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.
This was a hard book to read, and that's saying something in a hard series to read! Because so much happens, because this book isn't like the first 2-there's no Hunger Games, and they are fighting a war. And in war, there are casualties. And oh, how the casualties hurt!
So after the explosive ending of Catching Fire, Mockingjay takes us where we haven't been before-to District 13, mentioned, but as a warning. Turns out, it's a warning against the Capital, because District 13, with Katniss, the Mockingjay, wins against the Capital!
So many things in this book hurt-that she's so traumatized by the games that she had a hard time in the beginning, that they programmed Peeta to be so fearful of Katniss, he tries to kill her, and they have to rehabilitate him, and then they kill off Finnick, and then even work, they kill Prim! And that was just evil! So sad!
This was a good book. It had a lot of deaths, and they hurt. But one big reason that I don't like about this book, is that we've had 3 books to work through the bad stuff. And only about 3 pages that are in that ending that they were working for! I wanted more of that, and we didn't get it! And that fact sucks!
Even with all the hard things, I loved this book so much, and I'ms sad to say goodbye to these characters!
Author: Suzanne Collins
Series: The Hunger Games #3
Read: June 8th, 2012
Reason Why: Wanted to reread it, and it's a 2012 Dystopian book!
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Published: January 1st 2010