Mockingjay

Mockingjay

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Against 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 wants revenge ... and President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe!
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780439023511
0439023513
Branch Call Number: TEEN FICTION Collins Suzanne
Characteristics: 391 p. ;,22 cm.

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Against 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 wants revenge ... and President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe!

Against 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 wants revenge ... and President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe!

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JCLBeckyC Jan 07, 2015

This was my favorite book of the trilogy. I started to get a little tired of Katniss' indecision regarding her relationships with Peeta and Gale, but the ending is fantastic. Fast paced. I couldn't put this book down.

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MadReads Apr 20, 2012

thought this was a disappointing finish to the series. Katniss wasn't "on fire" in this one and the love triangle and Katniss's indecision about her love interests was really overplayed (like a copy of Bella/Edward/Jacob). The time spent underground in 13 with nothing happening, gave me... Read More »

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thursdaynext Jan 21, 2011

After being glued to the pages of the first two books in this trilogy, I had no choice but to pick this one up as well. I was generally pleased with the final installment, but it's difficult to forgive Collins for what she did to Peeta, and I was somewhat disappointed in the ending, more for reas... Read More »


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TsunamiR
Aug 14, 2019

This book is very violent I think this book is good for teens 13 and up

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SarahC_13
Aug 08, 2019

Mockingjay is the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy. I think that the first book was the best out of the three (1st: The Hunger Games, 2nd: Catching Fire, 3rd: Mockingjay). Mockingjay has a lot more fighting than the other books. When District 12 is destroyed, Katniss Everdeen and other tributes from the 75th Hunger Games are taken to District 13, which was thought to be destroyed. Meanwhile, the Capitol has taken Peeta Mellark and changed how he is. This book isn't as interesting and good as the first book, The Hunger Games, but it is still a great book to read, but only if you have read the first two books.

YLPLTEENBOOKBLOG Aug 05, 2019

Mockingjay is the sequel to Catching Fire and the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy. Katniss Everdeen has survived, but her home, District 12, has been bombed, Peeta is in the hands of the capital, and a rebellion is beginning. Saved from the Quarter Quell and in District 13, Katniss has to decide if she wants to be the face of the rebellion - the mockingjay. The risk is great and the cost is even greater, but Katniss faces more to lose if she doesn’t agree to help the rebels. I liked this book because of the character development in both Katniss and other characters. Although the plot for this book is not as exciting as the other two, it gives the reader a deep insight into the mind of Katniss Everdeen and the effects of surviving two Hunger Games. I would recommend this book to teens who liked the first two books of the Hunger Games series. On a scale of 1-5, I would rate this book a 4.  Analisa, grade 11, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers

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Kaelynmcintyre
Jul 30, 2019

Mockingjay was such a good book! The plot was rather clever and had me hanging on every word. A lot of people say that they didn't like the end, but I thought is was sweet. I definitely recommend this awesome, action packed novel to anyone. 😀🙂

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EljayJohnson
Jul 20, 2019

My favorite of the three, which is kind of quibbling in small degrees. This trilogy is truly an incredible achievement. In direct opposition to the Twilight books, where the first installment had hints that maybe there was something Meyer had to say, something interesting going on about adolescence and love and disaffection, but then the series disintegrated into guilty-pleasure silliness - this series kept building and getting darker and deeper. Collins obviously has strong feelings about war - and war and children especially - and she held nothing back here and went into some very dark and bleak and hopeless places. There were some changes and losses that the characters experienced that were truly agonizing and I found myself saying, "No! Don't do that to him/her! Not fair!" But then that was Collins' point - there is no fairness in war and oppression. Really awful things happen to people who don't deserve them, who even should be especially exempt from them by virtue of what else they've gone through. But it doesn't work that way in life and it didn't work that way for Katniss and Peeta and many other characters I had come to care deeply about. Collins achieves greatness in these books with an extremely meaningful message, wonderfully realized characters with great depth and dimension, and an exciting and readable story. I'm glad so many young adults are reading these books.

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abbyhorlick
Jun 28, 2019

In my opinion, Mockingjay was really good and was my second favourite book of the series. I think there could've been more action and a little less teenage girl drama, but it did add some real life characteristics to Katniss and her life. I really liked the plot twist at the end as it kept me hanging on every word. When Prim died I was really shocked and it caught me off guard, which is why it was a very good book with lots of twists and turns. Overall, I really liked Mockingjay and would recommend the whole series.

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MiraculousLover78
Jun 14, 2019

*extremely minor spoiler alert*
I definitely enjoyed the first two books, but the third was... Interesting. Certainly not what I expected, and not necessarily in a good way. Ms. Collins built so much excitement for the third book, and after Catching Fire, I was hoping Mockingjay would go out with a bang. Not so. Instead of continuing with its gripping plot and nail-biting battle scenes, Mockingjay is at least 70% drama and love triangle, with a few fight scenes hastily slapped together and inserted in random places that hardly moved the story forward at all. The ending was extremely disappointing as well. I sincerely wish that Ms. Collins had made this book a little more action packed, and a little less teenage drama.
In spite of its flaws, Mockingjay had me sucked in. I couldn't put the book down, and I must admit, Ms. Collins knows how to write a whopper of a romance. Katniss's "mental disorientation", Peeta's issues, and Gale's moral erosion gnawed at me throughout the book. Certainly not a light read, and the ending seems empty and unfulfilling, but overall, Ms. Collins wrote an amazing series.
I only wish it went out with the same bang and interest it entered with.

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violet_raven_156
May 09, 2019

I mean, based on all the books I've ever read this is pretty good. Though some things ate just so not right. Poor every one that died. It's heart breaking. I'd been waiting for this book for so long and it didn't end right. I am NOT saying it isn't a good book. Collins is an amazing author and I don't see how she dose it, but I still have to say it did NOT end right. I still wonder a bit on what might happen. It is wonderful and you should expect it to go too fast and you are going to cry buckets! And more buckets still. What are you waiting for? Put a hold on it. -RAVEN

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Lunartic2231
Apr 27, 2019

I cannot say enough about the last book in the Hunger Games trilogy. I literally sat on my couch for three days and did nothing else while I read this series! I felt like this was a really great wrap-up, even though there were some really heart-wrenching, heart-breaking moments (Finnik?!!! Come on!) Lots of people found this book to be boring and slow but I really did not think so at all!

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DarhkCanary
Apr 22, 2019

The series were amazing. I think this was a great way to end the series, especially since there are a lot of books that have sad endings. I am glad that the main character didn't die. i have read loads of books when they do, or one of the important characters die. I almost cried with relief when Gale left. The hunger games has a lot of sad deaths, but none that I really had to cry over. The 3rd book wasn't as interesting as the first two, for they had more excitement than the 3rd one did. This one had little action, which was kind of boring.

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Jul 21, 2019

blue_bird_5769 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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MiraculousLover78
Jun 14, 2019

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DarhkCanary
Apr 24, 2019

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red_pig_591
Mar 06, 2019

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ZI SHEN WANG
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May 24, 2017

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Oct 08, 2016

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"But there are much worse games to play." - Katniss Everdeen

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green_ant_1650
Apr 25, 2019

"Stay with me. Always" - Everlark

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night_shadow_8
Mar 24, 2019

"Fire is catching. If we burn, you burn with us!"- Katniss Everdeen

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Gwen904
Jan 18, 2019

But one day I'll have to explain about my nightmares. Why they came. Why they won't ever really go away. I'll tell them how I survive it. I'll tell them that on bad mornings, it feels impossible to take pleasure in anything because I'm afraid it could be taken away. That's when I make a list in my head of every act of goodness I've seen someone do. It's like a game. Repetitive. Even a little tedious after more than twenty years. But there are much worse games to play. - Page 390

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Gwen904
Jan 18, 2019

I no longer feel any allegiance to these monsters called human beings, despise being one myself. I think that Peeta was onto something about us destroying one another and letting some decent species take over. Because something is significantly wrong with a creature that sacrifices its children's lives to settle its differences. You can spin it any way you like. Snow thought the Hunger Games were an efficient means of control. Coin thought the parachutes would expedite the war. But in the end, who does it benefit? No one. The truth is, it benefits no one to live a world where these things happen. - Page 377

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red_ladybug_600
Dec 04, 2018

" Fire is catching, if we burn, you burn with us!"
-Katniss

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lowen3
Jan 10, 2018

"Are you, are you, coming to the tree? Where they strung up a man, they say who murdered three? Strange things did happen here, no stranger would it be... if we met... at midnight in the hanging tree...."

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zoeledrewevans
Jun 20, 2016

Mostly we just add to the piles of rainbow glass that's been blown off the candy colored buildings.

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SashaE
Feb 22, 2016

I decided Annie wasn't Crazy, Just curious
-Katniss

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baller4lyfe
Jul 12, 2015

"She has no idea the effect she can have."
~Peeta Mellark

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DarhkCanary
Apr 24, 2019

Other: This is the epic and last book of the hunger games. Enjoy!

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DarhkCanary
Apr 24, 2019

Violence: Well, of course there is violence. People shoot people and blow up stuff.

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EvelynB2004
Mar 28, 2016

Violence: Yes, there is lots of blood and violence.

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EvelynB2004
Mar 28, 2016

Other: VERY depressing...

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indigo_cat_7
Jun 11, 2014

Sexual Content: Just cute romance! <3

angiem99 Jul 29, 2013

Violence: And EPICNESS

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xofairy
Jul 27, 2013

Other: TOTAL AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!

sandraboer Jun 09, 2013

Coarse Language: NONE!!!!!!!!!!

sandraboer Jun 09, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Yes, but that is part of WAR!!!!!!

sandraboer Jun 09, 2013

Violence: Of COURSE there is violence. The book was WRITTEN to explain the horrors of war to a young audience. If this scares you then don't turn on the TV NEWS!!!

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SashaE
Feb 22, 2016

Final book of the Hunger games series,
And Prim has... a... "BLAST"

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beth_klassen
Aug 18, 2015

The third book in a dystopian series in which Katniss breaks free of the Capitals restraints and formally becomes the mascot of an armed rebellion centred in 13

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angelicaM3
Jul 16, 2015

in this book the winning competitors from the years before have to compete again! Although wile this happens a uprising has come out of the shadows and is starting to take action. this will not end in a cliff hanger.

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dexwin
Jun 08, 2015

katniss goes in the games one more time and barely escapes without dying while other help her. peeta is the only one left victor. everyone thinks shes dead. peeta is hijacked and wants to kill katniss

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Man123
Jul 20, 2014

i like this book

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bstone326
Jul 18, 2014

Katniss is back to rocking Panem.

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iamlord_voldemort
Mar 08, 2014

oooohhh yesss!!!! the epilogue is amazing!!!!

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Chalae22
Apr 22, 2013

READ THE EPILOGUE THE ENDING IS SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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molinga
Jul 31, 2012

since they discovered district 13 they are now planning on a way to overthrow the capital and rid themselves of their oppressive ruler president snow and in the process the are still search for peeta

fischstix Jun 29, 2012

Katniss continues the fight against the capital. District 12 is destroyed, Peeta is captured and she must become the face of the revolution by agreeing to be the 'mockingjay'.

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