“But Mockingjays were never a weapon,“ said Madge. "They’re just songbirds. Right?

"Yeah, I guess so,” I said, "But it’s not true. A mockingbird is just a songbird. A mockingjay is a creature the Capitol never intended to exist. They hadn’t counted on the highly controlled jabberjay having the brains to adapt to the wild, to pass on its genetic code, to thrive in a new form. They hadn’t anticipated its will to live.