The Mockingjay By:Suzanne Collins Keanyn DeGroat4 Star rating The Mockingjay is the last book in the series by Suzanne Collins about a woman named Katniss Everdeen who becomes the symbol of a rebellion to rally those fighting for the cause against the violent, tyrant Capital, and ruler, President Snow.
Katniss, the Mockingjay, learns a great deal as she struggles to survive and win against her opponents as the games she was subject to, become everyday life. Every year, each of the districts must send two teenagers (a boy and a girl) to participate in the Hunger Games, a nationally televised game show where they fight each other to the death until only one survives. The government uses the Games to entertain the public and divert their attention away from its oppressive nature, while also reminding the districts that any attempt at rebellion is doomed to failure. Following her rescue from the devastating Quarter Quell, Katniss awakes in the complex beneath the supposedly destroyed District 13. Her home, District 12, has been reduced to rubble, and Peeta Mellark along with others that helped Katniss is now the tortured and brainwashed captive of President Snow.
The rebellion has been building for years in a district everyone forgot about. After a daring rescue of her friends, the plan is made to overthrow President Snow for good and make a republic government, and Coin the leader. The team starts making their way through the capital which has been built into death traps.
With her long time friend Gale, Fin, camera crew and a team of Coin’s army.Katniss Everdeen ends up in the Games after she volunteers to take the place of her younger sister, Primrose who was chosen in the selection lottery. Now fighting for the rebellion, pulls her sister into the conflict she so desperately tried to keep her from, and loses that fight when Primrose was acting as a nurse on the front lines for children being used as a human shield. Katniss attributed Prim’s death to bombs dropped by President Snow, however when she goes to visit him, he tells her that it was Coin who dropped the bombs, as he wouldn’t have any reason to kill innocent civilians of the Capitol, and would have instead fled.
When Snow’s execution day arrives, Katniss is to complete the sentence, however she relieves that Coin only wants to take Snow’s place, not change the way of life for the Districts. As Katniss aims her arrow at Snow, she at the last second releases the arrow at Coin, killing the person responsible for her sister’s death. The people that have suffered years of pain losing their families and fearing the capitals punishment, rush in to kill Snow with their bare hands.Katniss and Peeta and some other District 12 natives return home to start rebuilding their lives.
Peeta has gradually recovered the memories of his love for Katniss. Katniss embraces her love for Peeta, recognizing her need for his hope and strength. They write a book to preserve the memory of those who died but know that they will never be able to forget. Peeta still suffers flashbacks from being brainwashed, and Katniss still wakes up screaming from nightmares.
They know that even though they will have to live with the horrible things that happened, their children won’t.The Mockingjay is the embodiment of hope survive. Katniss Everdeen has displayed similar resilience throughout the Hunger Games trilogy. Upon accepting the role of “Mockingjay,” she embraces her role as a symbol of hope for the districts. I highly recommend this book, for people my age and adults as it’s about hope, and fighting for what you know is right.
The entire trilogy is action packed and nonstop. This story is written as a narrative perspective.