MOCKINGJAY Week Kick-Off: What Do YOU Think?

It's going to be all MOCKINGJAY all the time this week here on the League! We're stoked about this series, and know you probably are, too :) And speaking of, congrats to our two pre-order giveaway winners, Alannah and Meadow!

We thought we'd start this week with some discussion--fitting, since this book is arguably the MOST discussed book there is! Now, we know some people have gotten their pre-orders early and others are slower readers, so, the blanket rule for this entire week is simple:


In the discussions, we will (obviously) talk about HUNGER GAMES and CATCHING FIRE: but NO ONE should talk about the plot of MOCKINGJAY beyond speculation--if you've read it, don't spoil it. This goes for all week long.

OK, now that that's out of the way, let's get rolling!

There is one obvious question that I think everyone wants to know from MOCKINGJAY: Who will Katniss end up with??? There's valid arguments for both sides: Peeta seems to truly love Katniss and has proven it twice in the arena...but Gale represents Katniss's free choice outside the control of the Capital. Which will she end up with?

Who should Katniss be with?

The next HOTLY debated topic has been who will die. This is HUNGER GAMES we're talking about...someone's going to die. Which do you think won't make it to the end of MOCKINGJAY?

Who will die in MOCKINGJAY?

And a proud supporter of TEAM CINNA!!! I can't let a poll go by without asking whta you think happened to him at the end of CATCHING FIRE.

What Happened to Cinna in CATCHING FIRE?

GO FORTH! Vote and discuss here in the comments! What do YOU think is going to happen?!?!? The only thing I know for sure...I CAN'T WAIT TO READ MOCKINGJAY!!!!!!


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Anonymous said...

I *just* finished CATCHIHNG FIRE this morning. Loved it!

And, wow, so much to discuss!

First, I don't think Katniss is going to live! *sobs uncontrollably* I don't think she could choose between Gale and Peeta. I think she's going to finally do what she's been trying to do all along: she's going to sacrifice herself for the greater good.

As for Cinna, I sure hope he's alive. Ever since he mentioned he chose District 12, I've been waiting for him to reveal info on the rebellion or do something spectacular (more spectacular than the wedding dress). I was so disappointed when the Peacekeepers dragged him away. I thought he was dead, though. Maybe he's not? I sure hope he's not.

(Ugh. Deleted my previous post. I keep getting OpenID errors.)

Sandy Williams

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Ooo. I hope Cinna doesn't die! And it would kill me if he were a spy all along. Thanks for giving me something to (worry) think about!

And,I have a huge collection of Mockingjay links (including contests) posted here:

I'll add your link later today when I update the list!

Lindsay said...

I can't even start on what I think is going to happen. But I may boycot the internet till I'm finished reading it...I'm the unlucky fool who always manages to get books spoiled.

Not this time. :)

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Ugh. Looks like I need to brush up a bit on the ending of CATCHING FIRE. I thought I remembered it all.

THANK YOU for promising to be spoiler free. My pre-order won't come for a few days.

Mandy P.S. said...

Team Cinna! When we first met him in The Hunger Games I never thought I would love love love him, but I do!

And though I don't think Katniss will die (though it would be interesting to see how Ms. Collins handles that since its a first person POV), I do agree with Sandy that Katniss can not choose between Gale and Peeta. My thoughts is that one of them dies (or both!) and so she ends up with the one destiny chose for her (or with no one at all).

Mandy P.S. said...

Wow. "My thoughts is"??? I meant "my thoughts are". Sorry everyone! I blame it on the fact that today is the first day of school. Syllabus day is always draining on the brain. (Especially when your prof utters the feared words "your final exam will be 50% of your final grade". Eek!)

Unknown said...

I can't wait to read Hunger Games. lol!

Jemi Fraser said...

It took me a ridiculously long time to vote on those questions!! I keep flipping back and forth. I'm hoping for a hopeful ending - I don't think it'll be all out happy - but I do want some hope!!

MC Rogerson said...

I think there will be a spy in the camp. Not sure who though. Hope Suzanne Collins surprises everyone!

Kelly Polark said...

Thank you for the NO Spoilers here!
I'm SO excited about the book, too! This has to be the most anticipated book of the year!
I love the polls!!! I am so anxious to read what happens!

Unknown said...

I like the spy in the camp theory. Someone put out the idea that Katniss would be the unknowing spy-- maybe something the Capitol did to her ear when they "fixed" it? Scary.

I'm worried that Katniss might die, because she talks about it in CF, saying that if she dies rebelling against the Capitol the spirit of the mockingjay and the rebellion will live on. I think Peeta will live, because the rebellion needs his voice, his words. I hope we find out more about how the world came to be this way!

I also think Katniss's father is still alive, because he seems like a really well developed character for someone who we've never seen, and in CF we meet two people who essentially faked their deaths and escaped by not showing up for work the day the factory exploded. What if something similar happened to Katniss's father, and he's been in District 13 this whole time??

Oh man, I can't wait. I think I might buy the e-book at midnight tonight because my preorder won't arrive til Wednesday!

Jacqueline C. said...

I loved Mockingjay! My predictions for it were blown out of the water. Despite the surprises, it all felt right and inevitable.

Myrna Foster said...

Ack! I just want to read it and see.

Elana Johnson said...

Dude, I'm so disappointed that Team Peeta is winning!! Shocked, I say.

Great polls, Beth -- I loved doing this! Can't wait for my copy of Mockingjay!

Unknown said...

Elana: what, what, WHAT?!?! Team Peeta at the way!!!!! :)

Riv Re said...

I love Gale, but I have a gut feeling that Katniss is going to choose Peeta (I haven't read Mockingjay yet [what's wrong with me?] these are just my thoughts.)
I love Cinna! He TOTALLY CANNOT DIE. If he does, I will be very mad. >:[