SPOILERS FROM CATCHING FIRE
Now I need to check the passages,
I've given myself a month to immerse myself in Katniss' world, May 24th will be my mandatory time out.
*Cheerfully retrieves book for page reference*
If Katniss hadn't taken time with them in the training arena, she wouldn't have discovered vital information about the Game.
[SPOILER=Catching Fire]"The woman, Wiress, is probably about my mother's age and speaks in a quiet, intelligent voice. But right Away I notice she has a habit of dropping off her words in mid-sentence, as if she's forgotten you're there."........."Wiress and Beetee make decent company. They seem friendly but don't pry.....Wiress brings up some sort of stitching device she's working on. 'It senses the density of the fabric and selects the strength,' she says, and then becomes absorbed in a bit of dry straw before she can go on." pg 273[/SPOILER=Catching Fire]
YooHoo, Spoiler Tags......
I'm not qualfied to label her lapses. But it's got to be a communication disability. She reminded me of a family member struggling to talk post-stroke. But her cognitive abilities are at least what the other tributes' are. It's sweet she devoted herself to Beetee, they spoke like one person, and she wanted to help him get the bloody wire clean.
Wiress is a genius, along with Beetee. While Peeta paints and Cinna indulges Katniss with 'new' fashion designs Katniss was supposed to have done, Beetee and Wiress invent things. Beetee's alliance not a moment too soon. I did get a chuckle out of the pre-Game ally request. Beetee, Wiress, and Mags. Whew!
They're already at work on "Catching Fire". WoooooooHOOOOOOOOOOO!