Friday, September 28, 2012


Book Menu for Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

ISBN of edition I read: 9780439023511 (hardcover)

This is the third and final book in the Hunger Games trilogy: another riveting page turner!  What a shame we have to wait until November 2013 for the film adaptation of Catching Fire.

Food mentioned in Mockingjay:
Fruit, 26, 35
Hot grain, 35
Milk, 35
Mashed turnip, 36
Coffee, 42, 157-160
Bean and onion stew, 51
Fish and okra stew, 62
Stewed garlic and squash, 104
Cheese sandwiches, 121
Blackberries, 127-8
Pea soup, 139
Apple cider, 226
Wedding cake, 227-8, 242
Fish and beet stew, 237
Beef stew, 239-40, 323
Cheese buns, 272
Cookies, 292
     Cream-filled cookies, 293
     Fig cookies, 330
Cod chowder, 293
Lamb stew, 293
Potato and bean stew, 301
Chicken and rice soup, 301
Liver pate, 330
Chopped ham and potato hash, 333
Canned peaches, 336
Crackers, 336
Eggs and toast, 380

Great vocabulary in Mockingjay:
writhing, 4
glean, 7
indelible, 18
circuitous, 158
indivisible, 176
estimation, 240

Discussion questions for Mockingjay :
What surprised you the most in this story?
Provide examples of humor in this dark novel.
Describe Katniss' relationship with Haymitch.
When did Katniss decide to kill President Coin?
Rewrite the last chapter of this novel.
Describe the author's writing style Mockingjay.
If you could meet Suzanne Collins, what would you say to her?

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