Hunger Games Diary Entry Essay

808 Words Aug 18th, 2013 4 Pages
March 29th, 2090 4am

The reaping

I can’t sleep. I’ve got to be up in an hour anyway to start work downstairs in the bakery mixing and kneading the dough for the bread before baking it. I could have tried to lie in bed for another hour but my head is swimming with thoughts and I think the only way to make sense of them is to just write them down.

Yesterday was an exceptionally terrible day. Reaping days are always terrible; it is the one day of the year that makes you live the other 364 in absolute dread. Every year it’s like a time bomb ticking away, another two children from our district senselessly sent off to battle to their deaths. It’s so unfair. What chance do they stand? I tell myself every year that this year
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Beside me, my wife fell to her knees sobbing uncontrollably, it’s the only real sign of feeling I’d seen in her for years. I tried to comfort her, but I had no words. I only hoped the cameras wouldn’t zoom in on us as I couldn’t bear the attention.

As Peeta was taken into the Justice Building, we went to see him. As long as I live I will never forget that moment. How do you prepare for what might be the last

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