Mockingjay

Mockingjay 5

by Suzanne Collins

Age range: + years old Publication Date: 25/08/2010

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Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge...The thrilling final instalment of this ground-breaking trilogy promises to be one of the most talked-about books of the year.
ISBN:
9781407109374
9781407109374
Category:
Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Age range:
+ years old
Publication Date:
25-08-2010
Publisher:
Scholastic
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
448
Dimensions (mm):
199x401x29mm
Weight:
0.31kg
Suzanne Collins

Since 1991, Suzanne Collins has been busy writing for children's television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. She also co-wrote the critically acclaimed Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! Most recently she was the Head Writer for Scholastic Entertainments Clifford's Puppy Days, and a freelancer on Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

While working on a Kids WB show called Generation O! she met childrens author James Proimos, who talked her into giving children's books a try.

Thinking one day about Alice in Wonderland, she was struck by how pastoral the setting must seem to kids who, like her own, lived in urban surroundings. In New York City, you're much more likely to fall down a manhole than a rabbit hole and, if you do, you're not going to find a tea party. What you might find...? Well, that's the story of Gregor the Overlander, the first book in her five-part fantasy/war series, The Underland Chronicles.

Her next series, The Hunger Games Trilogy, is an international bestseller.

At present, Suzanne is at work on a picture book with James Proimos. She currently lives in Connecticut with her family and a pair of feral kittens they adopted from their backyard.

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  • Mockingjay the end

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    If first two books were hard-going, the third one is outright depressing. PTSD that Katniss suffers from is all very much evident and palbable. There is no happy-ending in her life, no cloudless sky, blossoms and frothy dresses and cakes. There is a huge void, pain and constant nightmare. I am not sure as to what reasons the author had to make such a grim ending to the trilogy. All I can think of is "look around", we are more or less living HUNGER GAMES everyday. The Big Brother, Survivor, etc are not as dangerous as Hunger Games but the public reaction and fascination with them as dangerous, humiliating and degrading as in the books. I never watched any of those shows and after finishing the trilogy will never ever do that. I don't want to turn into green/pink/blue-skinned, surgically-alterated being)))

  • thought-provoking

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    Mockingjay is the final exciting instalment of the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. Katniss Everdeen, having survived her first Hunger Games and been plucked out of the Quarter Quell by the rebels living in District t13, is now required to become the symbol of the rebellion, the Mockingjay. But while her mother and her sister Prim were rescued by her best friend, Gale, her own District 12 has been destroyed and Peeta Melark is a captive of the Capitol. It takes a reminder of President Coriolanus Snow to cement her resolve to become the Mockingjay. But while the revolution gains strength, Katniss is torn by the number of people dying for the cause she is heading: she is beginning to wonder if the regimentation of District 13 and President Alma Coin are any better than the Capitol and Snow. In this thrilling finale, Collins uses her main character to comment on: the power of the media and those who control it; how circumstances can turn gentle people into warriors; how power corrupts; the futility of war; and how those who develop weapons have no control over how they will be used. Collins gives the reader believable characters and an electrifying plot with plenty of twists. This may not be capital L literature, but it is nonetheless a gripping and thought-provoking read.

  • Great

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    Very good and action packed.



    loved it

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