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    Mockingjay  (English, Paperback, Suzanne Collins)

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    Features
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Scholastic
    • ISBN: 9788184776218, 8184776217
    • Edition: 1st, 2010
    • Pages: 295
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    Description

    Mockingjay is Suzanne Collins’ dystopian novel, in continuation of The Hunger Game series, featuring the brave young protagonist Katniss Everdeen, in her quest to unify Panem.

    Summary Of The Book

    The culminating novel in The Hunger Games trilogy of novels authored by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay follows the story of Katniss Everdeen, who has twice survived the brutal and violent Hunger Games.

    In this novel, she reluctantly accepts a proposal from District 13, the group behind the rebellion in Panem, by agreeing to be ‘Mockingjay’, the symbol representing the rebellion spearheaded by them, and their president Alma Coin. In exchange, she is assured immunity for all the past Hunger Games’ tributes including her closest friends, Finnick Odair, and Peeta Mellark, as well as the sole privilege of killing President Snow upon his capture.

    To fulfill her end of the bargain, she must participate in a series of films entitled Propos, as propaganda for the rebellion. Meanwhile, the Capitol’s secret plan of bombing District 13 comes to light, and the rebels launch their own military strategy against the Capitol, in retaliation. For this purpose, Katniss is sent on a coverup Propos assignment to Capitol, along with her teammates, and Peeta, under the orders of President Coin.

    However, the assignment in a supposedly ‘safe’ zone, goes drastically out of control, leading to complete and utter disaster, forcing Katniss to take charge. The book is marked with deadly ambushes, ruthless kills, monsters, and explosions, as the violent combat between the rebels and the Capitol ignites to a feverish pitch, leaving no one safe.

    How will Katniss’ own fate unfold, following the deadly aftermath and the unfortunate casualties of war? Written in three parts, with each containing 9 chapters, Mockingjay is a thrilling novel depicting the physical hardships and moral dilemmas that the primary characters experience, under extreme circumstances.

    Mockingjay fared exceptionally well, selling 4,50,000 copies in its first week alone. In 2012, it was decided that the book would be filmed in two parts namely, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, and Part 2, scheduled for 2014, and 2015, respectively.

    About Suzanne Collins

    Suzanne Collins is a well known American novelist and TV writer.

    Her novels include, Fire Proof: Shelby Woo #11, Gregor And The Code Of Claw, Gregor And The Curse Of The Warmbloods, When Charlie McButton Lost Power, The Hunger Games, and Catching Fire.

    Her book series, inspired from the Roman empire and Greek mythology, centers around themes of poverty, starvation, and other ill effects of war, as well as, grappling with loyalty and moral issues.

    Born in 1962, in Hartford, Connecticut, she studied at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, and graduated from Indiana University. She began her career writing for children's shows on TV, including Little Bear, Clarissa Explains It All, and Oswald. Her book, The Hunger Games, catapulted her to instant success and fame, being named one of Time Magazine's most influential people of 2010. As the daughter of a US Air Force officer, she gained a lot of insights and grew inspired to write on themes of war, and its effects in her novels. She lives in Connecticut, with her husband, and two children.

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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2010
    Contributors
    • Authored By
      • Suzanne Collins
    • Author Info
      • Since 1991, Suzanne Collins has been busy writing for children’s television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmynominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Filesof Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. She also co-wrote the critically acclaimed Rankin/Bass Christmas Special, Santa, Baby! Most recently she was the Head Writer for Scholastic Entertainment’s Clifford’s Puppy Days. The books she is most successful for in teenage eyes are The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. These books have won several awards, including the GA Peach Award.
    Series & Set Details
    • Series Name
      • The Hunger Games
    Additional Features
    • Age Group
      • 9-12 years
    Dimensions
    • Width
      • 5.5 Inches
    • Height
      • 8.3 Inches
    • Weight
      • 425 gm
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