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- Full Title: Mockingjay
- Where Written: Sandy Hook, Connecticut, United States
- When Published: August 24, 2010
- Literary Period: The young adult “boom” of the 2000s
- Genre: Dystopian Science Fiction/Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
- Setting: Various parts of the country of Panem (a futuristic North America)
- Climax: Katniss kills President Alma Coin
- Antagonist: President Coriolanus Snow / President Alma Coin
- Point of View: First person
From page to screen: Mockingjay has been made into not one but two films: Mockingjay—Part 1 and Mockingjay—Part 2. The former was released in 2014, and earned many hundreds of millions of dollars; the latter is scheduled for release in November 2015.
A myth-lover: It’s no secret that The Hunger Games borrows names and phrases from Greco-Roman mythology and history: Caesar, Plutarch, Coriolanus, and Alma are all classical allusions. Collins has admitted to being a lover of Greek and Roman culture—even when she was a child, she loved to study Greek history in school.