By Suzanne Collins
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has received the yearly starvation video games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. however it was once a victory gained through defiance of the Capitol and their harsh principles. Katniss and Peeta could be chuffed. in spite of everything, they've got simply gained for themselves and their households a lifetime of safeguard and lots. yet there are rumors of uprising one of the matters, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that uprising. The Capitol is indignant. The Capitol wishes revenge.
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Katniss, your eyebrows! ” Venia shrieks correct off, or even with the black cloud striking over me, i need to stifle amusing. Her aqua hair has been styled so it stands proud in sharp issues all over the place her head, and the gold tattoos that was once restrained above her brows have curled round below her eyes, all contributing to the impact that i have actually stunned her. Octavia comes up and pats Venia's again soothingly, her curvy physique having a look plumper than ordinary subsequent to Venia's skinny, angular one. “There, there. you could repair these very quickly. yet what am I going to do with those nails? ” She grabs my hand and pins it flat among her pea eco-friendly ones. No, her dermis isn't really precisely pea eco-friendly now. it is extra of a gentle evergreen. The shift in color is not any doubt an try and remain abreast of the capricious style developments of the Capitol. “Really, Katniss, you will have left me anything to paintings with! ” she wails. it really is real. i have bitten my nails to stubs long ago couple of months. i assumed approximately attempting to holiday the behavior yet could not consider an exceptional cause I may still. “Sorry,” I mutter. I hadn't rather been spending a lot time caring approximately the way it could have an effect on my prep group. Flavius lifts a couple of strands of my rainy, tangled hair. He supplies his head a disapproving shake, inflicting his orange corkscrew curls to bop round. “Has a person touched this because you final observed us? ” he asks sternly. “Remember, we in particular requested you to go away your hair on my own. ” “Yes! ” I say, thankful that i will be able to exhibit i have never absolutely taken them without any consideration. “I suggest, no, no one's minimize it. I did do not forget that. ” No, i did not. it is extra just like the factor by no means got here up. when you consider that i have been domestic, all i have performed is stick it in its traditional previous braid down my back. This turns out to mollify them, and so they all kiss me, set me on a chair in my bed room, and, as traditional, commence speaking nonstop with out bothering to note if i am listening. whereas Venia reinvents my eyebrows and Octavia supplies me pretend nails and Flavius massages goo into my hair, I listen all in regards to the Capitol. What successful the video games have been, how boring issues were seeing that, how nobody can wait till Peeta and that i stopover at back on the finish of the Victory travel. After that, it will not be lengthy ahead of the Capitol starts gearing up for the zone Quell. “Isn't it exciting? ” “Don't you are feeling so fortunate? ” “In your first actual yr of being a victor, you get to be a mentor in 1 / 4 Quell! ” Their phrases overlap in a blur of pleasure. “Oh, yes,” I say neutrally. it is the top i will do. In a typical 12 months, being a mentor to the tributes is the stuff of nightmares. i cannot stroll by means of the college now with no puzzling over what child i will need to trainer. yet to make issues even worse, this is often the 12 months of the Seventy-fifth starvation video games, and that implies it is also 1 / 4 Quell. They ensue each twenty-five years, marking the anniversary of the districts' defeat with over-the-top celebrations and, for additional enjoyable, a few depressing twist for the tributes. i have by no means been alive for one, in fact. yet at school I take note listening to that for the second one zone Quell, the Capitol demanded that two times the variety of tributes be supplied for the sector.