About Mockingjay Pins
The film adaptions of Suzanne Collins?s Hunger Games trilogy have unquestionably struck a chord with moviegoers. The second instalment, Catching Fire, was the highest-grossing film at the domestic box office in 2013 and it had the most successful November opening weekend ever. Mockingjay is the title of the third book in the series and of the two forthcoming films. The books and films also have something of a cult following and mockingjay pins are ideal gifts for the most enthusiastic fans.
Most fans of the films are particularly drawn to Katniss Everdeen, the leading character who is powerfully portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence. The actress has won a series of awards for the role. Throughout the games, Katniss wears a golden mockingjay pin. It is her ?tribute token? and a memento of her home, District 12. However, in the course of the two sets of Games in which Katniss competes, the pin becomes a symbol of rebellion and resistance to the repressive regime in the Capitol.
Due to the symbolism of the mockingjay pin, replicas are popular among devoted fans of the films. These replicas are mostly cast with antique bronze or gold effect. While the badges appear quite realistic, they are also affordable, unlike the original pin which Katniss observes could keep a family in her district fed for months.
Unlike some memorabilia, the mockingjay pin is discreet and quite stylish, so parents are unlikely to have a problem with their children wearing it.