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Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3) (original 2010; edition 2010)

by Suzanne Collins

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Title:Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)
Authors:Suzanne Collins
Info:Scholastic Press (2010), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 400 pages
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Tags:Dystopian

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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (2010)

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This book played havoc with my emotions. I never once really cared about the main character, Katniss, who doesn’t give me a reason to like her. The most appealing characters are minor: Finnick, Johanna, Peeta, Annie, Gale, and Prim. But in this book, the characters I actually like either lose their minds or get blown up! Collins effectively rips out her audiences’ hearts and steps on them. I cried on the last few pages, and not because of a sweet happy ending. Every character you ever liked, or could relate to, or who captured your heart is ripped away from you. I want an alternative ending!! ( )
  katieray | Mar 29, 2015 |
I love this book, and my opinion didn't changed after, before and while I read this book. I thought that it was neat for the author to create a series were there, like the maze runner, has a bunch of teenagers fighting for their life. Now normally I don't love romance in a book, but here it just seemed to fit right in. Like it could be a crime if Suzanne Collins didn't have some "lovey-dovey" action going on.

I have to admit I'm rather said that the series had to end. Maybe, just maybe, Suzanne can do like a sequel to the series with the first set of characters children(So like Katnises/Catnip and Peter's kids.) Wouldn't that be neat?! ( )
  JaFi14 | Mar 25, 2015 |
Si echáis un ojo a mi opinión del segundo libro, veréis que lo consideré morralla pura y dura con un último tercio muy interesante. Aunque no tenía grandes expectativas con esta tercera parte, pensé que quizá se repetiría el "milagro". ¡Qué equivocada estaba! Posibilidades había, sin embargo, pues la estructura del 2º y 3º libro es muy similar.

Grosso modo, podríamos dividir el libro en tres partes: la mal llevada trama amorosa, la mal escrita trama político-militar que interrumpe brevemente la amorosa, y el bochornoso epílogo, digno de J.K.Rowling.

Analizándolo por partes: En la trama amorosa tenemos algo que me recuerda al Eclipse de Meyer (puedo estar confundida, no obstante, porque he intentado olvidar todo lo que leí de esa saga). Tenemos un triángulo amoroso, una chica traumatizada y confundida y dos pretendientes, uno ausente y uno aguantando el tirón. La autora(o su editorial) decide que solo puede existir una opinión única con respecto al pretendiente idóneo, y, como en el resto de las novelas de este género, tiran por el camino fácil: demonizar a uno de ellos y santificar al otro. ¿Que es a costa de colocarles conductas que les serían impropias? Bah, qué más da. Total, solo lo leen quinceañeras, que ni se enteran. Al pretendiente número 2 le sacamos una vena genocida, (tan típica de los chicos de 20 años) y listo! Así se disipan las dudas de la afortunada Katniss, y se ahorra el tomar una decisión difícil. Las comeduras de cabeza de Katniss y su lenta evolución psicológico-amorosa se llevan un 80% de la novela, aproximadamente. El ritmo es relativamente tranquilo en estas partes. Aburrido para un lector que ya sabe por dónde van a ir los tiros.

Y llegamos a la parte de estrategia política, la única que me había resultado atractiva de los tomos anteriores. La pequeña parte dedicada a lo que se supone que es la trama principal, avanza a trompicones y se va volviendo incoherente por momentos, hasta llegar al climax con una explosión (literal) de ridiculez que me resultaba hasta ofensiva. Veamos: los rebeldes están llegando al Capitolio, y Katniss descubre que el presidente Snow está utilizando a los niños de la ciudad como escudo humano. Esos niños son bombardeados desde el aire por lo que parecen los soldados del Capitolio, y los médicos del distrito 13 que van a auxiliarlos son masacrados también. Qué tragedia, ¿no? Y qué gore todo. Lo más fuerte es que en ese ataque muere la hermana de la prota… jo, voy a llorar. ¡Ah, pues no, que a mi estos personajes me importan un pimiento! Creo que lo que siento no es tristeza, sino confusión: ¿El presidente se crea un escudo humano (con los críos de sus ciudadanos) para cargárselo el mismo? ¿Eso tiene sentido? ¡Ah no, que todo es una estratagema de la escritora! ¡En un retorcido giro de los acontecimientos resulta que los atacantes son los rebeldes! Claro, eso tiene muchísimo sentido. ¿Qué mejor forma de legitimar un nuevo gobierno que cargándose a un montón de niños y a tus propios médicos? Lo que nos está contando Collins es esto: el distrito 13 se pasa toda la revuelta lanzando propaganda a través de Katniss, porque consideran que el apoyo de la opinión pública es esencial para derrocar al actual gobierno. Cuando tienen a 11 distritos unidos a su causa (y a uno de ellos derrotado), deciden tomar la decisión más impopular posible: matar a un montón de niños, con la esperanza de cargar esas muertes a la cuenta de un gobierno que (1) Ya estaba derrocado (2) No tenía razones para hacerlo. Y todo esto sin olvidar el pequeño detallito del problema de infertilidad que azota el distrito nuclear.

Remata eso con un epílogo Rowlingiano. ¿Qué te queda? Un despropósito. Pero ¿qué mas da, si es para quinceañeros, y esos se lo tragan todo?

(Opinión de la saga completa en: http://loqueyoosdiga.blogspot.com/2011/10/masoquismo-ilustrado-1-los-juegos-del_... )
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  L0r0 | Mar 22, 2015 |
I have recently read the book Mockingjay which is the third book in the Hunger Games Series. This book was a very well written book that contained lots of detail just like the other books in its series. This book wasn't all good though. I found myself bored with the book at many points during the story. The story could've been stronger in many places. Overall the book was just an average book.
The author Suzanne Collins was very detailed throughout most of the book. The detail in some parts was very strong leading to pictures being built in my head. Other parts of the book totally lacked the detail leading to misunderstanding the book totally. All around the book was well written, as she tried to keep the book interesting in some way for all the pages. Some of the things in the book are very strange, but this effect puts a twist on how you thought about the story so far.
Next is that Suzanne Collins had some part throughout the book that just were boring. I found myself not even wanting to read anymore of the book at some points. Events that should last maybe a page or two lasted for whole chapters. Sometimes it was the opposite where events that should last chapters last from a paragraph all the way to a page at most. In these parts of the book I just got bored of seeing the same thing that should've been over already. This sometimes led to me being very bored with the story and wanting to finish my reading instead of wanting to read extra.
This book was just average for the many reasons I stated. The book wasn't horrible, the book also wasn't great. The detail and description in the story evens out with the boringness in some parts. The book had its ups and downs scattered throughout the whole story. This book wasn't at all what I expected it to be. I would not recommend this book as it just wasn't a fun book to read. The book just isn't what you expect it's going to be after a little bit of the story which makes the book seem out of place and not so good. ( )
  tawi14 | Mar 20, 2015 |
This book is the end of the Hunger Games series. I really loved this book because it brings the whole series together. It shows a love story which makes in more entertaining. ( )
  Hhaddad1 | Mar 3, 2015 |
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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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I stare down at my shoes, watching as a fine layer of ash settles on the worn leather.
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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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