Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But she's still not safe. A Revolution is unfolding, and everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans - everyone except Katniss. And yet she must play the most vital part in the final battle. Katniss must become their Mockingjay - the symbol of rebellion - no matter what the personal cost.
Without giving away too many spoilers from the first two books, the Hunger Games are over, now the real games start for Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Prim and the rest. The districts are in revolt against the Capitol and once again Katniss finds herself involved in the fight not just for her life this time, but for all her friends and family. Katniss is still the damaged, defensive girl we met in The Hunger Games and while she has a wider number of people to care for she still cuts herself off and avoids confronting her feelings. She can appear cold and harsh. In fact I think if the story wasn’t told in first person from her point of view, Katniss would be a difficult person to like. Luckily the first person narrative allows us to see how much she does hurt and that it can paralyse her at times. My heart broke for her so many times – even while wanting to yell at her to try harder.