YA lit meme ✒ ten series or books [2/10]: The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
"But one day I’l have to explain about my nightmares. Why they came. Why they won’t ever real y go away.
I’ll tell them how I survive it. I’ll tell them that on bad mornings, it feels impossible to take pleasure in anything because I’m afraid it could be taken away. That’s when I make a list in my head of every act of goodness I’ve seen someone do. It’s like a game. Repetitive. Even a little tedious after more than twenty years. But there are much worse games to play.”
i don’t want other people to decide who i am.
i want to decide that for myself.
"Ally. I’ll add it to the list of words I use to try and figure you out. The problem is, I can’t tell what’s real anymore, and what’s made up"
"I’m a quasi-only child. With my brother and sister, I’ve more of a tendency to be semi-maternal. So, yes, I spent a lot of time talking to myself—I had this big dressing-up box and would just dress up as lots of characters and talk back to myself… Verging on schizophrenia, I suppose, if you analyse it carefully."