We're gearing up here at the RT offices for the release of Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy ender, out August 24. And we're not the only ones. In response to the huge buzz the series has garnered, Scholastic has just announced a print run of 1.2 million books!
Since there are no teasers available to let us know what the book entails, and as we only got a little taste of the first few pages at the Mockingjay party, we spent some time hypothesizing what we think will happen as the books draw to a close.
If you'd like to join in the fun and get caught up on the series, we have a contest for you! We've got five copies of The Hunger Games' new paperback release to give away, thanks to Scholastic. To enter, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by July 13th with your own wildest guess as to how the books will end, or why you can't wait to read this trilogy.
Here's what we think is coming ...
Elissa Petruzzi: I think the trilogy will end similarly to how it began, with Katniss and Gale (Team Gale 4eva!) hunting in the woods outside of District 12. Only hunting won't be illegal anymore, and there will be a new, non-creepy government in place.
Stephanie Klose: I think that after the revolution and collapse of the Capitol, Katniss will play a key part in the establishment of a new government.
Faygie Levy: Leaders in the Capitol want another Games, but Katniss is done. She's finished. She wants her life back. More important she wants everyone to be free to live without fear. She and Gale team up with the resistance, who encourage her to go on the Games tour and rally the districts to stand up and fight. One district at a time, Katniss and company begin building a resistance that, this time, will not be stopped. But for her plan to succeed someone must fall ...
Whitney Sullivan: I think everything will end in a very dreamy sequence, who-shot-JR style, and Katniss will wake up in our reality. My fingers are crossed for everybody coming out alive.
Liz French: I've only read the first book, which I enjoyed so much I recommended it to all my family members, from my 75-year-old aunt to my 10-year-old nephew. They've all read both the books and seem hell-bent on spoilerizing it for me, but so far they have not succeeded. I'm going to read Catching Fire closer to the release date of Mockingjay so I don't have to wait.
That said, I predict that Katniss will lead a revolution but will ultimately be manipulated by the rebel forces and then corrupted by power. And that her sister and mother will die, as will all the people she loves. And what's this? I'm seeing ... a child?
- Elissa Petruzzi
*Giveaway Altert* Five lucky winners will receive copies of the new paperback release of The Hunger Games. To enter, e-mail email@example.com by July 13th with your own wildest guess as to how the books will end, or why you can't wait to read this trilogy. Winners (and their comments) will be revealed here on July 13th.