Third and final book in the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
Katniss and Peeta, with some other victors, escaped the Hunger Games. District 12 has been destroyed and Katniss, Prim, their mother, Gale and some others have escaped the bombing of their home. Finnick, Katniss and Beetee made it out of the arena, but the Capitol took Peeta. In district 13, President Coin makes a deal with Katniss- Peeta will be offered immunity if Katniss agrees to be the Mockingjay.
Katniss becomes the Mockingjay, and finds out that Peeta is being held in the Capitol being tortured to find out information about the rebellion with Johanna. When Katniss finds out, she panics and needs to be sedated. When she wakes, she finds that a mission to rescue Peeta and Johanna is taking place. Finnick tells her this, and Katniss is distraught.
The mission is a success. Katniss immediately goes to visit Peeta. She runs for him and hugs him, but Peeta tries to strangle her… Katniss learns that the Capitol hijacked his memories with Katniss so that he saw her as a mutt. She is horrified, and then starts to believe Peeta might be seeing her as she really is- cruel, manipulative and deadly.
In order to join missions, Katniss has to go for training, which she has been skipping until now. She and Johanna go for training, and eventually get to the same team as Gale, Finnick and some other soldiers from District 13. Their leader is called Boggs, a man Katniss respects because he believes she deserves to live when President Coin wants her dead. Soon Peeta is brought to join their squad, and Jackson comes up with a way to help Peeta determine which memories are real, and which are hijacked- called “Real or not real”. When Boggs is killed, he makes Katniss squad leader. She tells her squad that they were meant to assassinate President Snow, so the squad set out for the Capitol to try and find the rebellion’s worst enemy…
This is a great end to the Hunger Games trilogy. It is slightly confusing with so much going on at first, but later on everything makes more sense. The series is great for 11-14 in general. Amazing series!!
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