Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Release Date: 8/24/10
My name is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I not dead? I should be dead.
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 plains–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.
The Hunger Games trilogy is definitely one of my favorite series of books. I think Suzanne Collins did an amazing job with it!
Mockingjay was a very emotional book, but that’s understandable considering what all Katniss has been through. As with the first two books, there were a lot of twist and turns in Mockingjay that I wasn’t expecting. I pretty much read this entire book in one sitting because I couldn’t set it down.
Even though I thought Mockingjay was excellent, I was not thrilled with the ending. I know things ended the way they were supposed to under the circumstances, but I’m one of those people that likes a happy ending and this one was kinda depressing.
With that being said, this series was wonderful and if you haven’t read it yet. I highly recommend that you do! 🙂