Sunday, January 2, 2011

Big Book Read #20

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay is the final book of the Hunger Games Trilogy. Katniss has become “The Mockingjay” – the face of the rebellion against the Capitol. She has survived the Hunger Games twice and now President Snow and the Capitol are hunting her down. Katniss, her family and her friends are all in danger in the face of the Capitol’s anger.

Working with District Thirteen, Katniss must rally the remaining districts to attempt to overthrow the Capitol and end the starvation, abuse and terror suffered by the people of Panem. Meanwhile, Katniss is torn between her old friend Gale and her fellow victor Peeta.

This is not a “happy ending” book. The protagonist does not persevere against all odds and live happily ever after with the love interest of her choosing. The book is much more realistic and you see a young girl dealing with pain, loss and anger and her attempts to pick up the pieces of her former life and find out where she fits in to the new world she helped create.

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