-major letdown after the first two books (hunger Gmes & Catching Fire). The ending was rushed and sort of disappointing, plus the fact that some awesome characters I've come to love were killed off.
2. a combination of mockingbird and a jabberjay
-hunger games creature introduced in the beginning of the trilogy
2. I'd love to have mockingjay! Those are some kick-ass birds!
1. Katniss is just not her normal, ass-kicking self. Instead, she is diluted to being a self-medicating zombie who hides in a closet all the time (no joke.)
2. Many of the characters I have grown to love over the past two books are suddenly killed off.
3. The conclusion (if it can even be called that) seemed rushed, unsatisfying and contradictory. When I closed the book after reading the final words, I felt almost cheated. This book just does not reach the level of awesome as the former 2 in the series.
"Funny birds and something of a slap in the face to the" oppressive government which had bred the all male Jabberjay as information gathering homing birds. The rebels used them to spread miss-information and the government abandoned the birds "to die off in the wild. Only they didn't die off. Instead, the jabberjays mated with female mockingbirds, creating a whole new species that could replicate both bird whistles and human melodies."
A symbolic icon worn by Katniss Everdeen, first as a symbol of protection and a totem from her home district.
The origins of the Mocking-jay pin differ in the book and the movie.
Collins, Suzanne (2009-09-01). The Hunger Games (pp. 42-44). Scholastic Books.
Katniss meets a girl that claims to have special mockingjay friends that will carry messages for her.