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September's Reading Power Book Club: Mockingjay

Posted by Reading Power from Cardiff - Published on 29/08/2013 at 13:28
3 comments » - Tagged as Creative Writing, People, Sport & Leisure, Topical

  • Mockingjay

September 2013's Reading Power Book Club selection is Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.

Mockingjay is the third and final book in The Hunger Games trilogy.

Here's the blurb...

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final instalment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.

If that doesn't whet your appetite then how about the Summer Reading Challenge? It's our summer-long reading competition and the prize is a £100 St. David's gift card

With Catching Fire (April 2013's Reading Power Book) set to hit the screens in November, prepare yourself for the next wave of Hunger Games fever and get involved with this month's Reading Power Book Club. You don't have to buy the book, just take a trip to your local library and borrow one for free.

If you have already read it, please share your views on the book and let's get the discussion going.

The Reading Power Book Club is an online book club for young people in Cardiff and involves Reading PowerCardiff LibrariesCardiff CouncilTheSprout and you!

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If you have any suggestions for future selections or would simply like to share what you're reading at the moment then click below.

What are you reading?

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Commented 33 months ago - 29th August 2013 - 20:20pm

I really enjoyed The Hunger Games, but I feel that the series has started to deteriorate with each new book. Events are becoming repetitive and I think everything happened too quickly. I would have loved to hear more about Katniss and Co. hiding out in the Capitol and more about what happened after the revolution. The end was far too rushed and I really think that Suzanne Collins could have made some events a bit clearer. I ended up re-reading a few chapters to be 100% sure of what was going on. However, I loved the little epilogue about Katniss, Peeta and their kids at the end. I just wish she''d spent just a few more weeks on the last quarter of the book though!



Commented 33 months ago - 29th August 2013 - 22:17pm

So excited for the film, Catching Fire in November!!! They are truly great books! My favourite books ever!



Commented 33 months ago - 30th August 2013 - 20:35pm

I really love the whole series! I've read them so many times! I also can't wait for the Catching Fire film on November 22nd! I am a very big fan!

I do wish this book was longer because it is a bit rushed near the end and quite slow at the beginning! I agree with what @Secret_Me said. My favourite bit was the epilogue!
She did write that there would be a capitol games but never wrote about it! I've always wanted to know what actually happens in that and I wish she'd write it! It would be awesome!

This book also had lots of sad moments, I was really sad when she killed of some of my favourite characters - Finnick, Betee and Prim!

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