Mockingjay is a 2010 science fiction novel by American author Suzanne Collins. It is the last installment of The Hunger Games, following 2008’s The Hunger Games and 2009’s Catching Fire. The book continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, who agrees to unify the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical Capitol.
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Mockingjay was by far my favourite book in this trilogy and I’ve reread it over and over again. I was in love with The Hunger Games but what I felt about Mockingjay trumped it’s prior instalments. It was everything I hoped it’d be and sure sacrifices were made but I think it ended the best way it could. As much as I love this book, I’d still refuse to live in this world. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Suzanne Collins wrote an exceptional series.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence with a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong. It is the first of two films based on Suzanne Collins‘ novel Mockingjay, the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy, and the third installment in The Hunger Games film series, produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik and distributed by Lionsgate.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is a 2015 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence, with a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong. It is the fourth and final installment in The Hunger Games film series, and the second of two films based on the novel Mockingjay, the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
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I watched Part 1 in the cinema when it came out and I loved it. I was hoping that it’d live up to my opinion of Catching Fire since I feel they nailed that adaptation perfectly.. I wasn’t disappointed and I found myself anxiously waiting for Part 2. I only managed to watch it recently and my opinion is the same as the first movie. I loved it and I think the job was done pretty well. I did notice a few changes here and there but they were easy to push aside. Watching the movies consecutively really made for a long and enjoyable experience.
There is no doubt in my mind about which direction I’m going on this. I choose the book for sure. Reading Mockingjay makes me want to reread the entire series and I love that feeling. I love getting the urge to experience the whole thing from the beginning again.