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ERIC Number: EJ922975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
The Last Battle: With "Mockingjay" on Its Way, Suzanne Collins Weighs in on Katniss and the Capitol
Margolis, Rick
School Library Journal, v56 n8 p24-27 Aug 2010
Ever since Katniss Everdeen, the arrow-slinging heroine of Suzanne Collins's "Hunger Games" trilogy, was snatched from the cruel clutches of a ruthless government, one can't stop thinking about the feisty 16-year-old from District 12. What sort of flesh-devouring, mutant killing machine awaits her next? How can she possibly lead a successful revolt against the technologically advanced Capitol? And what about her two teen suitors--Gale, a longtime hunting buddy, and Peeta Mellark, the baker's selfless son? Which hunk will she finally choose? The questions regarding "Mockingjay," the final book of a best-selling series, are endless. This article presents an interview with Suzanne Collins, a longtime scriptwriter for kids' TV shows and the author of the five-part "Underland Chronicles," "Gregor the Overlander" and "The Hunger Games" series. In the interview, Collins explains the origin of the "Mockingjay" species, weighs in on Katniss and the Capitol and shares the reasons why she is so obsessed with the topic of the effects of war and violence on children.
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Language: English
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