“They let you wear one thing from your district in the arena. One thing to remind you of home. Will you wear this?” She holds out the circular gold pin that was on her dress earlier. I hadn’t paid much attention to it before, but now I see that it’s a small bird in flight.

“Your pin?” I say. Wearing a token from my district is about the last thing on my mind.

“Here, I’ll put it on your dress, all right?” Madge doesn’t wait for an answer, she just leans in and fixes the bird to my dress. “Promise you’ll wear it into the arena, Katniss?” she asks. “Promise?" 

"Yes,” I say.

Unlike most people, who prefer reading books before watching their movie counterpart, I actually opt for the opposite.

I think there’s an added incentive in seeing the characters onscreen and re-imagining the scenes in my head, as I go-along the pages of my book.

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