Collins, Suzanne. Mockingjay. 2010. Photograph. n.p. Web. 14 Dec 2013. <http://bloodstainedink.wordpress.com/tag/mockingjay/>.
Written By: Suzanne Collins
Reviewed By: Justin Dimeck
Recommended Audience: 13-18+
Mockingjay is the third book in The Hunger Games series. Katniss, the main character and her lover Peeta, who had both defeated The Hunger Games together and for the first time in the history of the games they were two victors, not one. In the second book Katniss and Peeta go on their Victory Tour around Panem visiting each District. But they can see that things are now different ever since both of them won the games. The people of Panem saw their act of planning to kill themselves together so there was no victor as an act of rebellion and not out of love. The Quarter Quell is approaching and for it, The Capitol will reap tributes from the existing pool of Victors. Peeta and Katniss both go back into the games. At the end of the games Katniss is rescued by the Gamemaker and her mentor out of the Arena. Peeta was not saved and was abducted by the Capitol. Katniss was rescued to be the symbol of the Rebellion. She is going to be the Mockingjay. This was the beginning of the Rebellion against the Capitol
Katniss wakes up in District 13, which was said to be destroyed, and right away takes control as her new job as the symbol of the rebellion. She has to film many commercials showing her support for the Rebels and to encourage them to keep fighting. These are called propos. District 13 is very organized and has a daily schedule for you everyday. She cannot handle being underground for this long and she is allowed to go outside and hunt within a certain radius. District Thirteen sends her out on many missions fighting against the Capitol. During these battles many many many, things change in Katniss’ life. They are many moments in this book that are very shocking and things that you would not expect to ever happen. Many people have left her life and many new people enter her life. You also get to find out what happens to Peeta since he was abducted by the Capitol during the 75th Hunger Games. Mockingjay has left people satisfied and some disliking how the series ended. Personally, for me I did enjoy the ending of this book and the full series of The Hunger Games Trilogy.
Suzanne Collins Official webpage for
Tim O’ Brien’s (Illustrator) Official webpage: http://www.obrienillustration.com
Interview with Director of Mockingjay movies Part 1 & 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW-2pSLMw6U