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Collins, Suzanne

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Katniss Everdeen's having survived the Hunger games twice makes her a target of the Capitol and President Snow, as well as a hero to the rebels who will succeed only if Katniss is willing to put aside her personal feelings and serve as their pawn.

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Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780439023511
Branch Call Number: FIC C
Characteristics: 390 p. ; 22 cm.
Alternate Title: Mocking jay


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Dec 16, 2014
  • BP_20 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins was a great book to end off an even better series. Compared to the first two it was by far the worst, but it wasn’t bad. Less action packed and some silly writing/problem solving to tie up loose ends in the book. This book takes place after the second hunger games, the quarter-quell (75th games), that Katniss and Peeta are in. After blowing up the arena the Katniss and the rebel forces escape to DISTRICT 13. Yup it’s still there people. But there’s one thing missing…Peeta! So from the devastation of losing her home, the pain of going through yet another Hunger Games, and now the capturing of Peeta, Katniss goes through a lot in District 13 and after.
This book is more mature compared to the first two. It deals with the pain and loss of innocence one loses in war (and the hunger games). The first half is also like a rehab that Katniss goes through. A much more depressing book as Katniss starts to take in all that has happened (recently and in the past); the nightmares and mental blocks and hallucinations, the physical recovery and social recovery with Finnick. It’s much more somber than any of the others and is probably more suitable for the older age group.
The only problem I had with the book was its slow paced plot and character influence. It’s not a spoiler but the book all leads up to a great war at the end. Other than the last 5 chapters the plot is slow with only little snippets of action here and there. I rate this book a 3.7 and just wish she had made it into a 4 book series and the last book be entirely based around the war and different battles.

The movie is ten times better than the book. No joke.

Nov 29, 2014
  • TGPretender rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This book had a lot to live up to. Unfortunately, it didn't. It was slow and dull and even the action bits fell flat. Katniss' downward spiral is believable considering the circumstances, but there's nothing enjoyable about watching it. The book is full of senseless violence, much of it completely pointless, and while that might be commentary on violence in general, it wasn't handled very skillfully. The book is gray. You leave it with a lack of fulfillment. And the thing is, that may have been the point. The writing comes across as trying to tell the reader something, but either too heavily fisted or too lightly. There's no balance to the message. It's disappointing because Collins has shown she can do that well, she just didn't.

Nov 24, 2014
  • Persnickety77 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

worst of the trilogy by far. what happened to the strong, decisive Katniss? this girl is almost a different character

Nov 18, 2014
  • elsa16 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I personally think that this was the worst book of the series. I just found that it didn't match up to the same level as Suzanne Collins' last two books. Mockingjay was - there's just no other way to say this - depressing. Too many people died, and not even the right people! (Not implying that I wanted anyone to die) In my opinion, there could've been a better ending to this truly marvellous series.

Nov 18, 2014
  • hey123_0 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

even more depressing then the last

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay--Part 1, based on the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, opens November 21 2014. The cast includes Jennifer Lawrence, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson and Donald Sutherland.

Mocking Jay by Suzanne Collins is an exciting and the best book in the Hunger Game series. The book is exacting and action pack throughout the book and will keep drawing you back to it. The book takes place after Katniss escapes the 75 Hunger Games and is on her way to District 13 which everyone thinks was destroyed by the Capitol years before. Once she arrives she asks her Mom why she did not head to District 12. The Mom says that District 12 was destroyed a few hours ago. Katniss feels angry about this because she loves her home and the woods she hunts around, in District 12. Then she meets some fellow tributes who knew about the escape from the beginning but did not tell her because she could blow their plan. Katniss feels angry about withholding information, but realizes it was a good idea. She meets some District 13 officials, and they tell her she is the Mocking Jay or the symbol of the rebellion. Katniss gives a speech about the rebellion and how every should keep fighting the Capitol. She is sent off to District 8 to show she is fighting in the war too. But after the filming she is taken away when Capitol bombers fly over and start to drop their bombs. But Katniss feels frustrated about not fighting what she has started. So she is trained and sent to the invasion of the Capitol. With the rebel forces closing in on the Capitol will Katniss catch President Snow or die trying? Read the Mocking Jay to find out. The Mocking Jay is the best book of the series with action and adventure. It was sad to finish the book because I really like the book and the series. The negative point to the book is that the plotline is not straight forward if have not read the other two books. Also, you can still not understand why Katniss is doing something sometimes because Suzanne Collins does not explain Katniss’s actions very well. In conclusion, Mocking Jay is a great book with action and adventure but does not do a good job explaining Katniss’s actions.

it is hunger games not hunter games

Sep 03, 2014
  • otaku_tinashi rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Interesting; lots of action

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Sep 22, 2014
  • red_zebu_50 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

red_zebu_50 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13

Aug 17, 2014
  • blue_dolphin_309 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 17, 2014
  • kwanyoon rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

kwanyoon thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 18

Jul 16, 2014
  • aikoriegie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

aikoriegie thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Jul 09, 2014
  • okami7 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

okami7 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Jul 09, 2014
  • blue_lion_3401 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

blue_lion_3401 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Jul 09, 2014
  • green_crocodile_387 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

green_crocodile_387 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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There were worse games to play.

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

Oct 29, 2014
  • MonsterGirl94 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Oh my dear miss Everdeen. I thought we agreed not to lie to each other." Snow to Katniss

Jul 20, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

this a good book to read

Jul 19, 2014
  • TheMazeRunner13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Finnick: 'Why, do you find THIS, distracting?'

Jul 19, 2014
  • TheMazeRunner13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Finnick: 'Why, do you find THIS, distracting?'

Jul 12, 2014
  • Jennabella1721 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

" The Mockingjay lives."

Jul 12, 2014
  • Jennabella1721 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I'll tell them how I survive it. I'll tell them that on bad mornings, it feels impossible to take pleasure in things 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.” the REAL ending

Jul 12, 2014
  • Jennabella1721 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Peeta and I grow back together. There are still moments when he clutches the back of a chair and hangs on until the flashbacks are over. I wake screaming from nightmares of mutts and lost children. But his arms are there to comfort me. And eventually his lips. On the night I feel that thing again, the hunger that overtook me on the beach, I know this would have happened anyway. That what I need to survive is not Gale's fire, kindled with rage and hatred. I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. And only Peeta can give me that. So after, when he whispers, "You love me. Real or not real?" I tell him, "Real.” the ending

Jul 12, 2014
  • Jennabella1721 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I must have loved you a lot.”

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Jun 11, 2014
  • indigo_cat_7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Just cute romance! <3

Other: You are all babies. this book is fine. if you have a problem with violence, stop reading this series.

Violence: So? DEAL WITH IT! lol

Jul 29, 2013
  • angiem99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: And EPICNESS


Jun 09, 2013
  • sandraboer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Jun 09, 2013
  • sandraboer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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!!!

Jun 09, 2013
  • sandraboer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Just some sweet kisses! : )

Jun 09, 2013
  • sandraboer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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Jul 20, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

i like this book

Katniss is back to rocking Panem.

Jul 12, 2014
  • Jennabella1721 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Katniss is safe in 13 but 12 is destroyed Peeta and Johanna is captured by the captital. The rebellion is in full force and to save the lives of thousands Katniss must become the Mockingjay and help overthrow the capital once and for all. ps it has an amazing ending in my opinion and you HAVE to read it-no joke

Jul 09, 2014
  • AlbanianPrincess24 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was the best. You should all read the epilogue. Many people don't read it at the end, but here in this book you should. What happens is so cute, adorable, and romantic. This book was sad, when a few people died. FYI two sets of couples get married. YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!

Jul 09, 2014
  • fischstix rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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'.

Mar 18, 2014
  • iamlord_voldemort rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

Apr 22, 2013
  • Chalae22 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.


Jul 31, 2012
  • molinga rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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

Aug 10, 2011
  • henein rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12. The thrill-packed final installment of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy will keep young hearts pounding.

Katniss Everdeen is the Mockingjay. She's the leader of the rebels, staged against the Capital. She's assigned to take it down, to motivate people, to encourage the rebellion. But with Peeta in the Capital's hands, saying rebellious things to the world, District 13 is absolute sure that Peeta is a traitor, however, Katniss does not. When it is arranged for a rescue, Peeta comes back enraged, and controlled by the Capital's tampering. Katniss soon loses hope in Peeta, and begins to train for the offical day of the rebellion. When it is time, Peeta comes along, better, but still suffering torturous flashbacks. Through the mission, they lose Jackson, Leeg 1 and Leeg 2, Boggs, Finnick, and many others. When they finally reach the Capital, Gale, Peeta and Katniss part ways. When Katniss reaches President Snow's mansion, she is severly injured by a bombing there in the mansion. She wakes up, discovering Prim, her younger sister, is dead, but the rebellion is won, and District 13's president, President Coin, is now the ruler of Panem. At the execution of President Snow, Katniss does the honours. However, she shoots President Coin instead. She is captured, and put in a room, then later released, with no consequences whatsoever. She goes back to District 12, feeling the effects of war and battle, but slowly recovers. In the end, Peeta and Katniss fall in love again and get married, having two children. However, they're aren't any Hunger Games, happening. But even in twenty years, Peeta and Katniss could never forget these events, haunting them for a lifetime.

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