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This book helped me keep Katniss alive even after the end of the triology. It gives an alternate ending and views the storyline in different perspectives, giving a broader idea of the whole story...a must read!
I thought this was actually the third book in the trilogy and bought it in error by clicking too quickly without properly reading the blurb. This is a short (50 page) cash-in which is nothing to do with Suzanne Collins. It has a plot summary (who needs this if you have read the books?) and some opinions about the books which are not supported by interviews with the genuine author. It's basically just a short fan book. Returned for refund.
I loved reading Suzanne Collins Hunger Games Trilogy, so when I saw this Mockingjay Sidekick that promised more insight, I definitely was interested. It's been a while since I read the last book and since the movie is to be released on November 21st, I needed a quick refresher course before I hit the theaters. I'm so glad I read Katherine R. Miller's sidekick. In fact, I think every book reader can benefit from eBooks like this because she showed me things I'd missed entirely. With her outline, I was able to visually picture where the districts were and what their geographical location corresponded to. Something I never totally grasped before . It showed why District 4 is a fishing district, because it's close to the coastline, as opposed to Katniss district 12 being near the former Appalachia area which explained the coal mines. I learned that Panem is Latin for bread. I learned to look for the symbolism in yellow and it's representation throughout the book and where to look for it. And I learned that Rue is a yellow flower. I discovered that when Katniss is assigned to Squad 451, it's a nod to Bradbury's book Farenheit 451- talking about temperature and fire. That and many more revelations are a part of this sidekick. But my favorite part shows the juxtaposition of Gale and Katniss looking at each other through the mirror's reflection. Miller showed me that was how far they had come- to go from being best friends and seeing eye to eye on everything, to not being able to look at one another in the eye. Quite an eye-opener really at the symbolic meaning behind all this! If I could offer only one word for this book, it'd be "Brilliant". I will look for more of Miller's sidekick additions because it helps me enjoy the books that much more!