“Did she get better after?” I ask. “I mean, her mind?”
“I don’t know. I don’t remember ever seeing her at the Games again. But she didn’t look too stable during the reaping this year,” says Peeta.
Annie Cresta was the female tribute from District 4 and victor of the 70th Annual Hunger Games. During which she fell witness to the beheading of her district partner. An incident which scarred Annie, and drove her to insanity. She hid throughout most of the games, until an earthquake flooded the arena. At that point it was being from District 4 that saved Annie, as she was able to swim while the other tributes drowned.
During the Reaping of the 75th Annual Hunger Games, otherwise known as the Third Quarter Quell, Annie’s name was called again. But Mags, her old mentor volunteered to take her place.
“A hysterical young woman with flowing brown hair is also called from 4, but she’s quickly replaced by a volunteer, an eighty-year-old woman who needs a cane to walk to the stage.”
We do not see a great deal of Annie in ‘Catching Fire‘, but she influences much of the storyline. It is revealed to Katniss that she is incredibly precious to their fellow Quell Tribute Finnick Odair. We later learn that Annie is Finnick’s one true love, and that he would do anything to keep her safe.
“So that’s who Finnick loves, I think. Not his string of fancy lovers in the Capitol. But a poor, mad girl back home.”
Personality: At first Annie looks like a very disturbed young woman. She often is closing her eyes and covering her ears, laughing at strange times, and staring into the distance. She often keeps quiet and to herself, but lights up whenever Finnick is around. He is the only one that can bring her out of her episodes.
“Did you love Annie right away, Finnick?” I ask.
“No.” A long time passes before he adds, “She crept up on me.”
Appearance: Annie is about 20-years-old and is said to be beautiful with flowing brown hair and dark green eyes. Katniss describes her as ‘lovely if somewhat bedraggled‘.
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