Captain Tuttle’s #CBR4 Review #42 – Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
At the end of Catching Fire, Katniss was knocked out by the whole lightning thing. She wakes up en route to the mystical District 13, along with Finnick, Beetee, and Haymitch. Sadly, Peeta and Johanna have been captured by the Capitol. Gale finds Katniss and tells her that District 12 has been bombed and destroyed, but he was able to get her family out.
Katniss becomes the symbol of the rebellion, the mockingjay of the title (and those special birds from the first book that helped her and Rue), although reluctantly (like everything Katniss does). Meanwhile, the Capitol trots out a damaged and tortured Peeta like the Viet Cong. The rebels rescue Peeta, but his loyalties and sanity remain in doubt.
The rebels take over the various districts on their way to capture the Capitol and kill President Snow. There are some harrowing street to street battles, which should not be read if you need to go to sleep. Some horrible things happen to some of the main characters, and a few big deaths.
The trilogy is pretty well wrapped up, with as happy an ending as can be expected. I’d recommend this series, but anyone that’s reading this has already read the books.