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I don't write about adolescence. I write about war. For adolescents.


Suzanne Collins

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May the odds be ever in your favor ~ Effie Trinket
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Peeta looks at the glass again and puts it together. "You mean this will make me puke?" My prep team...
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Deberías despertarme -le digo, porque yo interrumpo su sueño dos o tres veces cuando tengo una noc...
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Since Mags seems to have no ill effects from the nuts, Peeta collects bunches of them and fries them...
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And then it happens. Up and down the row, the victors begin to join hands. Some right away, like the...
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They erase my face with a layer of pale makeup and draw my features back out.
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He offered me sugar and wanted to know all my secrets,” I say in my best seductive voice.
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The audience must be sick to death of the star-crossed lovers from District 12. I know I am.
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Johanna glances over at Finnick, to be sure, then turns to me. “How’d you lose Mags?”
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Wonderingly, I lift my long, flowing sleeves into the air, and that's when I see myself on the telev...
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How did Rue end up on that stage with nothing but the wind offering to take her place?
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I like Books...
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when I have survived the worst, opening my eyes underwater, sniffing water into my sinuses and snort...
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El odio que siento hacia él, hacia la chica fantasma, hacia todo, es tan real e inmediato que me ah...
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It’s enough to die of
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They can't hurt me. I'm not like the rest of you. There's no one left I love.
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What about you?"

"Not a clue. I keep wishing I could bake a cake or something.
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I can only form one clear thought.

This is no place for a girl on fire.
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I can hear President Snow's voice in my head. 'On the seventy-fifth anniversary, as a reminder to th...
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Sometimes things happen to people and they're not equipped to deal with them.
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Look how we take your children and sacrifice them and there’s nothing you can do. If you lift a fi...
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A need for revenge can burn long and hot. Especially if every glance in a mirror reinforces it.
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'Lord of the Flies' is one of my favorite books. That was a big influence on me as a teenage...
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Even if times got bad, he would never again deny himself the possibility that the future might be ha...
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Hope,” said Vikus. “There are times it will be very hard to find. Times when it will be much eas...
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Is that why you hate me?" I ask.
"Partly," She admits. "Jealousy is certainly involved. I also...
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Look, if you wanted to be babied you should have asked Peeta.
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I'm so sorry," I whisper. I lean forward and kiss him.
His eyelashes flutter and he looks at me...
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I guess this is a bad time to mention I hung a dummy and painted Seneca Crane's name on it...
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Well, don't expect us to be too impressed. We just saw Finnick Odair in his underwear.
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Katniss: I’m coming back into focus when Caesar asks him if he has a girlfriend back home.
P...
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But I don't know what to him about the aftermath of killing a person. About how they never leave you...
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But I feel as if I did know Rue, and she'll always be with me. Everything beautiful brings her to mi...
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Peeta's awake already, sitting on the side of the bed, looking bewildered as the trio of doctors rea...
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Don't you see, Katniss, this will decide things. One way or the other. By the end of the day, they'l...
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Poor Finnick. Is this the first time in your life you haven't looked pretty?" I say.
"It must b...
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Did you love Annie right away, Finnick?" I ask. "No." A long time passes before he adds, "She crept ...
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Want a sugar cube?" he asks in his old seductive voice.
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To this day, I can never shake the connection between this boy, Peeta Mellark, and the bread that ga...
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They'll be granted immunity!" I feel myself rising from my chair, my voice full of resonant. "You wi...
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In stark contrast to two nights ago, when I felt Peeta was a million miles away, I'm struck by his i...
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My name is Katniss Everdeen. I am seventeen years old. My home is District 12. I was in the Hunger G...
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We have to joke about it because the alternative is to be scared
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How much energy they put into harming each other. How little into saving.
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I’m about to haul my packs into a tree to make camp when a silver parachute floats down and lands ...
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At the moment, the choice would be simple. I can survive just fine without either of them.
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If he wants me broken, then I will have to be whole.
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By late afternoon I lie with my head in Peeta’s lap making a crown of flowers while he fiddles wit...
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As long as you can find yourself, you’ll never starve.
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