Series: Hunger Games #3
Published by Scholastic Press on August 24th 2010
Genres: dystopia, YA
Source: Own book
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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 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.
So have you seen the last part of the Mockingjay movie yet? I admit, I still haven’t seen it… despite our best efforts too… lol… (life keeps getting in the way)
I first reviewed Mockingjay a few years ago, and figured I might as well give a few thoughts on this one since I re-reviewed the other two.
I didn’t cry at all rereading this, like I did the first time – that was my first surprise. Maybe because I was emotionally prepared for the impact, and I knew what to expect? I forgot how much Peeta has changed because of the Capitol in this book; that was the biggest thing that bothered me, how unlike his old self he was. I also didn’t like the fact that we never really got to see the old Peeta again… Yes, Katniss and Peeta have their happily ever after, but you don’t really see Peeta in the ending, it’s Katniss telling her side of things. Obviously they fall back in love, but there’s just a little something lacking for me.
I still love the book, still love the series… what a rush finishing the series it was.