Mockingjay (The Hunger Games Series 3)
By Suzanne Collins
My name is Katniss Everdeen.
Why am I not dead?
I should be dead.
BOOM! A revolution is about to begin! After the 75th Hunger Game, Katniss now face the trouble she brings: the revolution. She must choose to become one of them, to be the Mockingjay, or she can be the one she used to be, the girl who protects herself and her family, and hides from all the problems in the world. Well…that’s a bit not fair, but in this book, we can see the new Katniss Everdeen, the Girl on Fire. Ready to join the rebellion? Join the Mockingjay? Look down below for the summary and embrace the final battle of Katniss: the 76th Hunger Game!
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.
Wait…76th Hunger Game? What’s that? I thought we’re having a revolution? Well…that’s right. But the excitement of the revolution is just like Hunger Game, you shall never know what’ll happen next, what’ll you meet and face. To me, this book might be the last favorite of the entire series. Why? For the first time we read Hunger Game, we’ll be dragged in by its excitement and how Katniss survive in the game. And then Catching Fire released, what we read is dipper, not just for the excitement, but also for the choices they made. Their lives might be depended on their next step. But then till now, Mockingjay, this book is just…too political! All is about rebellion, revolution, and battle. Well…I know that’s what a revolution is…but it still feels boring to read that in book, especially there are so many interesting things happen in the previous books! But I think it’s the advantages and disadvantages of this book. For the first time, Katniss must face her future and her own heart. She was now the motivation of thousands and hundreds of rebellion, if she stood up, people would be encourage, and as we all know, President Snow’s revenges would be more. But if she chose to stand behind all those problems, people might lost their hope and the revolution would die, in that case, people would once again being forced to suffer, and to accept the consequences of rebel. We can see Katniss really changed in this part, her burden was now not only her family, but the common wealth of all. Well…it won’t be hard for you to know what her choice was, right? As for her heart, with Peeta being kidnapped, her time with Gale increased. But if she never chose, her heart wouldn’t be satisfied. According to Gale, she would choose the one she couldn’t leave without. Inside this book, not only Katniss, but we can also read many characters speaking out their secrets and how they feel. Those who looked brave and brutal might scared as well, and those who looked useless might just as well become the hero of revolution. So this is the advantages of the book. But on the contrary, the political part was boring. While you expect to read some…umm…bloodly part, and then they kept talking about the army, and how Katniss should shoot for the revolution video. I know, that’s essential for the book…but not fun to read at all! You can only enjoy their dialogues while passing those times.
Besides the plots, we can be introduced to a lot of people in this book. Well…some readers don’t like too many characters in the book, but once you’ve read those epic novels…this will be nothing for you. Although when Katniss was going out for the shooting, all the following staffs sometime confuse me since I read extremely fast, but…just as I said, nothing compared to Game of Throne or other epic novels. A piece of cake. What I think is great about this book is that even though there are so many new characters, you can read ever of them carefully. Every different person has their own behavior and what they speak is different as well. Unlike some book with too many characters who all look alike, Mockingjay doesn’t have this kind of problem. So I think it’s great!
Now…lady and gentlemen, ready to experience the 76th Hunger Game for yourselves? This time, not only tributes will be inside the game, but the entire country is the arena and all people become tributes. Including you!!! Prepare to fight for your lives! And remember: stay alive.