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Mockingjay by Susanne Collins
is a young adult novel by American author
is the final installment of
The Hunger Games trilogy
, following 2008's
The Hunger Games
, and continuing the story of Katniss Everdeen, who agrees to lead the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical Capitol.
After her rescue by the rebels of District 13, Katniss is convinced to become "the
": a symbol of the rebellion against the ruling Capitol. As part of a deal, she demands that the leader of District 13, President Coin, grant immunity to all of
the Hunger Games
victors, including Peeta, and that Katniss receives the right to kill President Snow, the leader of Panem, herself. Katniss watches Peeta on television, and is unable to cope with her guilt. Finally, District 13 leaders decide to rescue Peeta, realizing that Katniss' guilt is impeding her role as "the
After the rescue, it is discovered that
has been brainwashed into believing
is the enemy, and he attempts to strangle her during their reunion.
Peeta gradually improves after much treatment and therapy, including cake decorating. His childhood friend, Delly Cartwright, helps with his recovery by retelling happy events in District 12. Soon, Peeta recovers fully enough to train. The rebels and Katniss eventually set off on a mission to the Capitol, and President Coin later sends Peeta with them in replacement of another soldier, although his many scarred memories fuel his rage.
The rebels, including Katniss, take control of the districts and begin an assault on the Capitol... (Summary by Wikipedia)