S: Catching Fire Suzanne Collins
FC: Catching Fire By Suzanne Collins
1: To Katniss for helping me through these rough times. And To my Father, who died back in District 12.
2: My name is Peeta Mellark and I am a Victor of the 74th Hunger Games. I have been through a lot in my life a have had very few people help me through these situations. This is my Journal of those situations in order that they occurred. Entry 1
3: As I stated I was a Victor of the 74th Hunger Games. This year is the Quarter Quell, or the 75th Anniversary of the Hunger Games. Every 25 years, the Gamemaker creates a twist in the games. This year, the Gamemaker decided that "One boy victor and one girl victor be selected from each District." (49) Entry 2
4: In District 12, there is only one girl victor remaining, Katniss, we have been chosen to go in for another trip to Hell. Katniss seems to be in a state of shock, not really talking. I have no one to talk to besides my father. "The only thing I care about is my child and my baking." (63) My only escape is painting and baking. Entry 3
5: Today, Katniss and I spent most of our train ride talking and watching clips from previous Hunger Games. I've realized that I need to keep Katniss alive this year. She has a family to go back to. I have absolutely nothing. She needs to survive. "Katniss, you need to go back to your mother and sister, they need you." (89) Entry 4
6: Katniss is starting to come back to the world. I on the other hand am starting to understand what the Hunger Games really is. "These games that they make us play are just to show the districts that they have control over us." (101) Entry 5
7: Today we arrived in the Capitol from our 3 day train ride. The first thing we did was go straight to our stylists. Katniss and I share the same one, Cinna. Last year we wore outfits that coal black. But when we flipped the switch, it looked like we were on fire. This year Cinna decided to dress us in black again. But during Katniss speech, a smoke grenade will come out. When the smoke clears out, Katniss will be dressed like a Mockingjay. "Whoooaa!" (119) Entry 6
8: Today was my first day competing in my 2nd Hunger Games. It turns out the arena was an island. Which we had to swim too. Luckily our belts were flotation devices, Finnick still had to come out and save me. Over and over I screamed "HELP!" (133) Entry 7
9: Halfway through the Island, we discovered a forcefield. Well, I did, by running into it and dying. Yes, I was legally dead for a good minute or 2. Finnick, of course saved me. I thanked him a million times. Then he finally told me to "Shut up Peeta!" (141) I don't blame him. Entry 8
10: Tonight we had to build a makeshift shelter. Mags, the old women we decided to team up with, made the top of the shelter stitched. And she also weaved a bowl for water out of the thick grass. "This is what I did in my freetime before I came here. It's good for me" (158)
11: Mags is dead. Just like that. In a way, she killed herself. I can not wait until these games are over. Beetee has an idea, he wants to get electricity into the Ocean and electrocute the beach. Can't wait to see what happens. "Beetee, are you sure this'll work?" (203) Katniss is worried.