Seventeen-year-old Katniss Everdeen is a girl who has suffered an incredible loss on her path to what some might consider celebrity of the most distorted kind. Forced to fight in the Capitol’s vicious games where randomly chosen teens are sent “to kill or be killed” for the entertainment of the elite citizen’s viewing pleasure. Katniss has defied many odds in battle and done things that will haunt her the rest of her life. However her very survival and the love between her and a fellow tribute captured the attention of a country, as she became the legendary “girl on fire”. Now she has become a symbol for rebellion and a beacon of light for those being oppressed by the Capitol and its regime.
Finally free from the Capitol’s control, Katniss finds herself again fighting for her life under the rebellion, as their “Mockingjay”. As the pawn of the rebellion Katniss must watch, as the boy she loves becomes the unwilling pawn of the Capitol. Peeta still in the hands of President Snow is now the means by which Katniss is manipulated since she and her family have found safety in District 13. How can she fight when Peeta will suffer for her every action? Who could risk the life of the very person who has saved his or her own?
In the first two books of the Hunger Games series, readers have been with Katniss as she has fought her way through the sadistic games, conquered numerous enemies and lost countless friends. Now they will be by her side as she fights for freedom not just for herself but also for the citizens of all the Districts. With her childhood friend Gale by her side, she must decide what she is willing to risk in order defeat the Capitol and end the President’s vicious reign. Will Katniss and Peeta ever truly be together or will Katniss accept love closer to home in her oldest friend Gale? The love triangle continues in Mockingjay with an answer finally revealed to this long debated question.
The much-anticipated conclusion to the Hunger Games trilogy has finally arrived and readers will find it just as impossible to put down as Hunger Games and Catching Fire. Without the battle ground of the games and its non-stop action, Suzanne Collins has managed to still keep teen and adult readers enthralled and guessing until the very end of a magnificent journey undertaken by unforgettable characters that will remain with you long after the last page has been turned. A new modern dystopian classic series has ended but readers will rejoice in its well-written and symbolic conclusion that is every bit as satisfying in the end as it was when it began.