Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne CollinsMy name is Katniss Everdeen.
Why am I not dead?
I should be dead.
Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katnisss family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.
It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans--except Katniss.
The success of the rebellion hinges on Katnisss willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels Mockingjay--no matter what the personal cost.
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What If? 19 Alternate Histories Imagining a Very Different World
Alternate history, long popular with fiction writers, has also been explored by historians and journalists. Here are some of their intriguing conclusions. Explanation: In a article published in Look magazine, author and Civil War buff MacKinlay Kantor envisioned a history in which the Confederate forces won the Civil War in , forcing the despised President Lincoln into exile. Texas, unhappy with the new arrangement, declares its independence in Under international pressure, the Southern states gradually abolish slavery. President Lindbergh, a white supremacist and anti-Semite, declares martial law, throws his opponents in prison, and allies with Nazi Germany in World War II. Learning that Britain has broken the Enigma code , however, the Nazis play it safe and make peace with the west.
The ref blew the call! We traded him?! But, what if those things didn't happen? What if the New York Yankees sucked for decades? What if we drafted the right guy? Let's dive into a countdown of alternate reality.
We always wonder what might have happened if things had been different. Alternate history is arguably one of the best genres in all of popular entertainment, partly because it relies on the complexity of hard decisions and the consequences that come from them. Some of the stories out there are a mixture of the serious and silly , but others are a plausible look at how a few key decisions could have changed the world. The following five scenarios come from the latter category. It is my hope that you, dear readers, will think of these as a fun way to explore the nature of our world and our influence upon it. How much change can one man bring to our world?
Sign me up for the latest news from Penguin Teen, including new books, special offers, and promotions. Historical fiction is great, but sometimes you need your history with a twist. What if one thing had changed about your favorite historical time period?
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2. What If Hitler Was Killed During World War I?
It gets lumped in with run of the mill historical fiction, or it gets shelved in the sci-fi section alongside robots and aliens. Unlike most science fiction, however, alternate history books don't look to the future.
What if Gandhi had never got teed-off with the British Empire? But we sure as heck can speculate. Some are pretty big, and some are kinda small. But they all have one thing in common. Part of this fascination may be to do with the fact that none of them actually worked. The V1 flying bombs were supposed to kill , Londoners a month , but instead killed less than 10, total. The V2 rockets were terrifying, but killed more people in their construction than they did landing on Britain and Belgium.