There appears to be no end to the sadness and tragedy in Suzanne Collins’ Mockingjay. Katniss Everdeen finally agrees to become the rebels’ symbol of dissent, and joins the forces of District 13 to coax other districts to join the cause and bring down the Capitol and assassinate President Snow. She sees a flicker of hope, imagining a future where her sister is a doctor, and where children will no longer have to give their names to the deadly lottery that is the Hunger Games. But even under the eye of District 13’s leader, Coin, she still feels like a pawn and a slave.

A heavy read, and unflinching in its description of torture and cruelty, but I’m glad this book, and the rest of the trilogy, came along. Highly recommended.

“Now we’re in that sweet period where everyone agrees that our recent horrors should never be repeated,” he says. “But collective thinking is usually short-lived. We’re fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction. Although who knows? Maybe this will be it, Katniss.”

“What?” I ask.

“The time it sticks.”


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The Mighty Reading List!

Hunger Games

The Unnamed

Catching Fire


We Are All Welcome Here

The Year of Fog

The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint

Notes on Extinction

Wild Mind

The Spooky Art

on the side: Twisted 8 1/2, Storm of Swords, Scott Pilgrim, PSF V (last few stories!)

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