Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Sort: Part three of ‘The Hunger Games.’
My name is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I not dead? I should be dead. Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding. It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plains--except Katniss. The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay--no matter what the personal cost.
The ending.. It’s a totally different ending than I expected, but I think it really fits the story. The only thing I really disliked is the fact that Katniss has lost her courage. I really didn’t recognize her this way and her bravery was one of the things I liked about her.. I appreciate Peeta more than before, but I still don’t feel the real love between them. It’s almost like Katniss isn’t capable of feeling such thing for a guy and he’s too sweet for her.
I think I'd rather see Katniss alone. I know that it's not romantic, but her love for Gale was based on an old friendship and the love for Peeta was because of the Hunger Games. They suffered together and that gave a special bond, but I don't feel the burning passion between them. It felt like Harry Potter and Hermione Granger.
Overall, the series is great, but this book was definitely not the best one. I was a bit bored sometimes.