Katniss wakes up after the second hunger games tournament in the ship of the rebels. District 12 of the Government has been destroyed, it is hidden in the underground District 13. She learns that the District 13 contrary to the official historiography still exists and now is the leader of the revolution.
Even though Katniss is reluctant to join the troupe, she realizes that she has hardly any other possibilities. The rebels want to take advantage of Katniss’ popularity for their own purposes and build them to the ‘Mockingjay’, the propaganda of the opposition against the Capitol Idol. At the same time, Peeta, who could not be rescued out of the arena, is imprisoned by the Government. He will be forced to secede before cameras by Katniss and the rebels and to call for a truce.