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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 is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12.

Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.

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"This concluding volume in Collins's Hunger Games trilogy accomplishes a rare feat, the last installment being the best yet, a beautifully orchestrated and intelligent novel that succeeds on every level. At the end of Catching Fire, Katniss had been dramatically rescued from the Quarter Quell games; her fellow tribute, Peeta, has presumably been taken prisoner by the Capitol. Now the rebels in District 13 want Katniss (who again narrates) to be the face of the revolution, a propaganda role she's reluctant to play. One of Collins's many achievements is skillfully showing how effective such a poster girl can be, with a scene in which Katniss visits the wounded, cameras rolling to capture (and retransmit) her genuine outrage at the way in which war victimizes even the noncombatants. Beyond the sharp social commentary and the nifty world building, there's a plot that doesn't quit: nearly every chapter ends in a reversal-of-fortune cliffhanger. Readers get to know characters better, including Katniss's sister and mother, and Plutarch Heavensbee, former Head Gamemaker, now rebel filmmaker, directing the circus he hopes will bring down the government, a coup possible precisely because the Capitol's residents are too pampered to mount a defense. 'In return for full bellies and entertainment,' he tells Katniss, explaining the Latin phrase , 'people had given up their political responsibilities and therefore their power.' Finally, there is the romantic intrigue involving Katniss, Peeta and Gale, which comes to a resolution that, while it will break some hearts, feels right. In short, there's something here for nearly every reader, all of it completely engrossing. Ages 12 – up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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"[A]n entirely gripping read. In Katniss, Collins has crafted a heroine so fierce and tenacious that this reader will follow her anywhere." The Christian Science Monitor

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"Here is some advice before sitting down with Mockingjay. Keep all the lights on and have tissues close by." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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"Unfolding in Collins' engaging, intelligent prose and assembled into chapters that end with didn't-see-that-coming cliffhangers, this finale is every bit the pressure cooker of its forebears....[A] series conclusion that is nearly as shocking, and certainly every bit as original and thought provoking, as The Hunger Games." Los Angeles Times

Synopsis:

The greatly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Who do they think should pay for the unrest?

Katniss Everdeen.

The final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins will have hearts racing, pages turning, and everyone talking about one of the biggest and most talked-about books and authors in recent publishing history!!!!

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Suzanne Collins is the author of the New York Times-bestselling Underland Chronicles series, which has more than one million books in print and is available in seven foreign editions. In the award-winning The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, Collins continues to explore the effects of war and violence on those coming of age. Also a successful writer for children's television, Collins lives with her family in Connecticut. Visit her at www.suzannecollinsbooks.com.

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gerons-y, July 19, 2014 (view all comments by gerons-y)
I thought this book was the best book in the Hunger Games series. All the time I was reading it, I was on the edge of my seat! 5 stars for sure! I have recommended this book to all of my friends. I am so excited for the movie! Suzanne Collins is so smart the way the plot and characters all came together to make this story the best book there ever was! I LOVED this book! I would give it 35 stars, but there isn't a button for that.
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magicfunnyman, April 20, 2014 (view all comments by magicfunnyman)
I must have read the book Mockingjay at-least three times and will proballty read it more times in the future. It was hard to predict exactly how things would play out. There are some funny moments that Katniss has with Joanna Mason, Haymich Abernathy and Finnick Odair. I still chuckle thinking about them. There are some wonderful times when Katniss shows her compassion, bravery and gets to show off her incredible skill with a bow. As the book nears the conclusion there are some heart wrenching events that leave me speechless.The book ends in a bitter sweet kind of way, that always makes me shed a tear or two.
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Cristal, December 18, 2013 (view all comments by Cristal)
I loved the first and second and I adore 'Mockingjay' more. I believe that this third book truly pulls the whole series together and wraps everything with a big bow! (now I don't want to give any spoilers away but I very surprised to learn why Snow always smelled like blood and roses). I was actually genuinely upset when it was over and I was done reading because I had nothing left to read but regardless this is a novel that I would read multiple times.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439023511
Author:
Collins, Suzanne
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Author:
Revis, Beth
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Series:
Across the Universe
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This concluding volume in Collins's Hunger Games trilogy accomplishes a rare feat, the last installment being the best yet, a beautifully orchestrated and intelligent novel that succeeds on every level. At the end of Catching Fire, Katniss had been dramatically rescued from the Quarter Quell games; her fellow tribute, Peeta, has presumably been taken prisoner by the Capitol. Now the rebels in District 13 want Katniss (who again narrates) to be the face of the revolution, a propaganda role she's reluctant to play. One of Collins's many achievements is skillfully showing how effective such a poster girl can be, with a scene in which Katniss visits the wounded, cameras rolling to capture (and retransmit) her genuine outrage at the way in which war victimizes even the noncombatants. Beyond the sharp social commentary and the nifty world building, there's a plot that doesn't quit: nearly every chapter ends in a reversal-of-fortune cliffhanger. Readers get to know characters better, including Katniss's sister and mother, and Plutarch Heavensbee, former Head Gamemaker, now rebel filmmaker, directing the circus he hopes will bring down the government, a coup possible precisely because the Capitol's residents are too pampered to mount a defense. 'In return for full bellies and entertainment,' he tells Katniss, explaining the Latin phrase , 'people had given up their political responsibilities and therefore their power.' Finally, there is the romantic intrigue involving Katniss, Peeta and Gale, which comes to a resolution that, while it will break some hearts, feels right. In short, there's something here for nearly every reader, all of it completely engrossing. Ages 12 – up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Review" by , "[A]n entirely gripping read. In Katniss, Collins has crafted a heroine so fierce and tenacious that this reader will follow her anywhere."
"Review" by , "Here is some advice before sitting down with Mockingjay. Keep all the lights on and have tissues close by."
"Review" by , "Unfolding in Collins' engaging, intelligent prose and assembled into chapters that end with didn't-see-that-coming cliffhangers, this finale is every bit the pressure cooker of its forebears....[A] series conclusion that is nearly as shocking, and certainly every bit as original and thought provoking, as The Hunger Games."
"Synopsis" by ,
The greatly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Who do they think should pay for the unrest?

Katniss Everdeen.

The final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins will have hearts racing, pages turning, and everyone talking about one of the biggest and most talked-about books and authors in recent publishing history!!!!

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