Mockingjay (Hunger Games Series #3)

Mockingjay (Hunger Games Series #3)

by Suzanne Collins

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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!!!!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545317801
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/24/2010
Series: Hunger Games
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 13,495
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Suzanne Collins is the author of the groundbreaking Hunger Games trilogy for young adults: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. She is also the author of the picture book Year of the Jungle, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series for middle-grade readers, which started with Gregor the Overlander. Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut. You can find her online at

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Mockingjay 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28373 reviews.
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this wonderful book! It is a story that keeps you entertained for hours.
reader_girl94 More than 1 year ago
So, alot of people who have read this book were dissapointed by it. They expected more, it didn't live up to the hype, ect. ect. But I thought it was a great end to the trilogy. Katniss was in a state of mental unstability--but honestly, who wouldn't? She has gone through so much in the past two books and this one, that while she is SO strong, everyone has their breaking point and throughout the book Katniss was pushed to hers. She saw loved ones die and see the pain the Capitol put them through. The fact that by the end of the book she was still functioning is an accomplishment in my book. As for the rest of the book it was filled with emotion and action. It was a bit fast paced and some things seemed to happen so fast and unclear, but besides that it was a truely amazing book. I recommend it to everyone and all Hunger Games fans.
Nikkayme More than 1 year ago
I finished Mockingjay just last night and having just re-read some of my favorite parts, I have to say that I'm feeling completely drained. Both mentally and emotionally. The closing book in the trilogy is a whirlwind of everything that made the previous two books brilliant, but this one holds a much more terrifying and foreboding tone. Every twist, every surprise will tear you apart in some way. It's really difficult for me to describe it if you haven't read the book, but the characters go through hell and back here. Where The Hunger Games introduced us to this world where children were forced to fight to the death and Catching Fire lit the spark of a rebellion, Mockingjay becomes a war zone. Happy endings are hard to come by and there is a massacre around every corner, making this book so much darker than the last two. Instead of going into the war zone of an arena, we are catapulted into a real war zone with bombs, gunfire, and death. The politics of it all leaves us unable to trust anything we learn. Everyone has motives for doing what they are doing, but it's a matter of figuring just what is right that is the most difficult part. All this leads to so much inner turmoil for Katniss and a box of Kleenex may be needed to make it to the end. I know I was tearing up every few chapters. Many characters face obstacles that we could never imagine and minor characters take on roles we could only have hoped for. The lies, deceit, hatred, anguish, despair, heartache, joy, and even hope take their toll. There were a few times when I just had to take a break and pull myself together because the book was just wiping me out. The death, the carnage, and the emotional upheaval are a lot to take. Collins never lets us forget that we are in a war zone with Katniss and in war, there are no winners. Fighting a war is not easy and there will be casualties and consequences, lives lost and lives destroyed. The war zone mentality detracts from the Team Peeta/Team Gale atmosphere that lingered in the last two books, but the relationship between Peeta/Katniss/Gale is still explored with insurmountable care and delicacy. With all that has happened, one can only hope that all of them can find some sort of peace. Suzanne Collins did something special with this series. Not only is the world of THG absolutely captivating, it is thought-provoking and emotional. Mockingjay is a heart-wrenching finale that will leave readers thinking about it long after turning that final page. The rollercoaster ride of emotions left me drained from the intensity of a world where a girl lit the spark that ignited a nation. Opening line: I stare down at my shoes, watching as a fine layer of ash settles on the worn leather. ~ pg. 3 Favorite line: Closing my eyes doesn't help. Fire burns brighter in the darkness. ~ pg. 352
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only part of this book I loved was the epilogue. I knew that the final book of this series was never going to be sunshine and rainbows, but I never thought that it would be so depressing and discouraging. I finished this book feeling really rundown. It almost felt like a copout, like Suzanne Collins was trying to make a statement or just couldn't edit herself. The story was random and jumpy. The first book was amazing, the second was really good, but I think the third was just ok. Overall I feel like it had some really good ideas and plot lines, but it just didn't live up to the first two books.
ReadingBee007 More than 1 year ago
This series was well-written... right up to the end. I still recommend reading it. You can't help but root for Katniss and Peeta. But, Collins clearly can't take the presure of writing the final chapter. No spoilers here, and die-hard Hunger Games fans will read it anyway. But, very dissappointing.
vampyre666 More than 1 year ago
The first two books in this trilogy were nothing short of fantastic. I was completely engrossed, absorbed and thrilled by them. The story, characters and writing were totally what a bestseller should be. But, the last book, not so much. I agree with a previous reviewer who noted it was like another person wrote "Mockingjay". Or the author was rushed or distracted. The characters changed to the point of being unrecognizable from the previous books. The story seemed disjointed. The emotion, feeling and sense of purpose of the story dwindled. The ending was, to me, a total disappointment. The people I had high hopes for were just dismissed, as if their previous rises to and falls from glory never occurred at all. There was no closure or sense of a real ending. No final relief or gasp of emotion that I waited for. The book was a good read, but ended like a good read but not up to the fantastic read the first two books were.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started this book on a friday and couldn't put it down until i finished it on sunday. Truly wonderful read! Why does everyone want her to end up with Gale? Peeta is a much more interesting character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish it could go on forever
smash821 More than 1 year ago
As I was reading this book all the characters felt like complete strangers to me. It was like the author was not the same person who wrote the other two books. It was very slow reading and the plot was-well there was no plot. There was no emotion from Katniss. She was indifferent to Gale, Peeta, and Haymitch. I wanted her to want to be with Peeta or Gale, but she didn't really WANT anything in this book. The girl on fire was not the same girl in this book. In the end, it felt like she just sat down and settled.
Lesara More than 1 year ago
The whole book as a whole is great. The first 3/4's are wonderful, riveting pages that will glue you to your seat. But as the ending came along I started to get lost about Katniss's feelings and motives. The ending becomes depressing and doesn't give the resolution I thought the series could have achieved. The action was great and the emotional tears you get from watching Katniss's and Peeta's relation trying to be remade, But in the end I felt cheated of a good ending. Some may see it differently, but I'm going to go read it again to see if I misunderstood something along the way, I only hope I did. Otherwise, an awesome book and would recommend it to anyone I know or every will.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stop fussing over the ending.... in fact i think it was FLAWLESS. Showing Bravery, Love, and Emotions. Which is what the series has mainly been about if u haters paid any attention. If u don't like the ending then go and make your own series and have the last book have a happily ever after ending but that was not what this series is about. P.S Your series wouldn't get very far. To the people wondering if you should by this DO because it is soooo worth the money.
BookAddictions More than 1 year ago
There's so many things to say about this book...i'll start off with the fact that i've never been so disappointed at a conclusion in all my life. I expected more. I really did. The whole book focuses on the war and Peeta is absent in more ways then you think going into the book. He was my favorite character and not ONCE during the entire book did i actually feel like he was really there. That was the worst thing in the book. While entertaining, the book was filled with nothing but misery, boredom, and disappointment. The only thing that kept me flipping the pages was curiosity. I wouldn't necessarily say that SC ruined the series, but she definitely ruined Mockingjay. The whole thing was introduction, rising action, rising action, rising action, rising action, rising action...oh, wait is it the climax? I stopped paying attention because i got bored. Oh, guess it's the resolution now. Oh, the resolution's only two pages? Well then.
AS_From_Soa More than 1 year ago
I have read the past two books and was blown away. I loved the plot, futuristic Panem, and the whole idea of 13 districts and the Hunger Games. When Mockingjay came out I was both excited and sad since it was the last book. When I started to read it I wasn't so psyched about how she was still in love with both Gale and Peeta and was trying to decide which to choose. Katniss becomes the Mockingjay and has to be a symbol for the whole rebel force. It is a tough job and she struggles trying to do it and feels that she isn't helping much because she doesn't get to fight. I liked the scenarios and how district 13 was this secluded militaristic district. I especially liked Boggs. I loved how the simple shoots that were supposed to be like rebel messages (they call them propos) became deadly situations such as the hospital in district 8. I also liked how she got an awesome bow that could take out hovercraft out of the sky. Now the whole pod thing with the capital and everything about the military tactics was really cool. I thought it was fitting for this book to have a "final stand" type theme with the rebels going all out to take the capital down. This was a nice touch and a nice change of pace from the usual love drama. So near the end there is a mission, but I don't want to spoil it. I was very disappointed with the ending. It really let me down and some parts didn't make sense to me. I can't tell the details or I would ruin the book for you. I liked this book, but not as much as the original Hunger Games. I still think it is a great book, but it isn't up to par with the other two. If you haven't picked up the Hunger Games, you should because it is a must-read and this book s good enough to be a book worthy of the hunger games series stamp.
AHansel More than 1 year ago
So I finished this book 4 hours ago and I haven't stopped thinking about it. Like many other reviewers, I found this book emotionally draining, but that hasn't help me from loving it. I wouldn't say that I enjoyed this installment as much as the first (my favorite), though I think it's on par with the second. This book does take a much darker turn, but I think that's what Collins wants the read to see: that after someone suffers through the tragedies that Katniss has, life is irrevocably changed. I was struck by Katniss's final contemplations about Gale: would she have been able to live a happy life with Gale if the Games hadn't happened? I think yes. But the Games have happened and there's no going back. I found the circle of events from The Hunger Games to Mockingjay (Gale first asking Katniss to run away with him from District 12 to her final question about his absense from 12 while she is there)completely tragic. And as much as it killed my fairy-tell loving self to let Gale go and accept Peeta, I think Collins made the right choice: the only realistic choice Katniss could make as her changed,post Hunger Games self. We are supposed to finish The Hunger Games Trilogy hating what evil makes the human race become: I did.
amgo More than 1 year ago
It's always hard to find yourself in the last book of such a complex series with two cliffhangers under your belt already. And I have to admit, seeing the number of pages left decrease so rapidly I wondered if Collins could end it in a satisfying way with what was left of the book. But she did. Everything ended exactly the way it should have. It may not have been the most fast-paced book in the series, but it was deep. Katniss takes the time to weigh out the consequences of her decisions and stays true to her character. She's still definitely seventeen and has severe PTSD, but she's no Bella Swann. She's a female teenage hero with all of the same coming of age struggles, but she is still lovable. People react to her realistically. And she has the strength to rise above her own desperation without being rescued by a man. As in real life, things are not as simple as they might seem in the politically unstable world of Panem. There is little cut and dry good and evil. And in the conclusion of the series, Katniss takes a side, gets to the bottom of things, and does everything she can to save Panem from the sick fascism it's faced for decades.
Mel83 More than 1 year ago
I always feel bad, writing a review for a book I think is less than exceptional, but I just can't hold in the disappointment I feel for this one. In general, the ending didn't bother me, cause I thought it seemed very "real." However, how it lead to the ending - the way the story was told - kinda shocked me. The characters in the book were incredibly flat, completely unlike the first two books. They were never fleshed out. I never laughed with them, I never cried with them or got angry with/at them! It just kind of told the story and "The End." A lot of things happened, but they were described AFTER the fact instead of during. What took me hours to finish with the last two books, took me a week with this one. I just couldn't connect with the characters and that's the biggest part of reading for me. Unfortunately, I just didn't like it. I had very high expectation and this book just didn't cut it. Sorry, Miss Collins. :(
Midwest-Speedy-Reader More than 1 year ago
I bought Mockingjay by mistake on my Nook (silly...don't ask) and after reading the synopsis I realized I'd have to start with Hunger Games. I REALLY enjoyed Hunger Games and then enjoyed #2 nearly as much. Mockingjay was simply not on par with the first two books of the series. Katliss was left out of the loop with rebellion plans and that's exactly how I felt, as well. I didn't know who was a good guy and who was a bad guy and I just couldn't get a good feel for the scenery/settings. Instead of a roller coaster ride I got stuffed in a trunk and driven over railroad tracks. Bummer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt that most of the book was just about Katniss going in and out of her sanity. First it's get hurt, hospital, rehab. The deaths of the main characters was totally uncalled for and pretty gruesome. Also, I am super Team Peeta, and upset the way he was throughout the book. Gale was pretty cruel too. There were some good scenes however nowhere near as good as The Hunger Games.
Carolynn More than 1 year ago
First this book was just an amazing way to finish the series. It had everything you could possibly want in the book: Romance, Action, Drama, Backstabbing, Twists and Turns, and just so much more. There is also the fact that it is sends out a message about War and Peace. Its not one of those hear we go again kind of messages, its the message that we should be thinking about in our current state of war. All I can say is that if you want a great read, read the Hunger Games Series. I am not going to lie but the second one is a little difficult to get through but it does get better in the end. Overall I give the author two thumbs for such a thrilling read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me save you some time. 1) She spends half the book in the hospital and every incursion is resolved by her waking up in the hospital; 2) Half of Katniss' time not spent in the hospital is as a mental patient incapable of performing everyday tasks (in complete hypocrisy of her mother after the death of her father); 3) Katniss believes everything every person says to her but refuses to do anything except eat and sleep in a supply closet; 4) Katniss agrees to be the inspiring figurehead of the rebellion. However, after almost a year of no training, extensive atrophy from the never-ending amount of time spent in the hospital, and the will to absolutely nothing, she is perfectly able to hunt and shoot down hovercraft from a distance; and 5) She never decides between Gale and Peeta because everyone else chooses for her. This book was written by an author who was bored with the series but under pressure to finish. Like the second book, I'm not really sure how it went from the book before to this book. The entire book has her in an extreme concussion that makes her simultaneously less attractive to Gale and more attracted to Gale. The same concussion makes Katniss and the author repeat the same thing in the book every single time the scene changes as if we had forgotten it from the prior two books. Perhaps has her strike of teenage rebellion, she claims to want to do nothing and does nothing for most of the book. From there, she is sent to do photoshoots but only because she wants Peeta to be recovered from the Capitol as a non-traitor. Suddenly she is inspired to action but ends up with another concussion and back in the she can spend another extensive period of doing nothing. [Katniss doesn't even spend the downtime trying to reason anything. She complains, does nothing, repeats her concussion mantra, and...I don't even know what.] Then she doesn't see any more action until she does--literally--a month of training so she can go to District 2 and the Capitol. At that time, her idiot of a sergeant--of the most elite group of sharpshooters the rebellion has to offer--puts her in charge of the only device that will somewhat help the group navigate the increasingly complex technological traps that the Capitol has to offer. Then there was the ending. I haven't been this outraged at an ending since Harry Potter. If you can't write an ending, just leave it open and stop typing. If you need a supplement to an ending--possibly alluding that you're going to release even more of this crap on the world--to explain your ending, it's already too late and you probably should go back and fix the book. Oh, Jesus, that ending. All of the strength that Katniss had in the first book is completely stripped from her except for two solid moments. The rest is what you would have expected her to grow FROM and not INTO. I just...I can't even describe how displeased I was with this book. Not to mention the run-on sentences, the insane repetition, and how the only characters that make sense are the ancillaries. It was an awful ending to that extraordinary beginning. I have no idea how people can give this book five stars.
Corbella More than 1 year ago
This series is deffiantly in my Top 5 favorite book series! The first 2 were amazing! I couldn't put them down! This book will not be one that you will menally throw at a wall (I couldn't do that in real life because I wouldn't dare break one of my books!) this book will be the best one of the series. Hopefully Peeta will be Katniss's choice because to be honest, I really didn't like Gale from the moment I met him. Go Peeta!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unlike many of the reviewers on here I liked and understood the ending of the book. Yes at times it seems overly cataclysmic with the Capitol scene but that is war. There is usually one final great battle where too many lose their lives. Many also say Katniss changed too much from the original book. Well look what she went through and suffered it would have been unreal for her to not have changed her way of thinking and her actions. As far as the briefness on which boy she chose it was written perfectly. This was not a romance book. I am excited ro see how they do the movie and i really hope they do the book justice. I am glad i read this series and i really enjoyed the authors style of writing in Katniss view only. I actually got depressed with her.
BookJunkie4Ever More than 1 year ago
All I can say is wow, I'm sad the wait is over now. I've never read a series before where each book was better than the last and I wouldn't change one thing. The Hunger Games Trilogy was that good! If you haven't read it yet, WTH are you waiting for!?!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the first two books but the last 100 or so pages ruined the entire series for me. I would almost have rather left the series unfinished.
Cal_Reader More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put the first two books down. Now i cant wait for the third. I just randomly picked it up not knowing any thing about the author or the book, got lucky on the random guess haha. Well the funny thing is that this series is VERY similar to a movie made in 1987 with Arnold Schwarzenegger called The Running Man. I do think this book series should be made into a movie by my opinion.