|Mockingjay 1 Edition
Contributor(s): Collins, Suzanne
ISBN: 0439023513 ISBN-13: 9780439023511
Publisher: Scholastic Pr
Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2010
Annotation: In a final installment in the dramatic trilogy by the author of
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|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- Insurgency; Fiction.
- Survival; Fiction.
- Interpersonal relations; Fiction.
|Lexile Measure: 800|
|Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14|
|Series: Hunger Games|
|Book type: Juvenile Fiction|
|Physical Information: 8.50" H x 5.75" W x 1.25" (1.10 lbs) 398 pages|
|Accelerated Reader Info|
|Quiz #: 138972
Reading Level: 5.3 Interest Level: Middle Grades Point Value: 15.0
|Scholastic Reading Counts Info|
|Quiz #: Q50568
Reading Level: 5.3 Interest Level: Grades 6-8 Point Value: 23.0
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Contributor Bio(s): IV>Suzanne Collins' debut novel, Gregor the Overlander, the first book in The Underland Chronicles, received wide praise both in the United States and abroad. The series has been a New York Times bestseller and received numerous accolades. Also a writer for children's television, Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Spring)
After the events of Catching Fire, Katniss reluctantly accepts her role as figurehead of the rebellion. As she heals, both physically and emotionally, she works through not only the ethical minefield of warfare but also her complicated relationships with Peeta and Gale. The story plays out on an epic scale as Collins brings her compelling science-fiction saga to a satisfying, provocative conclusion. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by Horn Book Magazine Reviews (Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2010 #6)
Katniss has been spirited away from the carnage of the recent Quarter Quell (see Catching Fire, rev. 9/09) to District 13, thought to have been destroyed years ago, but very much alive and kicking. As all of the districts move into open rebellion against the Capitol, Katniss reluctantly but resolutely accepts her role as the figurehead of the movement. As she heals, both physically and emotionally, from her previous ordeal, she works through not only the ethical minefield of warfare but also her complicated relationships with Peeta and Gale. One last desperate mission takes Katniss and company to the Capitol, where she hopes to deal a mortal blow to President Snow and his oppressive regime. Collins has always been able to generate an extraordinary amount of suspense and surprise from a single narrative arc, and that's certainly true once again. But the events of this story play out on a much more epic scale (rapid changes in time and place and a larger cast of characters), almost demanding more than the single point of view (Katniss's) Collins employs. Some may be disappointed that this concluding volume features less action and more introspection than the earlier books; others may wish for a different resolution, particularly where romance is concerned. All things considered, however, Collins has brought the most compelling science-fiction saga of the past several years to a satisfying and provocative conclusion. jonathan hunt Copyright 2010 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.
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