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Mockingjay

Mockingjay

by Suzanne Collins

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What's amazing is how clearly I remember them. The tunes, the lyrics. My voice, at first rough and breaking on the high notes, warms up into something splendid. A voice that would make the mockingjays fall silent and then tumble over themselves to join in. (27.13)

Katniss recognizes the beauty and power of her own voice, and it's one of the only things that keep her going during her depression and imprisonment. It's a glimpse of what she could have been outside the games and war; instead of being a Mockingjay, she could have sung in another way. But she never really got the chance, and now she's not sure if there's anyone around to hear her.

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