience of “The Chronicles of Narnia” and the detailed inventiveness of “Harry Potter.”
 
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.
 

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McCormick, CarolynNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I stare down at my shoes, watching as a fine layer of ash settles on the worn leather.
Dívám se na svoje boty. Do prasklinek odřené kůže si sedá vrstva jemného popela. Tady stála postel, ve které jsem spávala se svou sestrou Prim. Tamhle byl kuchyňský stůl. Hromada cihel z komína, který se při požáru zhroutil, mi poskytuje bod, podle něhož se orientuji ve zbytku domu. Čeho jiného bych se měla chytit v tomhle šedém moři?
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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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MY NAME IS KATNISS EVERDEEN.
WHY AM I NOT DEAD?
I SHOULD BE DEAD.


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.

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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.
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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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