So, another stop on the Hunger Games Read-Along hosted by Larissa at Howling Turtle. This time, we’re looking at chapter 24. I’m not really sure what else to say here...so. onwards.
What happens? Kind of spoilery for those of you (if there are any of you) who haven’t read The Hunger Games yet. Read onwards.
Foxface died at the end of Chapter 23. Katniss has to try and explain to Peeta how Foxface died, which takes a bit of time.
Peeta wants to get rid of the nightlock berries, but Katniss has an idea-maybe they can get Cato to eat a few, thus killing him and ensuring their win.
Realising there’s not much more they can do, Katniss and Peeta cook, eat some rabbit, and, after some time, walk back to the cave that has become their makeshift home.
Katniss kisses Peeta for herself, instead of the audience, and, while he sleeps, thinks about her chances against Cato.
Foxface’s death is officially announced, and Katniss stays awake for the whole night.
Katniss and Peeta eat almost everything they have left, say goodbye to their cave, and find that their stream has been drained dry. They decide to go to meet Cato while they’re fed and rested, and journey back to the lake.
Katniss sings Rue’s song to the Mockingjays, and they sing back.
Then they stop. Cato’s arrived, apparently unarmed, unable to be harmed by Katniss’ arrows, and wearing body armour. He’s running...but from what?
Nope. I can’t think of a good way to sum up the last lines of chapter 24...so I’m going to leave it at that.
As I write this, the UK premier of the film was being streamed on Livestream... I only half watched it (the case with almost everything I watch on the computer) but from what I took notice of, it looked good.
And now a question to further our dialogue... (credit to Amanda Palmer for that line)
Katniss and Peeta leave their cave, what has been their home, in this chapter. If you were in their situation (one left to kill, no way of knowing what outside forces could do) would you want to leave your safe haven, or would you do what they did, and go out and face whatever’s coming?
I’d love to know what you think.