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.
This last novel in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins is, by far, the most powerful. It is far darker and even more violent than the first two. Katniss has survived the Hunger Games. Twice. But her world has been destroyed and she's drawn into a war that she's not ready for and may not survive. She struggles emotionally, mentally and physically. She suffers more loss than anyone should have to know in a lifetime. She has to trust her instincts when she's no longer certain of whom else she can trust.
This book is gripping and I couldn't put it down. I cheered for Katniss and I feared for her and I cried for her. While the cheering and the fearing may have been done silently, the tears rolled down my face. Literally. It's not often I'm moved to tears by a book. I really loved this series.
What books have brought you to tears?