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Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge...This thrilling final instalment of this ground-breaking trilogy promises to be one of the most talked-about and read books of the year. The Times newspaper went so far as to say, 'it's quite possibly the best SF novel for teenagers since Huxley's Brave New World.
A Piece of Passion from Hilary Murray Hill, Managing Director, Scholastic Children’s Books:
“The Hunger Games is a remarkable series which has captured the imagination of teenagers and adults alike since the first book, The Hunger Games, was published in January 2009. Katniss Everdeen, the girl who catches fire, is a heroine like no other, and we all felt we were there beside her as she battled her way through the dreadful Games, not once but twice. August 25th brings the waiting to an end with the publication of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay in the UK. We will all be ready with bated breath to stand alongside Katniss once more as the rebellion comes to a climax. Will Katniss escape the growing threat of President Snow, and will it be Peeta or Gale at her side throughout this heart-stopping finale?”
Twilight author Stephenie Meyer: “ It’s not only lived up to my high expectations, it surpassed them. Suzanne takes the story places I wasn’t expecting, and she’s never afraid to take it to very hard places. Stunning. You won’t sleep when you’re reading this one. I suggest beginning in the early morning and clearing your calendar.”
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Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12.
Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final instalment of Suzanne Collins’s groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
The most eagerly awaited book this summer... wreathed in Harry Potter-like secrecy - Wall Street Journal
“Young Adult readers will devour the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy, but Collins’ adult fans may have to call in sick to work. Who wants to focus on the present when heroine Katniss Everdeen is in jeopardy in the post-apocalyptic future?” Time magazine
Praise for the Hunger Games Books
“I couldn’t stop reading... Addictive” Stephen King
“Rip-roaring, bare-knuckle adventure of the best kind... absorbing and morally challenging” The Times
“Brilliantly imagined” Daily Telegraph
“Terrifying, exhilarating and unexpectedly thought-provoking” Sunday Telegraph
“Gripping and at times terrifying” Independent on Sunday
“The stunning action sequences and the cleverness of concept and execution give this a haunting philosophical complexity and make it my book of the year” The Times
“A fine entry into the canon of post-apocalyptic brutality fiction, strongly but not overwhelmingly satirical” Financial Times
“Outstanding... Challenging as it is compelling” The Lady
|Publication date:||25th August 2010|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Science Fiction|
Suzanne Collins has had a successful and prolific career writing for children's television. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. She has worked on several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. She received a Writer's Guild of America nomination for co-writing the critically acclaimed Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! and most recently she was the head writer for Clifford’s Puppy Days. Suzanne made her mark in children's literature with the New York Times–bestselling Underland Chronicles, ...More About Suzanne Collins