Mockingjay the final book of the Hunger Games

Mockingjay, the final book of the Hunger Games series is the last book in a trilogy by Suzzane Collins. The book was released recently in April, 2010, and it has sold more than a million copies. The novel follows two other books in the series, The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, respectively. The novel is a young adult fiction, which also happens to be a science fiction. As per the author, the novel’s inspiration came about the Greek myth of the Theseus and the Minotaur. Similarly, the theme of violence and children is a major focus of the entire series, including Mokingjay. The title of the novel is named after a hybrid bird that is a symbol of “hope and rebellion’ together, and it can be said that the novel itself plays out the theme.

The main character, who entitles the Mokingjay is Katniss Everdeen, who takes up the role of a rebel after being rescued by the rebels. She, along with the other rebels aims to find and destroy the President of the Capitol. Her friend Peeta is also released from the Capitol, but intends to kill Katniss as he is convinced of her disloyalty. He is unsuccessful in doing so, and the rebels are unable to carry out their assassination plan as well. In the meantime, the children who are used a human shield by President, Snow are murdered ruthlessly in a bomb attack. Katniss’s sister also gets killed in the destruction, which encourages her to pursue the President. However, the President pleads that he is innocent of the crime, and refers to President Coin a as the guilty party. By the end of the novel, both the Presidents are dead and Katniss and Peeta get married.

This novel was among the top of the bestseller’s lists in 2010, and continues to be exciting for young adults to read. Mockingjay the final book of the Hunger Games deals with the prospect of war, and how it affects children in particular. Likewise, it talks much about the problems of deception in society and the harsh reality of poverty and exploitation. Author, Suzzane Collins reported that her father’s involvement in the Vietnam War and the sensitivity she had to show towards war was inspirational for the conception of the series. The novel has received positive feedback from critics, and is picked up by parents for their young adults to read.

The book sure seems to be an interesting read, and it is also good fro children as young as twelve years old to pick up. However, depending on your parental values, if you do not like your children learning about wars and violence, this book may not be for them. Otherwise, the novel may actually teach your kids to be sensitive towards important issues like trust and hope.

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