“Mockingjay” Reviewed by Carissa Lavin

In Mockingjay, the final novel of the Hunger Games trilogy, the protagonist Katniss Everdeen continues to lead the thirteen districts in a rebellion against the overbearing, restrictive, and controlling Capitol. This book brings past conflicts to a conclusion that is delivered in an exciting, unexpected manner.

Mockingjay begins in the middle of the rebellion that was started in the previous book Catching Fire. It is set in a dystopian society where an all-powerful Capitol requires its districts to provide for its needs and make ultimate sacrifices.

As the citizens of the thirteen districts become increasingly unhappy with this treatment, they seek a leader who will inspire and encourage them to overthrow their government. Katniss Everdeen is the leader for which they yearned. She is referred to as the “Mockingjay” of the revolution, and because of her past triumphs over the capitol, she is a constant reminder of the changes that can be made.I truly enjoyed the experience of reading Mockingjay. Readers who enjoy reading realistic fiction stories about dystopian societies would appreciate this novel. I would recommend this novel to anyone who is willing to read something from a new perspective. Carissa Lavin is a graduating senior, in the Gifted program at Hahnville High. She enjoys participating in the color guard and choir. Carissa will be attending Georgia State University and plans to major in business with a minor in psychology.

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