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Mockingjay review pdf

Mockingjay review pdf

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This is a review of Mockingjay (The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins, kindle edition
This is a review of Mockingjay (The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins, kindle edition

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About the Author
Suzanne Collins has had a successful and prolific careerwriting for children's television. She has worked on the staffsof several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominatedhit
Clarissa Explains It All
The Mystery Files of ShelbyWoo.
Collins made her mark in children's literature with theNew York Times bestselling five-book series for middle-gradereaders
The Underland Chronicles
, which has receivednumerous accolades in both the United States and abroad. Inthe award-winning The Hunger Games trilogy, Collinscontinues to explore the effects of war and violence on those coming of age. Collins lives with herfamily in Connecticut.
The Book:
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made itout of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The rebel factions have adopted her as their symbolof freedom as she becomes the rallying point for the districts in a very desperate move to take downthe Capitol and remove President Snow from power. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wantsrevenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snowhas made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the peopleof District 12. For Katniss, being the Mockingjay comes with a very serious price as she come to howmuch of her own sanity and humanity she can willingly sacrifice for the cause, her family and herfriends.Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final instalment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking
The Hunger Games
trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
The review:
This book is the final instalment of The Hunger Games Trilogy. Some of the reviews below are quiteas Interesting and engaging:
 As might be expected for the last volume of a series whose popularity is just below that of 
Harry Potter
 , much of the ink spent on
recreates the great anticipation for the final volume and assures readers it is worth it. Many critics were unwilling to reveal any details of the plot,but those who did argued that what really makes
entirely gripping is how it continues to
successfully explore the violence and moral ambiguity raised by the first two books. Reviewers werealso happy to add Katniss to the list of endearingly kick-ass young female action heroes. "Thisdystopic-fantasy series," noted the
Washington Post, "
has had such tremendous crossover appeal that teens and parents may discover themselves vying for--and talking about--the family copy of 
-Bookmarks Magazine
is a fitting end of the series that began with
The Hunger Games
(2008) and
Catching Fire
 (2009) and will have the same lasting resonance as William Golding's
Lord of the Flies
and StephenKing's
The Stand 
. However, the book is not a stand-alone; readers do need to be familiar with thefirst two titles in order to appreciate the events and characters in this one.
-Jane Henriksen Baird, Anchorage Public Library, AK 
The highly anticipated conclusion to the Hunger Games trilogy does not disappoint. If anything, it may give readers more than they bargained for: in action, in love, and in grief. When the book opens,Katniss has survived her ordeal at the Quarter Quell, and she and her family are safe in District 13.Gale is there as well, but Peeta is being held at the Capitol as Presid 
ent Snow’s very special prisoner.
Events move quickly, but realization unfolds slowly as Katniss learns that she has been a pawn inmore ways than she ever supposed and that her role as the face of the revolution is one withunanticipated consequences, including a climbing death toll for which she holds herself personally responsible. Collins does several things brilliantly, not the least of which is to provide heart-stoppingchapter endings that turn events on their heads and then twist them once more. But more ambitious
is the way she brings readers to questions and conclusions about war throughout the story. There’s
nothing didactic here, and the rush of the narrative sometimes obscures what message there is. Yet readers will instinctively understand what Katniss knows in her soul, that war mixes all the slogansand justifications, the deceptions and plans, the causes and ideals into an unsavoury stew whose
taste brings madness. That there is still a human spirit yearning for good is the book’s primrose of 
- Ilene Cooper, Booklist 
 Book Features:
Recommended reading level:
Ages 13 and up
Kindle eBook:
404 pages(
 version also available)
Scholastic Press; 1st edition (August 24, 2010)
Product Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.8 x 1.3 inches
Shipping Weight:
1.4 pounds
Average Customer Review:
3.6 out of 5 stars
Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#5 in Books

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