The anthem sounds in the sky as Cato hunches by the fire, taking the first watch by himself. Almost as if he's read my mind, he has set Glimmer to watch last. My latest plan is to kill her and then kill Cato - in his sleep, hopefully. Then flee, hoping Clove and Marvel both pursue me, in the heat of the moment. Neither of them will have use for the bow; it will be left behind for Katniss. There are a lot of unpleasant variables to this plan, but I'm pretty much out of options. By the time morning comes, Cato will have come up with some plan to get Katniss down, so the confrontation will need to happen at dawn.
There are no pictures in the sky tonight, but tomorrow night, mine will be.
Tonight, I have to let go of my life and steel myself to do the thing I never thought I would do - kill in cold blood.
Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where the dead man called out for his love to flee
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met up at midnight in the hanging tree
The tune winds its way through and buries itself inside my head, repeating over and over. As the night grows colder and my blood chills, I imagine there are things hanging from the boughs of the trees. Death is pressing in around me. It's as if I'm breathing its ashy breath. The glint of the weapons as they glow in the light of the fire. Blood on my hands. The dead man, singing and singing. The girl, starving and starving. The curiosity – strangely detached – about how and when it will come to me. Cato's sword? Clove's knives? Even Bet could, reasonably enough, turn on me when the time comes. Will it hurt? Will it take a long time? Or will it happen in an instant – one moment light, one moment … nothing.
Yes, I'm attempting to defend this girl, whose life has somehow come to mean more than my own fear of pain, and now even of death - but the thought of delivering the blows - plunging my knife into the unwary girl's chest, slicing the throat of a sleeping boy - is so horrifying that my mind keeps trying to retreat from it. All my sporadic resentment of this situation – this thing where I'm sacrificing myself for this girl who has no clue about it, for the boy who waits at home for her – returns to choke me. But I can't let it.
This whole thing is fucked. And the worst thing? That I didn't realize how fucked it was, not really - not until now. I've watched the Games every year - watched and hated them. Watched and hated the Careers, like we're conditioned to do, as if it is District 2's fault that we are forced into the arena. It's not even District 13's fault, as the Capitol has said, claiming to wash its hands of it all. We're just following the treaty, obeying the law. Bullshit.
Watched the District 12 children die, year after year - the ones who don't come back to school the following year. We're used to it. Like we're used to the empty desks of the children who starve to death. It's just our life, our entire life. Our entire life is an arena. It's even enclosed and I'm beginning to understand … the monsters beyond the fence, the ones that stalk the woods, the mutts and wild things - and the people who put them there? Are they truly worse than what we have become – a people who send our children to kill each other in this particularly brutal way?
I close my eyes, pretending to sleep. I make my breath sound heavier. I've pretended to sleep before. One time, the worst of the times, Ryan was in trouble and mom came into our room with a belt. I pretended to sleep through it - looking back, there's no way that anyone believed me, but it was better for me, for her, for my brother that we all agreed to pretend that I didn't witness anything.
She loathed herself after these episodes; at least, I've always had to believe this. Her father was a drunk - worse than Haymitch, probably – and to hear her tell it, he beat her nearly every night. Her brother, my uncle, is a drunk, too, and my cousins are also beat regularly - so regularly, teachers have asked me about it. For mom, these episodes were fewer and farther between, but they loom large in my memory. The last time she hit me was the day of the bread. But I was the well-behaved one in the house. My brother was the troublemaker - mimicking Peacekeepers, getting in fights at school, stealing candy once. I guess she was frightened that he would get himself executed one day and was desperate to stop him, but her approach didn't improve him.
Worse for me was her sarcastic tongue; the sort of words that ring in your head forever, long after bruises mend – that you are stupid or lazy or just not even worth the time. I've got to the point where, mostly, I let it bounce off of me. That's just her being her, I would say to myself, at the mercy of demons she couldn't conquer. It's a form of forgiveness, I guess. The only form you can give when there's no apology. Or maybe not. If I forgive her now, completely, in my heart, maybe it will make this whole thing easier for me. She was the one who showed me I could be brave enough to be defiant, even when I knew I was facing punishment. So - for that, I'm going to thank her, as well as forgive her.
I think about my father, then. His marriage is not happy - never has been - and that's not entirely mom's fault. He didn't marry the girl he wanted and, if you think about it, maybe it didn't have to be the tragedy they seem to have made of it. I have to hope there was at least something between them. After all, I'm their third child - I have to hope I came out of something other than convenience or my dad's desire to have a daughter.
Or perhaps it's enough that I seem to have been born with a purpose.
It's weird – the sense of fatalism that pervades my participation in this Game. It makes me feel more important than I really am – and also, at the same time, much, much smaller. Insignificant. A pawn in someone's game. Her volunteering and my name being called - just like that. One of only two people, maybe - eligible for the Reaping - for whom her life meant more than his own.
I think back to how she ensnared me - all those years ago. And it wasn't anything she did on purpose - it was my over-sensitive heart, really. But ever since then, though I lived and breathed and looked like a normal boy, I was bound to her in this strange and immovable way that made something like this - insane situation that I'm in now - almost inevitable. It might have ended less dramatically, with just burnt fingers, a broken heart – but it was always there, dormant, waiting for me to eventually pick it up and figure out what it was. Until I went on stage to declare it, I never really put a name to it – I never called it a crush or an infatuation or anything like that. She fascinated me, but she's a fascinating person. She was just Katniss. There were girls and there was Katniss – all in a category by herself. Always in the corner of the eye. Always my first association – the first notes of a song, the first aroma of bread when it is almost done, the first drops of rain, the first spot of color in the spring: she was in all these things.
So, it was always just a matter of time. I had this vague idea that school would end and it would just fall into place. Then she volunteered, and my name was called. As if ...
I shake off these melodramatic thoughts and take a moment to think guiltily about Bet - the girl who actually is in an alliance with me right now. Bet - who I won't kill, unless she turns on me or Katniss, first. I wish I could shake myself free of the inevitability of her eventual death. It feels like my fault, and it hasn't even happened yet. This place is fucking awful.
Clove follows Cato, and she spends her watch whistling soundlessly, practicing her knife throws. For two hours, I watch her under my narrowed eyelids, filled with anxiety. She's smarter than Cato - she must have figured out that I lied about Katniss' knowledge of the woods. And who knows what else? Hopefully, she's just not scared enough of me to bother.
Marvel follows Clove, and I relax a little. This time I just listen to the night sounds - the scurrying creatures, maybe foxes or possum? The hooting owls. I can see the stars through the netting of the trees, and just try to relax and enjoy the sight of them. Periodically, a light shoots across the sky, then vanishes. It reminds, me, oddly enough, of the Capitol.
The Capitol - a whirlwind of color and food. Nothing elegant about it. Except for Portia, so strange to me, and a little disturbing. It's impossible to reconcile that a genuinely decent person could voluntarily participate in the Games. No matter how hard I try, the math does not add up. Yet – I like her. Maybe for selfish reasons. She's the first person who ever talked to me about art and my drawings as if they actually mattered. Does that make me the shallow one – dedicated to this noble cause, as she put it, but ultimately as susceptible to flattery as anyone else?
She and Haymitch - both telling me to look after my own life, but both of them helping me to put this plan in motion to help Katniss, instead. Curiously dedicated, to the very end, to this bizarre notion that linking us together, Katniss and I, is some kind of viable winning strategy.
This thought troubles me until Marvel wakes up Glimmer to take up her watch. Then my mind flits back, in panic, to the task at hand. Glimmer stirs the fire, then sits up against a tree opposite - so she is facing me. This will make a sneak attack very difficult, I think in consternation. Nonetheless, at dawn, I must get up and kill her. All I'm going to do, from now until then, is visualize her and Cato, climbing up that tree, deliberately going after Katniss. Muttations in human form. And hope that makes it easier for me to do this thing.
But as the silvery light starts up in the sky, I notice two things simultaneously. One is that Glimmer's head has slumped over; she's asleep. Two is that there is an odd sound coming from the tall tree, like an ugly caw of some strange bird, a grating, sawing sound.
I look up, grasping my knife. I can just see Katniss way up above. She's changed positions overnight, and she's in motion - not climbing up or down, but shaking or something. Then I understand. She's sawing a branch.
I hold my breath and try to puzzle this out. She's so far up that any branch she drops on us will not be dangerous to us. Does she mean to use it as a weapon, somehow? That makes even less sense. Perhaps a distraction? All I know is, she knows what she's doing in the woods, so I need to pause and let her -.
The branch is weighed down with a massive bee hive. I have a split second to register the fact before it comes crashing down on us, hitting the fire and scattering sparks and wasps together.
I jump up first, my wakefulness a distinct advantage. The knife slides down to the ground but there is no chance to retrieve it. I know only one thing in the entire world – to run, as fast and as far as possible. By the time everyone's up and screaming, I have bolted away from the strange mass of fiery, smoky, swirling bees. Marvel yells, "Get to the lake, the lake!" But I can't see who is or is not behind me. I feel one sting, two, three, and I'm frantically moving.
Then, as the world around me starts collapsing in sparkly shards, I find myself slowing down, down, down. One, two, three people pass me – indistinct as shadows. There is a slow hum in my ear, a buzzing. No ordinary bees, I think. The muttation version. Tracker jackers, whose stings are poison - hallucinations, fear, death. There's a burning sensation on my chest, and I look down to see myself on fire. Real or not real? I frantically pat myself down and try to find my bearings.
I can see the tracker jackers following behind the others as they continue to run. It's so curious, like a shimmering trail of smoke. I look down at myself and see smoke trails there, as well. Otherwise, I seem to be intact, though I feel lighter than I should. I'm not holding my knife - that accounts for it. A disaster. I have a job to do with it, I remind myself. What is it? What?
The bow! Did I miss my chance to secure it for Katniss? Where is Glimmer? Is she with the boys? Is she behind me?
I turn around, and even the process of pivoting makes the earth beneath me rock unsteadily. I head back toward the woods - the woods that look like smudgy watercolors – flat, blurry. Surreal. I hear some strangled gasps coming from one side of me and I pursue the sound. Eventually, I come upon her, twitching on the ground, her face and hands swollen, her honey-colored hair around her like a golden net.
Even as I say it, there is a cannon. Boom! It sounds different today, reverberating strangely. Bet keeps twitching and I go to her, but she is so deformed, the sight frightens me. Then she stops and Boom!
Someone else has died, too, I think dully. I pick up Bet's trident, which is light; the three prongs are sharp and quivery. This wasn't my strong suit, but if I'm in close enough range….
As I move away from her, the hovercraft appears and picks her up and pulls her out of the arena. I watch her go – almost curiously envious that she has escaped this nightmare place. Then I head into the trees, following the trampled grass back toward where we camped last night. I can hear footsteps behind me and I run from them, determined to make it there first. It makes no real sense, but the tree and Katniss are one and the same to me right now.
And, astonishingly enough, she's there. She's hunched over Glimmer's body and at last she has her bow. But there's something wrong with her, something dizzy about the way she's looking at me. Something limp and helpless about the way she is holding the weapon. If she could effectively arm herself, I'd be dead already, probably. I see a swollen purple sting on her neck and know she must be at least as confused as I am. But the footsteps are coming behind me. "What are you still doing here?" I hiss at her. I go up to her, prod at her with the shaft of the trident. "Are you mad? Get up! Get up!" The footsteps are upon us now. "Run! Run!"
I turn around to face Cato. The venom has made his face purple and puffy. I see his red eyes zoom out at me. He dropped his big sword, but he still had one in his belt and he lurches forward with it now. But it's not toward me he is running, it's the escaping girl. Desperation forces my limbs to move. I lurch forward to block him, the trident hitching up with the spastic movement of my hand. He looks so unreal – so unlike himself – that it helps me visualize, instead, the training dummies in the tribute center.
"No!" I thrust the trident forward with every ounce of strength I can muster, and I catch him in the side as he tries to swerve around me. He screams in rage and brings the sword down on me in one quick, sickening stroke. It goes deep, deep into my upper thigh and I fall to the ground.
Summary: Chapter 14
Katniss looks up and sees that Rue is pointing to a wasp's nest higher up. Katniss thinks it is probably a tracker jacker nest. Trackers jackers are another mutation created by the Capitol during the war with the districts. They will follow anything that disturbs them and try to kill it.
Katniss solidifies her alliance with Rue in this chapter by giving Rue enough warning to get away before she sends the nest to the floor. Rue tips Katniss off to the nest, and Katniss returns the favor, foreshadowing more teamwork in their future.What does Haymitch send Katniss in Chapter 14? ›
A present from a sponsor! At last, Haymitch has come through. It's a good gift: high-tech ointment for her burn. She spreads it on her calf and hands, and they magically improve.What does Katniss realize right before she passes out? ›
3. What does Katniss realize right before she passes out? Peeta saved her life.What has happened to Peeta? ›
In the 74th Hunger Games, a mutt (one of the wolves designed to look like the dead Tributes) mauls Peeta's calf. Katniss makes a tourniquet to staunch the blood flow, and this saves Peeta's life but he ends up having his leg amputated below the knee.What did Peeta do in his session with the judges? ›
The 75th Hunger Games
Peeta Mellark - 12, for painting a picture of Rue. It is implied that he received this score so that he would be targeted by other tributes to be killed off. Katniss Everdeen - 12, for hanging a dummy with the name "Seneca Crane".
In the 74th Hunger Games, Clove was the only Career tribute who came close to killing Katniss twice — at the Bloodbath and at the Feast, and certainly seemed to have a deep hatred for her, perhaps because Katniss received a higher score than her.What does Katniss realize about Peeta at the end of chapter 4? ›
Peeta waves to the people gathered to see the tributes coming in. He says he's waving because some of them may be rich, and Katniss realizes he may be planning a way to survive the Games, making him a threat to her.Why did Katniss save Peeta? ›
This suggests that Katniss loves Peeta, and not just because she feels that she owes him her life. Instead, Katniss wants to protect him and bring him home because she has strong feelings for him, even though she isn't sure what those feelings mean.What plan does Katniss devise in chapter 14? ›
Katniss devises a plan to cut down the branch on which the nest hangs. She believes that dropping the nest on the Career pack will be her only chance of escape. She begins to saw at the branch while the evening's anthem plays, allowing the music to cover up the sound of her sawing.
This cruel twist was likely ordered by President Snow. During the Second Rebellion, soldiers from District 13, including Katniss herself, were given specifically formulated poison capsules to swallow in the event they were captured. Dubbed "nightlock", they were known to have the same effect as the berries themselves.How did Peeta save Katniss at dinner? ›
Peeta saves her, saying that the girl looks just like Delly Cartwright, a chubby girl from their school who doesn't resemble the Avox in the slightest. Katniss plays along, though, and the conversation at the table relaxes.Why can't Katniss let herself cry? ›
Katniss comes close to crying, something she knows she mustn't do because it would indicate weakness to the other tributes and make her look vulnerable; thankfully, Haymitch distracts the crowd and the cameras by stumbling off stage.Who kissed Katniss in The Hunger Games? ›
In Catching Fire, Gale is jealous of Katniss's relationship with Peeta. He eventually admits this to Katniss, and the two kiss, which leaves Katniss confused about her feelings for Peeta. This kiss is reported to President Snow, who threatens to kill Gale unless Katniss is in love with Peeta.Does Peeta apologize to Katniss? ›
Summary: Chapter 4
The train stops temporarily for repairs, and Katniss jumps off and sits outside by herself until Peeta walks up. To Katniss's surprise, Peeta apologizes for the way he acted after the Hunger Games.
Peeta painted Rue's picture to hold the Gamemakers responsible for her death. Seneca Crane was the previous Head Gamemaker, who was executed for allowing two victors.When did Peeta lose his leg? ›
He is "broad-shouldered and strong." Part of Peeta's left leg was amputated following the 74th Hunger Games, forcing him to walk with the aid of a prosthetic leg for the rest of his life.Did Peeta actually have a crush on Katniss? ›
2. Peeta fell in love inside the arena, not before. So Peeta stands on stage and tells the truth: that he's had a crush on Katniss for years. Peeta doesn't confuse a crush for the four-letter word, and neither should we.Why did Peeta say Katniss was pregnant? ›
Biography. During the interviews for the 75th Hunger Games, Peeta lied about Katniss being pregnant to try to protect her from the Games, and Katniss later stated that she miscarried due to an electric shock in the arena to avoid further questioning.What secret does Peeta reveal? ›
In Chapter 9, as Caesar Flickerman interviews Peeta before the Games, Peeta reveals to Caesar and all of Panem that he's in love with Katniss. Peeta's revelation sets in motion the storyline of him and Katniss as ill-fated lovers that carries on throughout the Games.
Pregnant In the Quell - Chapter Two.Who killed Katniss dad? ›
Everdeen died during a horrible mine explosion five years before the 74th Hunger Games. The explosion killed both him and Mr. Hawthorne as well as other workers. According to Katniss, both men, and some unnamed workers were either vaporized or blown into bits during the explosion.Who tried to drown Peeta? ›
Die by drowning? We all know that the actor of the tribute who tried to drown Peeta is Jackson Spidell, D10M´s actor, but it´s possible that he was replacing Daniel Bernhardt, D9M´s actor, but we can´t know if Spidell is replacing D9M or he was portraying his own tribute.How many kills did Peeta get? ›
Peeta has two kills to his name in the 74th Hunger Games. His victims include the District 8 female, whom he kills as a part of the Career Pack, and Foxface, whom he kills accidentally with nightlock berries.Why was Gale whipped? ›
Gale is whipped for poaching. Citizens of District Twelve are not supposed to enter the forest. Normally, the Peacekeepers ignore poaching because they buy the best game from the poachers. However, Gale has become a target for retribution because he is a known friend of Katniss.Does Peeta sacrifice himself? ›
The sacrifice made by Peeta is one that is truly moving and inspiring. He sacrifices himself when he decides to burn the bread, which causes him to receive abuse from his mother and lose the money that could have been made from the bread.What character do Katniss and Peeta find out has died? ›
Thresh is dead, and the news upsets Katniss. If they didn't win, she wanted Thresh to, because he let her live and because of Rue.Was Finnick trafficked? ›
After winning the games, Finnick was forced into prostitution by President Snow. He was blackmailed into going out with wealthy citizens of the Capitol for the safety of his loved ones, such as his District 4 sweetheart and fellow victor Annie Cresta (Stef Dawson).Who sacrificed herself for Peeta? ›
Another aspect of Morphling's character that sets her apart is her fierce loyalty. Despite her struggles, she always supports and protects her allies. This loyalty is particularly evident when she sacrifices herself to save Peeta's life.How did Peeta betray Katniss? ›
When He Tells Everyone He Is In Love With Katniss. Katniss and Peeta became friends easily once thrown together, but Katniss was blindsided by Peeta's admission that he was in love with her during his interview with Caesar. Considering Katniss could have easily killed him, it was a shameless move.
From the start, Peeta does everything he can to help Katniss survive. He joins the Careers in order to lead them away from her and even fights off Cato, who wounds him badly. To survive, Peeta uses his exceptional camouflaging skills to hide until Katniss finds him and nurses him back to health.What did Katniss burn? ›
She outruns the fire but ends up in a section of the arena in which the Gamemakers shoot fireballs at her, and one catches her calf as she runs. She puts the fire out with her hands, leaving them mildly burned and her right calf much more severely injured.Did Peeta get stung by tracker jackers? ›
When Katniss Everdeen was cutting the nest to land on the Careers, she was stung several times and Peeta Mellark was also a victim of the tracker jackers along with some of the Careers. Afterwards, Katniss takes Glimmer's bow and arrows.What did Katniss name her kids? ›
- Primrose Everdeen.
Peeta chokes Katniss in Mockingjay because the Capitol has convinced him that she is a mutt designed to destroy the Districts.How many kills did Katniss get? ›
Answer and Explanation: Katniss kills Glimmer, Marvel, and Cato in The Hunger Games. Glimmer's death occurs by chance.Did Peeta ever recover? ›
A while after Peeta regained consciousness, Gale, Boggs, and a few other District 13 soldiers went to the Capitol, found him, and helped him to recover. Katniss was told about Peeta's arrival. She flew all the way to the medical ward, where she saw Gale in a room and ran to get to him, but they closed the door.Who won the first Hunger Games? ›
Anyways, a girl from District 7, named Esme Yule won that year, since she was good at using an axe." -The 1st Games being told by Rummage Lorman. The 1st Hunger Games were won by 16 year old Esme Yule.What did Peeta give to Katniss? ›
When Peeta opens one of the oysters, he finds a tiny pearl inside. He gives it to Katniss as a gift. She accepts the gift, noting that it is the last gift she can accept from Peeta.Is Katniss a real name? ›
Katniss is a girl's name of Greek origin. It means "aquatic plant," which is fitting for your little water baby, who's bound to bloom and blossom like a beautiful plant.
Prim makes Katniss promise that she'll try really hard to win. Katniss doesn't believe that she has any chance of winning because tributes from the wealthy districts have grown up training for the Hunger Games. They see it as an honor to serve as tribute, and tributes from those districts almost always win.How old was Katniss when she had her first child? ›
In the epilogue, she says it took 15 years for her to agree about having children with Peeta. Because she was an 18-year-old by the end of Mockingjay, it is implied that she gave birth to their daughter at around 33.Who did Gale marry? ›
Gale does not marry anyone in The Hunger Games. He and Katniss talk about running away together and starting a new life in the wilderness, but they never officially marry.Does Johanna like Katniss? ›
After being rescued from Capitol's clutches in Mockingjay, Johanna and Katniss start to become friends. First, Johanna, knowing that Katniss is indebted to her, begins to siphon off Katniss' morphling supply. As a result of the time spent together in the hospital, the two grew closer, and eventually became friends.Why was Cinna killed? ›
Cinna understood Katniss in a way that many couldn't, making them close friends in the film. His design of Katniss' wedding dress resulted in his execution, as Katniss was forced to watch him mercilessly dragged out.Did Katniss pretend to love Peeta? ›
Katniss realizes that if she pretends to be in love with Peeta people will want the capitol to let them survive. Katniss has stopped pretending to love him when Snow shows up and tells her he knows she doesn't really love him and that he doesn't want the capitol to know that because that might cause issues.Why did Katniss push Peeta? ›
Katniss is at first so angry with Peeta for his comments, believing that he made her look weak, that when they get off on floor 12, she shoves him.What happened in chapter 14 Mockingjay? ›
Katniss realizes that the District 2 commander, Lyme, is a former winner of the Games. Nearly the whole day passes and nothing has been resolved. Finally, Gale suggests a plan: to create an avalanche on the Nut and keep its citizens from escaping. It's an inhumane plan: everyone inside will die.What happens in chapter 13 of the Hunger Games? ›
This chapter reveals how much control the Gamemakers have over the Hunger Games. Just as the Capitol manipulates the people in the districts, the Gamemakers are able to manipulate the tributes in the Games, using violent tactics to force them together whenever the Games are moving too slowly.What happens chapter 17 Hunger Games? ›
Summary: Chapter 17
Katniss is too dizzy after the blast to walk. She also can't hear out of her left ear. Hiding her fear because she knows the cameras are on her, she crawls as quickly as she can back to her hiding place and gets there just as Cato and the others return.
Summary: Chapter 21
She wonders if Gale wants Peeta to survive, and if he has any romantic interest in her. Thinking of the audience at home, she gives Peeta a lingering kiss and pretends to brush away a tear before she leaves.
Peeta thanks Katniss for finding him and she says that he would have done the same. He talks about what Katniss should do if he doesn't make it back. She's worried that he might die, and to keep him from speaking of such things, she kisses him.Do Gale and Katniss kiss in the books? ›
Gale arrives from District 13 with a team that Katniss calls “the brains” and updates Katniss on Peeta's slow progress. Eventually Gale kisses Katniss.Who stopped Katniss from killing herself? ›
During the supposed execution of Snow, she instead shoots Coin, due to her being responsible for Prim's death. She then attempts to kill herself with the suicide pill attached to her uniform, but Peeta stops her.Why is Katniss called the girl on fire? ›
In her interview with Caesar Flickerman, Katniss wears a dress that becomes engulfed in flames as she twirls. This interview is when she is frequently referred to as "the girl on fire".What happens Chapter 21 Hunger Games? ›
Rue ultimately saves Katniss in this chapter. Katniss' friendship with Rue keeps Thresh from killing her. He feels as if he owes Katniss for her kindness toward Rue and, indirectly, his district, and Katniss of all people understands not wanting to owe anyone.What happens in Chapter 22 of Hunger Games? ›
Summary: Chapter 22. Katniss wakes after a long sleep to find Peeta recuperated. It's raining hard outside so Peeta has arranged everything to keep them dry. Katniss feels weak from the wound on her head.What happens in Chapter 18 of The Hunger Games? ›
With a single arrow, Katniss kills the boy from District 1, who speared Rue, and takes Rue's hand. Rue makes Katniss promise that she'll win for both of them, and then asks Katniss to sing her a song. Katniss sings a lullaby from her district, and when she's finished, the mockingjays pick up her song.What happens in chapter 18 and 19 of The Hunger Games? ›
Rue is dying from her wound. Rue tells Katniss that she has to win for them both and asks Katniss to sing to her. Katniss sings a lullaby to her until she dies, with the mockingjays surrounding them and singing the song as well. As Rue's cannon fires, Katniss breaks down crying.What happened Chapter 25 Hunger Games? ›
Summary: Chapter 25. Katniss recognizes the strange creatures chasing Cato as muttations, hybrid animals engineered by the Capitol. These muttations look like giant wolves but can walk upright like humans. Cato runs to the Cornucopia and Katniss follows, but she realizes Peeta can't keep up because of his injured leg.