Author: Suzanne Collins
Genre: Young-Adult - Fiction/Dystopian
Publication Date: August 24th 2010
Age Range: Young Adult
Date Scoot Read: August 2010
Scoot's Rating: 10 – Amazing! Loved it. Read it now!
Synopsis (via Goodreads): 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
Suzanne Collins has done it yet again; written an amazing book! Days after having finished Mockingjay I find myself thinking about it again and again. The heart wrenching conclusion to the Hunger Games trilogy was a realistic depiction of the tragedy of war. Brilliantly written and filled with action-packed twists and turns this book is a must read. This book is not light-hearted read and, I feel, is a realistic conclusion to the series. The romance takes a back-burner to the real problem on hand; all out war with the Capital. Katniss and her family and friends have suffered through more than their fair share of heartache, and in Mockingjay it does not let up. Having been through so much is starting to show mentally and physically on Katniss, but she manages to keep her character strength. Also, I liked the further character development of smaller or already well-known characters. You thought you knew someone, but would find new facets of their personality throughout the story.. and not always in a good way. The well written scenes of this book will shock you, fill you with happiness, or fill you with heartache. I highly recommend it!