Mockingjay

Mockingjay

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Katniss Everdeen has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding. 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. 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 really does exist, and now it 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 willlingness 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 personal feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay, no matter what he personal cost. -- From back cover.
Publisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2014]
Edition: 1st pbk. printing
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780545663267
0545663261
9780545788298
0545788293
Branch Call Number: COLLINS S
Characteristics: 390 pages ; 21 cm

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Andreaquach
Apr 06, 2021

Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
In the final book of the Hunger Games Trilogy, Katniss was saved from the Hunger Games arena and lives underground with District 13. District 13 really exists, and the rebellion has been preparing to overthrow President Snow and the Capitol. President Snow, however, is furious and punishes the districts by bombing them, including District 12, Katniss’s home. Luckily, Gale and her family survived, but Peeta is still in the hands of the Capitol, and being tortured. The rebellion wants Katniss to be their face, to be the leader of their rebellion, to be the Mockingjay. But she is numb, unfeeling, and wants nothing more than to get Peeta back safe. Eventually, she finds her purpose and is ready to help carry the rebellion. But to do this, she must make tough decisions and put the rebellion before her personal emotions. When Peeta is saved, he returns brainwashed into thinking the worst of Katniss; he tries to kill her, but she still holds hope for him. Throughout the book, many sacrifices were made- some heartbreaking- to overthrow the Capitol and make Alma Coin, leader of District 13, president Panem.
The final book of the Hunger Games series was intense and incredible. For so long Katniss was numb, but when she finally found her purpose, she was the strong survivor I admired. She is the Mockingjay, and she is smart and fierce. I am so glad that Peeta was saved, but was devastated when he thought her to be a monster. But Katniss finally realized she loved him, and he learned to love her again in the end. The ending was beautiful; no more war, and there was finally peace. I can’t believe Katniss’s story was over, but nonetheless was an incredible one.

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indigo_butterfly
Apr 03, 2021

This book was a good read, but gets a bit hard to comprehend at the end..with all the action. (I would suggest to read it slowly, and really try to visualize what's going on)

A great book, but to fully understand it - I would watch the movie after you're done reading. Beware, the movie (Mockingjay Part 1 & 2) have MANY differences than the book. The book has a lot more detail when it comes to Katniss's relationships with family and friends, the movie changes a few of those moments.

SUMMARY:

After the Quarter Quell, with Katniss saved, and Peeta in the hands of the Capital, the rebellion begins. Katniss is taken to District 13, and helps unify the districts through propaganda. In this book, we see fate take it's course. We see the love triangle be resolved, and we understand the true cost of freedom. This last book shows us that Katniss gets manipulated by many people.

Enjoy the twists and turns of the last Hunger Games novel, and be prepared for some more surprises!

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Mr_Potato
Mar 27, 2021

This book is an insult to the Hunger Games. I would never read this again and I would be glad if someone burned evrey copy of this book.

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blue_panda_4979
Mar 12, 2021

Awesome! Could not put it down!

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okalinocka
Mar 07, 2021

This is a violent, jarring, speed wrap of a dark distopian future. Good book, but I think the second one was better.

Mockingjay, the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy, was another interesting read for me as it follows Katniss again to rebel against the government. This doesn’t continue the hunger games but is placed in the capitol. The author, Suzanne Collins, was able to bring the characters back to life in this last installment. This book kept me interested almost as much as the first two others. I would recommend this book to middle schoolers and high schoolers who are interested in dystopian fiction and some good action. The trilogy was an amazing piece of literature that was liked so much that it is now in movie form as well. I would also recommend the movies to anyone that enjoyed the series.

The last installment of the trilogy honestly wasn't my favorite. Maybe it's because it didn't involve any games, but I do appreciate the rebellion story line and the struggle against the Capitol. I almost never say this, but I think it made a better movie than a book where you could really get that action packed dystopian vibe. The epilogue is a great way to leave our characters, and the universe and all in all the series was a major page turner.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 05, 2020

This last part of this adventurous trilogy showcased many themes, specifically darker ones. From near-death experiences and struggles of mental health, we follow Katniss on her path to kill the man who was the root of all of her and many others’ suffering, President Snow. This book delves into the complex mind of the 18-year-old protagonist Katniss Everdeen and how she is affected by her list of growing traumatic experiences. The reader is constantly on edge as just when you think you know what she will do in a situation, she does something completely unpredictable. This teaches that the psychology of someone is a difficult concept to try to grasp and fully understand. We see how Katniss carries her feelings of grief and anger and reflect those feelings in her actions and words. We also see her cross paths with death multiple times and how she begins to feel about the concept of death through her thoughts. All in all, this story contains dark themes yet we see how Katniss overcomes them and watch her huge character development since the first book. 4/5 - - @kia of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins is the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy and is done very well. This book will have you wondering when the next big thing will happen. It will have you happy, sad, scared, and unbelievably angry. One moment near the end of the book will have you sobbing and livid with the author. My personal favorite scene is when Katniss sings a song around peers, a very peaceful moment amongst the chaos that is this book. The main theme in this book is sacrifice, and it is very prominent. This book is heartbreaking but, the perfect way to end the Hunger Games trilogy. - @ve_teenreview of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

This Is For Prim and Rue

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Shreeya_Amin
Nov 09, 2020

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” is the third and final book of the Hunger Games series. It begins with Katniss waking up in the underground District 13, she had been rescued from the arena of the Hunger Games after she attempted to destroy it. She also learned that District 12 was unfortunately bombed and destroyed by the Capitol. District 13 was supposed to be destroyed however, a refugee camp was built underground by its President Coin to provide for the people of Panem who had survived the Capitol’s violence against the district rebellions. Katniss lived and trained as a soldier at District 13, but Peeta was captured and tortured by the Capitol after the 75th Hunger Games. Soon, Katniss became Panem’s leader for rebellion and battle against the Capitol. She led several rebellions with her friends from other districts, survived when the capitol tried bombing District 13, and saved Peeta.
What I liked about this book is that it shows the true character of Katniss and what she is capable of. I also liked how the author portrayed the various rebellions, it really showed how terribly the Capitol had treated the rest of Panem. What I disliked about this book is that it felt that the story was slightly rushed. It would have been better if Suzanne Collins had taken more time for the story to finish.

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“They'll either want to kill you, kiss you, or be you.”
― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“Ally." Peeta says the words slowly, tasting it. "Friend. Lover. Victor. Enemy. Fiancee. Target. Mutt. Neighbor. Hunter. Tribute. Ally. I'll add it to the list of words I use to try to figure you out. The problem is, I can't tell what's real anymore, and what's made up.”
― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!”
― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

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Somanybooks11
Nov 22, 2020

“You love me. Real or not real?"
I tell him, "Real.”
― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

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violet_gorilla_79
Nov 04, 2020

"His garbled speech is barely comprehensible. "Give me one reason I shouldn't shoot you."
The rest of the world recedes. There is only me looking into the wretched eyes of a man from the Nut who asks for only one reason. Surely I should be able to come up with thousands. But the words that make it to my lips are "I can't."" - Mockingjay

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violet_gorilla_79
Nov 04, 2020

"Fire is catching. And if we burn, you burn with us!" - Katniss

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violet_gorilla_79
Nov 04, 2020

"And that, my friends, is how a revolution dies." - Haymitch

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Hannah Acabal
Sep 11, 2020

"All those months of taking it for granted that Peeta thought I was wonderful are over. Finally, he can see me for who I really am. Violent. Distrustful. Manipulative. Deadly. And I hate him for it."

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HAFSA_13
Aug 18, 2020

"My name is Katniss Everdeen. I'm seventeen years old. I was in the Hunger Games. I escaped."
- Katniss Everdeen

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noory17
Jan 05, 2020

"It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together, as it does to fall apart."
- Finnick Odair

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blue_panda_4979
Mar 12, 2021

Other: prepare for kickbutt awesomeness

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blue_panda_4979
Mar 12, 2021

Violence: awesome epic awesome awesomeness!

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NicePerson_290
Apr 27, 2020

Violence: I probably don't need to add this, but yes, there is violence.

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Lizzythedobie
Apr 24, 2019

Other: This is the epic and last book of the hunger games. Enjoy!

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Lizzythedobie
Apr 24, 2019

Violence: Well, of course there is violence. People shoot people and blow up stuff.

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edbodnar
Mar 28, 2016

Other: VERY depressing...

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edbodnar
Mar 28, 2016

Violence: Yes, there is lots of blood and violence.

angiem99 Jul 29, 2013

Violence: And EPICNESS

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xofairy
Jul 27, 2013

Other: TOTAL AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!

sandraboer Jun 09, 2013

Sexual Content: Just some sweet kisses! : )

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SashaE
Feb 22, 2016

Final book of the Hunger games series,
And Prim has... a... "BLAST"

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beth_klassen
Aug 18, 2015

The third book in a dystopian series in which Katniss breaks free of the Capitals restraints and formally becomes the mascot of an armed rebellion centred in 13

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angelicaM3
Jul 16, 2015

in this book the winning competitors from the years before have to compete again! Although wile this happens a uprising has come out of the shadows and is starting to take action. this will not end in a cliff hanger.

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dexwin
Jun 08, 2015

katniss goes in the games one more time and barely escapes without dying while other help her. peeta is the only one left victor. everyone thinks shes dead. peeta is hijacked and wants to kill katniss

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Man123
Jul 20, 2014

i like this book

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bstone326
Jul 18, 2014

Katniss is back to rocking Panem.

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LilahJule
Mar 08, 2014

oooohhh yesss!!!! the epilogue is amazing!!!!

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Chalae22
Apr 22, 2013

READ THE EPILOGUE THE ENDING IS SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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molinga
Jul 31, 2012

since they discovered district 13 they are now planning on a way to overthrow the capital and rid themselves of their oppressive ruler president snow and in the process the are still search for peeta

fischstix Jun 29, 2012

Katniss continues the fight against the capital. District 12 is destroyed, Peeta is captured and she must become the face of the revolution by agreeing to be the 'mockingjay'.

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