Suzanne Collins’ third installment of her bestselling “Hunger Games” trilogy brings the series to a wrenchingly satisfying conclusion.
August 23, 2010|By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
Almost two years after Suzanne Collins first burst onto bestseller lists with her dystopian young-adult thriller in which 24 children are dressed up in costumes and forced to compete to the death before a television audience, the final act of the “Hunger Games” trilogy is upon us. One minute after midnight Monday, “Mockingjay” will finally be available to readers, bringing a wrenching conclusion to the tale of a country in chaos and the 17-year-old protagonist who caused it.
First Hunger Games, next Catchng Fire, and finallyMockingjay, and the trilogy witten by Suzanne Collins is complete. Readers have been anxiously waiting for today’s release, and with no advance copies available the suspense has been building. The stories set in a futuristic North America have a huge adult following as well as teen. The heroine, Katniss Everdeen, has survived the gory games and now in this third installment, we find out how her life and those of the District rebels ends. Movie development of this trilogy is already in the works!
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Two-time Hunger Games survivor Katniss Everdeen is targeted by a vengeful Capitol that vows to make Katniss and all of District 12 pay for the current unrest. (Publisher content)
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion. (Publisher content)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
“In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before – and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.” (Publisher content)
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