Anticiaption has been building ever since we read the last page of Catching Fire for the release of Mockingjay. Book three of The Hunger Games series has been a closely guarded secret. Scholastic did not distribute advance copies and in keeping with the August 24 embargo, media outlets haven’t received the book in advance either.
So how is that with two weeks to go some copies have been spotted?
@sims posted this picture of the book on Twitter saying ….” Thanks to a very kind friend, I’m about to start Mockingjay. Join me on my red eye flight to read along”.
Gotta say I’m super jealous!
UPDATE: Hunger Games Examiner contacted Scholastic to find out what’s going on. It seems the people at Scholastic have no idea how Andrew Sims got his hands on a copy.
Sheila Marie Everett, a publicist at Scholastic told the Examiner:
“We are not releasing copies in advance of 8/24/10. Scholastic did not provide this person with a copy of Mockingjay. In fact, I haven’t even read it yet!”
The Examiner also checked in with Sims who said:
“I don’t really have any comment and honestly I’m just hoping for it to pass. I didn’t expect it to get such a reaction!”