Happy One Year Anniversary, Mockingjay!
One year ago today, Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins’ thrilling conclusion to The Hunger Games Trilogy was released and the world finally found out what happens to our beloved residents of Panem. Did you grab the book the first day? How fast did you breeze through it and what did you think of the ending? Share your Mockingjay release stories in comments!
Kimmy: I got a copy of ‘The Hunger Games’ back before ‘Catching Fire,’ or ‘Mockingjay’ was released. Caused a lot of anxious waiting. When I got the book, I spent a lazy Saturday reading it, not able to put it down! This site was made before ‘Catching Fire’ was released, it was launched with fellow Hunger Games fans Becka and JD. Becka had read ‘Catching Fire,’ she had gotten an ARC at Book Expo America. When we were brainstorming site names, she said ‘Mockingjay.net’ would be perfect. I hadn’t read ‘Catching Fire’ yet, but we agreed that that would be a good name! I realized just how good a name it was when a long while later, ‘Mockingjay’ had a title. We were amazed that the site had the same name as the third book, and had a podcast spazzing about it. When the release date finally came around, I went to the midnight party in my little town and started reading it that night/morning. Took me around two days to read, and I thought the ending was perfect for the story.
Crystal: I had Hunger Games pushed on me (thankfully) by my Aunty Cheryl and I rushed out and got Catching Fire immediately. Then I found out Mockingjay wasn’t published yet and I was sooo mad that I had to wait months for it to come out! I finished it so fast that I think I missed a lot of the details and so I need to go and read it again. I fall in the camp that thinks Collins couldn’t have ended her series in a more appropriate way.