Meanwhile, Finnick and Annie get married. The crowd is shocked as Coin tumbles to the ground, dead, while President Snow almost chokes from laughter. The Hunger Gamestrilogy has also been compared to the popular Japanese novel-turned-film, Battle Royale, in which junior high school students are forced to fight to the death in a program led by an authoritarian Japanese government. Katniss wakes up from her injuries to find a bald, morphine-crazed Johanna Mason in her room. Katniss attacks Haymitch, feeling he used her and Peeta. She wonders if she would do more damage than good. The patients call out to her by name, invigorated by the mere sight of her.
Leeg 2 decides to stay behind with her injured twin; Jackson promises to send help as soon as they can. He expresses his approval of what Katniss did. The rebels agree to this plan, and the next day, a bomb goes off in the Nut, causing many innocent people to die. He coughs up some more blood and wipes it away with his handkerchief. Katniss and Gale disobey orders and climb to the rooftop on a nearby building to shoot down the bombers. In the ensuing chaos, Katniss is shot, though her body armor protects her.
Katniss, with her insubordination to the government, has inspired many of the districts of Panem to rebel. While escaping, Peeta becomes frightened; his Capitol programming is activated and he tries to kill Katniss with a bow. Katniss visits the imprisoned President Snow, who says she should blame President Coin of the rebels for the attack and Prim's death. The battle starts anew, but Katniss can't take it anymore. From her mother's wordless tears, Katniss learns that Prim died. She feels great guilt for everyone who died.
To her horror, she realizes that this girl is Primrose, her own sister. They get out to the surface and Cressida takes them to a fashion shop owned by Tigris , who sports elaborate tiger-stripe tattoos and has apparently had some surgery to make her mouth and nose look more feline. It is not long before Boggs is warned that they have to return to the airstrip because there are bombers on the way. Peeta Mellark is the other 'Tribute' called up from the area. Every twenty-five years, a special Hunger Games occur, and this year is the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Games.
After saying goodbye to Effie, Haymitch tells Effie not to be a stranger and kisses her. Back in District 12, Katniss struggles to put herself back together. Let's work together to keep the conversation civil. Haymitch realizes that Peeta was trying to warn the rebels of a government attack. Katniss has been rescued along with Beetee and Odair from the last Hunger Games. Collins followed The Hunger Games with additional best-sellers in the series— and Mockingjay—both of which were bestsellers. If so, those tributes would be electrocuted.
The shock causes the force field to go down and knocks Katniss unconscious. Suzanne Collins came up with the idea for trilogy while watching news coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But when Peeta sees Katniss, he tries to strangle her. Upon hearing that the more fortunate Capitol homes even President Snow's are taking in refugees, Katniss decides to refocus on her mission to kill Snow. The next mission is to the Capitol itself, but Katniss is not invited to join it, since she needs more time to recover. Plutarch offers no objections, so Katniss agrees. By running a highly conductive wire Beetee has from the tree to the ocean, they can electrocute a large area of water and whatever sand is wet.
Katniss sees Prim, now a combat medic, trying to tend to the children. This inspires Katniss to call for justice. Katniss says she cannot be filmed in the hospital. Once Katniss and the others have run away, they activate an emergency bomb contained in the holograph, blowing up the army of mutts. The squad heads for the president's mansion, but the holo shows multiple traps on the street. Gale decides to go with her; Katniss uncuffs Peeta.
A wounded and burned Katniss wakes up inside Snow's mansion while her mother tends Katniss's wounds. People begin to call out to Katniss as she walks through the hospital. Katniss is drugged and held in the mansion for weeks until Haymitch comes to fetch her. Katniss indulges Peeta in more games of 'Real or Not Real' and then Peeta reveals that the Capitol used wasp Tracker Jacker venom in his programming. While Katniss is there, the Capitol attacks District 8, including the hospital.
Katniss is bored, and secretly plans to run off on her own to find Snow and kill him. He says the leaders of the districts are choosing an interim leader to replace Coin. She discusses this with Boggs, who grimly tells her that this is entirely possible—Coin wants to eliminate potential rivals as soon as possible. Katniss is horrified that Coin has sent Peeta to be with her, and privately wonders if Coin wants her dead. Coin orders everyone in District 13 to retreat into bunkers. GradeSaver, 29 June 2014 Web. Katniss, though shaken, must use this opportunity to demand the Capitol step down since it's clear they are losing ground.