|Photo from The New Yorker|
Hiding is a solid plan Rue, if only it weren't for your good, kind heart. Rue was adorable, industrious and ultimately ill-fated. Lasting longer than anyone expected, she was a welcome departure from the bloodthirsty and (understandable) ruthlessness of the other tributes. Katniss' short-lived ally and the youngest tribute in the games, her death spurred on not only Katniss' rebellion, but that of Rue's entire district. She became martyred and a symbol of all that was wrong in their world.
Also check out this article in The New Yorker inspired by the introduction of Rue's character: