Chapter 9 Summary

After finding out that Peeta has asked to be coached separately, Katniss feels overwhelmingly betrayed. However, she acknowledges that it makes sense for him to look out for himself, particularly because she has not always seemed very friendly toward him. Katniss considers their relationship severed and resolves to do the best she can.

Kat’s preparations for the televised interview start with four hours of presentation work with Effie. Effie tries to train Kat to walk in high heels and to wear a dress properly. More than anything else, she trains Kat to smile. This is not Kat’s strength, and by the end of the session the two women are happy to be finished aggravating each other. Effie’s final advice is for Kat to...

(The entire section is 510 words.)