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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. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
A Q&A with Suzanne Collins, Author of Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)
(Photo © Cap Pryor)
Grade 7 Up Following her subversive second victory in the Games, this one composed of winners from past years, Katniss has been adopted by rebel factions as their symbol for freedom and becomes the rallying point for the districts in a desperate bid to take down the Capitol and remove President Snow from power. But being the Mockingjay comes with a price as Katniss must come to terms with how much of her own humanity and sanity she can willingly sacrifice for the cause, her friends, and her family. 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 of 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. Jane Henriksen Baird, Anchorage Public Library, AK (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.See all Editorial Reviews
What twist in the end. Knew she disliked her but never thought she would kill her off like that. Great reading.Published 19 hours ago by Donna Elicker
I loved the Mockingjay. All three books were great! Each CD kept my interest until the end and I couldn't wait to start on the next one.Published 2 days ago by Phyllis Cowart
As anticipated, the trilogy was an absolute joy to read. The unexpected Surprise was the motion pictures and their strict adherence to the books, even to the point of using scenes... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Ray Carter
Katniss strength is incredible! Haven't read this for years re-read it for the movie & so so glad I did!Published 4 days ago by Madi W.
Was not expecting this ending. Loved it! Such a strong set of characters and a great story line. Really had me emotional at the end.Published 5 days ago by Kate Bowman
Despite being first person narrative, I enjoyed the first two books in the series but was left wanting more from this last book. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Darling