Day 10! The Biggest Surprise
Spoiler from the first book! But honestly, if you haven't read the books yet, you need to right now!!
"Claudius Templesmith's voice booms down from overhead, congratulating the six of us who remain. But he is not inviting us to a feast. He's saying something very confusing. There's been a rule change in the Games. A rule change! That in itself is mind bending since we don't really have any rules to speak of except don't step off your circle for sixty seconds and the unspoken rule about not eating one another. Under the new rule, both tributes from the same district will be declared winners if they are the last two alive. Claudius pauses, as if he knows we're not getting it, and repeats the change again.
The news sinks in. Two tributes can win this year. If they're from the same district. Both can live. Both of us can live.
Before I can stop myself, I call out Peeta's name."
-The Hunger Games, page 244
That was definitely the biggest surprise for me in the entire series. I definitely did not see that coming. I had a gut feeling that Katniss was going to end up having to kill Peeta in the end. But I'm so relieved and glad that feeling was wrong. You guys don't know how truly happy I was when the rule change was made. I was so glad knowing that Peeta might end up surviving after all and that Katniss probably wasn't going to kill him. The last third of the book was my favorite part. Wow, I really want to reread it, but I have no time to do so.
That's pretty much it for now.