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Mockingjay 13 District Blog Tour: District 5, Our Giveaway

Welcome to the fifth stop on the Mockingjay 13 District Blog Tour!

We are District 5, home to hungry fox-faced tributes who steal poisoned berries from star-crossed lovers and drunken tributes who get speared by fishnet-wearing hotties from District 4. We’re a very mysterious district. No one likes talking about us and our tributes are, at best, an illustration of Things Not To Do While In The Arena.

But enough about District 5. Let’s talk about another aspect of the books, one that’s become as contentious and exciting as the plot to overthrow the Capitol: the romance.

(Hey, we’re a romance blog. Don’t tell us you didn’t see this coming.)

From the very beginning, Katniss has been torn between two very viable love interests. Well, maybe “torn” isn’t the right word for it. Avoidant might be more accurate. But to be fair, she does have a lot on her plate. As the person responsible for humiliating the Capitol in front of millions of people, she might as well have a bull’s eye painted on her back. You can’t blame a girl for not wanting to think about romance when she has other things to worry about. Like staying alive.

Mockingjay CoverThankfully, us Hunger Games fan don’t have that same problem. So today at Dear Author, let’s take a look at all the potential romantic relationships for Katniss within the Hunger Games trilogy. From the likely to the impossible, from the believable to the completely out there, we’ve got it all covered.

Peeta Mellark
While their star-crossed lover routine within the arena may have been nothing more than an act for Katniss, we soon discover the same cannot said for her fellow Tribute. In love with Katniss ever since he first heard her sing when they were mere children, Peeta has proven time and time again that he would do anything for Katniss, even die for her. When Haymitch’s name was drawn for the 75th reaping, Peeta didn’t even hesitate to take his place. Now that’s dedication. From a romance novel perspective, Peeta’s the omega male — he’s helpful and pleasant and never quite as exciting as the alpha male. He gets brownie points for being the son of a baker, since Katniss will always have dinner if she hooks up with him.

Gale Hawthorne
The other of Katniss’s two most likely suitors, Gale and Katniss have been friends ever since both their fathers died tragically in the coal mines. One could even say they are best friends, and who doesn’t love a good friends to lovers story? Out of everyone, Gale probably knows Katniss best. They hunt illegally together. They look out for each other’s families. And let’s not forget, it’s a certain kiss between Katniss and Gale that kicks off the events of Catching Fire. Gale is definitely a snarly, mysterious bad boy hero. You know he’s been wounded in the past and is just waiting for the right woman to turn him around.

Haymitch Abernathy
What? The age difference is too great for this May/December romance? But who’s to say it couldn’t happen? The announcement that the tributes for the 75th games would be drawn from the existing pool of victors showed us they react exactly the same: panic and get ridiculously drunk. Even Peeta says they’re much too alike and who’s to say that shared experience couldn’t lead to something more? Plus, old guys have lots of experience… or something.

Madge Undersee
As the Mayor’s daughter, Madge has no doubt enjoyed a steady supply of strawberries sold to her family by Katniss’s illegal foraging. We don’t see much interaction in the books but it’s safe to assume Madge is the closest thing to a female friend Katniss has in District 12. And let’s not forget who gave Katniss that mockingjay pin which would become her emblem and the symbol of the rebellion. Hey, this could be another twist on friends to lovers!


When we last saw Cinna, he was getting assaulted by Capitol thugs but until there’s a body, let’s assume the best case scenario and he’s still alive. Of all the residents of the Capitol, Cinna is the least flamboyant but Katniss wouldn’t be the Girl on Fire without his fantastic designs. Suffice it to say, Cinna was the one Capitol citizen who put Katniss most at ease and their relationship is the perfect example of quiet understanding and companionship. Not to mention that Katniss’s wedding dress would be FIERCE.

Finnick Odair
How could we possibly leave out the heartbreaker from District 4? From their first meeting before the parade to their uneasy alliance during the 75th games, their interactions have been anything but boring. (He gets the Dear Author vote due to the loincloth and trident.)

Johanna Mason
Surely there’s a reason Johanna manages to strip naked anytime Katniss is around?

So which team are you on?

And to celebrate the release of Mockingjay, the third and final book of the Hunger Games trilogy, we are giving away a unique, one of a kind messenger bag embroidered with the Mockingjay emblem.

Giveaway for the Mockingjay Tour

Cool, huh? To enter the drawing, leave a comment mentioning your favorite match for Katniss by August 18. Open to U.S. addresses only. (Sorry, international fans! These were the rules given to us.) Good luck and may the odds ever be in your favor.

(For more information about the Hunger Games trilogy, visit the official Facebook page, and don’t forget to visit Hey Lady, the next stop on the blog tour!)

Jia is an avid reader who loves fantasy and young adult novels. She's also currently dipping her toes in the new adult genre but remains unconvinced by the prevalent need for traumatic pasts. Her favorite authors are Michelle West and Jacqueline Carey. YA authors whose works she's enjoyed include Holly Black, Laini Taylor, Ally Carter, and Megan Miranda. Jia's on a neverending quest for novels with diverse casts and multicultural settings. Feel free to email her with recommendations at [email protected]!


  1. jmc
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 04:52:17

    Would it be terrible to say I don’t think Katniss is going to have a HEA with anyone introduced in the first two books? Too much baggage across the board. If pressed, I would guess Gale because I’m afraid Peeta will end as a martyr for independence.

  2. Mary Rowe
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 05:15:45

    I lean toward Gale because he was Katniss’s first love.

  3. Jia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 05:47:15

    @jmc: To be honest, I actually think there’s a very good chance Team Katniss is going to be the end result too. I also think there’s a good chance either Gale or Peeta will die in Mockingjay myself.

  4. Steph
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 05:54:48

    If we have to pick one, I think Gale. But either way I’d probably be a little sad that she doesn’t end up with the other.

  5. Kelly J
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 05:55:43

    Team Gale. He’s been with her from the beginning!

  6. Trista
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 06:00:38

    I’m all for Peeta at first I didn’t know what to think of him but towards the end I liked him and Katniss together. But I don’t dislike Gale either. It’s a hard decision but I just like Peeta more.

  7. Jennifer Estep
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 06:04:14

    I have to go with Peeta. He went through the games with Katniss so I think he understands her better than Gale.

    Although I have to say that Haymitch is one of my favorite characters in general.

  8. Audrey
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 06:23:18

    I’d have to agree with Trista: hard choice, but if I have to pick I’m going with Peeta.

    Though personally I really like Cinna. If Katniss didn’t have the history she does with the other two guys, I’d pick Cinna all the way.

  9. CathyKJ
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 06:26:58

    I think there’s a strong chance of Team Katniss, but if I have to pick someone I’m Team Peeta all the way.

  10. Rachel Randall
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 06:28:26

    In canon? Totally Peeta. Gale will end up with Madge.

    But best possible scenario in my head? Joanna teaches Peeta everything she knows while they are captives *g* while Finnick and Katniss have hurt/comfort one night stand. Later when Peeta becomes President, Katniss can be his super-cool BFF and on-again/off-again lover who gets him electoral street-cred but travels a lot and does as she pleases. She really needs a chance not to define herself against the other people in her life — I think that would be her ultimate HEA!

    (international here)

  11. ako4eggs
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 06:38:34

    I think Gale would be better for her than Peeta. She has known Gale all of her life and he knows her better than anyone else.

  12. Justin Plaugher
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 06:39:46

    I would say Peeta. He had been there for her when she needed someone the most. When her dada died, Peeta helped by giving her bread. And during the 74 and the 75 hunger games! Team Peeta all the way!

  13. Naomi
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 06:39:48

    I’m international, but I have to put in my shout for Team Gale! (Although realistically I think it could be Team Katniss too).

  14. ND
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 06:45:07

    Peeta. I really like him, and always have. I think he balances Katniss very well.

  15. Corey Paxton
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 06:46:37

    I think she should pick Peeta.

  16. nomadreader (Carrie)
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 06:48:30

    I am Team Gale all the way. I do have love for Peeta, but I think he’ll be too busy leading the country to have time for Katniss.

  17. Inez
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 06:50:38

    Great post, very funny, thanks. Now, normally I would say Team Katniss but if I had to chose I would say Gale.

  18. SarahT
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 06:52:22

    Although I love Cinna and Finnick as characters, I’m totally rooting for Peeta. I adore Peeta. Realistically though, I can see Collins keeping Katniss single. I’m excited to find out.

  19. Heather
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 06:53:25

    Definately Peeta. HE didn’t push her aside because of jealousy. Gale is very hurt by what Katniss has to do in the arena to stay alive and he does’t even want to forgive her until he finds out she going back in. But Peeta stands by her. Even when he finds out the truth of the games, he wants to help her, be there for her. Thats true love!!!

  20. Sandyg02
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 06:58:53

    I think Gale would be a good match for Katniss. Although I love Finnick – he’s one of my favorite characters.

    - sandy

  21. KrysteyBelle
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:00:25

    I pick Gale. I love him because he’s strong and mysterious.

  22. Kimberly
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:01:26

    Teem Peeta!! I think of Gale as more of a big brother type to Katniss…there’s a strong bond, but the fire is with Peeta.

  23. fuzzbinn
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:06:54

    Definitely Peeta. Gale’s nice but a bit broody and well unemotional. Peeta actually seems to love Katniss, and has proved that he will quite literally do anything for her. Team Peeta!

  24. Lexi
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:08:27

    I don’t think Katniss will end up with anyone because she kept saying in Catching Fire that she doesn’t want to fall in love or have kids so that her kids can’t go through what she went through.
    If I had to choose someone for her to be with it would be Gale.

  25. Kayleigh
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:11:52

    Peeta totally has my vote. I love them together and how they fight with and defend one another and how it’s her that can’t decide since he’s totally made his feelings known.

  26. Cassie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:12:05

    My romantic little heart wants her to wind up with Gale, but my head thinks she should get a chance to just stand on her own for a while. After all, she’s very young, even with everything she’s gone through!

  27. KC
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:21:53

    Team Gale here!

  28. Jill
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:22:56

    Peeta! The ‘secret love’ just appeals to me. :)

  29. Christy S
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:24:14

    I hope Katniss will end up with Peeta. There are many reasons I could cite why I am “Team Peeta,” but the most important is that I think Katniss is actually in love with Peeta; she just hasn’t allowed herself to realize it, or even had time to try to figure out her emotions.

  30. Becca
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:25:57

    Team Peeta all the way. Though your analysis of the different characters did make me laugh. :)

  31. Kylene
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:35:34

    I think the best match for Katniss is Gale.

  32. Helen Murdoch
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:39:06

    The best match for Katniss is…Katniss. Let’s let her continue to be the strong independent female that she is. Ok, you may not accept that as an option so I am going to go with Gale

  33. Collette
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:41:27

    I gotta go with Gale. (How’s that for unintentional alliteration?) I read some other comments about either Peeta, Gale or both dying in this last one and while it’s a (distinct) possibility, the romance reader in me cringes. Eeek.

  34. kathybaug
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:44:16

    Team Peeta. I’m married to an omega-type male myself, so I have a soft spot for Peeta.

  35. Shelby
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:47:27

    Peeta :) Katniss has showed signs that she’s in love with Peeta, but Gale.. not so much.

  36. Kate
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:51:41

    Peeta!! I like both him and Gale, but we see a lot more of Peetas personality than Gales, so I’m leaning more toward Peeta, but I think it could go either way in Mockingjay. :)

  37. Ashley V
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:53:40

    I am Team Gale all the way :D

  38. Chloe Thai
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:57:36

    Team Gale all the way!!!

  39. Bookworm1858
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:06:24

    Peeta definitely! But as long as Cinna lives, he would make her a fierce wedding dress no matter who she marries. Heck he’d continue making her awesome clothes if she doesn’t marry so long as he lives! (Please let Cinna let!)

  40. Breanna
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:08:37

    peeta. definantly. he would do anything for her

  41. cactus_child
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:09:22

    I definitely can’t decide. Because I think Katniss must love Gale more since he is her best friend & knows her so well. However I know Peeta so much better (& love him!) Like Steph said, I think no mattter who she ends up with, I will be sad for the other one.

  42. Irish
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:14:24

    My vote is for Peeta…although I think in the end she’ll either end up alone or perhaps be killed by the end of Mockingjay. With Suzanne Collins I think that anything is possible!

  43. Michele
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:17:38

    Katniss’ psychosexual development came to a screeching halt as the result of a significant trauma (i.e., father’s death). We find our heroine “stuck” indefinitely in the latent period during both THG and CF. The intensity of the life-threatening situation in which she finds herself does not bode well for securing sufficient emotional and cognitive energy to devote to moving out of the latency stage. Therefore, my prediction is that she will not have chosen a specific love interest by the end of Mockingjay, but will possibly begin exploring the pursuit of romantic relationships.

  44. Jia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:24:58

    @Irish: Katniss dies? Wow, I’ll be really upset if that’s the ending Suzanne Collins goes for.

  45. aislin
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:25:37

    If I have to pick one, I’ll go with Peeta. Though, like Cassie above, I too hope that she will get the chance to stand on her own.

  46. Verona St. James
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:29:11

    Katniss and Peeta! All the way!

  47. Gretchen
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:33:58

    I’m really on Team Katniss, but if she’s going to wind up with someone, I think it should be Gale. I like how devoted Peeta is and how he’s not a traditional manly man, but Gale’s known her for so long and with him, she can maybe establish a life after the Hunger Games.

  48. Javier
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:38:09

    Team Peeta, Gale will most likely be killed off…

  49. Dribble_Basher
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:40:03

    Well, I’m personally Team Gale even though, it seems, she’ll probably end up with peeta; suzzane colins-the vile temptress- has been foreshadowing it from the beginning.
    Gale has been there for her for most of her life; he’s kind, strong, commpassionate-he would of volunteered for any of his siblings- and ler’s not forget defiant; his first words were “Down with the Capitol.” He’s the perfect mate for the mascot of the rebellion.
    -Down with the Capitol!

  50. Michelle
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:40:36

    I’m definitely on Team Peeta, but if he happens to die during the course of events of Mockingjay I’d definitely move on over to Finnick. There was certainly some chemistry there.

  51. Nicole
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:43:29

    Team Gale, of course. I just… LOVE them together. Ya know?

  52. Defiled_Dementia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:47:24

    Team buttercup, who doesn’t like beastiality?

  53. Lea (YA Book Queen)
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:48:24

    I really hope that it’s Gale she ends up with, because they’ve been friends forever and know each other best. Plus, he took care of her family while she was gone, which is important to her.

    Although it would be pretty hilarious if it Haymitch ;)

  54. Jennifer aka yabooknerd
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:48:56

    I think Katniss will end up by herself – though I’m pulling for Peeta

  55. Kate
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:50:15

    Team Peeta all the way! He is the voice to her strength, and they are so fricken adorable together!

  56. Jessica
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:54:38

    I’d prefer for the book to end without her hooking up at all so everyone can pretend she gets with their favorite. Also, like you said, she is a little busy with all the doom going on.

    But as for my own taste, I’m all for Gale. I’m looking forward to see him working with the rebellion he always dreamed of.

  57. TKF
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:58:29

    I’ve never heard of these books, but I’m so buying book one as soon a s I leave this comment!

  58. Lisa_lovesbooks
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:01:09

    Peeta is my choice for Katniss. She feels desire for him wile making out with him in Catching fire. I think she is in love with him it’s why she is so upset with the idea of the Capitol having him. I love Gale too but Petta loves her more as she does love him more.

  59. Emily
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:01:20

    This is a tough one. I’m torn between Peeta and Gale.
    Gale having the past friendship with Katniss and their shared hate for The Capitol. Plus Gale will always go out on a limb for her and her family. But Peeta is a romantic. Though Peeta is not the smartest boy alive is the sweetest.
    I was voting for team Cinna for a while but he may be just a decaying body right now.
    I have a feeling that either Peeta or Gale will have to sacrifice themselves to save Katniss and her family. Then Katniss will choose the one who is still breathing. For all we know she won’t pick anyone! It would not suprise me. But we have to wait untill August 24 to find out!

  60. Kate W
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:03:30

    I am a team Peeta person when it comes to Katniss love life. Personally I think Gale would put himself before her if it came to a choice between his life and hers. Obviously Peeta loves her enough that she will always come first for him, even if it means pain, punishment, or death for him. Plus when you go through something like the Hunger Games it leaves a mark on you and I don’t think Gale could truly understand what it has done to Katniss, but Peeta has been there with her for both games.

    Though honestly who says Katniss will end up with any of them, or if any of them will be alive in the end for her to choose.

  61. Simone
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:03:31

    I think Katniss will end with Peeta. Everytime her thoughts stray to Peeta. I mean why is it that when Gale was whipped, her first thoughts the next day are “I hope Gale didn’t remember that kiss” and “Where’s Peeta?”

  62. Audrey D
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:07:06

    I am Team Gale, but I really don’t think that Katniss is good enough for him. To tell the truth, I really think she may have to end up with Peeta.

  63. hunterofartemis
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:07:36

    I’m leaning towards Peeta–he’s such a sweet yet protective boy. Gale is okay, but he doesn’t seem as loving of Katniss as Peeta is.

  64. Sara
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:07:49

    Gale is the guy for her. Hands down. They have known each other for so long and they come from the same background….he really “gets” her. I think we’re going to get to know him a lot better in the last book.

    Plus, after reading Catching Fire, I think Peeta is a sissy. (Without Katniss and Fennick he never would have made it past the first day.)

    But Katniss doesn’t seem to like either one of them as more than friends, so who knows.

  65. Natacha Edmondson
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:10:54

    SC wrote two amazing characters in Peeta and Gale, not to mention Katniss. I think that Katniss loves Peeta, but that her and Gale are meant to be.

  66. Nicole
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:11:29

    I like peeta, he’s romantic and persistant, and wont give up no matter what

  67. Florence
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:12:00

    Tough…but I think I have to go with Peeta. I like the intimacy that Katniss & Gale have, but, wow, Peeta. He’s shown time & time again he would do anything for her — even die.

  68. unit2552
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:12:37

    I think Gale is meant to be with Katniss, they seem like a perfect couple

  69. Meredith
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:12:48

    I’m Team Gale myself – I think out of all of these guys/girls, Gale knows Katniss the best and sees her as she really is.

    But I have to agree with some others: I think the final result will be Team Katniss. Even when she’s going back and forth between the two guys, she still maintains that she has no plans to get married, have kids. I think I would rather see her strong and on her own at the end. (Plus, I’m convinced some/many of the above-mentioned characters will end up dying by the end of Mockingjay.)

  70. Chris
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:13:30

    I want to be team Gale, but I think she’s burned too many of those bridges unintentionally during her two stints in the hunger games.

    Though some of those other choices were quite hilarious and almost made me go with them (some of those I hadn’t even considered >.<) I'm going to have to say team Peeta more for the logic factor than anything.

  71. Katie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:17:16

    I’m on team Gale! Hopeless romantic. . .

  72. floryp
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:17:45

    I’d love for Katniss to end up with Peeta, because I fell in love with him through the books, but I think that if she chooses Gale, she’ll be happy too.

  73. Kelsey
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:17:54

    I was Team Peeta after reading The Hunger Games but once I finished Catching Fire I was so confused! I can’t really choose a team because I think they’re both great for Katniss. Whoever she’s happiest with is my pick!

  74. Pam
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:18:41

    I have to go with Gale just because of the age difference with Haymitch.

  75. Gina Bernal
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:22:19

    The romance reader in me can’t help but be drawn to Gale’s tragic past and broody alpha maleness. However, the mushy sap in me loves how sweet Peeta is with Katniss. Also, he can probably make a mean pastry. Team Peeta FTW!

  76. Chelsea
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:22:34

    It’s a tough choice, but I’m going Peeta on this one. Though, for some reason, your suggestion of Cinna made me smile. LOL.

  77. Matt Linenbroker
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:27:46

    call me old fashioned, but I think she is going to end up with Gale. After all, he really was her first love. I think there’s just too much distance between her and Peeta. She really opens more up to Gale. However, I wouldn’t be entirely surprised if Katniss chose neither and stayed on her own.

  78. Shannon
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:29:22

    Team Peeta. Katniss deserves better than Gale. Gale and Katniss are just better off freinds

  79. Scoot
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:33:18

    I personally think Peeta would be the best pick, but I am afraid he might not make it alive through the last book. His chances are pretty slim. I think Gale or Peeta would be ok for Katniss – she loves them both in her own way, but I am not really seeing a HEA for any of them at the rate things are deteriorating. The odds are definitely against them!

  80. Mariah
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:33:34

    Team Gale but I would not mind if she got with Peeta.

  81. Mairead
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:34:49

    Definitely Team Peeta for me. Peeta is the sweetest boy alive, and Katniss is falling for him. he wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for him offering her bread, and suffering a beating from his witch of a mother to do so. Peeta can break Katniss’ guard down, and he makes her come out of her shell. He’s good for her, he looks after her, he loves her. She loves him too, she just doesn’t realise it yet. I think Finnick is more like an older brother type, and Gale would be better as just her, I think he’s be good with Madge. That’s my two cents. Peeta is perfection.
    Peeta for President!

  82. Elyssa Papa
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:35:09

    I am all for Team Peeta. He has always loved her, has saved her, and made sacrifices. (On same point, Katniss has saved him.) Plus there’s the whole thing that they were in the Games together—no one (other than Haymitch)—knows what they’ve been through. I think in later years that Katniss and Peeta could draw comfort from each other.

    I also love Gale. But I worry that because they’re sort of together at the end of Catching Fire that bad things will happen in Mockingjay. I’m not that confident that Gale or Peeta or both won’t die.

    And part of me hopes Katniss gets the best of both and ends up in a ménage. Hey. It cab happen. ;)

  83. Kyle
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:36:44

    I would say Gale besides Peeta got taken by the Capitol.

  84. Audrey S
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:37:14

    Personally I think Gale should be the pick. Who doesn’t like a mysterious bad boy?

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  86. Allison
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:38:02

    Team Peeta, but I would choose Finnick as it seems he has lost almost everyone he loved.

  87. Brittany
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:38:14

    I’m all for Katniss just surviving. It’s a lot to ask of a girl to save the world from evil overlords AND pick a lifemate, all in one book. I’d be perfectly happy with an ambiguous romance ending on this one.

  88. Angela
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:38:21

    I have never been a fan of contemplating the romance in Hunger Games – but now that you mention it, I’m Katniss/Joanna all the way ;-)

  89. mizzlizzbeck
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:38:33

    I can’t really figure out who Katniss would choose between all the listed options, but I know that judging from who I am, I would choose Peeta. He’s incredibly devoted and has a good sense of humor and is forgiving. But that’s just me.

  90. Jenna
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:39:56

    She really, really loves him. I mean, she loves Gale, too, but their relationship is much more of a brother/sister bond. Katniss is in love with Peeta. Just look at the way she reacted when she found out he had been taken by the Capitol. She wanted to die. Very similar to her mother’s reaction when her father died.

  91. m
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:41:13

    Team Peeta

  92. Bella
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:43:07

    Peeta is perfect for Katniss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  93. wickedmess
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:46:02

    My vote is for Peeta!

  94. Dawn
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:47:27

    Peeta… he is crazy about Katniss :)

  95. Ashley M
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:48:52

    My vote is for Peeta. He’s perfect for her and after experiencing the games, he understands what she’s going through too.

  96. Max
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:49:42

    I would say Prim because if she had to face her she would probably comit suicide for her.

  97. Nik A.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:49:53

    Definitely Gale. They survived together when they were poor and had to illegally hunt for food. Peeta is too much of a wuss.

  98. Natalie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:50:03

    It’s a difficult choice, because Katniss really loves Gale, but she owes so much to Peeta. Either one would be bittersweet for me!

  99. erica
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:50:29

    Peeta all the way!

  100. Hannah P
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:50:44

    Team Peeta Forever!

  101. Victoria
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:50:55


  102. Kim Mills
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:50:55

    I’m not sure who she will end up with but I sure hope it’s Peeta.

  103. Emma Tremblay
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:51:07

    Definitely Gale. Best friends to lovers is the best way to go!

  104. Kristin M
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:51:30

    SO voting for Gale! I understand Peeta’s draw but Gale deserves her and Peeta can have the pick of ALL districts! Gale has been there all along- they will build the strongest foundation together and even though he may not be NEW their relationship turned on will be ON FIRE!

  105. Katie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:51:49

    Gale all the way! Like you said, he’s known Katniss way longer than Peeta, and I don’t really think Katniss loves Peeta, she loves GALE!

  106. CrystalGB
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:52:17

    My vote is for Peeta.

  107. Chelsea
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:52:53

    It’s hard to choose between Peeta and Gale. In the end, I don’t think she should pick either. Both have been there for her through her hardest times, but I think there’s someone else out there for her..

  108. Lydia Presley
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:53:11

    I love Peeta. I can’t help it. I like Gale.. but I just have this thing for Peeta.

  109. Tanya
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:53:30

    I for Haymitch. Yes he might be considerably older but if Katniss is so opposed to having children and not keen on getting married he might be the man for her. He is also the only one that Katniss really has ever been completely honest with and he can see her for all her faults. And he accepts them becaue he is flawed as well.

  110. Monica K
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:53:44

    It’s so hard to choose between Gale and Peeta for Katniss. They are both perfect for her but in different ways. I would be devastated for her if either of them died in Mockingjay, but it would not be completely surprising. If I think of it from my own perspective and what I personally would prefer in a man, however, I am Team Peeta for sure! I just don’t feel that as readers we have gotten to know Gale nearly as well. We’ve seen multiple examples of Peeta’s wonderful personality and plenty of proof that he genuinely loves her and would do anything for her.

  111. Jessica
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:54:01

    I’d like it to be Cinna – I think he of all the characters really has Katniss’ best feelings in his mind at all times and clearly really understands her.

    But I also think the most likely outcome is no one and that lots of people die.

  112. hunter horvath
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:54:08

    i think that peeta is the best choice no matter how u look at it. he has been nice to her and saved her life. gale may be closer to her but he is going to get himself in trouble i can just tell. because peeta is more of a main character than gale and somebody will most likely die so if it were to be anybody it would be gale but anyways peeta loves her she needs to get her mind straight shes to paranoid but it will all work out :)

  113. Kyle
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:54:24

    I think that Gale has to win this one

  114. Haley
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:54:43

    Team Peeta
    I think that she’s going to realize how much she loves him in Mockingjay
    I hope neither him nor Gale dies in Mockingjay though

  115. carrie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:55:11

    Peeta and Katniss should be together because fate brought them together in the Hunger Games for a reason. It doesn’t matter if Gale was Katniss’s first ‘love’ (even though she didn’t notice until later) because if Gale really did love Katniss, he would have tole her that he was in love with her earlier when he had a chance to. GO PEETA<3

  116. Kristin Close
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:55:43

    Gale Hawthorne!!! :)

  117. sparksflying
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:56:16

    I think that Peeta and Gale are both good matches for Katniss. All of the others are ridiculous although Katniss/Finnick is intriguing

  118. Margooo
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:56:21

    There is an obvious sense of foreboding, going into Mockingjay. Poor Katniss is going to have to make a choice. The death of one of her two potential lovers feels a bit eminent and likely to help her make a decision. That being said, in following with her avoidant nature, she should drop both gentlemen callers and take off with Finnick. He’s sassy, sharp, knows what it is to be in a tough relationship situation and knows what it is to survive the games twice.

  119. Michelle
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:56:33

    I’m not sure! I feel bad for Gale because of his feelings and how he has to watch Peeta and Katniss’s “relationship” … to be honest I’m not sure… I see a whole “twilight love triangle” thing going on… Gale is the bestfriend and first love interest… a memory of home and a reminder of who she is and where she’s from… but Peeta is that “strong shoudler” that was there with her during the hardest thing she’s ever done. I’m not sure who I root for… Team Peeta? Team Gale? haha :) I’m Team Katniss!!

  120. Tina Burns
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:56:59

    All I know is if Katniss ends up alone I’ll be pissed. I vote for Peeta!

  121. Beth S.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:57:13

    I’m not really on a team when it comes to this story. I’m more focused on wanting them all to survive that I haven’t really been able to get into the “Love Triangle” aspect of the story.

    If I had to choose I guess I’d say Peeta only because we’ve seen more of what they’ve been through together in the story.

    BTW, that messenger bag is fabulous!

  122. Ishbel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:57:22

    I think that Katniss will end up with Gale because she seems more open to him and isn’t afraid to tell him whatever is on her mind while when she’s with Peeta she thinks of all the little things she will say to him and is more cautious.
    I have no idea how she could ever choose tho because they are all so fantabulous.

  123. Helen m.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:57:48

    I think katniss is going to end up with peeta because they been throught so much together and they understand eachother more when it comes to what it feels like to be in the hunger games not once but twice in a row. So im going TEAM PEETA all the way for katniss!!!! :)

  124. Wendi
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:58:12

    I’m Team Peeta! They’ve been through so much together. I think they really understand each other.

  125. Morgan McGrath
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:58:22

    I would love to see her end up with Gale, but I have a feeling that something will happen and she won’t have to choose between them, although, I’m always wrong so we’ll see. Can’t wait for Mockingjay!!!

  126. Amanda
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:58:54

    Omg, Team Peeta all the way! I was for Team Gale until the Hunger Games officially started and I saw the strong love Peeta has for Katniss. I do not doubt that Gale also has that strong of a love, but I feel that Peeta’s love is a purer love. I do sort of think that Gale’s almost death caused her to love him a little bit more. But, I do not know. I just hope she winds up with Peeta :)

  127. Mikayla
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:59:04

    Even though I completely adore both Gale and Petta, I am leaning towards the scenario where Katniss either ends up alone (not that she really needs a man)or someone totally new gets introduced and she ends up with him.

  128. [email protected]
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  129. Erin H.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:59:41

    I am all about Peeta! I hope I’m not setting myself up for heartache ;)

  130. Katelyn Horne
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:59:50

    While I do like Gale, the provider and Katniss’ best friend, I can’t help but adore Peeta and hope that he is who Katniss chooses. Peeta has always loved Katniss and he is willing to do anything for her. He would rather use his life saving hers and making her happy because he could never be happy without her…how romantic. :)

  131. Kristina
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:00:13

    Peta for sure! I won’t be heartbroken if she ends up with Gale but I think Peeta is the best choice.

  132. Kayla
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:00:14

    Gale is the best!! :)

  133. Allen
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:00:46

    Peeta Mellark, please!

  134. Matthew Mangum
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:01:12

    I vote for Cinna, I always thought that it would be a rather interesting twist. Now send me a bag :-)

  135. Jewels
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:01:22

    Gale! Peeta’s too sappy for me. And if you honestly think about it, being in love with a girl ever since you’re 5 isn’t very realistic. They didn’t even have any interaction when he “fell in love” with her; it was a “love at first sight” kind of thing, and in that kind of world, it’s not likely to happen.

  136. Rachel C
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:01:40

    Team Peeta. I started out Team Gale FTW!! But as I read Catching Fire my loyalties were swayed by Peeta’s undying devotions. Nothing Katniss did changed how he felt about her or what he would do for her. He went BACK into the Games for her (his worst nightmare!).

  137. CyanLights
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:01:49

    I would most likely have to go with Peeta. As much as I’d rather it be Gale, he has been out of the picture for quite some time.

  138. Chasity
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:02:01

    At first I thought Katniss should choose Gale, but I’m leaning more towards Peeta now!

  139. Yujia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:02:14

    I hate the whole best friend turned lover & Finnick is in love with Annie. I see Haymitch as a advisor/father figure for Katniss, so that’s pretty wrong. I don’t want Katniss to end up with a guy, but if I had to choose one, it would be Peeta since she started to care about him.

  140. amelia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:02:33

    Team Gale!!

  141. Sarah
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:02:46

    Gale all the way. Peeta is too girly in his feelings for me. Though honestly, I hope they both die and Katniss has to go it alone.

  142. Mickie T
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:02:59

    Since the Hunger Games books aren’t, strictly speaking, romances, I’m not sure Katniss will have a HEA. The more I think about it, and the more I think about how dystopian the world setup is in the books, the more I think the characters need to concentrate on staying alive! Alive and more in control of their futures would be a very happy ending for Katniss, Peeta and Gale. They can figure out the details later.

  143. Libby McGee
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:03:14

    I’m definitely Team Peeta!!! I have a soft spot for Gale, but Katniss and Peeta ending up together would be the best!

    Oh, and I WANT THIS BAG!! Too cute!!

  144. Hallie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:03:23

    I believe Katniss would find her fulfilling match in Gale… he’s strong, supportive, willing to do anything and go against any combat to save his best friend/”true love.” On the other hand, Peeta is Katniss’s true opposite, soft-spoken etc… and they DO say that opposites attract. I can’t wait to hear the outcome, so long as the loser to Katniss’s favor isn’t sore and remains her friend.

  145. Ann
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:04:28

    I think she should choose Gale. He knows her better than anyone – and still loves her! Ha ha.

  146. Chris
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:05:12

    While I have pretty much come to terms with the fact that I have been drawn into one of theses “teams” (I’m Team Gale), I think Katniss has far more important and pressing things to deal with than who she wants to have a relationship with. Her entire District with perhaps almost everyone outside her family that she holds dear is gone, her constant companion Petta is in the clutches of the stone cold President Snow, and there is the small matter of a major rebellion to focus on. So while I think Gale is best for Katniss, that can come later. Right now is “Down with the Capitol” time.

  147. Meg
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:05:48

    Team Peeta all the way! Gale just does not do it for me. I do not get the feeling that Katniss is really in love with him, but I do feel that she is in love with Peeta. Plus, they shared the experience of two Hunger Games together. Those experiences are what binds them together. Gale would never be able to understand it, since he was an onlooker, not a participant.

  148. Lindsay
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:06:04

    Ever since I read Catching Fire I’ve had a horrible feeling in my gut that either Gale or Peeta will die… It’s a horrible thought but one that I think everyone needs to possibly consider.

    But if I had to choose one I would say Gale. Maybe because he is more my type of guy (every time I read about him I can’t help but say Viva La Revolution babe!). But his kiss in Catching Fire is the only one that we have read about that actually seemed REAL to me. I know the others were real for Peeta but with Gale it was more of… I don’t even know how to describe it but it held much more emotion than the others. And we know Gale has had his eye on Katniss and I am just dying to see them together. He is the most reliable person in Katniss’s life, he has proven himself over and over and has been there for her from the beginning. Plus, he is a rebel bad boy and who can deny that? ;)

    Anyway, aside from Gale… I am a huge fan of Finnick and Haymitch! But I’m all for Finnick and his crazy girl, that’s just too perfect to pass up. And I’m all for Haymitch and EFFIE! Hahahaha you know it could happen… at least they would make an interesting couple!

  149. Ammy Belle
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:07:21

    Team Peeta for Life!

  150. Emily S.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:07:57

    Gale Hawthorne.
    The simple answer.

    Although relationships often ruin friendships, I have a feeling that their relationship will last. They have a connection I cannot explain, and although She and Peeta are star-crossed lovers, that’s what the capital wants, but not what she feels in her heart.

    I go for Gale all the way, he is just the simple answer… and the person who understands her most.

  151. Evan
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:08:07

    Well I love Peeta. He’s sweet, nice, strong….almost Perfect. He proclaimed his love first and had enough guts to do it. And Im pretty sure that if someone else had been pick during the 74th Hunger Games, he would have volunteered too. More than Gale can say. I just think they make a better couple.

  152. Rebecca
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:08:17

    I think Katniss should marry Peeta. She better not touch Cinna because he’s MINE. xDD

  153. Jessica
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:08:46

    Gale, because he was there first. :)

  154. Joy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:08:47

    It’s a hard choice – but I’m leaning toward Peeta.

  155. iceymoon
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:09:18

    although i’m intrigued by Finnick and Cinna possibilities, i can’t keep from supporting Gale knowing i’m in the minority that don’t go for Peeta. i at least want to see a decent amount of budding romance with Gale moments in Mockingjay, because i feel Peeta is being supported mostly because we’ve seen them together way more than we have Gale & Katniss (not to mention, seem them linked in a more romantic way). i feel like Gale just needs his chance!

    my favorite Katniss/Gale moment, by the way, is not the kiss but Katniss thinking “He is mine. I am his.” after the whipping. i’d love to see another moment like that while Gale is actually conscious xD

  156. celi.a
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:09:45

    I love this giveaway idea! I want Katniss to end up with Gale. I know the probability is low, but I can hope…

  157. Athena
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:10:05

    I definitely pick Peeta. It’s true, Katniss and Gale have known each other for a long time and are both good at hunting, but Peeta can help Katniss more by making up for the qualities Katniss doesn’t have.

  158. Lucy Zhang
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:10:15

    Team Peeta!!! Even though Peeta and Katniss’s relationship started as an act, they have really grown close.

  159. angelprincess1995
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:10:17

    I think that Katniss will end up alone because she seems like the type of person that would want to be independent. But if for some reason the rebellion fails I think she would end up with Peeta to continue the star crossed lovers appearance.

  160. Corie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:10:37

    I would really like to see her with Gale. I really admire the love Peeta has for her but Gale has gone through a struggle we haven’t been able to see. I would like to get a little deeper into Gales story

  161. Christa Allgood
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:10:55

    I’d have to go with Peeta but I kinda doubt that she will enter into any “real” relationship in Mockingjay. There will be too much going on.

  162. Selenna
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:11:27

    I would vote for either Peeta or Gale. Peeta was there for her during the actual games and they beat the odds–since they both won, that gives them some sort of mutual relationship. What I’m saying is that they both worked to win the games together. If one of them had died, the other might not have won since they felt they owed something to the other for taking care of each other. Gale, on the other hand, has been there for Katniss for a long time. Gale took care of Katniss’ family while she was fighting in the games. He hunted with Katniss, and even taught her a few tricks–like the traps. He was also who Katniss first loved.
    Sorry if I rambled there. But I’d prefer Peeta, since there’s ultimately more interaction between the two in the books. :)

  163. meagan meier
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:11:47

    this is such a tough decision. its like team edward or team jacob (somewhat to my other twilight fans) while that choice was obvious for me…edward…i can understand why so many people liked jacob. so which will it be for katniss? i think gale will win her heart in the end if they dont kill him off to force her to be with peeta. but i love peeta as well! tough one. cant wait to see what the master ms collins decides… :)

  164. Wendy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:12:04

    My vote goes to Gayle because they have been together from the beginning and I think they understand each other best.

  165. Amanda W
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:13:08

    I’m squarely in Peeta’s corner, but I have a sneaking suspicion that Collins may celebrate Katniss’ “I am woman, hear me roar” independence by leaving her unattached.

  166. Meghan Pack
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:13:25

    I think Katniss will end up with Gale. They have WAY much more in common and are just a better match for each other.

  167. Sarah
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:13:44

    Gale all the way! Peeta is too feminine in his feelings for me which isn’t a bad thing but it is also a turn off for me. However, I truly want both guys to die and Katniss have to go it alone.

  168. Amie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:14:11

    I love Peeta so much!!!!!!! He is the perfect match for Katniss!! I know that Gale and Katniss have so much history, but Peeta went through so much with Katniss. I mean he is willing to die for her!! We dont see Gale volunteering for Peeta when his name is called at the reaping!! Gale and Peeta are two very different people……but Peeta is WWWAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY better!!!! <3

  169. Kate S.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:14:11

    Peeta is a wonderful choice for Katniss. He is kind, thoughtful, and steady. I fear that something may happen to him in Mockingjay, though, in which case I would be fine with Katniss marrying Gale, because he is also a good choice for her. In the scheme of things, though, perhaps Katniss is better on her own. She is one of the strongest female characters I’ve ever read about, and from the books we learn that she really doesn’t want children. No matter what happens, I trust Suzanne Collins to make the right choice for our favorite heroine!

  170. Theresa Milstein
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:14:29

    I am going to say team Gale, but I’m not feeling all that sure. So much can happen in book 3.

  171. stinamoran
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:14:41

    I think Peeta is a better match.

  172. Shannon
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:14:43


  173. Sam
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:14:54

    I definitely think Gale, cuuuzzzz Gale’s just sorta awesome and Katniss knows she loves him =P

  174. roxy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:15:57

    Me and one of my friend were discussing this yesterday and we think in mockingjay either A.) Katness will die B.) Peeta will die or C.) Gale will die but i lean towards peeta being the best for katness

  175. Jessica
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:16:26

    I think of Gale and Katniss as the star-crossed lovers. I think Gale might die, and Katniss will end up with Peeta. While I love Gale, I REALLY love Peeta so I hope Katniss ends up with him!

  176. Abi McGeeney
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:16:27

    Katniss belongs with Gale. He gets her. He will keep her safe and fed. Peeta…seeems like such a boy, obviously he can protect her, hes proved that in the arena. But…. I just know she belongs with Gale. Although i do have a feeling that at some point in MockingJay, one of her lovers will end up giving thier live in place of Katniss. . .

  177. Bettina
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:16:36

    Team Peeta all the way. He is a man who will love her forever and always put her first. That makes him an alpha in my book.

  178. MandieBea
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:17:12

    Team Peeta all the way!!!

  179. Lillian
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:17:20

    Peeta is my favorite for Katniss =)

  180. Mario Lujan
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:17:23

    I want her to choose Gale, but I also think she will end up with him because when it came to choosing in Catching Fire she quickly chose Gale over Peeta

  181. Suzi
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:17:36

    It’s so hard to pick, but I have to go with Peeta… his personality is a good complement to Katniss’s, they balance each other out well. :)

  182. Jessica Wisniewski (Thompson)
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:17:38

    There’s a part of me that could never forgive the universe if she didn’t end up with Peeta. Then again, that makes for great drama, doesn’t it, if he ends up as a martyr for the cause? If the worst should befall, I don’t think I’d want her to end up with Gale, either – he’s a part of her old life. Somehow, I think she and Finnick would make a beautiful, if tragic, couple – a symbol of a new, integrated society – marked by pain, but resilient and determined.

  183. Cynthia Garcia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:17:58

    I wish Katniss and Peeta would end up together but I think Peeta is going to die protecting her. So…it will be Katnip and Gale

  184. J'Andrea Hood
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:18:13

    Although I like Gale, Peeta is even better!

  185. Annie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:18:21

    I loved Gale at first, but I think Peeta will win out in the end. So excited for Mockingjay!

  186. Tebryia LaDue
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:19:45

    I’m a fierce romantic so my vote is for Peeta; however, that doesn’t mean that’s who she’ll end up with. Considering that both Gale and Peeta would die for her, they both might end up doing just that.

  187. Mario L.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:19:56


  188. callie forester
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:20:02

    TEAM EITHER–Peeta or Gale–nobody else. I kind of wish she could be with both of them, but people might find that creepy. haha. Just picture it, she survives starting the revolution and gets to have both of them loving her forever and waiting on her hand and foot. lol…I think she deserves it.

    That being said, I suppose I have to pick one. As much as I LOVE Peeta, for some reason I think she should end up with Gale. Maybe just because he knew her/had her first. So, that’s it for me…

  189. Maria
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:20:04

    Gale. Or Peeta. No, Gale. Ask me next week, because I’m sure the answer will change. Gale is my first choice based on instinct, but the end of Catching Fire has me leaning towards Peeta.

  190. Cheryl
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:20:05

    Team Peeta!

  191. Lauren Smith
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:20:40

    I’m with Ammy Belle on this, Team Peeta forever because there is no better way to fall in love than to meet in a death match like Peeta and Katniss did and then survive it using their love for each other!

  192. Amanda
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:21:17

    Team Peeta!

  193. Teresa Freeman
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:21:28

    I think Gale all the way. Best friends forever. What’s better in a mate than friendship :)

  194. Anna
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:21:39

    It is in my prediction that Peeta will die saving Katniss and Prim and that Gale will be there afterword to comfort Katniss (and get married?!?!). I also believe that they will make the late-Peeta a remembered hero and also that District 12/13 will have defeated the Capitol, putting an end to the Hunger Games for good. I can’t wait for the book to come out. I am so, completely, 100% psyched for it!!! Too bad Suzanne doesn’t have advanced reader’s copies for this one like she did for catching fire. :/ Oh well. Only 13 more days anyway! (13… what a coincidence!)

  195. Dani
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:21:49

    Gale has had so little time to impress in books HG and CF; I think Mockingjay will reinforce what a true friend and support he is to Katniss and even Team Peeta members will be on the edge of converting, but ultimately, it will be Peeta in the end. He compliments her in every way – his eloquence, his sensitivity, his patience – but they also share several qualities – such as bravery, resourcefulness, the ability to love in a very oppressive, bleak society – which makes them a dream team. The best couplings are not people who are exactly alike, as Gale and Katniss are across the board – its the people who have enough in common to attract them to one another and work together but inspire you to be someone better than you are. Countless times, Peeta has been the one to change Katniss from the inside out. For example, she wants to be selfless like him, so she tries to protect him in CF.
    If the rebellion wins out and Katniss makes this pivitol decision, my bet is on Peeta Mellark.

  196. dee
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:21:51

    While I do kind of have a thing for Peeta, I’d have to go with Gale.

  197. Angie Cason
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:22:05

    I’m pulling for Team Peeta. His care for her is nothing less than swoon-worthy. But I fear Katniss has bigger things to worry about than Peeta, Gale or any boy …

  198. Georgette Renner
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:22:54

    When Katniss & Peeta battled the last career & she finally put him out of his misery after the attack from the hybrid dogs, very action packed battle.

  199. Amira
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:23:48

    TEAM GALE. They just have so much history!

  200. Ali
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:24:04

    Well, Katniss and Peeta just met, but it was love at first sight for Peeta. Katniss and Gale have been together forever, but i think theirs is just that they have been best friends forever, so they feel obligated to be in love with eachother. So Peeta is my favorite match for Katniss.

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