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Part I:  “The Tributes”

My fingers stretch out, seeking Prim’s warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress. She must have had bad dreams and climbed in with our mother. Of course, she did. This is the day of the reaping. Katniss Everdeen, p. 3

Prim’s face is fresh as a raindrop, as lovely as the primrose for which she was named. My mother was very beautiful once, too. Or so they tell me. Katniss Everdeen, p. 3

Entrails. No hissing. This is the closest we will ever come to love. Katniss Everdeen, p. 4

But there is always food if you know how to find it. My father knew and he taught me some before he was blown to bits in a mine explosion. I was eleven then. Five years later, I still wake up screaming for him to run. Katniss Everdeen, p. 5

District Twelve. Where you can starve to death in safety. Katniss Everdeen, p. 6

In the woods waits the only person with whom I can be myself. Gale. Katniss Everdeen,  p. 6

Leave the district. Run off. Live in the woods. You and I, we could make it. Gale Hawthorn, p. 9

How could I leave Prim, who is the only person in the world I’m certain I love? Katniss Everdeen, p. 10

Once it’s in the soup, I’ll call it beef. Greasy Sae, p. 11

I protect Prim every way I can, but I’m powerless against the reaping. Katniss Everdeen, p. 15

Quack. Primrose Everdeen, p. 16

I could be shot on a daily basis for hunting, but the appetites of those in charge protect me. Katniss Everdeen, p. 17

Anyway, Gale and I agree that if we have to choose between dying and a bullet in the head, the bullet would be much quicker. Katniss Everdeen, p. 17

Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor! Effie Trinket, p. 19

Effie Trinket crosses back to the podium, smoothes the slip of paper, and reads out the name in a clear voice. And it’s not me. It’s Primrose Everdeen. Katniss Everdeen, p. 20

The odds had been entirely in her favor. But it hadn’t mattered. Katniss Everdeen, p. 21

But in District 12, where the word tribute is pretty much synonymous with the word corpse, volunteers are all but extinct.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 22

Up you go, Catnip. Gale Hawthorne, p. 23

To the everlasting credit of the people of District 12, not one person claps. Katniss Everdeen p. 23

Family devotion only goes so far for most people on reaping day. What I did was the radical thing. Katniss Everdeen, p. 26

To this day, I can never shake the connection between this boy, Peeta Mellark, and the bread that gave me hope and the dandelion that reminded me that I was not doomed. Katniss Everdeen, p. 32

Exactly how am I supposed to work a thank-you in there? Somehow it just won’t seem as sincere if I’m trying to slit his throat. Katniss Everdeen, p. 32

Oh well, I think. There will be twenty-four of us. Odds are someone else will kill him before I do.” Of Course, the odds have not been very dependable lately. Katniss Everdeen p. 33

You can’t clock out and leave Prim on her own. There’s no me now to keep you both alive. Katniss Everdeen, p. 35

They let you wear one thing from your district in the arena. One thing to remind you of home. Will you wear this? Madge Undersee, p.38

Cookies. A pin. I’m getting all kinds of gifts today. Katniss Everdeen, p. 38

Katniss, it’s just hunting. You’re the best hunter I know. Gale Hawthorne,  p. 40

At least you two have decent manners…the pair last year ate everything with their hands like a couple of savages. It completely upset my digestion. Effie Trinket, p. 44

I make a point of eating the rest of my meal with my fingers. Then I wipe my hands on the tablecloth. Katniss Everdeen, p. 45

Kind people have a way of working their way inside me and rooting there.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 49

As long as you can find yourself, you’ll never starve. Mr. Everdeen, p. 52

I’m so glad I didn’t drown him. Katniss Everdeen, p. 54

Up, up, up! It’s going to be a big, big, big day! Effie Trinket, p. 54

They call it hot chocolate, It’s good. Peeta Mellark, p. 55

Here’s some advice. Stay alive. Haymitch Abernathy, p. 56

Did I actually get a pair of fighters this year? Haymitch Abernathy, p. 57

All right, I’ll make a deal with you. You don’t interfere with my drinking, and I’ll stay sober enough to help you. Haymitch Abernathy, p. 58

He  hasn’t accepted his death. He is already fighting hard to stay alive. Katniss Everdeen, p. 60

Which…means kind Peeta Mellark, the boy who gave me the bread, is fighting hard to kill me. Katniss Everdeen, p. 60

You’re doing very well. If there’s one thing we can’t stand it’s a whiner.  Flavius, p. 62

You know, now that we’ve gotten rid of all the hair and filth, you’re not horrible at all! Flavius, p. 63

What do they do all day, these people in the Capitol, besides decorating their bodies and waiting around for a new shipment of tributes to roll in and die for their entertainment? Katniss Everdeen, p. 65

How despicable we must seem to you. Cinna, p. 65

You’re not afraid of fire, are you, Katniss? Cinna, p. 66

I’ll rip off your cape if you’ll rip off mine. Peeta Mellark, p. 68

With all that alcohol in him, it’s probably not advisable to have him around an open flame. Katniss Everdeen, p. 68

Remember, heads held high. Smiles. They’re going to love you. Cinna, p. 69

No one will forget me. Not my look, not my name. Katniss. The girl who was on fire. Katniss Everdeen, p. 70

No, don’t let go of me. Please, I might fall out of this thing. Peeta Mellark, p. 71

It’s not really fair to present us as a team and then lock us into the arena to kill each other.  Katniss Everdeen,p. 71

You should wear flames more often. They suit you. Peeta Mellark, p. 72

He is luring you in to make you easy prey. The more likable he is, the more deadly he is.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 72

Barbarism? That’s ironic coming from a woman helping to prepare us for slaughter. And what’s she basing out success on? Our table manners?  Katniss Everdeen, p. 74

Well, if you put enough pressure on coal it turns to pearls. Effie Trinket, p. 74

…don’t worry, I’ll get him to the table at gunpoint if necessary. Effie Trinket, p. 75

Although lacking in many departments, Effie Trinket has a certain determination I have to admire. Katniss Everdeen, p. 75

The Capitol twinkles like a vast field of fireflies. Katniss Everdeen, p. 80

I’d go home now if they let me. But you have to admit, the food’s prime. Peeta Mellark, p. 83

You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope. Katniss Everdeen, p. 85

I’m sure the arena will be full of bags of flour for me to chuck at people. Peeta Mellark, p. 90

You’ll be living up in some tree eating raw squirrels and picking off people with arrows. Peeta Mellark, p. 90

She has no idea. The effect she can have. Peeta Mellark, p. 91

What on earth does he mean? People help me? When we were dying of starvation, no one helped me! No one except Peeta. Katniss Everdeen, p. 91

It’s lovely. If only you could frost someone to death. Katniss Everdeen, p. 96

You can never tell what you’ll find in the arena. Say it’s actually a gigantic cake. Peeta Mellark, p. 96

It’s not easy to find a topic. Talking of home is painful. Talking of the present unbearable. Katniss Everdeen, p. 97

Someone ought to get Haymitch a drink. Peeta Mellark, p. 99

You…shoot straight.  Peeta Mellark, p. 100

Suddenly I am furious, that with my life on the line, they don’t even have the decency to pay attention to me.  That I’m being upstaged by a dead pig. Katniss Everdeen, p. 101

Thank you for your consideration. Katniss Everdeen, p. 102

I wasn’t trying to kill one of them. If I were, they’d be dead!  Katniss Everdeen, p. 103

Okay, enough small talk, just how bad were you today. Haymitch Abernathy, p. 105

Really, is anything less impressive than watching a person pick up a heavy ball and throw it a couple of yards. One almost landed on my foot.  Peeta Mellark, p. 108

Well, Catnip, stealing’s punishable by death, or hadn’t you heard? Gale Hawthorne, p. 110

I call him my friend, but in the last year it’s seemed too casual a word for what Gale is to me. Katniss Everdeen, p. 112

See, like this. I’m smiling at you even though you’re aggravating me. Effie Trinket, p. 115

The impression you make tomorrow will decided exactly what I can get in term of sponsors. Haymitch Abernathy, p. 116

Why am I hopping around like some trained dog trying to please people I hate. Katniss Everdeen, p. 117

They’re already taking my future! They can’t have the things that mattered to me in the past. Katniss Everdeen, p. 117

You’ve got about as much charm as a dead slug. Haymitch Abernathy, p. 117

I crawl in between the sheets like a five-year-old and let her tuck me in. Then she goes. I want her to stay until I fall asleep. To be there when I wake up. I want the protection of this girl, even though she never had mine. Katniss Everdeen, p. 119

I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun. Katniss Everdeen, p. 121

Myself? That’s no good, either. Haymitch says i’m sullen and hostile. Katniss Everdeen, p. 121

Twirl for me.  Cinna, p. 121

I see Cinna make the tiniest circular motion with his finger. But I know what he is saying. Twirl for me. Katniss Everdeen, p. 128

I’m awful. Haymitch called me a dead slug. Katniss Everdeen, p. 121

Okay, maybe I don’t go around loving everybody I meet, maybe my smiles are hard to come by, but I do care for some people. Katniss Everdeen, p. 122

What about me? Could you think of me as a friend? Cinna, p. 122

In District 12, looking old is something of an achievement since so many people die early. Katniss Everdeen, p. 124

Don’t worry, I’ve got you. Can’t have you following in your mentor’s footsteps. Caesar Flickerman, p. 128

Tell me, do I still smell like roses? Peeta Mellark, p. 130

Handsome lad like you. There must be some special girl. Come on, what’s her name? Caesar Flickerman, p. 130

We’ll there is this one girl. I’ve had a crush on her ever since I can remember. But i’m pretty sure she didn’t know I was alive until the reaping. Peeta Mellark, p. 130

Because…because…she came here with me. Peeta Mellark, p. 130

Part II:  “The Games”

Well, best of luck to you, Peeta Mellark, and I think I speak for all of Panem when I say our hearts go with yours.  Caesar Flickerman, p. 133

…every screen is now dominated by a shot of Peeta and me, separated by a few feet that in the viewers’ heads can never be breached.  Poor tragic us.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 134

You were about as romantic as dirt until he said he wanted you. Now they all do. You’ll all they’re talking about. The star-crossed lovers from District Twelve! Haymitch Abernathy, p. 135

But we’re not star crossed lovers. Katniss Everdeen, p. 135

You’re golden, sweetheart. You’re going to have sponsors lined up around the block. Haymitch Abernathy, p. 137

And there I am, blushing and confused, made beautiful by Cinna’s hands, desirable by Peeta’s confession, tragic by circumstance, and by all accounts, unforgettable. Katniss Everdeen, p. 137-138

I wouldn’t be at all surprised if I finally get promoted to a decent district next year!  Effie Trinket, p. 138

When the gong sounds, get the hell out of there. Haymitch Abernathy, p. 138

It doesn’t matter, Katniss. I’ve never been a contender in these Games anyway. Peeta Mellark, p. 141

I want to die as myself. Does that make any sense? Peeta Mellark, p. 141

While I’ve been ruminating on the availability of trees, Peeta has been struggling with how to maintain his identity. His purity of self.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 142

No, when the time comes, I’m sure I’ll kill just like everybody else. I can’t go down without a fight. Peeta Mellark,, p. 142

Only I keep wishing I could think of a way to…to show the Capitol they don’t own me. That I’m more than just a piece in their Games. Peeta Mellark, p. 142

Okay. Thanks for the tip sweetheart. Peeta Mellark, p. 142

Peeta Mellark. We will see how high and mighty he is when he’s faced with life and death. Katniss Everdeen, p. 143

This is what birds see. Only they’re free and safe. The very opposite of me.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 144

In the Capitol, they call it the Launch Room. In the districts, it’s referred to as the Stockyard. Katniss Everdeen, p. 144

Nervousness seeps into terror as I anticipate what is to come. I could be dead, flat-out dead, in an hour. Katniss Everdeen, p. 146

…after a moment I hold out my hand to him. Cinna encloses it in both of his. Katniss Everdeen, p. 146

And remember this. I’m not allowed to bet, but if I could my money would be on you. Cinna, p. 146

Good luck, girl on fire.  Cinna, p. 147

Ladies and gentlemen, let the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games begin! Claudius Templesmith, p. 147

Thanks for the knife. Katniss Everdeen, p. 151

Eleven dead in all, Thirteen left to play. Katniss Everdeen, p. 152

And here I am a stone’s throw from the biggest idiot in the games. Strapped in a tree. Not daring to flee since my general location has just been broadcast to any killer that cares. Katniss Everdeen, p. 158

My instincts have been to flee, not fight. But obviously this person’s a hazard. Stupid people are dangerous. Katniss Everdeen p. 159

Better clear out so they can get the body before it starts stinking.  Cato, p. 160

Obviously, the noble boy on the rooftop was playing just one more game with me. But this will be his last.  I will eagerly watch the night skies for signs of his death, if I don’t kill him myself first. Katniss Everdeen, p. 162

I need to look one step ahead of the game. Katniss Everdeen, p. 164

There’s only one good reason Haymitch could be withholding water from me. Because he knows I’ve almost found it. Katniss Everdeen, p. 169

It would be hard to miss the wall of fire descending on me. Katniss Everdeen, p. 171

Somewhere, in a cool, spotless room,a Gamemaker sits at a set of controls, fingers on the triggers that could end my life in a second. Katniss Everdeen, p. 175

There is no time to judge if a move is the correct one. When there’s a hiss, I act or die. Katniss Everdeeen, p. 175

But all in all, maybe showing up stark naked in that chariot would have been safer for me. Katniss Everdeen, p. 177

The Gamemakers don’t want me dead. Not yet anyway.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 177

Pity does not get you aid. Admiration at your refusal to give in does.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 179

Oh, let her stay up there. Its not like she’s going anywhere. We’ll deal with her in the morning. Peeta Mellark, p. 183

For a while we hold each others glaze. Then, without even rustling a leaf, her little hand slides into the open and points to something above my hand. Katniss Everdeen, p. 184

Then I know. It’s a wasp nest. Katniss Everdeen, p. 185

…these are the Hunger Games, and ordinary isn’t the norm.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 185

My family is safe. And if they are safe, no real harm has been done. Katniss Everdeen, p. 188

..if I’m going to die today, it’s Rue I want to win. Katniss Everdeen, p. 189

What are you still doing here? Are you mad?  Peeta Mellark, p. 193

Sick and disoriented, I’m able to form only one thought: Peeta Mellark just saved my life. Katniss Everdeen, p. 194

…for some reason Gale and Peeta do not coexist well together in my thoughts. Katniss Everdeen, p. 197

If Cato broke through the trees right now, I wouldn’t flee, I’d shoot.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 197

She can move through the woods like a shadow, you have to give her that. Katniss Everdeen, p. 199

You know, they’re not the only ones who can form alliances. Katniss Everdeen, p. 200

Orchards, huh? That must be how you can fly around the trees like you’ve got wings.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 200

You want me for an ally? Rue, p. 200

Oh, I’ve never had a whole leg to myself before. Rue, p. 202

Say they didn’t. Say the supplies were gone. How long would they last?” I say. “I mean, it’s the Hunger Games, right? Katniss Everdeen, p. 207

…for the first time, I have a plan. A plan that isn’t motivated by the need for flight and evasion. An offensive plan.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 207

…the warmth of Rue at my side, her head cradled on my shoulder, have given me a sense of security. I realize, for the first time, how very lonely I’ve been in the arena. Katniss Everdeen, p. 209

I poke Rue in the belly, just like I would Prim. Katniss Everdeen, p. 211

In our world, I rank music somewhere between hair ribbons and rainbows in terms of usefulness.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 211

…if you hear the Mockingjays singing it, you’ll know that I’m okay… Rue, p. 213

Unexpectedly, Rue throws her arms around me. I only hesitate a moment before I hug her back.  Katniss, p. 213

Remember, I tell myself. You’re the hunter now, not them. Katniss Everdeen, p. 214

But I can’t let my fear show. Absolutely, positively, I am live on every screen in Panem. Katniss Everdeen, p. 223

Let the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games begin, Cato. Let them begin for real. Katniss Everdeen, p. 226

Something is keeping her up a tree. I think I’ll go hunt it down. Katniss Everdeen, p. 231

I’m going to. Going to win for both of us now. Katniss Everdeen, p. 233

Don’t Go. Rue, p. 234

…the words are easy and soothing, promising tomorrow will be more hopeful than this awful piece of time we call today.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 234

Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true. Here is the place where I love you. Katniss Everdeen, p. 235

Everything’s still and quiet. Then, almost eerily, the Mockingjays take up my song. Katniss Everdeen, p. 235

I can’t bring myself to leave her like this. Past harm, but seeming utterly defenseless Katniss Everdeen, p. 236

I want to do something, right here, right now, to shame them, to make them accountable, to show the Capitol that whatever they do or force us to do there is a part of every tribute they can’t own.  That Rue was more than a piece in their Games. And so am I. Katniss Everdeen, p. 236-237

Good and safe. We don’t have to worry about her now. Katniss Everdeen, p. 238

My thanks to the people of District Eleven. Katniss Everdeen, p. 239

I climb dangerously high into a tree, not for safety but to get as far away from today as I can. Katniss Everdeen, p. 239

But I told Rue I’d be there. For the both of us. And somehow that seems even more important than the vow I gave Prim. Katniss Everdeen, p. 242

Now, I’m determined to avenge her, to make her loss unforgettable and I can only do that by winning and thereby making myself unforgettable.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 242

I don’t know why I should even care about the boy. Then I realize…he was my first kill. Katniss Everdeen, p. 243

I killed a boy whose name I don’t even know.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 243

The news sinks in. Two tributes can win this year. If they’re from the same district. Both can live. both of us can live. Katniss Everdeen, p. 244

Before I can stop myself, I call out Peeta’s name. Katniss Everdeen, p. 244

Part III: “The Victor”

No thanks to me. All I’ve done is managed not to kill Peeta. Katniss Everdeen, p. 247

Let them come with their night-vision glasses and their heavy, branch-breaking bodies. Right into the range of my arrows.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 248-249

You here to finish me off, sweetheart? Peeta Mellark, p 252

Well, don’t step on me. Peeta Mellark, p. 252

It’s the final word in camouflage. Forget chucking weights around. Peeta should have gone into his private session with the Gamemakers and painted himself into a tree.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 252

Yes, frosting. The final defense of the dying. Peeta Mellark, p. 252

Remember, we’re madly in love, so it’s all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it. Peeta Mellark, p. 253

‘Katniss?’ He mouths the words ‘How about that kiss?’ Peeta Mellark, p. 257

I…I’m no good at this. I’m not my mother. I’ve no idea what I’m doing and I hate pus. Katniss Everdeen, p. 257

…for all I know, I am killing you. Katniss Everdeen
Can you speed it up a little? Peeta Mellark, p. 258

Shut up and eat your pears. Katniss Everdeen, p. 258

Oh, I don’t care if you see me. Peeta Mellark, p. 258

You know you’re kind of squeamish for such a lethal person. Peeta Mellark, p. 258

I always knew you were his favorite. Peeta Mellark, p. 259

Katniss, Thanks for finding me. Peeta Mellark, p. 260

You’re not going to die. I forbid it. Katniss Everdeen, p. 261

You’re supposed to be in love, sweetheart. The boy’s dying. Give me something I can work with! Haymitch Abernathy, p. 261

…he smiles as if he’d be happy to lie there gazing at me forever.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 261

I woke up and you were gone.  I was worried about you. Peeta Mellark, 263

This is an enormous improvement over the mud. Clean clothes and medicine and a sleeping bag…and you.  Peeta Mellark, p. 264

I like watching you sleep. You don’t scowl. Improves your looks a lot. Peeta Mellark, p. 265

I know what blood poisoning is, Katniss even if my mother isn’t a healer. Peeta Mellark, p. 266

You’re not risking your life for me. Peeta Mellark, p. 274

You’re such a bad liar, Katniss. I don’t know how you’ve survived this long. Peeta Mellark, p. 274

Never gamble at cards. You’ll lose your last coin.  Peeta Mellark, p. 274

I won’t die. I promise. If you promise not to go. Peeta Mellark, p. 275

‘They’re as sweet as syrup,’ he says, taking the last spoonful. ‘Syrup.’ His eyes widen as he realizes the truth. Peeta Mellark, p. 277

It’s strange to be so physically close to someone who’s so distant. Katniss Everdeen, p. 279

I’m always dreading the others, but maybe Foxface is the real opponent here.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 283

What’s in the pretty little backpack? That medicine for Lover Boy? Too bad he’ll never get it. Clove, p. 285

I won’t close my eyes…As my last act of defiance, I will stare her down as long as I can see…I will not cry out, I will die, in my own small way, undefeated.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 286

I think we’re going to have to fix that, Rue. Katniss Everdeen, p. 287

Just this one time, I let you go. For the little girl. You and me, we’re even then. No more owed. You understand? Thresh, p. 288

You better run now, Fire Girl. Thresh, p. 288

You just let me take care of you for awhile. Peeta Mellark, p. 291

The bread? What? From when we were kids? I think we can let that go, I mean you just brought me back from the dead.  Peeta, p. 293

Haymitch said you would take a lot of convincing. Peeta Mellark, p. 293

Don’t die for me. You won’t be doing me any favors. Peeta Mellark, p. 297

Maybe I did it for myself, Peeta, did you ever think of that? Maybe you aren’t the only one who…who worries about…what it would be like if… Katniss Everdeen, p. 297

It’s him. I do not want to lose the boy with the bread. Katniss Everdeen, p. 297

No one has held me like this in such a long time…no one else’s arms have made me feel this safe. Katniss Everdeen, p. 299

You said at the interview you’d had a crush on me forever. When did forever start?  Katniss Everdeen, p. 300

And right when your song ended, I knew — just like your mother — I was a goner. Peeta Mellark, p. 301

So, in a way, my name being drawn in the reaping was a real piece of luck. Peeta Mellark, p. 301

You have a…remarkable memory. Katniss Everdeen, p. 302

I remember everything about you. You’re the one who wasn’t paying attention. Peeta Mellark, p. 302

I swallow hard and get the words out ‘You don’t have much competition anywhere.’ and this time, it’s me who leans in. Katniss Everdeen, p. 302

No, I noticed just about every girl, but none of them made a lasting impression but you. Peeta Mellark, p. 304

When he’s sober, I’ve never heard him say one negative thing about you. Peeta Mellark, p. 304

To expensive for my family to eat. Unless it’s gone very stale. Of course, practically everything we eat is stale. Peeta Mellark, p. 389

Forget about Cato, you’re chasing off every rabbit in a ten mile radius. Katniss Everdeen, p. 314

Oh and I suppose the apples ate the cheese. Katniss Everdeen, p. 318

No, Peeta, she’s your kill, not Cato’s. Katniss Everdeen, p. 319

I pull the sleeping bag up to his chin and kiss his forehead, not for the audience, but for me. Katniss Everdeen, p. 323

The blonde hair, the green eyes, the number…it’s Glimmer. Katniss Everdeen, p. 333

Instead of trying to wrestle his way free, his forefinger veers off and makes a deliberate X on the back of Cato’s hand. Katniss Everdeen, p. 336

Cato may win this thing yet. Peeta Mellark, p. 339

Make it count. Peeta Mellark, p. 340

Then we won, Katniss. Peeta Mellark, p. 341

Because if he dies. I’ll never go home, not reallyI’ll spend the rest of my life in this arena trying to think my way out.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 343

Then you shoot me. You shoot me and go home and live with it! Katniss Everdeen, p. 343

We both know they have to have a victor. It can be only one of us. Please, take it. For me.  Peeta Mellark, p. 343-344

“One.” Maybe I’m wrong. “Two.” Maybe they don’t care if we both die. “Three” It’s too late to change my mind. Katniss Everdeen, p.   344-345

My fingers are still gripping the back of his jacket so tightly that when they take him away it tears leaving me with a fistful of black fabric.  Katniss Everdeen, p.346 – 347

I forget we’re out of the Games and I see the doctors as just one more threat, one more pack of mutts designed to kill him.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 347

Peeta? No its not about Peeta. its about the Capitol and the Gamemakers and the audience. Katniss Everdeen, p. 355

If what Haymitch says is true…I’ve never been in such a dangerous place in my life.  Katniss Everdeen, p.358

…the Hunger Games are their weapon and you are not supposed to be able to defeat it. Katniss Everdeen, p. 358

…right now the most dangerous part of the Hunger Games is about to begin. Katniss Everdeen, p. 359

I stare in the mirror as I try to remember who I am and who I am not.  Katniss Everdeen, p. 371

It was all for the Games. How you acted.  Peeta Mellark, p. 372

I guess the real question is what’s going to be left when we get home? Peeta Mellark, p. 372

I also want to tell him how much I already miss him. Katniss Everdeen, p. 373

One more time? For the audience? Peeta Mellark, p. 373

Already the boy with the bread is slipping away from me. Katniss Everdeen, p. 374

I take his hand, holding on tightly, preparing for the cameras, and dreading the moment when I will finally have to let go. Katniss Everdeen, p. 374

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