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Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3) (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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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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A very satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, straddling the line between bleak and bittersweet. It combines smart ruminations on the nature of power and how regimes seek to preserve it with a very personal tale of disintegration and perseverance. I don't think it was quite at the level of 'Catching Fire', and I found the conclusion somewhat abrupt, but I liked it very much, and I'm really looking forward to the movie adaptation :-). ( )
  salimbol | Jul 18, 2014 |
This conclusion to the Hunger Games trilogy bleeds with pain, suffering and sacrifice. In the thread of the second book, 'Catching Fire', this book continues to delve into the emotional aspects of the story, as well as to come full circle to present Katniss Everdeen, the girl 'on fire' -- from her unscathed innocence to battle-scarred revolutionist, redeemer and survivor. ( )
  MomsterBookworm | Jul 14, 2014 |
I was impressed with the realistic (I guess mature is the more appropriate adjective) ending of the series. I expected it to be cheesy or cliche, considering this is a YA series. I expected true loves, lots of happy endings for the important characters, and a level of 'wrapping up' for Katniss. Instead, Collins sticks true to the heavy consequences of war and strife, and the casualties that would inevitably take place within. Not just physical casualties, but relationship casualties that occur when there are tragedies. I was both impressed and a little sad with the end of the series. In the end, I think my favorite book of all was the second, but I found I liked the progression of the story. ( )
  SweetbriarPoet | Jul 14, 2014 |
If you read the first two, then you have to finish the series. This book is well written, but be warned that it will leave you feeling lost and upset. Disappointed and depressed. I was a little frustrated, b/c I think Collins picked the ending that she wanted and wrote whatever she had to in order to get there, rather than following the story to a more natural conclusion. ( )
  Tigerlily12 | Jul 8, 2014 |
Ahh, the third of the series. It had more turns to it than I thought.

Definitely a good read! ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 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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