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The Resource Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

Label
Mockingjay
Title
Mockingjay
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Collins
Title variation
Mocking jay
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Language
eng
Summary
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. A revolution is unfolding, and it is up to Katniss to accept responsibility for countless lives and to change the course of the future of Panem
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Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2010
  • Books I Love Best Yearly (BILBY), Older Reader, 2016.
  • Golden Archer Awards (Wisconsin): Middle/Jr. High, 2013.
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2010.
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2010
Review
/* Starred Review */ This concluding volume in Collins's Hunger Games trilogy accomplishes a rare feat, the last installment being the best yet, a beautifully orchestrated and intelligent novel that succeeds on every level. At the end of Catching Fire, Katniss had been dramatically rescued from the Quarter Quell games; her fellow tribute, Peeta, has presumably been taken prisoner by the Capitol. Now the rebels in District 13 want Katniss (who again narrates) to be the face of the revolution, a propaganda role she's reluctant to play. One of Collins's many achievements is skillfully showing how effective such a poster girl can be, with a scene in which Katniss visits the wounded, cameras rolling to capture (and retransmit) her genuine outrage at the way in which war victimizes even the noncombatants. Beyond the sharp social commentary and the nifty world building, there's a plot that doesn't quit: nearly every chapter ends in a reversal-of-fortune cliffhanger. Readers get to know characters better, including Katniss's sister and mother, and Plutarch Heavensbee, former Head Gamemaker, now rebel filmmaker, directing the circus he hopes will bring down the government, a coup possible precisely because the Capitol's residents are too pampered to mount a defense. "In return for full bellies and entertainment," he tells Katniss, explaining the Latin phrase , "people had given up their political responsibilities and therefore their power." Finally, there is the romantic intrigue involving Katniss, Peeta and Gale, which comes to a resolution that, while it will break some hearts, feels right. In short, there's something here for nearly every reader, all of it completely engrossing. Ages 12-up. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed August 23, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 33, p)
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359533
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Collins, Suzanne
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 6
  • 12
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True
Series statement
Hunger games
Series volume
3
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  • Contests
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Television programmes
  • Survival skills
  • Reality television programmes
  • Insurgency
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000045967200
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
398 pages
Isbn
9780439023511
Label
Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
Publication
Control code
000045967200
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
398 pages
Isbn
9780439023511

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