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DescriptionAgainst all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge...This thrilling final instalment of this ground-breaking trilogy promises to be one of the most talked-about books of the year.
- Published: 25 August 2010
- Format: Paperback 448 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781407109374 ISBN 10: 1407109375
- Sales rank: 35
Reviews for Mockingjay
Still not really sure how I feel about the ending, but still an exciting read
"...I got through this book very quickly, as I did the others. Collins has a true talent for writing a hell of a page-turner...This kind of book is difficult to write a review of partly for that reason - I would hate to be less vague and inadvertently include spoilers, but trust me when I say that **** is going down all over the place here. Having read the book finally, I'm more excited to see how they'll present it all in the film adaptation - it is sure to be pretty visually dynamic. I am also NOT looking forward to the film adaptation, though, because I spent the entire last third of the book yelling OHMYGOD and weeping like a small, emotionally disturbed child...Mockingjay ended up being my least favorite of the trilogy, but that in no way means I didn't like it. I still think they're all phenomenal, and a great contribution to the dystopian sub-genre. Just, you know, if you're a total sap like me, maybe read it with a box of tissues handy or something, and not in the middle of the night if you live with someone who is a light sleeper, since you might wake them up with all the crying-out in shock and disbelief."
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Best in the series.
I know that many believe the first 'The Hunger Games' to be Collins' best work. However, whilst I loved that book, I tend to favour the concluding chapter that is 'Mockingjay'. Many reviewers would disagree, finding the story to be a little too long or dark or poorly paced. Whilst I can see their issues with the pacing, I found that the drawn out nature of the book really helped communicate the themes associated with war, violence and poverty. This book really brings all those dark realities, explored in the two previous books, to the forefront and bares them without shame. Katniss and other major characters are faced with the moral dilemma of war: they have to ask themselves what are they willing to sacrifice? what are they willing to do? who are they willing to become in order to win the war and is it even worth winning? The whole notion of rebellion and fighting for what you believe in is well countered with explorations of the disturbing elements of war; it isn't a heroic fable, it is a dirty and unkind struggle for truth and freedom. Collins' writing is easy but effective and she captures the issues well via the protagonist Katniss' own narrative. This book is confronting but not uncomfortable and is the strongest book in the series. Highly recommend. by H.
The 'Short Description' is such a spoiler! I'm here looking to buy the books, I had no idea she survived the Hunger Games twice. I wish companies wouldn't do this. by Noelle Burns
Mockingjay is the final exciting instalment of the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. Katniss Everdeen, having survived her first Hunger Games and been plucked out of the Quarter Quell by the rebels living in District t13, is now required to become the symbol of the rebellion, the Mockingjay. But while her mother and her sister Prim were rescued by her best friend, Gale, her own District 12 has been destroyed and Peeta Melark is a captive of the Capitol. It takes a reminder of President Coriolanus Snow to cement her resolve to become the Mockingjay. But while the revolution gains strength, Katniss is torn by the number of people dying for the cause she is heading: she is beginning to wonder if the regimentation of District 13 and President Alma Coin are any better than the Capitol and Snow. In this thrilling finale, Collins uses her main character to comment on: the power of the media and those who control it; how circumstances can turn gentle people into warriors; how power corrupts; the futility of war; and how those who develop weapons have no control over how they will be used. Collins gives the reader believable characters and an electrifying plot with plenty of twists. This may not be capital L literature, but it is nonetheless a gripping and thought-provoking read. by Marianne Vincent
Yeah I agree with the other reviewers, it was a great read. I was put onto it by my niece. by Nick
This is definitely the heaviest and most emotionally-packed book of the series. It didn't have the contstant thrill of the first two books, but it was just as captivating.
In the beginning, I was actually surprised by how, comparatively, light-hearted Mockingjay had started. In the first half it was full of little jokes and comical moments that lighened up the darkness of the events that were unfolding. A twist in the middle broke my heart. As I, as a reader, got more involved into what was happening in the war between the districts and the Capitol towards the second half, I kept wishing for a different turn of events, but Suzanne Collins didn't try to diminish the horror of war, and on the pages I saw a lot of pain, suffering, emotional wreckage, loss, death... And over all that, there is the aftermath of the Hunger Games the victors have to live and deal with.
It left me emotionally drained, but I still love this book. I guess I love it because it is realistic. And thought-provoking. I wish this series never ended, but I know it will be a long time before I can get this story out of my head. by Alina Solomkina
One word. Anomalous. This is such an emotionally packed book. Wow. Just wow. This is a must read. very thought provoking and blazing with fieriness.
Surprisingly, I liked how the book ended. I liked how Collins wrote the epilogue. I love literature, metaphors and symbolisms. Thus, I understood how Katniss and Peeta will be at the end.
To assure everyone, Katniss does love Peeta. It's only that with all the war and stuff going on around her, she doesn't realized it at first until Finnick points it out to her. It also shows the hunger and desire that stir within her when they kissed. Once in The Hunger Games, the second in Catching Fire. It is also mentioned in a sentence near the end of the book.
Finnick and Prim. Why, oh, why??
All in all, this is a disturbing read. A good kind of disturbing. by Joy Chuah Xin Yee
- Top review
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! by Scoot