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"A Mockingjay. Just a glimpse of it as it flies by. The same one every time. "
―Twill[src]
Twill was a woman who escaped from District 8 during an uprising. She and her student Bonnie met Katniss Everdeen in the woods of District 12, while on their way to District 13. She had light brown eyes and appeared to be about thirty-five years old. Her fate is unknown.

Biography

Twill was a teacher, and after school let out she would go to work at the inspection dock of a factory where they made Peacekeeper uniforms. Twill stole bits and pieces of uniforms until she had two complete uniforms for herself and her husband. They intended to escape and contact other districts about the rebellion. Once District 8 started the uprising, the district appeared to be under rebel control, until the Capitol deployed Peacekeepers into District 8 "by the thousands" to take back the district. They were beaten down and defeated. As punishment as well as to regain control in District 8, the Capitol placed the district into a full lockdown state for approximately a week, with no food or water. When they were finally allowed to go back to work, Twill and one of her students, Bonnie, were late on their way to the factory after school. The factory was bombed before they made it there, likely because the Capitol had received word of the rebel activity there. Though Bonnie and Twill were far enough away to survive, the explosion killed Twill's husband and Bonnie's entire family. The two disguised themselves in the stolen Peacekeeper uniforms, robbed a gun, and escaped to District 12. In the forest behind the district they met Katniss who was hunting. She gave them food, then taught them to make tea and use the gun to get meat. They in turn told her that they hoped to find District 13. Rebels in District 8 had noticed that the Capitol always reused old footage of District 13, creating hope that it still existed, independent of the Capitol.

In Mockingjay, Katniss learns that Bonnie and Twill never made it to District 13. She assumes that they died in the woods. They were also short on food. Katniss asked for them in District 13, but nobody knew who she was talking about.

Trivia

  • Her name refers to a type of fabric with a diagonal weave, appropriate for District 8.
  • Twill and Bonnie do not appear in the second movie.
    • These two characters were removed from the film adaptation for Catching Fire as the filmmakers did not want to spoil the ending of the movie and the plot of Mockingjay for those who hadn't read the books. The decision to remove these characters is said to be the complete doing of director Francis Lawrence.

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