Book BFF: Effie Trinket

Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins


Changes frequently as she is a firm follower of Captiol fashions. Her hair colour changes virtually daily! In fact, Effie is such a chameleon that she would make an excellent spy!

Facts about Effie:

She is the District 12 escort for tributes, and she takes her job very seriously. 

 She selects the tributes at the reaping, and then escorts them to the Capitol to take part in the Hunger Games. 

Effie is unrelentingly upbeat and tries to make the best of every situation. 

 She likes everyone to mind their manners, and look their best.


"At least you two have decent manners. The pair last year ate everything with their hands like a couple of savages. It completely upset my digestion." Effie to Katniss & Peeta 

 “Your mentor has a lot to learn about presentation. A lot about televised behaviour.” Peeta unexpectedly laughs. “He was drunk,” says Peeta. “He’s drunk every year.” 

 “Everyone has their reservations, naturally. You being from the coal district. But I said, and this was very clever of me, I said, ‘Well if you put enough pressure on coal it turns to pearls!’ Effie beams at us so brilliantly that we have no choice but to respond enthusiastically to her cleverness even though it’s wrong.” 

 “Unfortunately, I can't seal the sponsor deals for you. Only Haymitch can do that," says Effie grimly. "But don't worry, I'll get him to the table at gunpoint if necessary." Although lacking in many departments, Effie Trinket has a certain determination I have to admire. Katniss on Effie

Why she’s my Book BFF: 

Effie is a bit silly, but in some ways she is not. She does care about her tributes, and she wants them to do the best that they can, which makes her very determined at times. Sure, she has a upbeat attitude about a game where people murder each other, but I think it is just her way to try and keep everyone feeling as happy as possible for as long as she can. I also like how Effie takes great care in making sure everyone looks their best; we should all be so lucky to have someone to help us like that. I also love how Katniss comes to accept Effie as she is, and appreciate her.


  1. Effie Trinket is a great character, I like that she's a complex person even though she doesn't seem that way at first. Her and Cinna are my favorites from the Hunger Games.


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