Looking at Prim’s face, it’s hard to imagine she’s the same frail little girl I left behind on reaping day nine months ago. The combination of that ordeal and all that has followed–the cruelty in the district, the parade of sick and wounded that she often treats by herself now that my mother’s hands are too full–these things have aged her years. She’s grown quite a bit, too; we’re practically the same height now, but that isn’t what makes her seem so much older.
This is Katniss Everdeen’s family from District 12.
Mrs. Everdeen: Since the return of the District 12 victors, Mrs. Everdeen has tried her hardest to be there for her two daughters. After moving into the house in Victor’s Village, Mrs. Everdeen has been responsible for all the money won by her daughter in the 74th Hunger Games. She has also taken a larger role as a healer for the people of the district. With her new resources, Mrs. Everdeen doesn’t have to charge the less fortunate people of District 12.
Primrose Everdeen: After her sister took her place in the 74th Hunger Games, Prim Everdeen grew up fast. Since then, Prim has taken an interest in the healing work her mother does. She’s calm & efficient when assisting Mrs. Everdeen, and has shown that she has a natural talent for healing. Prim knows her sister, Katniss, has changed since coming home, and she tries to keep things as normal as possible, even though she can guess that things aren’t safe for her family.
Buttercup: Still a cranky, old tomcat, Buttercup is less than thrilled with the new living arrangements. He doesn’t really like the new house in Victor’s Village, so when Prim isn’t home, Buttercup prefers to relax in the Everdeen’s old home in the Seam. He also still prefers Prim’s company to anyone else’s.
Gale Hawthorne: Now that he’s done with school, Gale Hawthorne works on a crew down in the coal mines. He doesn’t get much free time, but he still hunts in the woods outside District 12 with Katniss every Sunday. During the 74th Games, Gale was portrayed as a cousin of Katniss’, since the Gamemakers felt he was took good-looking to be “just a friend.” But now that the Games are over, Gale hopes his friendship with Katniss will become something more.
Hazelle Hawthorne: After her husband was killed in the same mine explosion as Mr. Everdeen, Hazelle Hawthorne had to find a way to provide for her four children, Gale, Rory, Vick, and Posy. In addition to Gale’s illegal hunting & trading, Hazelle makes some money laundering clothes for some of the merchants in District 12. When that stopped being an option, Hazelle became a housekeeper for Haymitch Abernathy.
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