Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
(Hunger Games #3)
Page Count: 398
Official Website: Here
Quote: "A need for revenge can burn long and hot. Especially if every glance in a mirror reinforces it."
Description: 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
Review: Oh boy. If you've been living in a cave for the past two years, The Hunger Games trilogy is a series of books that take place in the future. But things have turned pretty horrible.North America has turned into Panem, and Panem is broken down into 12 districts, plus the Capitol, which is run by President Snow. The districts are numbered 1 - 12, 12 being the poorest. Each district contributes something to the Capitol, whether it be food, Peacekeepers(head cops), weapons, etc. Each year, the Capitol holds an annual Hunger Games, where two tributes from each district is chosen and thrown into an arena to fight until there is one left. The Hunger Games are broadcasted throughout Panem, to tell the people that the Capitol is in charge, not the people.
This is the last book in the series. People went crazy to get this book, and I could see why. Mockingjay is an interesting end to a phenomenal book trilogy. From the first book, The Hunger Games to Catching Fire to Mockingjay, Katniss Everdeen has changed a lot. In the first book, she is just a poor girl living in District 12, who stepped in when her little sister, Prim, was called for the annual Hunger Games. Now, she's leading a rebellion to finish the Capitol.
This review is not going to contain spoilers, because I know I was hate if I read something about a book I haven't read yet. At the end of Catching Fire, her best friend Gale informs Katniss that District 12 was bombed by President Snow. So Katniss, Gale, their families, and any other rebels take refuge in the rumored District 13. Well, District 13 is real - and underground.
Basically, the whole book is about Katniss's battle with herself, because she blames herself for all the people who died because of the rebellion. Also, Katniss feels guilty about leaving Peeta in the arena. She's afraid what he'll do when he comes back and finds her. Katniss is also living with previous tributes, Finnick and Joanna. Beetee is there also, helping the rebels make weapons.
There is a love triangle between Peeta, Katniss, and Gale. And in the end, she chooses one. I feel the one she didn't chose wasn't really given a back story as to where he went, but the Epilogue is really sweet. Oh, and my favorite character in the series dies. The way Collins kills him/her is so heartbreaking for Katniss - and myself.
It's kinda slow at first. And I kept putting the book down while reading the first half. But the ending is so fast, it'll have you rereading it a couple of times.
Overall : great ending to a great series.