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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (edition 2010)

by Suzanne Collins, Elizabeth B Parisi (Designer)

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Authors:Suzanne Collins
Other authors:Elizabeth B Parisi (Designer)
Info:Scholastic Press (2010), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 390 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Tags:dystopian, contest, future, survival

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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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Oh my gosh, I was expecting so much more from this book. The atmosphere is completely different, all the characters seem to turn into shadows of themselves and the most prevailing emotion I felt after reading this book was depressed.

I wanted an ending that made you feel good, perhaps gave you hope for humanity but all I got was a short sharp shock of a depressing dystopian reality. This is why I generally dislike Dystopia novels.

Katniss is as confused and as clueless as ever during the first half of the book, this annoyed me.
The deaths of Finnick and Prim saddened me beyond belief and the fact that Peeta, the most heartwarming, altruistic character in the whole series was changed into a character so unrecognizable and damaged really annoyed me. What this book needed was some character to briefly uplift the whole tone of the book. The fact that Haymitch was tee-total in district 13 and then goes back to drink again as soon as the capitol is overthrown also annoyed me. Can't anyone keep their shit together!

Looking at the ending of the book, I was surprisingly heartwarmed by Katniss and Peeta finally ending up together and having children but I was really confused about Gale. He could not have cared about Katniss as much as Collins portrayed if he just foooked off and never saw Katniss after the Capitol is overthrown - because of that the ending seemed abit sloppy and rushed.

All in all I am slightly satisfied by the end of the series even if it didn't end how I would have liked. Hopefully the movie is better.

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  4everfanatical | Feb 5, 2016 |
Very satisfying conclusion to this series! I *love* a good dystopia, and this series really delivers. This final installment keeps true to the overall feel of the first two books and is just as action-packed and heart-wrenching. Loved it. ( )
  chessakat | Feb 5, 2016 |
This book was amazing. A fitting end to the trilogy. Katniss is flawed, but still heroic. And whenever i thought I had it figured out, there was always another side - something that changed the reality of the situation. Who are the "good guys" anyway and who should Katniss trust? It keeps you guessing. The movie could never live up tp the book. ( )
  Jadedog13 | Feb 3, 2016 |
A fantastic and realistic ending to a horribly fantastic series. It could not have ended any other way and still been believable.
My heart broke all through this series for the lives filled with pain and horrors. This world of human atrocities and sacrifices seems never ending. So many lives have been lost and so many more to come.
We travel with Katness and Gale through the rebellion and district 13's rules and regulations. The war is on, training, extreme schedules and loss of their home wears heavy on our two heros. Everyone struggles to find a new path in this hardened world of district 13. Some face the ugly side and Katness must now look carefully at who she is working with. She is warned by somebody she believes in that she must be watchful not all trustworthy. There are very few moments of happiness, the ones they have are haunted by the loved ones lost. The war is what a war should be, ugly and terrible for all.
I think the author did a fabulous job of describing the true loss in a war. the families, the homes, the sanities , the human side. The way she ended it was satisfying and believable, not what i wanted to happen but what was on the path to happening. It was a hard book to read, but I loved it. It still brings tears to my eyes for the lose of their innocence at the hands of the Capitol. ( )
  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
So many unanswered questions.. Because of that, it loses a star. ( )
  babydogfish | Jan 29, 2016 |
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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.
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.

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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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