Wednesday, November 3, 2010

2 Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Title: Mockingjay
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication date: August 24, 2010
Hardcover, 398 pages
ISBN 13: 9780439023511


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.


I've been waiting to read this book since the day it came out. It's been sitting on my shelf since August. I've been avoiding every little mention of Mockingjay. I've not read any reviews for fear of finding out how it ended. My husband even read the book before me but I made him swear that he would not give me one little hint on what was in this book.  So when I went on vacation last week I took it with me. I started reading it on the drive to the beach. I told my husband and kids not to bother me unless they were bleeding or on fire. I was only half way joking.  What did I think? I thought it was very well written and I was happy with the way it ended. It was a very intense series. I know some of you haven't read the series so I don't want to go into detail. I love this series! So if you haven't read it I recommend you put it on your TBR list.  Well done Suzanne Collins. Well done.


*picture and summary taken from Good Reads

2 comments:

  1. I can't believe you waited this long to read this! I would not have been patient enough to wait, haha.

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  2. I was a bit disappointed. I was happy with the way it ended, but not the way she went about it. I think it was too abrupt and didn't show enough character growth.
    But whatever you think about Mockingjay, you have to admit it's a fabulous, un-put-downable series.

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