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  • The realization that I'd have nothing to take home had finally sunk in. My knees buckled and I slid down the tree trunk to its roots. It was too much. I was too sick and weak and tired, oh, so tired. Let them call the Peacekeepers and take us to the community home, I thought. Or better yet, let me die right here in the rain.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • Yes, frosting. The final defense of the dying.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • And here I am, strapped into a tree, a stone's throw from the biggest idiot in the games.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • Come to finish me off sweetheart?
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • I can see the first apple teetering when I let the third arrow go, catching the torn flap and ripping it from the bag. For a moment, everything seems frozen in time. Then the apples spill to the ground and I'm blown backward into the air.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")


  • If you appeal to the crowd, either by being humorous or brutal or eccentric, you gain favor.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • It's weird, how much he's noticed me... And apparently, I have not been as oblivious to him as I imagined, either.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • No, when the time comes, I'm sure I'll kill just like everybody else. I can't go down without a fight. Only I keep wishing I could think of a way to…to show the Capitol they don't own me.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • So we both strip off our boots and socks and, while there's some improvement, I could swear he's making an effort to snap every branch we encounter
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • The rules of the Hunger Games are simple. In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes, to participate. The twenty-four tributes will be imprisoned in a vast outdoor arena that could hold anything from a burning desert to a frozen wasteland. Over a period of several weeks, the competitors must fight to the death. The last tribute standing wins.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • Yes, it's your fault I'm alive.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • And may the odds be ever in your favour
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • Destroying things is much easier than making them.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • I don't know what the explosion did, but it damaged something deep and irreparable. Never mind. If I get home, I'll be so stinking rich, I'll be able to pay someone to do my hearing.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")

  • If you won't talk about yourself, at least compliment the audience. Just keep turning it back around, all right. Gush.
    (Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games")


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