What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.

— Suzanne Collins

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District 12: Where you can starve to death in safety.


The star-crossed lovers


Hope, it is the only thing stronger than fear.

A little hope is effective, a lot of hope is dangerous.


So it's you and a syringe against the Capitol? See, this is why no one lets you make the plans.


My nightmares are usually about losing you. I'm okay once I realize you're here.


Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.


I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever.


It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.


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.


My name is Katniss Everdeen. I am seventeen years old. My home is District 12. I was in the Hunger Games. I escaped. The Capitol hates me.


Beauty that arose out of pain.


Tick tock, this is a clock.


About Suzanne Collins

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Nationality American
Profession Novelist
Birthday October 16

That if desperate times call for desperate measures, then I'm free to act as desperately as I wish.


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.


But Gale is not one to keep secrets from me. "Katniss, there is no District Twelve."


Stay with me. Always.


Katniss. I remember about the bread.


Most rats read. Our frustration is, we cannot hold a pen to write.


Unfortunately, I can't seal the sponsor deals for you.

Only Haymitch can do that," says Effie grimly. "But don't worry, I'll get him to the table at gunpoint if necessary." Although lacking in many departments, Effie Trinket has a certain determination I have to admire.


They'll either want to kill you, kiss you, or be you.


If you'd been taken by the Capital and hijacked and then tried to kill Peeta, is this the way he would be treating you?


Katniss....he's still trying to keep you alive.


Yeah, we wouldn't want to lose our little Mockingjay when she's finally begun to sing.


My lips are just forming his name when his fingers lock around my throat.


I curl up, make myself smaller, try to disappear entirely.

Wrapped in silence, I slide my bracelet that reads 'mentally disoriented' around and around my wrist.


But I feel as if I did know Rue, and she'll always be with me.

Everything beautiful brings her to mind. I see her in the yellow flowers that grow in the Meadow by my house. I see her in the Mockingjays that sing in the trees. But most of all, I see her in my sister, Prim.


I remember the first time I saw you. Your hair was in two braids instead of one. And I remember when you... you sang in the music assembly and the teacher said... "Who knows The Valley Song?" and your hand shot straight up. After that, I... I watched you going home every day...


I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.


Here's some advice. Stay alive.


Frankly, our ancestors don't seem much to brag about.

I mean, look at the state they left us in, with the wars, the broken planet. Clearly, they didn't care about what would happen to the people who came after them.


When you're in the arena...you just remember who the enemy is" - Haymitch


Make sure they remember you.


Listen up. You're in trouble. Word is the Capitol's furious about you showing them up in the arena. The one thing they can't stand is being laughed at and they're the joke of Panem


Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.


I have two older sisters and one older brother and hold them largely responsible for the trouble I got into growing up. I believe as the youngest child, that is my right.


Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!


But if you want to find peace, you must first be able to hope it is possible.


Katniss, the girl who was on fire!


You asked why the rate hate Overlanders so deeply.

It is because they know one will be the warrior of the prophecy," said Vikus. "Oh, I see," said Gregor. "So, when's he coming?" Vikus fixed his eyes on Gregor. "I believe he is already here.


If you are not trying to hold on to time, you are not so afraid of losing it.


Taking the kids from our districts, forcing them to kill one another while we watch – this is the Capitol’s way of reminding us how totally we are at their mercy.


In the end, the only person I truly want to comfort me is Haymitch, because he loves Peeta, too.


Remember, we're madly in love, so it's all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it.


You call that a kiss?


Panem et Circenses" translates into 'Bread and Circuses.

' The writer was saying that in return for full bellies and entertainment, his people had given up their political responsibilities and therefore their power.


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.


It means thanks, it means admiration, it means good-bye to someone you love.


So I learned to hold my tongue and to turn my features into an indifferent mask so that no one could ever read my thoughts.


So instead of acknowledging applause, I stand there unmoving while they take part in the boldest form of dissent they can manage. Silence. Which says we do not agree. We do not condone. All of this is wrong.