Summary of Book
Mockingjay, the third installment in Suzanne Collin’s Hunger Games series, opens with the remaining members of District 12 and the Hunger Games victors trying to adjust to life in District 13. The leader of this district, President Alma Coin, along with Plutarch Heavensbee, Haymitch, Gale and several others, are planning a full-scale rebellion against the Capitol and President Snow. Katniss is convinced to be the face of the revolution in exchange for immunity for all of the victors and the right to kill Snow herself.
Katniss must make videos to be shown throughout the districts and within the Capitol and is kept away from any real fighting in the rebellion. There are also videos of Peeta, who is currently in the hands of President Snow, speaking out against Katniss and the rebellion. These videos continue until Katniss and her team ends up in the middle of a real battle in one of the districts while shooting. Katniss witnesses the bombing of a hospital and is seen throughout Panem as more of a hero for attempting to help. Check out trailer two for the Mockingjay from this link.
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Later in the book new video surfaces of Peeta. He has been given doses of tracker jacker venom as a form of torture to brainwash him into believing Katniss is his enemy. Once Katniss realizes that he is being harmed, she forces District 13 to stage a rescue for him and the rest of the captured tributes. The mission is successful and Peeta, as well as Annie and Johanna, is returned to District 13.
When Peeta returns, he still believes that Katniss is his enemy and tries to kill her. While doctors try to cure him, the war continues, and Gale leads a successful mission taking possession of one of the districts. President Coin decides to move forward to take the Capitol and sends Katniss and her team to go there to film more.
Once Katniss’s team get to the Capitol, they find themselves in real battles and eventually start losing members. Coin sends a still recovering Peeta to join them, and Katniss becomes convinced that Coin hopes that Peeta will turn on Katniss and kill her before she can reach Snow. Boggs, the leader of the team, dies in a fight and gives leadership over to Katniss.
Katniss convinces the remaining members of the team that they are on a secret mission to kill President Snow. As they try to make their way through the city, they find many obstacles that resemble those in the Hunger Games. Finnick and several other members of the team are killed along the way. As they reach Snow’s mansion, Katniss sees to her sister, Prim, gets medical aid. She witnesses as her sister, and many other children are bombed, in the same way that Gale and his team used to secure District 2.
Later in Mockingjay, the rebels take the Capitol and win the war. Katniss is given the task of executing President Snow but now believes that Coin is an even bigger threat to her. She kills Coin instead. Katniss is let off for the murder as Haymitch convinces them that she was insane with grief. Snow is mysteriously found murdered, and Heavensbee is named the new president of Panem.
Katniss is returned to District 12 and returns with Haymitch and Peeta. She falls in love with Peeta again and marries him. Gale becomes a soldier, and Katniss’s mother remains in the Capitol as a nurse.
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