A pretty srs bsns chapter here, where Katniss first meets an Avox. It’s kind of tiring to have to follow her constant mistrust in a second language (what if Peeta is bluffing? What if he’s trying to undermine my self-confidence? What if somehow he’s trying to gain some mysterious advantage?), but I’m really appreciating the tightness of the story and random little moments I probably took for granted when reading in English. I always find that everything seems more meaningful when I have to work at it that bit harder, perhaps because there’s an element of puzzles about it, and the answers to puzzles are always valuable in some way.
blaffen: to snap or bark at someone