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Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins

Posted by Laura on August 25, 2010

Mockingjay is book three in the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.  If you have not read the second book, stop reading this post and pick up a copy because what I write in the next paragraph will spoil book 2, Catching Fire.  If you haven’t yet read the first book, The Hunger Games, I can forgive you, but you really need to remedy the situation and start with book one.  The trilogy is complete so there is no reason to delay.  And stop reading this post.

When we last left Katniss she was badly injured flying in a hovercraft away from the Hunger Games where she, Beetee and Finnick had just been snatched from the arena.  Peeta, lovely Peeta, was left behind.  District 12 had been destroyed, but Gale, Prim and Katniss’s mother survived.

Mockingjay opens with Katniss standing in the ruins of District 12, looking at the horrible toll the rebellion has already taken.  Buildings destroyed, bodies decaying, sculls covered in ash.  The Victor’s Village is untouched.

The survivors of District 12 now live in District 13, because, yes there are still people in District 13.  They live underground and their leader, Coin, has a plan that is already in motion to crush the power of the Capitol and bring down President Snow.  Katniss is part of that plan, but she needs to decide if she is willing to pick up the mantle of being the Mockingjay, the symbol of resiliency, survival and independent thought that the Capitol was certain had been crushed out of the Districts.

If she agrees she will be on camera, in a suit designed by Cinna, in a production that is out of her control, speaking words that are not her own, sent to battles but told not to participate.  According to Katniss, the wrong person was saved from the arena.  They should have saved Peeta.

But, what of Peeta?  President Snow has plans for him.

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2 Responses to “Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins”

  1. Laura said

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    I finished this last night and feel so terrible for Katniss. All she wanted to do from the start of the reaping in book one was to protect her sister. She went though so much, was used by so many people, had such hope for her sister’s future, and then pfft.

    I am very interested in the thoughts of others, on any topic you choose regarding the trilogy. Please begin posting!

  2. when i first started reading this book series, i immeaditly fell in love with them. i thnk im obsessed with them now because when i dream, its about being in the same position katniss was in. i have loved this book so much that i got inspired to start writing my own book!

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