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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (edition 2010)

by Suzanne Collins

Series: The Hunger Games (3)

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Katniss Everdeen's having survived the Hunger games twice makes her a target of the Capitol and President Snow, as well as a hero to the rebels who will succeed only if Katniss is willing to put aside her personal feelings and serve as their pawn.
Authors:Suzanne Collins
Info:London : Scholastic, 2011, c2010.
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I could not believe the things that went on in this book. I cried more than I was happy, and I swear that Katniss did the right thing in the end. Though everyone wanted her to become the Mocking jay for their own reasons, I knew that she would put them off as much as possible until she realized why she needed to do it for herself, and while I’m glad she done it on her terms, I wish that she wouldn’t have had to do it at all. I was right there with Katniss in wondering why no one was making an effort to rescue Peeta, why he was being left in the clutches of the Capitol.
We got a little more interaction with Gale and Prim, but not much and when Gale seemingly sides with the leaders of District 13, I lost a little of my respect for him, though he did start to gain it back. I don’t really want to give away too much, just in case there is someone else like me out there that has yet to pick these books up. Just know that this book is one that will move you to tears, but there is a slightly happy ending.
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  chaoticmel | May 18, 2024 |
I appreciated that this book was different from the previous two - it would have been frustrating if it hadn't been. However, I'm still somewhat disappointed with the series as a whole. It seems like it could have been much better with slightly better writing and had the author been willing to write for a generally older audience. As it was, Katniss' childish actions often detracted from the story, and I was mostly left wondering how much better the book could have been if it had been a bit more fleshed out. ( )
  mrbearbooks | Apr 22, 2024 |
2nd time reading this series (my son wanted me to read it to him). Great story, fantastic characters, quite graphic for the faint of heart (or kids too young). Definitely a trilogy that will last the ages though. ( )
  jbrownleo | Mar 27, 2024 |
I liked it, but not as much as the first two books. A lot of that is dissatisfaction with the ending...I wasn't anticipating a happy ending, certainly, after all that, but it was even more of a downer than I expected. ( )
  ledonnelly | Mar 11, 2024 |
absolute perfection.
growing up really is realizing that this is the best book in the series. ( )
  gojosatoru98 | Mar 1, 2024 |
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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.
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.
More maudlin than the first two books in the series, "Mockingjay" is also the most violent and bloody and, based on the actions and statements of its characters, its most overtly antiwar — though not so much that it distracts from a series conclusion that is nearly as shocking, and certainly every bit as original and thought provoking, as "The Hunger Games."

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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's having survived the Hunger games twice makes her a target of the Capitol and President Snow, as well as a hero to the rebels who will succeed only if Katniss is willing to put aside her personal feelings and serve as their pawn.

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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 rebels' Mockingjay—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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