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 plains--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.
Pages: 390 (Hardcover)
Rating: 7 out of 10
Source: checked out from the library
Date Completed: August 2, 2012
After I read the first Hunger Games book for a book club meeting, I knew that I needed to find out what happened next. As a result, I put myself on the wait list for the next two installments and got completely sucked into the stories. You can read my reviews of The Hunger Games and Catching Fire here and here. When I started Mockingyay by Suzanne Collins I was nervous and excited about what would happen next. I wondered how things would be resolved.
While I am glad that I finished the series, I was not as excited about what would happen next. I found myself waiting to see the conclusion but mostly because I wanted it to be over. For a series which had some really great characters and plot twists, I feel bad saying something so negative. I was satisfied with some of the resolutions and others felt very far fetched. In spite of my reservations, I am glad that I got to know Katniss Everdeen and the rest of the characters. I loved her fierce loyalty and enjoyed reading along as she grappled with intense and complicated life situations.