THE MOCKINGJAY - What will happen next?

The anticipation for the last installment of The Hunger Games is building as we are now a week away from the release of the book! I can't help but write an article on some suggested scenarios and predictions for The Mocking Jay. If you haven't read the first two books, this article is a definite spoiler. You have been warned!!

Follow the leader?

If you haven't seen this trailer for the book, watch it. Right now. So, it asks a very interesting question, will Katniss lead? Through out the series Katniss has looked to others to lead. She has seen Gale's strength and thought the he would be able to fight well for a much needed revolution. She has looked to Peeta's speaking abilities and his gift for moving a crowd and thought that he might be the mouth piece and leader for the war. This preview leads me to think that Kaniss is going to come to a realization that she is going to have to be the one to step up and be the symbol AND leader in this.

Let the games begin? Again?

In every book up until this point there have been The Hunger Games. Will this continue through the next book? I for one was surprised when Katniss and Peeta were again in the games for Catching Fire. With the threat of uprising, will President Snow continue with the games? Here are some possible scenarios.

  • The games are cancelled. Maybe President Snow will cancel the games with all of the problems in the districts?
  • Peeta will be called back in? Peeta has been taken by the capitol. Some have wondered if he will become an Avox. I don't think so. Peeta is a hero in the capitol. I think they will try to use him in some one. Maybe put him in the games again in order to bait Katniss?
  • Maybe Prim will be called into the games? This would be the perfect way to get Katniss to come. They could even put Peeta and Prim in the games together?
  • Of course Suzanne Collins could totally make it crazy and just have the Capitol call every champion back into the games? That might be a little to much like Catching Fire though.

Love Triangle

Just like Twilight, lines have been drawn and teams have been chosen. I have seen both team Peeta and team Gale supporters. Who will Katniss choose?

Gale - Gale is a lot like Katniss. They have both had to provide for their families. They can easily understand one another. We know that Katniss loves Gale. Gales is the tall dark and buff one, so I can see why there are so many team Gale fans. He hasn't really been showcased in the books as much as Peeta, as far as personality goes. Now that Katniss and he are together again maybe we will see more of him in The Mockingjay?

Peeta - Who doesn't love Peeta? I think his personality is so kind and sweet. He is also very smart and can navigate well in sticky situations. Although he has grown up in better circumstances than Katniss, we have to remember that he is also from district 12 so he isn't exactly the "rich kid" some people make him out to be. I love his whole story about seeing Katniss sing in school and always loving her from a far. Everyone say, "Awwwwwww" so cute! He is also willing to sacrifice everything for her. Sacrifice and charity are so important in a relationship. I think these traits would help Katniss learn to love and not be in survival mode all of the time once everything is over.  Go team Peeta!!!

Stick it to the man!!!

So we all know that the Capitol is going down.  It has to!  How could the books end with out a nice resolved, happy ending?  If you have read Gregor the Overlander Chronicles you know that this isn't necessarily the case.   If they do over take the Captiol, what then?  Katniss is too young to be a president.  Who will lead a new country if that is the result of the conflict?  How much can be resolved in just one more book?  I can't wait to find out!

Avox or death?

Another looming question in my mind are will there be more Avoxes? More death? Obviously the fight cannot be resolved peacefully, and by now we know that Collins is not afraid of taking people out. What happened to Cinna? Will he be an Avox, or is he gone? Could it be possible that Katniss's mother will finally redeem herself in Katniss's eyes with her life? Dramatic, but possible. Will anything happen with those who are already Avoxes? Perhaps a cure? They are able to restore people quite well after the games.

District 13

We know it's real, so now who?what?where? There is so much to be learned about district 13. Maybe a leader will come out of this mystery district?    Who are the people of district 13? How much of a role will they play? I love a good mystery!!! Does anyone have any good theories?


These are just some of the swirling thoughts in my head as I wait for next week. What are yours?

The REAL review

I've decided to tag on a small review onto this article now that I have just finished the book. I may write a longer one after I have re-read the entire series, I may not. If you can't tell I'm having mixed emotions right now. It's like the first time I read Wuthering Heights. I may have to re-read it a few times to get into, or maybe I never will.

I guess I am surprised at the amount of violence, the amount of innocent life that died in The Hunger Games last installment. I don't feel like team Peeta really won because so much more was lost. I understand that she cares deeply about peace and is against war, but I can't help but feel a little disappointment. It seems that Collins lost some of the more magical moments from the first books in The Mockingjay. It's almost like I couldn't quite enjoy the story over the loud undertones of her anti-war campaigning. One thing is definitely true about Suzanne Collins writing though, she know how to invoke emotion. Just like in the first two books I was on edge, waiting to see what would happen through out the whole book. I kept thinking, "Something good will happen," and it did, but not enough. I guess I wanted more good,happy things, a balance perhaps. There is good in the world. There are people who aren't just out for power or greed. Something about this book makes me wonder if this is something Collins and I would agree on. I'd love to hear what you think about it.

Comments 85 comments

Vee 6 years ago

I agree with your feelings on the 3rd installment. Can you imagine this book made into a movie? It would probably end up as a horrifying rated R movie that I probably wouldn't be able to stomach! I usually cry a ton in books where their are deaths, but I think it just got to the point where so many characters were dying that I just became numb.


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MissE 6 years ago from Texas Author

Exactly how I felt. How can they make this into a movie? I'm still trying to make sense of it. It's not that I just hate it or don't like it exactly....Maybe when I re-read them all at once?


Vee 6 years ago

I don't think it was any more depressing than the 7th Harry Potter book. It's just that JK Rowling wrote a 700 page book with in depth conversations that broke up all the death. So I guess all we can fault Suzanne Collins for is not writing huge complicated story with a lot of characterization.


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MissE 6 years ago from Texas Author

What?! I think this was way more violent and depressing. My main problem though was that her agenda on peace trumped her story line in the last book. We all want peace, but I wanted a little more story. I think her characterization was awesome in the first two books. She just concentrated sooo much on the war in this last book that she skimmed over that. The ending was happy, but not until the last two pages. I wanted Katniss and Peeta's "recovery period" to span a whole chapter, not just a couple pages.


galeismysavior 6 years ago

congrats, team peeta, im glad you got your way in fact because now i can have gale all to myself!!! (that is if he were real of course.)

i know what you mean bout the epilogue and the chapters before being COMPLETE letdowns. i thought katniss didnt want kids? and collins should have gone into way more details about katniss and peeta's life after the war, maybe even life after katniss and peeta die and their kids are grown up. i was very disappointed that you didnt even get to see gale again after they said he was in district 2. i wish i could know what happened to him and i NEED to know if he ever got over katniss which I DONT THINK HE DID!!!!! overall, the book was fantastic but way too violent for my taste.

(This is "galeismysavior"'s last comment btw!!!)


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MissE 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for more great comments! I agree. She needed to show the hope that was possible because of the war. The oppression is over. Why not show the good that came because of it. I would have liked to see a few more chapters at the end showing more of Peeta and Katniss falling in love again and more of what happened to Gale. Even the last part about their children was quite happy.


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shellyakins 6 years ago from Illinois

I have speculated about the last installment as well. I skipped reading your review because I don't want to know ANYTHING about what happens. I'm going to buy the book this weekend and do nothing but read it the next day! I'll come back and read your review after I'm done.


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MissE 6 years ago from Texas Author

It's a good thing you skipped over it! I can't wait to hear what you think shellyakins. Thanks for the comment!


aawillma 6 years ago

I also felt like the ending of Mockingjay was super rushed! So much effort and detail was put into developing the characters in the first two books (I mean c'mon, how many chapters were focused solely on week long, romantically dynamic train rides). This book was like ACTION ACTION ACTION... two weeks later... It was a little disjointed.

I thought the ending was vague as well. So her mom basically worked herself to the end of her life, and Gale ended up off some random place with a cushy job? The 2 most important people in her entire life still alive besides Peeta got ONE SENTENCE endings. That's nuts! Not to mention the ending Katniss got wasn't much better. "Peeta and I learned to live with each other and the things we've done and lived happily never after, the end." Sheesh. I would have liked it to be some sort of twist where it turns out the books we've been reading were written by her and her grandkids were reading them or something; then they put the book down and go turn on the TV while the announcer starts to call the names of the new tributes for the very first reaping of Hunger Games 2.0. Now THAT would have been sadistic but kinda awesome.

I agree that I'll probably have to read it a few times or in succession with the first two to like it/understand it. Or maybe I won't. Either way- the story didn't suck and getting closure was pretty nice.


Mistik 6 years ago

I agree i wanted to see how peeta went back 2 normal and if gale talks to katniss again??


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MissE 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for both your comments. I agree with ya'll both. If she could just have added more! What's really disappointing is that the series was going to be sooo awesome! She could have beat out Twilight, maybe Harry Potter with the right cast and promos for the movies, but this last book was too much. What happened to the character development and why no happiness? Their future should be brighter without the oppression of the capitol. I don't want more Hunger Games I want happily ever after....well as happy as is possible under the circumstances. I wanted to read about Peeta and Katniss falling in love again. Why did Katniss carry that pearl around and never show it to Peeta? I thought maybe that would be the turning point of Peeta's recovery.....or something?!


TriteMoniker 6 years ago

I loved the third book. I felt the ending was completely satisfactory and a realistic closure to the story.

I like that it wasn't like either of the first two books.

I felt the progression matched the storyline. The second half of the second book, the "action, action, action" picked up and there was less about each character in detail BECAUSE at this point you're in it and it's entirely too repetitive to keep drilling into us... I mean, we've all read the first two, thank you Ms. Collins for not spoon feeding character development STILL! Anything less would take away from the important speed of the story.

In my opinion it needed to be so fast moving because what was going on in the book WAS FAST MOVING!

In regards to the ending:

Every thing that happens throughout is so final, permanent, absolute change.

They ARE different people.

Gale was right when he said that keeping her family safe was something he had going for him. Gale's character always was one to be more political and Katniss was thrown into that... it wasn't something inherent about her like it was him... so of course, now, his place is out being an instrument to restore order from the chaos he had a hand in. Katniss wouldn't want to be there, still in that with him... she still mourning what was forced on her, she's still mourning her losses and probably always will. She was always a rebel in the sense that she did what she needed to do to survive, that alone was her rebellion until she was pushed into more.

I think being with Peeta WAS the best end. There's a point 2/3rds through the second book after Peeta tells the world that they secretly 'married' and are now pregnant (not really at this point)... his interview ends and he goes to her and is crying. She contemplates these tears, if they're also a show for the capitol but determines they're genuine because of what's about to happen. She sees the tears are him mourning what he wishes they could have, the child he wants... the last paragraph is her wishing there was a world without Hunger Games, without the Capitol, a world where Peeta's child can run free in a meadow... virtually the picture the trilogy ends on... it was Katniss' vision.

Her mother wasn't there because as we all grow up in reality, our parents no longer parent us. Her mother has a life outside of being a mother. Her mother found herself again in treating her patients and continues doing that, also needing that as she mourns her baby.

Prim: I believe she HAD to die. I just do. Katniss has killed, yes... but in a kill-or-be-killed situation. I think Coin HAD to have caused Prim's death for Katniss to be pushed to that place where she would actually act on making the choice to kill Coin and we, the readers, would all be on board with that. The conviction of true, personal loss...

And NO Katniss is not whole and never will be whole because that is life: change. Damage was done. Prim was killed. It won't be undone ever and there will always be that hole.

These books are not fantasy. They are not wizards, demi-gods or vampires. They are people. The discussion about hoping humans will learn from it and the doubt that they will because of all the history of war is REAL.

If you read or watch movies purely for an escape from reality then you are missing growth opportunity that comes from seeing the world through other eyes. If you read purely for an escape from reality, these books aren't for you.


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MissE 6 years ago from Texas Author

T.M. I love your views. They are different than mine but well spoken. These books are more true to life. The emotions shown or not shown by the characters are very real and interesting. I totally agree with your views on Gale. I am sooo glad that she ended up with Peeta. I still want more of that, but if I re-read the first two books I think I will feel more satisfied. Thanks for the rockin' comment. I still think the series could have been more elevated with a better balance of hope and love and war and despair in the last book, but it is what it is. I still like the series. I think anyone who enjoyed The Huger Games would also like Gregor the Overlander.


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RNMSN 6 years ago from Tucson, Az

I still have this book to add to the collection and cant wait for payday so I can get it!! The Hunger Gmes was one of the best advocates against war that I have ever read and I loved gregor the overlaner as well but S collins did an exceptional job I think...I cant wait to read mockinjay and thank you for your teaser haha


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MissE 6 years ago from Texas Author

Wow, you haven't read it yet....and you read this?1 I hope we didn't ruin it for ya!!!


just4u 6 years ago

if any of you have ever Suzanne Collins other series, Greger the Overlander, you would know. i knew before I even touched the book that it would have a sad ending. that's How collins writes. I hate it, but i love it at the same time. The ending is just....it got me so choked up! I really want to know what happened to Gale. But I never thought of Gale as a violent character, you know? Maybe I'm too much like Katniss. Maybe I'm too wrapped into this book. :) But yeah, if any of you have never read her other series, Gregor the Overlander, it's just as heartbreaking. Just as unnerving, I guess. And that's why so many people liked both her tales.


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MissE 6 years ago from Texas Author

Yes, Collins has away of leaving her characters emotionally damaged. I like her books still. I was a little disappointed by how sad the whole book was, but I will still re-read them at least one more time. She is a very good writer.


978xoxo 6 years ago

ok so since i am a team gale fan i was very dissapointed that katniss ended up with peeta...i was sure she'd end up with gale! they just seem perfect for each other and it seemed like she cared for him more since he was always on her mind when she was kissing peeta and such. and i agree with everyone who said the happiness didn't equal out the sad...there was wayyy too much violence and unnecessary deaths. i also agree that the ending was too rushed and we should have read more about katniss and peetas lives. one moment they are beginning to like each other again and then all of a sudden its 10/15 years later and they have kids! this was definitely my least favorite book. i would have liked it better if she didnt kill off everyone! finnicks death was terrible..i was completely not expecting it and i cried so much :[ his death was like the equivelent of fred weasley's death in harry potter 7 (which was definitely not as depressing as mockingjay). im glad im getting to finally discuss it!


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MissE 6 years ago from Texas Author

Yes, even though I was team Peeta I think Gale was written off quickly. It would have been nice to hear how he turned out, if he was happy. I forgot about Fred dying in Harry Potter. I still agree with you that Mockingjay was way more depressing. It was especially disappointing because it wass the last book. I still like the series, but it won't out rank Twilight or HP. It had the chance, but with the last book it is now just going to be second best. I'm still excited about The Hunger Games being a movie. I hope they can minimize the violence. If it ends up with an R rating I will not be a happy camper!


Callerina 5 years ago

Well, I was reading some of your comments above and my opinion on Suzanne Collins not putting happiness in would be because in real life, you can't always get your way. You can't always be happy. You just have to learn to live with your life. She probably didn't want her story ending up with Twilight with the PERFECT ending. I do agree, bring on more romance. BUT I also agree with her that that can be enough. She was basing this story realistically in the future. Not EVERYONE can have their perfect ending. It's just not gonna happen.


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MissE 5 years ago from Texas Author

I know. You're right, but I'm tired of real life. When I read a book a want everyone to be happier ever after because we don't always get that in real life. Does that make sense? I understand where you are coming from too. Thanks for agreeing yet disagreeing with me! I think one of the best things we can learn in life is how to find our similarities yet respect our differences! :)


Callerina 5 years ago

I agree! I ALSO would like it to end up the right way ... you know, all happy. But that's not the path Suzanne Collins wanted to go. She ALREADY gave Katniss an eleven for archery in her first time in training. She ALREADY let Katniss survive not just ONE but TWO of the Hunger Games against ALL odds, even when she was the youngest and less experienced. Her life was JUUUUST a BIT too perfect for someone faced with death too many times. So she must want SOMETHING to happen that's NOT perfect. She killed Cinna, Portia, Rue, Prim, Finnick ... a lot of people and even MORE. But that might be why. Just felt like mentioning. :) I'm always here to give my opinion! ;)


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MissE 5 years ago from Texas Author

Callerina - I love the way you think for yourself and state your opinions so well! Are you sure you're a teen? Feel free to comment anytime. I hope my daughter can be like you when she's older!;)


Jezula 5 years ago

Though I do agree it was a rushed job, I enjoyed the ending. Think about it...Katniss became her mother who she despised in the beginning for emotionally abandoning her children. It's a very bittersweet ending since no one goes through what she did with no kind of post traumatic stress. I would have been disappointed if Collins made Katniss a happy-go-lucky character after so much personal strife.

Thinking back to what Gale said, Katniss did choose the one she could not survive without. I do not think Gale would have been as emotionally equipped to deal with her. Peeta understood her, sharing the same nightmares from the Games and loved her regardless. He rescued her time and time again, and Katniss eventually realizing this loved him on her own terms and not for some audience. That is love and freedom at its best...


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MissE 5 years ago from Texas Author

Jezula - Great comments! I see what your saying especially about Peeta. I really wanted that to happen too. I wouldn't want Katniss to be happy go lucky. I just wanted her to show more of the healing process and more about her and Peeta finally falling in love the right way. She took so much time and effort to write about the violence associated with war, I just wanted her to give the goo stuff as much thought and attention. Wow! I love these well thought comments!


Jezula 5 years ago

Hey MissE...I absolutely agree that MOCKINGJAY left readers with underdeveloped info at the end. I think by that time I wanted a separate chapter for each character written in first-person narrative...we already know the book is written from Katniss's POV, but to read it in Gale's, Peeta's and even Haymitch's towards the end would have been interesting since they've all suffered so much since THE HUNGER GAMES.

And is it just me, or do you feel that this really could happen? A return to extreme archaic times only with more technology? That was definitely one of the thoughts that kept stirring in my head (shuddering).


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MissE 5 years ago from Texas Author

Oh.... I think that is why the books are so popular. Even though some would classify them as sci-fi or fantasy, a lot of it isn't that hard to believe. It is a very scary thought. I even saw a post on a blog (can't remember which) where someone actually commented that they wished the Hunger Games would really happen. That is a very freaky thought. I don't think they comprehend how horrible that would be. So... I guess for people who still think that way after the third one I am a little glad she made it less happy. Just think how much they would REALLY be hoping it would happen if everyone lived happily ever after? Crazy! I think it would be awesome if she did a short story book or even just one online with different character's POV. With Gale and Haymitch especially, she really just left ya hanging! Great idea!


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Jezant 5 years ago from New York

Someone wished the Hunger Games existed, huh? Well they can be the first tribute placed in and I am sure they would not be the last survivor...LOL!

Quick question...I notice that you are into cake decorating...would you say you are biased to being on Team Peeta? LOL! J/K


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MissE 5 years ago from Texas Author

LOL!!! You are hilarious! "They can be the first tribute placed in..." That's awesome.

I think decorating cakes definitely make me biased!!! LOL!!! :D TEAM PEETA!!!


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bigpinelodgebooks 5 years ago

You might like to read "Battle Royale" by Koushan Takami which was published in 1999 and translated to English from the Japanese. Junior high school kids are taken to a deserted island where they are provided arms and forced to kill one another until only one survivor is left. Sound familiar?


rahrah 5 years ago

Quote: "I know. You're right, but I'm tired of real life. When I read a book a want everyone to be happier ever after because we don't always get that in real life. Does that make sense?"

What you said here I completely agree with and as having almost the exact same thoughts. Sure happy endings are cliche and all that but some of us (*cough* me *cough) enjoy cliches. Haha. But I also enjoy bittersweet endings and I would say that this book had a bittersweet ending with more bitter than sweet. I would've preferred more of a balance. A little less death maybe?

I'm really hoping that she'll do a small side story on all the characters that had, metaphorically, fallen off a cliff. Maybe even just an extended epilouge? I would really like to know more on what happened to everyone. Especially Gale since he was a pretty significant character and he just...disappeared. Why have all that "character development" just to throw it away?

Well, I should probably stop now before I write a novel about all my thoughts about this book. Sorry it's as long as it is.


Molly 5 years ago

I really hope the last movie isn't rated R! I'm 12 Right now and I know the first movie will be rated PG-13 and it comes out in 2011. So by then I will be 13. If they don't use to much blood and gore in the Mockingjay movie as they did description in the book and they don't show show to much of the torture than it will probably be rated PG-14. Also I think Catching Fire will be rated PG-14 also. Just because of strong violence... like the sky raining blood or flashbacks of Enrobia killing her tributes then ripping their throats out with her teeth. Worst of all will be the parts with Thread District 12's new head peacekeeper in Catching Fire. Like when he is whipping Gale. That Part was really descriptive in the book. I just really hope Mockingjay won't be rated R!


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MissE 5 years ago from Texas Author

I totally agree! For YA Fiction though I think they generally try to keep the rating at PG-13. I don't watch R myself, so I will be really mad if it gets an R rating! :/


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shellyakins 5 years ago from Illinois

I FINALLY finished reading the book. I thought that the ending was good and kept true to who the characters were. Katniss could never be President. She's not a leader; never wanted to be. I knew that she had to end up with Peeta. There was no one else in the world that could understand where she was coming from. Even though she and Gale share a history, Katniss' persona is so altered by her Hunger Games experiences that she cannot relate to others who did not share that experience. She gravitates to Finnick in District 13 for the same reason, even though he is mentally unstable. And Haymitch, even though she fluctuates between hating and loving him.

I agree with TriteMoniker that Prim had to die. I cried when this happened, and kept wanting it to be a mistake, but she had to die to force Katniss to choose. Katniss sees that the world will not change when Coin takes over and Katniss will forever have questions about Gale's role in Prim's death. She is forced to pick sides. She FINALLY has to choose. Throughout the rest of the story, choices are made for her. She is a pawn in everyone else's game/story. I like that, in the end, she thinks for herself rather than letting things happen.

Sure she stands up to the capital and doesn't eat the berries, but that's because it's too difficult of a choice to kill Peeta or be killed by Peeta. The only other time she chooses (that I can remember) is at the very beginning when she takes Prim's place. Again, her choice is motivated by Prim.

I'm interested in seeing what they do with a movie version of this. What about all the gore and violence? But you can't really cut that out. The destruction of human life for sport is a big motivation for the characters and for the revolution. Again...I'm interested to see it.


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MissE 5 years ago from Texas Author

Great comment! You kind of brought everything together for me. I still am disappointed, but I still love the series as a whole. You're very right about Katniss and her motivations. She did finally have to choose. I think they will have to tone down the violence some if they want to rate it PG13. It is teen fiction after all.


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Jezant 5 years ago from New York

@ShellyAkins...OMG...you are so on point! I am just really thinking now that the person Katniss tried to protect ended up dying anyway. All the decisions made essentially were to protect Prim. I almost wonder what would have been the flip side of Katniss not stepping up to take Prim's place. Would she revolt against the Capitol? Run away with Gale?

I guess Katniss could never win no matter what decision she made...hey, atleast she has Peeta's love and a family of her own at the end...


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MissE 5 years ago from Texas Author

Oh the irony. Katniss enters the game to save her sister and ends up losing her in the end. It's more bitter than sweet to me, and I love bitter sweet stories!


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MissE 5 years ago from Texas Author

Oh the irony. Katniss enters the game to save her sister and ends up losing her in the end. It's more bitter than sweet to me, and I love bitter sweet stories!


liz 5 years ago

i just finished the series a few days ago... i cant say it was a bad ending, but i feel as if something is missing... i dont know why though... Even though the epilouge left you on a good note... and i was kind of hoping peeta would get back to normal in some kind of miracle after a shock of taking down the capitol.

But i say atleast they were able to throw the capitol, because either way she would have lost Prim. Dont get me wrong, the idea of a life with gale would definetly be interesting, but i would have chose peeta any way. even with his condition, because he is clearly starting to come back to his normal self towards the end, even if not entirely there.

Another thing i wonder about is if katniss ever told gale about her and peetas children. if so, what was his reaction? and i would have also liked to have maybe see them grow up a bit and wait for a new problem to arouse. not too big but enough to leave you wondering a bit and maybe make up a few scenarios that could possibly happen.


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MissE 5 years ago from Texas Author

Yes, yes, and yes. I agree with you on all three points. I'm still sad about prim and Finnick. I would have liked to see Prim become a doctor. I also thought that the Undersee's deaths were a little sudden. I thought Madge and/or the mayor would come into play more. Still a good series though.


hgfAn 5 years ago

@MissE: I love the series of the hunger games. its very interesting... i would hav loved to see prim become a doctor as well... sad that she had to die, but still, i love the books.

will u be writing another book of the hunger games, like from peeta's point of view? because i think it would be interesting to find out wat goes though peeta's mind during the games, when hes being totured by the capitol, when he sees katniss and etc.

i imagine peeta to be pretty cute... TEAM PEETA!!!!


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MissE 5 years ago from Texas Author

hgfAn - TEAM PEETA all the way! It would have made the ending a little bit better for me had she let Prim live and become a doctor. I understand why she killed her off, but I wish she hadn't. I like happy endings dang it! :D


yellowsubmarine 5 years ago

I totally have to agree with galeismysavior in that WHAT HAPPENED TO GALE??!!! I'm not going to lie, I always wanted Katniss and Gale to end up together but I did like Peeta too. I understand Katniss's choice in Peeta but I really really am frustrated that Collins didn't put in a few more chapters about Katniss and Peeta's life, what happened in the rest of the districts, what happened to some other characters in more depth... especially Gale! Just saying that he has a fancy job in 2 and saying that his anger was too much for Katniss wasn't enough for me! I really wish Collins could have explained what happened in Gale's life more. I also kind of wish that he had come back a few times to visit Katniss or something... that would have been nice. It kind of felt like a bit of a rushed and hurried ending to me, but, overall, I did enjoy the book and I am sad that it's over!


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MissE 5 years ago from Texas Author

Agree. :( But we have the movie to look forward to!


yellowsubmarine 5 years ago

True, true. I hope it lives up to expectations! :)


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MissE 5 years ago from Texas Author

Yes PLEASE!!!


yellowsubmarine 5 years ago

I think the movies are going to be that kind where it is either made really well and it is an amazing movie or they just kinda lose the whole point of the movie and it turns out to be a joke. I think it just feels like a type of book that should be a really good movie but because of casting, the way it comes across as a movie, or another reason it could end up bad. I sure hope it doesn't though, that would completely ruin everything! Do you know what I mean?


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MissE 5 years ago from Texas Author

TOTALLY!!! I'm really nervous after what happened to Percy Jackson. I really think they need to stick to the novel as much as possible. It's OK to add a few things as long as they are true to the characters, but adding thinks just to make it different and edgy BUGS!!! If they pick bad actors it just won't work.


yellowsubmarine 5 years ago

YES! EXACTLY! If they don't chose good actors who fit the parts then the movie just won't go anywhere! And if they pick actors who are famous from like Disney Channel and stuff but aren't the best actors, it will end up being just a waste and I definitely don't want that happening! And, you're right, if they add too much in it will almost be like a whole new story. They definitely need to stay true to the characters.


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MissE 5 years ago from Texas Author

TOTALLY!


yellowsubmarine 5 years ago

I really hope they don't change too much about the characters and stuff like that. It's soooo great as it is and it should just stay the same!! But movies can't keep it exactly to the book (except for The Outsiders; man, that movie is EXACTLY the same as the book if you watch the Director's Cut.) but I hope they keep it as close as possible! :)


Hungergames ultimate fan 5 years ago

I hope I can get in to the 1st movie since I'll still be eleven. I really hope they don't make the movies rated R that will be awful.

BTW y'all know that the movie is released on March 23 2012

I knew that prim gad to die but I was just dreaming but when she did I cried


Kitty cat meow >.. 5 years ago

Princess Kate and Prince William 's marriage last night was beutiful Kate was pretty

I know it's off topic but I just wanted to mention it

Go team peeta


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MissE 5 years ago from Texas Author

It probably won't be R. That would stink. I don't even watch R rated movies.

I didn't see the wedding. I heard her dress was awesome.


Kitty cat meow >.. 5 years ago

Her dress was gorgeus. The bridesmaids were so cute. I stayed up till 12:00 ( nz time) to watch it. They were all so cute. The queen was wearing bright yellow.

It was incredible


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MissE 5 years ago from Texas Author

I'll have to look at all the pictures. Sounds great!


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Chewbacca23 5 years ago from Colorado

its cool i figured out the covers for each book

Hunger games- the mockingjay (katniss) is trapped by the capitol

Catching fire- the capitol has her targeted and is hunting fire (katniss)

Mockingjay- the mockingjay has finally broke free of the capitol, along with her the nation of Panem


katniss2013 5 years ago

here's what i figure-

hg- the exposition of the entire series.

cf- the rebllion is starting, its catching fire, starting to burn

mknj-climax, katniss= face of rebellion, etc etc


katniss2013 5 years ago

about pj...what was rly wrong with it except annabeth and grover


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MissE 5 years ago from Texas Author

I don't like how they did the Lotus Hotel scene and the kids are SO old in the first movie, there's no way they can make them all! The actors will be in their 40s by the time they're done! LOL!


katniss2013 5 years ago

true...i loved the pokerface song...i didnt like how they had annabeth percy and grover have to find the pearls...that was weird and totally unrelated to the book.


potato 5 years ago

why does this got to be the last book :(


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Chewbacca23 4 years ago from Colorado

i hope suzanne colins makes another booko series


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MissE 4 years ago from Texas Author

Totally! She could make another one with Gregor the Overlander when he's older.


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Chewbacca23 4 years ago from Colorado

yea that would be awesome:)


chunk 4 years ago

Things I wanted to say:

1.I just cant take that Finnick die without using his high tech trident and leaving his wife with a child.

2. The word catsnip did not appear in the book.

3. Why would they use the ground at first if they can use the sewer its much easier?

4. Gale just go to district 2 without explanation

5. couples seems not happy


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MissE 4 years ago from Texas Author

Interesting observations. Yeah, Suzanne Collins doesn't seem to leave her main characters incandescently happy at the end of her books.


Stacey 4 years ago

I hope they don't minimize the violence! The violence was what held the book together. It was captivating, depressing, sometimes unnecessary but that is what makes the book. I hope they make the movie in all it's bloody, gory, violent glory and if it pulls a rating any lower than 18A i'll be so upset! Imagine the Hunger Games without any of the death in it .. we should just destroy all the books if that's the case!


Robo 4 years ago

After finishing Mockingjay, I was left unsatisfied and quite depressed. The conclusion was rushed making me feel robbed of investing my time and emotions. I would've preferred Collins simply end with Coin's death so that I could imagine the happily ever after with Peeta. I'm still holding onto hope that the movies (especially the last) depict something more powerful and passionate between Kat and Peeta. "Real life" has enough heartache...


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MissE 4 years ago from Texas Author

I feel ya.


hunger games brah 4 years ago

i wish katniss would show peeta the token or pearl he gave her and he would have a flashback and rember everything. I know suzanne wanted a real life ending but if we want a real life ending we can watch the news or go outside. I just feel empty because gale left and peeta will never be the same and haymitch drinks more and lots of close friends died especially prim :(


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MissE 4 years ago from Texas Author

Seriously. She needed just one thing to be supremely happy at the end. The whole thing with Katniss and Peeta was so quick!


mara 4 years ago

don't get me wrong the book was great! i thought collins did a great job describing the characters. my only complaint is that they changed the part when madge gives katniss the pin, replacing madge with prim instead. I also hope any of the movies are rated r because i am only elevn! anyway go team peeta!


mara 4 years ago

so i am just starting the second book and its great. what i want u guys to do is if u luv the hunger games respond of course! haha well suzzanne u r the best author ever! this is my favorite book and i loved it so much finished it in five days! i really hope the movie turns out awesome just like the book!


mara 4 years ago

so i am at the part in the second book where Gale is being tortured. I get that he brings a dead animal but i do not see why Katniss does not get yelled at for being in the woods too


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MissE 4 years ago from Texas Author

They have no proof....I think. I let someone borrow my books a long time ago and I haven't seen them since!


mara 4 years ago

well misse that must be good for them because i bet they love the books soooo much! anyway i hav to go im seeing the movie today! i cant wait!


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MissE 4 years ago from Texas Author

Yay! Have fun!


Jessica 4 years ago

I have to say i agree with most of you. I loved how Katniss and Peeta end up together in the end but was so dissapointed as i neard the end and as the pages seemed to fly by, and Peeta was still not mentioned till the last 10 pages of the book and thier relationship comming back together is only given a brief 4 pages, thats it ONLY 4! I have to admit though that i wasnt expecting the epilogue which did cheer me up a little, but only briefly until i realized it was a vague page and a half including the lyrics which took up a third of the already short page and a half. Why didn't she ever show Peeta how much she cared for him with that pearl that was her only hope of him while he was away, it could have helped him see her true feelings for himor ever go and visit his house in the victors village when she returned to district right after the bombing while Peeta was stuck at the capitol, and why didn't Peeta start painting again if the cake decorating helped him so much? I wish Peeta's recovery was more detailed. After being so excited that Peeta was being rescued from the Capitol and being in soo much of the first two books i feel like he was skimmed over too much for antone to be satisfied!


Abby 4 years ago

I think the ending to Mockingjay was brilliant. A lot of people don't like it because of the bittersweet ending, really with more bitter than sweet. But honestly, isn't the ending to Mockingjay the ending we've all wanted since the very beginning of the series? The Capital is done away with and Katniss ends up with Peeta. It's a happy ending, just not wrapped up in a nice little package with a pretty pink bow on top. It's what we've all wanted, it just didn't come in the way we wanted it to come, for example, Prim dying, Finnick dying, Katniss being emotionally scarred, etc. But in the end, there is clearly a hope of redemption. Katniss and Peeta both are recovering from the physical, mental, and emotional trauma and are able to recover and grow together. Katniss realises, after everything stops (the Captial is done away with, no more pressure on her to make a particular decision, no more fighting, etc.), that all along, Peeta is what she's wanted. She doesn't want Gale, who has too much "fire", bringing along anger and hatred. She want's Peeta, the flicker of hope in all of the disasterous events she has encountered thus far. Peeta is the only thing that can get her through, and finally, she loves him the way he has loved her all along. Even though the book as a whole is heavy, violent, gruesome, sad, etc., the series does conclude itself well. I don't think Collins could ever have gotten away with a happier ending, because that's not realistic. You can't have the entire series with violence and corruption and then at the very end, still have all of the main characters alive, each with their own happily ever after, as if none of the games or rebellion ever occured. Overall, I think the book was a great ending to this series; It just takes a lot of reading between the lines to find the hope and promise for a better future amidst all the misfortune in the story up until the very end.


TheRainyHolic 4 years ago

Well, the last book was okay. It was unlike the first and the second book which made me really sit at the edge of my seat, and made me so excited over the climax. For me, the last book was... I don't know how to properly say it but, all the events have the same level of excitement, they don't really have a high climax. And what I hated the most was, it may have been really explained what happened after the war, about Coin taking Snow's place and stuff like that but Katniss was unconscious, and things were happening fast all around her. I mean, in the Harry Potter series, it was thoroughly explained what exactly happened, how Voldemort died and all that, but on Mockingjay, it's just like "Katniss went unconscious for a while and when she wakes up she knows what happened and is about to kill Snow.". Well, the book was cool, but it disappointed me a little. The beginning 2 books were excellent but the last one didn't really impress me much. Still, it was a masterpiece.


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MissE 4 years ago from Texas Author

Agree.


Kamira_12 4 years ago

I liked all 3 books , but I have tl say MockingJay was the one book that I just couldnt pull myself away from , but I was disappointed that it wasnt a chapter about peeta and katniss fall back in love . Prim and Finnick's deaths were the saddest , and i was glad that katniss killed Coin . The MockingJay was my favorite book.


Amy 4 years ago

I enjoyed the last book and I am so happy she chose Peeta in the end! but I did feel as though the ending was not the best as I wanted more, I wanted to have more about both Peeta and Katniss rather than the two sentance ending about them, I just feel as though I wanted a bit more love and more of a proper happy ending since the whole book was basically violence.


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MissE 4 years ago from Texas Author

SO TRUE!

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