25 "The Hunger Games" Book Plotlines And Details People Are Sad We Lost In The Movie Adaptations

    I wish Catching Fire took the time to tell us what happened during Haymitch's Hunger Games, like the book.

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which storylines from The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay books they were sad didn't make it into the movies. Here are some of the best responses:

    There are obviously MASSIVE book and movies spoilers ahead!

    1. First, when Katniss becomes permanently deaf in one ear after blowing up the Careers' supplies, even though it's repaired in the Capitol afterward, she still suffers hearing loss.

    Katniss with the explosion in front of her

    2. Also, when Peeta's leg is amputated and he has a prosthetic leg for the rest of the series, which is important when he goes back into the Games in Catching Fire.

    Peeta and Katniss holding hands

    3. When Madge is the person who gives Katniss the mockingjay pin before she leaves for the Hunger Games.

    Madge handing the pin and saying, you keep it. it's yours

    4. Everything that happened with Haymitch during his Hunger Games and how he became a victor.

    closeups of haymitch

    5. The importance of Katniss's dad and how he was the one who taught her how to hunt, sing, gave her the bow, and more.

    framed photo of her dad and then katniss saying, you can't tune out again. not like when dad died, i won't be there anymore

    6. When it was made clear that the Mutts that come after Katniss, Peeta, and Cato resemble the fallen tributes from their games.

    AI construction of the mutts and then the real mutts going after someone

    7. Also, how the Mutts in the sewer in Mockingjay were given the ability to say, "Katniss," in order to terrify the group even more.

    Katniss yelling down at a fallen Finnick

    8. The prominence (and importance) of the social commentary about the Capitol and its citizens.

    citizens in a group outside and then people from the capitol sitting on a stage

    9. Katniss's fake pregnancy being an important commentary on how she's only cared about now because she's pregnant.

    and i wouldn't have any regrets  at all if it weren't for the baby

    10. Katniss's important relationships with her entire styling team — Venia, Flavius, and Octavia — not just Cinna.

    Katniss greeting her stylist

    11. And, when Katniss finds her entire styling team being held captive in District 13.

    someone saying, is it visiting hours again?

    12. When Katniss recognizes the Avox girl working for them when they get to the Capitol before the Hunger Games.

    katniss at the dinning table and an arrow pointing to the avox girl standing in the back

    13. And overall, just more inclusion of the Avox storylines and how their treatment is a big motivator for Katniss and her disdain for the Capitol.

    my brother knows these tunnels really well. he worked sanitation down here, right after they made him an avox

    14. The emphasis on Katniss's mental health after she kills President Coin and how Greasy Sae made sure Katniss hunted and was fed for months.

    katniss yelling at the cat, she's dead and she's not coming back, get out get out!

    15. More of Katniss and Finnick's friendship, especially when Peeta and Annie are both being held in the Capitol during Mockingjay.

    finnick saying, i wanted to go back for Peeta and johanna but i couldn't move. they have annie too they took her. she's in the capitol

    16. Johanna becoming addicted to morphling after she's hospitalized in District 13 following being held hostage in the Capitol.

    johanna in the hosptial visiting katniss

    17. When Cato is being torn apart by the Mutts, and after a few hours, Katniss eventually kills him to put him out of his misery.

    katniss aiming with her arrow

    18. When Katniss is sent bread from District 11 after Rue's death.

    someone saying, you have to win to katniss

    19. When Darius, a Peacekeeper in District 12, stops Gale's flogging, and is ultimately sent to the Capitol and becomes an Avox.

    the beating getting stopped outside

    20. Katniss secretly giving Peeta the sleep syrup so he would be unconscious and she could go to the Cornucopia and get the medicine to heal him.

    peeta saying there's no way he's letting katniss go before she gives him the sleep syrup

    21. When Cato showed up after Clove died and begged for her to stay alive.

    Cato says, you killed her, you said her name!

    22. Finnick being used more for propaganda spots by President Coin and the rebellion. In particular, he uses his friendship with Mags to gain support.

    Finnick filming himself

    23. When Katniss and Peeta are sent a special picnic basket filled with food during their Hunger Games.

    katniss opening the basket and finding a note readying, you call that a kiss?

    24. When both Katniss and Peeta are injured after the bomb that kills Prim goes off.

    katniss engulfed in flames

    25. And finally, the characters from District 12 speaking with a distinct Appalachian accent, and different accents being used across all of Panem.

    katniss and gale sitting in the field

    We can't fit everything into one post, so what other The Hunger Games book plots, characters, details, and more are you sad didn't get adapted (or adapted properly)? Tell us in the comments below!