Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

My name is Katniss Everdeen.Why am I not dead?I should be dead.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 t...


Details Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

TitleMockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
ISBN9780439023511
Author
Release DateAug 24th, 2010
PublisherScholastic Press
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages392 pages
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fiction, Fantasy
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Reviews Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

  • Tina
    2010-08-26
    SPOILERS AHEAD!!What. the. f***. Words can't begin to express my disappointment. I bought Mockingjay the first day it came out and I was preparing myself for a truly epic novel, one worthy of its predecessors. I loved The Hunger Games; it was fast-paced, thrilling, suspenseful. Catching Fire wasn't as good but it was still enjoyable (I was majorly impressed by the game arena). I wasn't let down by Catching Fire though; I figured it was just a tra...
  • Hope
    2010-01-28
    I’m never very good at predicting outcomes. Nothing I could’ve predicted would have been quite as good as this. Although I did get close (a very distant "close") on a few things, and I was right in saying that it wouldn’t be walking through a field of flowers and sunshine. A book like this just couldn’t be.It's good, and yet not good. Because it’s good in a very heartbreaking, chilling, haunting, intense way.Katniss is a different perso...
  • Tatiana
    2009-12-03
    Update 11/28/14. So, of course I had to read it again after getting only half of the story from the Mockingjay movie. Unsurprisingly, cried and cried again. My feelings basically remain the same about this installment. Structurally, the novel is quite messy. There is such a big game going on and Katniss' motivations and actions don't always make sense to me. But the ending is brilliant, especially the final chapters. I need something to cheer me...
  • Khanh (the Grinch)
    2015-11-25
    WHAT THE FUCK KIND OF AN ENDING IS THAT?! SERIOUSLY, WHAT THE FUCK KIND OF AN ENDING IS THAT?Ok, short summary. This is day 3 of my Hunger Games binge after I watched the last movie last Saturday without knowing anything about the books and not having watched any of the movies. First book. Awesome. Second book. Glorious. Third book. FUUUUUUUU *wails out something that sounds like "fuck you, Peeta!!!!!!"*So now I know what a Mockingjay is (and I c...
  • Annalisa
    2010-02-11
    3.5 starsWell, hmmm. I'm not sure how to react to Mockingjay. I didn't love it and I'm not sure it satisfied me, but it was a disturbing read that will stick with me. Sadly, I can't say that I'll be recommending the series as fervently as I did after reading The Hunger Games. Not that the series isn't good, but I'm not longer sure it's for the masses of YA readers.Like Catching Fire, Mockingjay took awhile for me to get into. When the pages turne...
  • Michelle
    2009-12-27
    i NEVER thought i'd ever rate this book below a 5...but here i am....and the only reason i gave it a three even is because the first two books of the hunger games were just SO GOOD they brought this one up...by three stars. honestly, i’ve waited so long for mockingjay to come out. i practically peed my pants on august 24th and now that i’ve finally finished the book (thanks to a full day of obsessive reading-meals not included) all i can feel...
  • Kiki
    2012-02-21
    [This just in: the movie adaptation, Mockingjay: Part 1, was absolutely outstanding. I've seen both of the other movies for this series, and while I enjoyed them greatly, the third instalment was on another level entirely. It's one of the best movies I've seen in a very, very long time. Good job, movie people. You made a meh book into a stellar piece of cinema.]Those two stars are for the last ten pages, which were absolutely outstanding. Probabl...
  • Jayna
    2010-08-24
    SPOILERS!!!*******************Ugh. I was just thankful that I decided to be grown-up and not wait until midnight to get this book and then stay up all night reading it. I kindled it early this morning and ignored my kids for 4 hours and got through it. This book makes you realize how much the storyline in the first two depended upon the tension created by the love triangle. In Mockingjay, the author robs her readers of what they (I) crave! By the...
  • Kaela
    2009-12-30
    Mockingjay, the final book in Suzanne Collin's Hunger Games Trilogy. For a year, I had been anxiously waiting to read the about the adventures of the rebels, the hopefully happy ending. How wrong was I. There is an ending - but it is not as happy as most expected it to be. The rebels fought, they won. But in a sense, Collin's shows us that when violence is used to such extremes, no one wins; yes, a winner is declared - but the sadness and loss of...
  • Kat Kennedy
    2010-02-17
    This review has spoilers!Bitches...What were you doing when you were 16? Checking your boobs each morning to see if the Boob Fairy had paid you a visit? Sneaking out of the house to the park down the street where you and your six friends would share a single can of beer and pretend you're drunk? Making out? Homework? Fighting with your parents? Watching scary movies?Katniss is sixteen years old and she's been in two Hunger Games, fighting against...
  • Heather
    2009-12-04
    How do I begin to convey my disappointment? I suppose it all comes down to expectations and as mine were not met, I feel vastly underwhelmed, and a little bit devastated. When I read HungerGames, I was enthralled. I thought Katniss was intelligent, resourceful, and displayed tremendous strength in character. Moreover, Katniss’s arc appeared to parallel with the overall arc of the story/series. As Katniss grew more bold, so did the remaining cha...
  • karen
    2010-03-25
    these are the things i have done for this book:i have given up my birthday, waiting in line from 5 until its midnight release, braving the crowds and noise and commotion...i have missed my subway stop and ended up taking the crappy way into work...i have seriously considered calling out of work to sit at home and finish it...i have read in elevators, while walking down the street, walking up the stairs, while eating dinner without even tasting it...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    2010-10-26
    Below is my original review. I'm leaving it as it's still essentially how I feel still. I have however decided that the overall story of the book rates a higher rating than I originally gave (you'll see below). The biggest problem for me was that Katniss seemed to grow some throughout the first and the second book, yet slid back and forth/up and down throughout this. I just didn't think it was still Katniss in some ways.To each of course and I'd ...
  • Sparrow
    2009-12-04
    I guess, sometimes our emotional bones need to be re-broken in order to set them right. Maybe this was a common experience for those who read this book, but a lot of its most emotional points were like reading a bizarre dream about the last few years of my own life. I’m not going to go into it because that would be, like, an unacceptable amount of over-share, even for me. That’s just to say that I have no ability to be objective about it. Thi...
  • Nataliya
    2010-12-18
    All Katniss really wants is to not be "a piece in their games". But nobody apparently got the memo. Once again, she is a pawn in somebody's power games. Same shit, different day. Only the Gamemakers have changed.The above are synonymous in the eyes of the Capitol. Or District 13, for that matter.Even free from the clutches of the Capitol, Katniss still has a role to play - whether she wants it or not. This time it's Mockingjay, the face of the re...
  • Melissa ♥♫
    2009-12-25
    This review is supposed to be hidden by the spoiler alert, but everyone is yelling at me telling me I spoiled the whole story so idk I'm really confused and I've checked that the review is hidden like 3 times and I do have it checked to "hide entire review because of spoilers" so I'm just putting this here, honestly this is probably the least spoiling review...if that makes sense. Sorry to anyone who's enjoyment of the book was ruined, just go fi...
  • Baine
    2010-02-02
    "THERE IS NO DISTRICT 12." Period. End of sentence. End of story. Biggest. Cliffhanger. Ever.Oh. my. gosh.I CANNOT WAIT!!! August 24... Someone could tell me the world was ending August 23rd and i'd say, no it isn't! Mockingjay isn't out yet, stupid! The world can't end! What about August 25th? Hah! well i'll have red it by then, so im good.Was it just me or did everyone else frantically flip the pages after finishing Catching Fire? I was like,NO...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2014-03-05
    أهلا بك في نهاية أهم ملحمات الديستوبيا في العصر الحديث "Are you, are you Coming to the treeWhere they strung up a man they say murdered three.Strange things did happen hereNo stranger would it beIf we met up at midnight in the hanging tree.”"هل تأتي ,هل تأتي الي الشجرةحيث علقوا منها رجلا يقال أنه قتل ثلاثةأشياء غريبة حدثت هنا ول...
  • Penny
    2010-02-12
    Updated! November 25, 2014 New 2nd addendum below the 1st addendum. Further thoughts/explanations as to why I gave this book five stars at the end of the original review. Warning: addendum contains some spoilers. I've thought long and hard as to how I should review this book. For starters I feel I need to say upfront, this book is not for everyone. Mockingjay is the darkest book of the Hunger Games trilogy, containing excess violence, brutality a...
  • ★
    2010-01-20
    Spoilers. When I first read 'Mockingjay' I was a silly little fourteen year old, drunk up on the fast paced action and immediate danger Katniss faced in the first two novels. Given her weakness and exclusion from important events, not to mention my almost 12 month wait for its release, I was bitterly disappointed. Perhaps, reading now, I appreciate Mockingjay more because of my lower expectations. Perhaps it is because I can look at it in a new l...
  • Amelia, the pragmatic idealist
    2010-02-11
    2013 edit: Time can do a lot to influence my opinion of books. In some cases, time goes on and I end up appreciating a book more than I did originally, like Ender's Game or The Great Gatsby. But in other cases, time actually diminishes my opinion of certain books.I'm so sick of all this HG-movie hype. Seriously. Ms. Collins' novels were thought-provoking, but not *that* much. I'm left to wonder if I read the same books as everyone else. Collins' ...
  • Maureen
    2012-07-09
    This series will never get old for me - it's fantastic.I like the ending a lot better after rereading it I have to say!
  • Arlene
    2009-12-04
    There is so much I love and despise about this book and my brain is still in a mindfog trying to sort out some of the catastrofuck that just occurred. But first and foremost I must say… hats off to Suzanne Collins for penning an epic finale of courageous and daring proportions!! Wow she really spared no expense in ending The Hunger Games series with a final installment that will leave a lasting impression! Collins is without a doubt FEARLESS.I...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    2014-05-15
    By now it’s no secret that I fucking hate the The Hunger Games. Instead of doing my usual thing where I attempt to explain why Suzanne Collins’ books are atrocious, I’m going to lay down my reasoning in a set of seven straight forward points. 1. Katniss has the personality of a vegetable 2. Peeta is a needy little baker boy I’ll never get over how the author can justify his camouflage techniques born as a result from his cake decorating...
  • K.D. Absolutely
    2010-08-24
    Her name is Katniss Everdeen. Mockingjay. "Haba ng hair""Haba ng hair" literally means long hair. However, in the Philippines, it means that the girl to whom you address this is very fortunate to have many guys falling for her.That, in this book is Katniss. She has the goodlooking hunter dude, Gale by her side and she enjoys his kisses while doing their hunting (I am not sure how they could still get animals from bomb-striken District 13) in the ...
  • Gemma
    2009-12-10
    Spoilers. Many spoilers. Don't read unless you don't care about the books, or have already finished them.Cinna is dead. The first of many disappointments in Mockingjay. As I was frantically rereading the first two in preparation for the third, I realized how much I liked him as a character. Initially, he's the first person in the series you can really like (because when he's introduced, we still don't know Peeta's motives, and Haymitch and Effie ...
  • Jessica (priceiswong)
    2012-09-15
    LOVED this the second time around! Can't believe I used to think this was the worst of the series... I think this was just as good if not better now. There was so much raw emotion and just.. Ah.. I cried along with Katniss while she had to face just sorrow after destruction over and over again. This story is so violent and bleak but I love it. I love that there's still some small rays of hope present. I'm also very content with the way the trilog...
  • Haleema
    2010-09-25
    Beware of spoilers!What the hell was Mockingjay? It was dreadful. I thought Katniss was not fighting as much as she should have been. Yes, her role is very important and she is the leader of the rebellion. However, most of the fighting was done by either Gale, Finnick, and others. Katniss was either in the hospital or just being weak, whining about almost everything. And I know that Katniss is strong and intelligent and a fighter, so why was it n...
  • mark monday
    2012-03-24
    ALL SPOILERSChapter 1A memorial of sorts. Some final books in trilogies spend time carefully recounting what happened in prior books. Some jump right into the action. Mockingjay has ash and despair and the end of a life our heroine once had. It does not feel like a stirring call to arms; it does not feel like a revolution is about to happen. It feels like the end of things, it feels like death. This is the beginning of the book.Chapter 2The brave...
  • Lyndsey
    2010-11-22
    Be warned. Spoilers abound . As well as Major Ramblings. *salute*Odd tidbit of information: Recently, I had a teeny, tiny silverfish (I almost typed catfish, which would have made this story much more interesting) that just chilled on my bathroom floor for days, in the same spot. It had to have been at least three or four days.I know it was alive because it would half heartedly scurry out of the way of much-too-close feet, a stark contrast to th...