“It doesn’t matter, Katniss” he says. “I’ve never been a contender in these games anyway.”
“That’s no way to be thinking,” I say.
“Why not? It’s true. My best hope is to not disgrace myself and…” he hesitates/
“And what?” I say.
“I don’t know how to say it exactly. Only…I want to die as myself. Does that make any sense?” I shake my head. How could he die as anyone but himself? “I don’t want them to change me in there. Turn me into some kind of monster that I’m not.”
-Hunger Games, Page 141