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In the end of the Catching Fire book what does Katniss mean when she says that Haymitch was lying about Peeta??

"i think of haymitch's sneering at my plans to flee district 12, start my own uprising, even the very notion that district 13 could exist. Subterfuges and deceptions. And if he could do that, behind his mask of sarcasm and drunkenness, so convincingly and for so long, what else has he lied about? I know what else.
'Peeta,' I whisper, my heart sinking."
-catching fire pg.387
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By the way, I just received a response to an email I sent to Scholatic's Customer Service Dept. asking about the final book in the trilogy. They are not sure - it might take another year. But I noticed from Suzanne Collin's Underland series that she often completed the final books in less time than the previous ones. Let's hope history repeats itself! I am very worried for Peeta, I must say! Hopefully, she doesn't make a martyr out of him! Real life is tough sometimes, but we all hope for a happy ending here. Just for fun, I wrote my own short sequel - you better believe I let poor Peeta escape and get back with Katniss! There should be a site where we could publish our own versions of the ending.
Sue11 posted over a year ago
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Sue11 said:
Katniss means Haymitch lied when she made him promise, when the reaping was announced for the Quell, that this time he would try to keep Peeta alive in the arena instead of Katniss. Later, we realize many of the other tributes had agreed to die if necessary in order to keep Peeta alive, and that they were trying to protect Katniss as well. Haymitch knew Katniss would never trust any of the other tributes or form alliances with any of them without Peeta. Peeta himself pointed out that Haymitch made the same promise to both of them during the beach scene at the end. I think Haymitch wanted Peeta to be rescued along with Katniss, but it had not been possible, because the Capitol captured him first. I have my fingers crossed for Peeta!
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ok thank you!!!! and i have my fingers crossed too! i love Peeta!!!
Desirae13 posted over a year ago
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i know me to i was sad!!!!!
Ponylover791 posted over a year ago
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Katniss really needs to make up her mind tho when it comes to Peeta and Gale. While I was reading both of the books I was hoping she would choose the right one! ^^ I kinda am leaning towards Peeta tho.....
Ashes13 posted over a year ago
hungergamesfan said:
She thinks that Haymitch lied about caring for Peeta. He didn't really care, but he needed him for the uprising. I think... that is just how I interpreted it.

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Thanx!!!:]
Desirae13 posted over a year ago
sloppyjane said:
I think what she meant when she said that haymitch has been lying about peeta is when he agrees that peeta should be the one to win the hunger games season 2... =) and the one he will focus on keeping alive.
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unicornn123 said:
he promised to katniss that he would save peeta and keep him alive. but he didn't but at the end of catching fire is he in the capitol and there he isn't save. so that is what she means.
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Flickerflame said:
That particular quote is about Haymitch having lied throughout Catching Fire when he expressed doubts about the idea of District 13 having survived and any rebellion plans standing a chance. Then at the end, it suggests that Katniss suspects he may have also lied when he promised to protect Peeta in the arena.
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