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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
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Dec 04, 11

bookshelves: action, dystopia, favorites, heroine, science-fiction, realistic-fiction, love-triangle, made-me-cry
Recommended to Miss by: Zemira Warner
Read from December 01 to 04, 2011 — I own a copy

Mockingjay is a very different ride. This is a story of war and surviving.
I realize many out there will hate the epilogue. At first, I did too. It made me cry badly. But in retrospect, it really was perfect. Katniss gave her life already - back when she volunteered for Prim in "The Hunger Games". It's just that she actually physically kept living. To expect that all of the main characters could live "Happily Ever After" after surviving what happened in all three books is unrealistic.
I love the end just the way it is, and Peeta... *sigh* they were meant to be together. Period.
All I can say is that this series will stay with me for the rest of my life.

P.S. I can't wait for the movie to come out!
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“There are much worse games to play.”
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“You're still trying to protect me. Real or not real," he whispers.
"Real," I answer. "Because that's what you and I do, protect each other.”
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“You love me. Real or not real?"
I tell him, "Real.”
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“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.”
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“I raise my left arm and twist my neck down to rip off the pill on my sleeve. Instead my teeth sink into flesh. I yank my head back in confusion to find myself looking into Peeta’s eyes, only now they hold my gaze. Blood runs from the teeth marks on the hand he clamped over my nightlock.

“Let me go!” I snarl at him, trying to wrest my arm from his grasp.

“I can’t,” he says.”
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“Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!”
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“I knew you'd kiss me."
"How?" I say. Because I didn't know myself.
"Because I am in pain," He say's. "That's the only way I get your attention.”
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“What about Gale?"
"He's not a bad kisser either," I say shortly.
"And it was okay with both of us? You kissing the other?" He asks.
"No. It wasn't okay with either of you. But I wasn't asking your permission," I tell him.
Peeta laughs again, coldly, dismissively. "Well, you're a piece of work, aren't you?”
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“Real or not real?”
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“If I could grow wings, I could fly. Only people can't grow wings," he say's. "Real or not real?"
"Real," I say. "But people don't need wings to survive."
"Mockingjays do.”
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“I think....you still have no idea. The effect you can have.”
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“Well, don't expect us to be too impressed. We just saw Finnick Odair in his underwear.”
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“It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”
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“There's a chance that the old Peeta, the one who loves you, is still inside. Trying to get back to you. Don't give up on him.”
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“Don't let him take you from me.”
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“I clench his hands to the point of pain. "Stay with me."
His pupils contract to pinpoints, dialate again rapidly, and then return to something resembling normalcy. "Always," he murmurs.”
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“Sometimes when I'm alone, I take the pearl from where it lives in my pocket and try to remember the boy with the bread, the strong arms that warded off nightmares on the train, the kisses in the arena.”
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“Are you, are you coming to the tree?
Wear a necklace of rope, side by side with me.
Strange things did happen here.
No stranger would let it be if we met up
At midnight in the hanging tree.”
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“That what I need to survive is not Gale's fire, kindled with rage and hatred. I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. And only Peeta can give me that.”
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Reading Progress

12/01/2011 page 10
2.0% 3 comments
12/03/2011 page 105
23.0% "Go on Mockingjay! Save that cute baker boy!"
12/04/2011 page 360
79.0% "This looks like a different book."
12/04/2011 page 365
80.0% "Oh noooooo, FINNICK!!!"
12/04/2011 page 384
84.0% "Peeta & Gale"
12/04/2011 page 406
89.0% "OMG, NOT PRIM!!!" 3 comments

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