Katniss Everdeen has been a pawn, a victim, a fighter, and a killer. Her home is destroyed, but her family and the ones she cares for the most have safely been moved to the mysterious District 13. Everyone except Peeta. It hasn’t been easy playing into the propaganda machine of the rebellion against the Capitol, but now they want more. It isn’t enough that Katniss already feels responsible for the lives of hundreds, for the life of Peeta who’s been captured by the Capitol. Now the new leadership she faces under the ruins of District 13 want Katniss to outperform anything she’s ever done before, without the boy whose encouragement and genuine likability have carried her this far. The rebels want Katniss to become their Mockingjay.
I made the decision to read this book sooner rather than later. From the release day, it was clear there would be a lot of uncensored chatting floating around. Sometimes the readily-accessible flow of information on the internet is not always welcome. Having had other things spoiled for me in the past, it’s not an experience I wanted to repeat. I chose to sit down and read it before someone else accidentally ruined the ending for me. Luckily, it only took me a day to read (Collins’ writing is mostly momentum). Now that I’m finished, I think I’m pleased with the ending, but not blown away.
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