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The second Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire, left me on such a cliffhanger that I been anxiously waiting for Mockingjay. It’s been a long year, but my wait is about to come to an end. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 hits theaters Friday, November 21.
Wouldn’t it be fun to dress up like Katniss Everdeen and go see the movie? You can probably find almost everything you need in your own closet to recreate the all-black costume Katniss wears for much of the film. Start with a long-sleeved black shirt tucked into black jeans. Add a black pleather vest and combat boots. Be sure to get The Hunger Games Mockingjay Pin. It’s Katniss’s signature accessory. If you’re really going all out, bring along a black bow and arrows. (Just don’t try to take a bow and arrows into the movie theater – that could get you in trouble.) Finish the look by wearing your hair in the famous Katniss braid worn over your shoulder.
The final book in The Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay, is just as exciting and unpredictable as the first two books. Katniss is under a ton of pressure to become the rebellion’s Mockingjay – and she isn’t sure she is up to the task. Will she risk everything to try to save her nation from total destruction? (Spoiler Alert) Yes! The second Katniss realizes Peeta is alive and has been brainwashed by President Snow, she makes up her mind to become the Mockingjay. She is ready to give up everything to save him — even though Peeta is not at all like the Peeta she once knew.
My tween son and I have been bonding over The Hunger Games books and movies. I started rereading the books so we could discuss what was going on with the characters. I am really excited to find out there are books that we can both enjoy reading together.
We have plans to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, hopefully on opening weekend. My son and I can agree that SO MUCH takes place within the pages of the books that just can’t be covered in the movies. Of course the movies are very much worthwhile whether or not you have read the books. But when you read the books, it takes the films to a whole new level of awesome…at least in our opinions.
The scene I am most looking forward to seeing is featured in the movie previews, where Katniss films her message to President Snow: Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!
Have you read The Hunger Games trilogy? Do you have plans to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1? What is your favorite part of the Mockingjay book?