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Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

I feel that thing again. The thing I only felt once before. In the cave last year, when I was trying to get Haymitch to send us food. I kissed Peeta about a thousand times during those Games and after. But there was only one kiss that made me feel something stir deep inside. Only one that made me want more. (24.85)

Katniss has a steamy kiss with Gale early on in the book, before the Quarter Quell begins, but once it has started, it's Peeta she turns to for physical comfort. In this passage, as they sense they're time together is coming to an end. When Katniss kisses Peeta now, she becomes full of passion for him. It's confusing because she's supposed to just be pretending she's passionate rather than actually feeling it. And in the back of our minds we're thinking, uh, Gale is watching this. Awkward.

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