May 8th,
Note: Katniss' Birthday. I'm sure the fandom celebrates this!
My voice has risen to a shout. In it is all the anger, all the fear I felt at her abandonment.
Note: Why Katniss is nearly cruel to her mother in departing.
“Maybe,” I say, because I can hardly tell my mother to carry on if I’ve already given up myself.
Note: Collins is using a fair amount of what would seem like exposition to me if I wrote it myself, but it makes perfect sense here. Katniss notices her own shift in thinking.
I wouldn’t go in for the food, but this could be an ideal time to take out a few competitors.
Note: After the first kill, she's thinking of others.