Romance, Historical, Contemporary, Paranormal, Young Adult, Book reviews, industry news, and commentary from a reader's point of view

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!

Cinna

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]!

1,117 Comments

  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 friend..plus, 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?

  85. » Blog Archive » Mockingjay Blog Tour Day 5: Win Messenger Bag
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:37:27

    […] you have to do is leave a comment about who you think Katniss should choose! Go here to […]

  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

    Peeta!
    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

    Peeta!!!!!!!!!!!!

  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]
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:59:21

    OH MY GOD, TEAM PEETA ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE HIM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  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

    Gale!
    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

    TEAM PEETA

  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

    GALE!

  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.

  201. Julia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:24:11

    I have to go with Peeta. There is no reason other than his name is Peeta and he works in a bread store. Peeta Bread. lol

  202. Angie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:24:53

    I believe she will not be able to choose between the two men she holds most dear to her. She will flee from both, believeing her own family lost, and run to the orchard flields of her dear sweet Rue for solice. There she will discover Cinna is alive and has save the life of her sister. Why did he risk his life for Prim? For the deep love he holds in his heart for Katniss. She will never love him as much as she loves Peeta or Gale, but from their friendship her love will grow for saving her Prim. Afterall, isn’t that what the whole story is about, saving Prim.

  203. PiperGrey
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:25:00

    Peeta Meelark – they’ve been through so much together!!!

  204. Melissa Grant
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:25:59

    I have always been Team Gale. If not Gale then Cinna.

  205. Kathryn
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:26:17

    Team Peeta!

  206. lizzle dizzle
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:26:25

    Such a hard decision. I personally love the tension in the love triangle. Why can’t she have Peeta and Gale? I guess I’m pulling for Peeta, everyone loves Gale and he can find another girl.

  207. westonis
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:26:34

    I had never pondered Cinna being a love interest but now that I consider that as a viable option, I’m ALL FOR IT! I mean Cinna gave up the most out of all the others. He was the most talented of the Designers and would have had an amazing run in the Capitol. But he gave all that up so he could be beaten, captured and called a traitor to his nation. That guy’s got the most cred in my opinion.

  208. carolina
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:26:38

    I think katniss would be better with peeta because of all the times she said he makes her feel safe. And I feel gale and katniss have more of a brother/sister relationship.

  209. harrison spencer
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:26:46

    I think that gale is the best match for katniss because he hunts with her and he can take care of her well. if he can take whipping like he did for going outside the fence he can definitely take anything for katniss

  210. Melanie Walters
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:26:46

    Team Peeta =) Peeta and Katniss compliment eachother so well

  211. Matthew Goldsmith
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:26:55

    PEETA! There is no way he would have gone through the Arena twice just to fall short of Katniss’ hand

  212. A. E.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:27:13

    Peeta is definetly the best for Katniss. Gale is too unsteady.

  213. Autumn
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:27:22

    TEAM PEETA!! Love him!!

  214. KT
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:27:33

    well katniss doesn’t want to get married because she doesnt want her kids to have to go through what she went through, so i think she will probably avoid it at all cost. BUT she is obviously in love with both Gale and Peeta and they would both be a good match for her but i guess i would choose Gale because i go for the bad boy type. And he always helps out her family.

  215. Madeline
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:27:40

    I dont know. I like Peeta and Gale. ummmm… if I had to pick i would choose Peeta but I think she should go with Gale :)

  216. Taylor
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:28:07

    Team Peeta! Katniss and Peeta share something that Gale could never touch because of what they experienced with each other durin The Games.

  217. Megan
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:28:19

    Peeta! It’s always been Peeta. Everything else is just a distraction.

  218. Debbie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:29:05

    I’m on team Peeta. Sure, Gale was there from day one, but Peeta has grown with Katniss just by being in the arena. Peeta understands Katniss because they went through it together.

  219. Chloe
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:29:25

    I love Peeta, and I hope that he and Katniss end up together… Still, he might go and die and mess it all up.

  220. Alicia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:29:38

    I’m totally team Peeta. I liked Gale in the Hunger Games, I mean, he was a pretty good brotherly figure to Katniss. But that’s it, I mean, I couldn’t even think anything romantic could happen between them. But Peeta… He was there in the 74th and 75th games, protecting her, willing to die for her.
    In Catching Fire, Gale can’t forgive Katniss until he finds out that she’s going back into the Arena again. Really?
    TEAM PEETA!

  221. Valette
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:29:59

    I think Peeta is best too. But I really hope ale get’s toghether with Mdage.

  222. Ardis Francoeur
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:30:33

    Katniss needs to choose herself! Just kidding. sort of. Katniss does have some issues to work out for herself, the number one issue being trust. We already know she trusts Gale, but he doesn’t have as big a role in the books at Peeta. As for Peeta, don’t you just get the feeling all this build up is leading us to a big tragedy? So maybe I do think Katniss ends up with herself- a stoic victor whose number one priority is her family.

  223. Lexi
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:30:45

    Katniss doesn’t want to have kids, so they will never have to experience any of what she went through, and doesn’t particularly want to fall in love. However, I believe that by saying the wrong thing to Gale one too many times she was expressing how much her subconsious loves Peeta.

    TEAM PEETA!

  224. Kat
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:30:52

    I ADORE Cinna, but I’m guess that’s not going to happen. Same feelings for Gale. I think that Katniss loves Gale the most at this point. However, I’m guessing that she’s going to end up with Peeta, unless he dies/is dead, because they have gone through so much together. They’ve bond in a way that no one will understand. But I’m willing to wait and see. As long as it’s well done, I will be happy.

  225. Sarah
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:31:09

    Totally Team Peeta. How can you not love someone who’s constantly willing to lay down his life for yours?

  226. Katie M
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:31:19

    I think Peeta is perfect for Katniss. He’s so sweet and genuinely loves her. I hope they end up together. :)

  227. Erika
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:31:45

    My favorite match for Katniss is herself. Honestly I love Peeta and Gale but I don’t think the best thing for her is either of them. She is a strong independent woman.

  228. Aliah
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:31:58

    Hmm, I tried posting this earlier, apparently it didn’t work. I like Peeta!

  229. K
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:32:05

    Peeta, I guess, but I’d rather she end up more independent too!

  230. J. P.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:33:37

    I’m totally for Peeta! He’s so nice to Katniss!

  231. Lila
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:33:45

    Gale! My real hope is that katniss would pick Cinna but I’m a realist.

  232. dominic
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:34:15

    peeta because peeta has loved katniss ever since they sota meet. and for gale, most the time when best friends go out, it doesn’t work out (at least where i live IN VIRGINIA).

  233. Kaira
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:34:18

    I’m a sucker for peeta myself, but because he makes more of a smack to the face to the capitol and he and Katniss will lead the rebellion. *assuming he lives* :p

  234. Lesley
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:34:37

    So hard to choose! I would choose Cinna, myself, but I think that Gale is a better fit for Katniss. Peeta is too earnest and good for my taste.

  235. JenP
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:35:29

    Peeta! Can’t deny that connection.

  236. Nicole campbell
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:35:32

    I defintely love peeta the most!! Come on, he’s the boy with the bread!!!

  237. Laura
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:35:44

    Peeta. Katniss has changed so much since the beginning. If she were still the same person she was at the beginning of the books then I would say Gale, but with what she has been through…Peeta is it.

  238. Jessica
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:36:36

    I’ll have to pick Gale. There’s a very strong connection there, a history. I just have this awful feeling that Peeta is going to end up getting killed trying to keep Katniss alive-she’ll need someone she can trust to help pick up the pieces.

  239. Melinda
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:37:36

    I think Peeta is the one Katniss will end up choosing because of their shared experiences through the Hunger Games.

  240. Becca
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:38:26

    I’d have to say Peeta. He loves Katniss so much and even though she won’t admit it she loves him too. She’s risked her life on countless occasions for him and it’s him she shares the experience with..something no one else would understand. Sure she loves Gail but he had his chance to move their friendship somewhere else and he didn’t at least not until right before the reaping and even then his words could’ve meant something else. As soon as Peeta was drawn in the reaping he did everything he could to make Katniss love him and in all that she did fall for him. She’s scared to admit it because she says she never wants to marry but it she let herself open up she’d realize that nothing compares to the bond her and Peeta share after the games. If she let him in nothing would come between them.

  241. Dana A.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:38:27

    Team Peeta! He really loves Katniss and would do anything for her.

  242. kristen j
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:39:11

    Team Peeta! :)

  243. Heather Scott
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:39:13

    Team Gale! He knows her and he has always been a consistant part of her life. Instead of always trying to protect and take care of her, he is her equal-he knows Katniss can take care of herself. Plus ruggedly handsome outdoorsmen? Yes please!

  244. Mimi
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:39:41

    Peeta for sure. He’s kindhearted and really loves Katniss.

    Besides, even though Gale loves Katniss, he waited too long to tell her, so it’s his fault he doesn’t have the girl :P

  245. Anna Ewing
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:39:42

    Peeta! he really does love katniss, he would do anything for her.

    and as for Joanna, yeah definally something going on there!

  246. Leah
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:39:57

    Peeta! I love him, and his love for Katniss is clear from the beginning (even if Katniss is blind to it). Gale’s great, but I don’t want him and Katniss to be together. I think they’re just too much alike for that to work. Peeta and Katniss balance each other though.

  247. Janine
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:40:20

    I would definitely choose Gale over Peeta any day. The fact that he knows Katniss makes them a match in heaven. However, realistically I think that Katniss will choose Peeta in the book :(

  248. Laura V.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:40:46

    Gale is perfect for Katniss. He’s strong, can provide for her, and will never let her down. Peeta, however is weak and reliant on her and who wants someone like that? However, I think that Gale is going to die sacrificing himself for Peeta or something and she’s going to end up with Peeta. :( but I’m rooting for Gale!

  249. angel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:41:51

    i cringe to think this could turn into an Edward vs Jacob thing since Ms. Collins is actually a great writer… that said, i was initially in Gale’s corner, but after re-reading HG & CF this weekend, i think it’s clear Peeta needs to be the new leader of Panem, and his first lady has to be the symbol of the revolution.

  250. Jessie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:41:55

    Team Peeta all the way!

  251. Carolyn Reed
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:42:08

    I think Katniss will end up alone. She seems to have feelings for Peeta, even if they’re deep rooted. Gale is more like family. However, these books like to make us think. A happy ever after ending would not provoke thinking.

  252. Gretchen
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:42:12

    Team Gale, for sure. I’ll tell you why…
    First of all, Katniss doesn’t love Peeta the way he loves her. She only acted like it because it would save her life. Yes, after a while she did start liking him for real, but it was never what he felt for her.
    Second, she even says herself she’s not good enough for him, and I agree. She doesn’t deserve him, though he’d take her anyway. But, I think Peeta needs a better girl.
    Third, yeah, he’s saved her life, but so has Gale, if not more. Katniss has saved Peeta’s life, more than he has her life.
    Which is where we come to Gale.
    Gale and Katniss have practically know each other their whole lives. They’ve worked together to keep each other, and their families alive. They’ve never had time to think of romance, because they’ve too worried about dieing. If Katniss ever decided to have a relationship and a rebellion, I think she should go with Gale. He’s stronger, and has a mind for it. Yeah, Peeta can talk, but, what are words without action?
    Last of all, and I think a lot of people over look this, but, Peeta’s and Katniss’ relationship is Capitol made, and Gale makes that obvious in Catching Fire. How can Katniss run a rebellion when she’s holding hands with the Capitol’s golden boy?
    Very last of all, Katniss already picked the one she wanted. She picked Gale. Right after he was whipped, you can go look it up. So, maybe, I’m just on the winning team, but I’ve always like Gale more. Heck, I would pick Gale. :P That’s my logic. And I’m sticking to it. As for the other “possibilities”, I don’t think so. Cinna and Finnick are much too old, and Haymitch? No, not a chance. And as for Madge and Joanna……..no…sorry…

  253. J.T. Simonton
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:42:26

    Katniss &:

    Peeta: Give and Take, mostly take on Kat’s part, but there is a sense that the feelings are growing (slowly) inside Katniss. But But I have to think that there is a chance that the twist will come when Peeta is found to be an Avox…

    Gale: Mutually reliant and of course the most efficient relationship. But something tells me Gale will be the one to take the bullet for the girl.

    As for Haymitch, Cinna, Finnick, Madge and Johanna…

    Haymitch & Finnick won’t make it though the rebellion, both will die honorably in battle.

    Cinna is more likely than not dead at the request of President Snow.

    Although there is a slight chance that Madge and her family were able to escape the destruction of Dist. 12, the idea of a romance with Katniss doesn’t fair so well.

    While Johanna would be every male readers fantasy…its just not in the cards, lol.

    And so in conclusion, my unpopular answer is that Katniss will end up just exactly as she had always intended from the beginning…ALONE! Even though we all know that the Capitol will fall into the hands of the rebels, the damage will have been done.

    In loving memory of Rue…

  254. LisaH
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:42:56

    Peeta! He’d be even better if he had a trident, too.

  255. Lana
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:43:08

    Does she HAVE to pick one?
    I mean, she even says that she doesn’t want a husband because she doesn’t want her children to go through the reaping, etc.
    But in MY opinion if Katniss desperately HAS to have a partner I would definitely choose Peeta for her. He’s so charming and, like you said, would even die for Katniss. He seems he would make a good father(if they ever have children) and their children will Always have something in their bellies.
    This is my opinion. Honestly I think that Katniss shouldn’t choose any of them.
    (:

  256. Soly begazo
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:43:25

    Hey. This is a though question. I personally root for Peeta Mellark! But I Think with Collins we won’t get the romantic ending. Like in the her past books- the underland series- important characters were taken out. Either katniss ends up alone or the author leaves it blank for us to figure it out.

  257. valerie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:43:35

    I would have to pick Peeta. He’s gentle and sweet, he does great in front of all of Panem and he loves Katniss. I feel that Gale wasn’t the boy he was before Katniss entered the games. So I choose Peeta Mellark

  258. Erica
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:43:53

    I would say Peeta. I love him – he kept me reading – though I do like Cinna an awesome a lot.

  259. Shannon
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:44:01

    TEAM PEETA!

  260. Chloe
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:44:26

    Team Finnick FTW xD

  261. Akif
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:44:35

    I accept your apology, but damn those rules :(

  262. Alyssa
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:45:20

    I’m going to go with Peeta. I’ve been Team Peeta from the beginning, and I’m thinking I’ll stay Team Peeta til the end.

  263. Alexandra
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:45:39

    Oh,as much as Katniss does love Peeta, she is IN love with Gale. Should something terrible happen to Gale that he and Katniss won’t be able to be together, Katniss would be happy and secure with Peeta too. But let’s face it- Gale all the way.

  264. Emily
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:45:55

    I personally would love to see Katniss end up with Gale because he does know her well and although she brushed off her feeling for him at first, I think he’s the closest thing she’s ever found to true love. While Peeta does love her and would die for her, I don’t know that she’s ever going to feel that strongly back about him, but then again I wouldn’t be surprised if she accepts Peeta out of empathy if something should ever happen between her and Gale. She’s a complicated girl!

  265. Laura Renegar
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:46:40

    Team Peeta. Gale is the past. She is not the same Katniss she once was. Peeta would die for her.

  266. Mikaela
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:46:47

    I’m honestly torn between Gale and Peeta. Gale is Katniss’ first love, but Peeta is such a sweet guy, doing whatever needed to keep Katniss alive. Peeta is also very unselfish, so unselfish that it makes Katniss feel guilty for faking the love. Gale could be a danger to Katniss also. He wants to take down the Capitol so bad, he might just do something so reckless that it gets Katniss in a world of trouble. Peeta would think things through and makes sure they were doing the best thing possible. So I guess with that rundown I just gave, I would choose Peeta over Gale. =)

  267. AimeeS
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:47:03

    Wow, that is a hard pick. Peeta is so sweet but Gale is the rugged tough type that I would prefer. I think I will have to go with Gale, but I hope Peeta finds someone to make him happy too. Prim??

  268. Kristen
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:47:13

    While my head is leaning toward Team Katniss, my heart is screaming for her to end up with Peeta. He complements Katniss rather than reflecting her qualities like Gale. Of course, I have a feeling that the “You’ll never deserve him” line by Haymitch may be a little prophetic…

  269. liv
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:47:15

    hmmm its a stretch but Johanna DOES save her…They are both strong, independent women! whats not to like??

  270. Sam Duong
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:47:46

    I think Katniss should be with Gale because they’ve got so much background together, and they trust each other completely. Katniss and Peeta’s love just doesn’t seem as real as Gale and Katniss’s. It’s hard to see them [Katniss and Peeta] together seeing as Katniss had to work so hard at being in love with him during the games. With Gale, it just comes naturally. I think Peeta is just infatuated with Katniss. She’s been his schoolgirl crush ever since that time he gave her bread. He needs to find someone who really loves him.

  271. Samantha Hamilton
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:47:51

    I always wanted Katniss and Peeta to end up together. However, we see so much of Katniss and Peeta that it’s easy to forget that Gale is there. But I imagine Katniss won’t have to decide between the two, as I can certainly see one, or even both, of them dying to protect her in the last book.

  272. Michaela
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:48:39

    I think Katniss’s best choice would be Gale. The books have already showed signs that he likes her and Katniss knows that Gale is the only one who understands how she operates. Peeta is nice and would die for her, but I’m sure if something happened, that Gale would definitely die for Katniss. Finnick has Annie, he wouldn’t go for Katniss. Gale is the right choice.

  273. Aubrie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:48:41

    I am so for Gale, Katniss has changed a lot and Gale needs to get up to speed with where she is now that she has seen his side! But Gale and she can make it work, they have before!

  274. Cassi
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:49:03

    interesting matches there. It would be hilarious if Haymitch and Katniss ended up together…
    But if any of them could happen, and had an equal chance of happening, my vote is for Cinna. It would be fantastic (and would mean that Cinna couldn’t die), because they are friends and you can tell he cares about her (just in what way?).
    On the two most likely gentlemen (Madge and Johanna seem seriously unlikely), I’m on neutral ground. I think that Peeta deserves Katniss, and that he has sacrificed the most to be with her, but I think that Katniss will choose Gale. Hasn’t she already, in Catching Fire?

  275. Traci Delano
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:49:41

    Team Peeta, of course! How can you say no to The Boy With The Bread?!

    They need each other, not just to sleep, but to keep the nightmares away during the day, too. They complement each other so well and they’re such a great team. Peeta is so utterly devoted to Katniss that it melts my heart… Team Peeta. No contest.

  276. Viviana B.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:49:51

    For me, I would like her to be with Gale. He’s her best friend and they know everything about each other. Only problem is Peeta.
    Although I would like her to be with Gale, Peeta would probably be a little better since he knows what she has been through with the games.
    I’m still hoping for Gale.

  277. Tami
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:50:04

    I like Peeta.

  278. Todd
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:50:06

    I say gale because katniss loved him first

  279. Sam Crausman
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:50:19

    I think that Gale and Katniss should be together because Katniss doesn’t LOVE Peeta, she loves what he’s done for her. Plus, then Peeta would be available for me. :)
    Team Peeta ALL THE WAY!!!!

  280. Jeffrey Daniel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:50:37

    I think Peeta is a good match for Katniss. Yeah, Katniss and Gale have a lot in common, but, opposites attract.

    Katniss came from a poor family with her father dying, Peeta came from a (somewhat) wealthy family with a caring father.

    I think the combination of hardcore and loving would be great for parents. (yeah, thats right. i want them to have babies)

  281. Claire Donovan
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:50:37

    I am definitely Team Peeta!! The REAL chemistry that showed up sometimes really showed that Katniss could fall in love with him. She tries to shy away from a relationship by claiming it was all an act, but I truly believe there were some moments where she was falling for Peeta. She fights so hard for him, and he fights even harder for her. I know I would choose Peeta – he is such a genuine, caring guy – so I hope Katniss does too :)

  282. Kim
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:51:00

    I’m going with Peeta. I married my shy guy. I hope she does too!

  283. Stacey
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:51:24

    It has to be Peeta. Gail, although he loves her very much, could never in a million years understand exactly what happens to her during the Games. She has changed from the girl he went hunting with as kids. She is just not the same person….

  284. Kevin Norman
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:52:11

    I want katniss to end up with Peeta! He loves her so much!

  285. Samantha
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:52:12

    Peeta! no contest here, I’ve always wanted Peeta and Katniss together from the beginning. Gale is nice and all but Peeta definitely has the advantage!

  286. Abby Rose B.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:52:25

    Surly everybody knows that Katniss and Peeta are perfect “lovebirds”. But wouldn’t it be a great turn of events or jaw-dropping experience if the star-crossed lovers approach were to take a turn for the impossible? I mean, everybody is expecting Peeta or Gale, the next generation of Team Edward Cullen and Team Jacob Black that tears the world in half in debate. But what’s so wrong with taking a wild twist with decades of age differences or homosexuality? Nobody would ever expect something like that! It would be a real page turning, fan following, 5-star story! It would appeal to a whole new audience. And who knows what tricks Peeta has up his sleeve? Do you think he’s just doing this to survive? I mean, for all we know, he could just be doing this to make it come in handy for the future…. And Katniss! Maybe she’s going along with it to hide her real true love for Madge Undersee. Well, whatever you believe, I think that it will be a real firework-over-the-pacific-ocean-ending for The Hunger Games trilogy with the star-crossed lovers… “act?” turning in an unexpected direction. Go with Madge! The story could go in any direction…..

  287. Makayla Ferrari
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:53:11

    I think Katniss should be with Peeta. She was in the games with him so I think they both know how it is with their nightmares and all the attention. Gale has known her longer and maybe even better but he doesn’t know how she feels.

  288. Carol R
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:53:31

    I honestly hope that gale ends up with Katniss, because they make such a wonderful couple… lol. But I have to say that I totally love Finnick. Either way, I hope Katniss ends up happy :)

  289. Rachel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:53:31

    I think it is a hard decision. Peeta is sweet and kind and good with words, but Gale understands her and has been beside her since both of their dads died in the coal mine explosion. Peeta, on the other hand, has liked her for year and gave her bread when she was just thinking about giving up on life. Gale and her just seem like brother and sister. I guess I’m going for Peeta.

  290. Amanda Wright
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:54:03

    Even though Gale has known Katniss longer, Peeta knows her heart and mind better. When she decides (in the 2nd book) to run away, Gale is ecstatic & wants to leave right away..and Peeta says he would go too, but he also says that he doesn’t think she really will because that would hurt more people in the long run, and he knows that she could never live with that. He may be the quiet one that gets along with everyone he meets, but he’s also steady, dependable, and has proved countless times that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep her alive and safe…even when it means risking his own heart in the process (knowing the engagement is forced for President Snow’s sake and that Katniss doesn’t feel the same).

  291. Courtney Milan
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:54:53

    I don’t usually enter these giveaways… but that messenger bag, zomg! I would be the coolest, EVER!

    My favorite match for Katniss: Peeta all the long-suffering way.

  292. Kim
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:55:03

    SO difficult! Peeta’s love knows no bounds…he’s loved Katniss all these years and has gone through the games with her But we just can’t count Gale out…too much history there. Can’t wait to see how it all plays out….

  293. Jenae Withey
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:55:18

    I would prefer Peeta because hey, the guy can bake. Besides, gale is too much of a friend for Katniss. I don’t think that she would be able to make the leap from friends to lovers.

  294. Rebecca
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:55:44

    Romance is all well and good and it keeps the emotional intrigue running in the books, but I don’t want her to just end up with one of the guys and be so cliche. I want Katniss to have lovers maybe, but wouldn’t it be cool for her to end up a true warrior type leader for the revolution? I really see some or all of them dieing for the cause anyway.

  295. Ira Owens
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:55:52

    It can only be Peeta, the kindness he showed her as a child and love he has for her now as a young man shows that his love for her now is an vulnerable, honest and unfailing.

  296. barb milton
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:56:50

    Team Peeta…He has a pure, selfless love for Katniss. However, I sense a foreboding in Mockingjay and I hope that we see Katniss survive.

  297. Melissa Pugh
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:57:06

    PEETA!!! How can Katniss deny a never-wavering love?

  298. Rachel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:58:20

    Peeta and Katniss are definatley the best :) i mean, did you see how disraught she was in the end of catching fire when peeta wasn’t with her? exactly.

  299. Genny
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:59:32

    I have to say that I think Katniss will find love with Gale. While I would hope it would be with someone we have yet to meet, I think that Gale is the strongest candidate at this time. He has supported her through everything, he has given her the space she needed, and he has been there when it matters most.

  300. Ivan
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:00:17

    Sorry but I think she’ll end up alone in the end.Peeta will die a martyr for the rebellion, Gale will die protecting Katniss.The rest of the possible interests will be to busy with the battles to fall in love with Katniss. Cinna is possibly already dead after being captured. Finnick might turn on Katniss for some reason and she kills him. But if anyone survives to fall in love with her it might be Finnick or Gale and those are my top picks for her love.

  301. Catesby
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:00:42

    I think Peeta loves Katniss way too much for her to just forget about him. They shared SO many experiences. But, Gale and her have always had a thing. The question is whether Gale wants to turn that ‘thing’ into undying love, like Peeta.

  302. Ashley S
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:01:07

    My pick for Katniss is Gale. He is an excellent friend to her, and she loves him. She doesn’t love Peeta like she loves Gale. Just because Peeta loves Katniss doesn’t mean she should love him back. Everyone has had a crush and been rejected, so Peeta needs to suck it up, face rejection, and accept that Katniss loves Gale and he loves her back. No true friend will force them to love someone they don’t, so Peeta is clearly not a true friend. And therefore, Gale is the right choice for Katniss.

  303. Anna
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:01:08

    I like both Peeta and Gale. But in the end I would pick Peeta.

  304. Xeque
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:01:57

    I think Peeta is the best choice. Although I think it would only work if the pressure of the star-crossed lovers thing would end. And of course if something doesn’t happen to Peeta in Mockingjay.

    Peeta is totally selfless and just really wishes for her to be happy no matter what her choice. I think Gale would be a good choice but I don’t like how he can’t just be there for her when she needs it most. Even though he does have reason to be angry with her. Gale is great, but certain qualities about him just make me think he’s no good in the long run.

  305. mindy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:02:12

    Peeta!!! theres a connection between Katniss and Peeta that Gale cant touch, Gale I see as a brother to Katniss?

  306. Betsy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:02:29

    I am for Katniss to end up with Peeta. It is slightly unfair to make readers chose at this point though. Gale has been only slightly represented in the first two novels.
    I feel that Gale and Madge should make a connection. This will help Gale move past his feelings for Katniss. Of course that would be if I were writing the book. I am sure Suzanne Collins has an awesome conclusion that will keep us guessing until the end!
    I would love the messenger bag to carry my students’ papers and gradebook in! What a great way for a teacher to inspire her students!

  307. Casby
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:02:44

    @Ivan: that is very true. But, do you really think Finnick will love her? i just thought of them as friends

  308. Sandy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:02:47

    Definitely Peeta! They’ve gone through two games together… and strife changes people permanently. He has sacrificed so much more for her, and in the end Katniss goes to pieces because Peeta isn’t with her.

  309. Taryin
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:03:23

    Although I see either Peeta or Gale dying in Mockingjay (or quite possibly both) I think Katniss wouldn’t really think of going after either of them due to the drama concerning the Capitol and the rebellion.

    With Peeta captured I think her and Gale might have a sort of hurt/comfort relationship in the beginning but nothing really serious since Katniss will have the rebellion to think about.

    Katniss isn’t the type that really needs protecting and although they’ve been friends since childhood I don’t believe she should end up with Gale. I’m all for Peeta myself, he’s like the yin to her yang, they simply balance each other out. If he does end up surviving, I’d say Peeta Mellark all the way.

  310. Kate
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:04:36

    Definitely Peeta. Just for the fact that Katniss admitted that she loves him, and she wanted him to come out of the arena alive because she thought he would handle her dying better than she would handle him dying. Therefore she loves him and not Gale(He’s the jealous type).

  311. Tonya Yingst
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:05:41

    I vote for Peeta. He has gone through so much with Katniss and sacraficed so much for her.

  312. Tweets that mention Mockingjay 13 District Blog Tour: District 5, Our Giveaway | Dear Author -- Topsy.com
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:06:00

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Michelle, Tina Burns, Joanna Tozier, dearauthor, Figment and others. Figment said: Mockingjay 13 District Blog Tour: http://tinyurl.com/26reopo Blah team Peeta, blah team Gale. How about teams Haymitch, Madge, & Finnick? […]

  313. Kelly C
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:06:24

    Hoping for Katniss to truly fall for Peeta! I couldn’t help falling for him. It was so obvious how much he cared for her. I wouldn’t be terribly disappointed if her relationship with Gale blooms into more though.

  314. Lisbeth Trigueros
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:07:15

    I’m all for team peeta, but it might just end up being team katniss in the end so I’m not to sure.

  315. Landon
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:07:26

    I think Gale. Katniss has known him for so long, and Peeta might end up a martyr for the cause anyway.

  316. Katy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:08:00

    Peeta and Gale are the canon guys, but what I think we (or just I) need is for Ms. Collins to mix it up a little. Though the age difference between Katniss and Haymitch is too great (*cough*pedophile*cough*) and I doubt Katniss is a lesbian, I am of fan of the Cinna and Finnick pairings. Though Finnick has Annie, if she and Katniss’ boys are offed, then then Katniss and Finnick can pair up because they understand each others grief. The relationship between Katniss and Cinna has always been light and easy, and they both enjoy being around each other (though I do wonder if he’s to old for her; I stop at a fourteen-year difference). Though Katniss may get tired of Finnick’s exuberance after a while, her and Cinna would still probably be together for a while, even though he’s more of an older brother figure towards Katniss. (I will add that Gale and Peeta are both great, as well. I’m more of a Gale fan between the two, though.)

  317. Orr
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:08:07

    I think Katniss would go to Gale since they known each other longer.

  318. Lynn
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:08:41

    Team Peeta.

  319. Megan Merkel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:09:15

    I vote for Peeta! He has done so much for her, and they have been throughh sooo much. i know she has know Gale longer, but Peeta and Katniss have something special, like always saving eachothers lives.

  320. Katelyn
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:09:30

    @Katelyn Horne: Woops I accidentally posted twice. When I tried earlier, it told me that it failed, but I guess it didn’t really because I found my other comment. Sorry! I don’t know how to delete this one!

  321. Jessica
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:09:44

    Peeta! They take away the bad dreams and heal one another.

  322. Amy Checkley
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:09:54

    Peeta and Katniss redeem each other. They would die for each other, despite Katniss’ reasons for her belief that she is doing everything possible to keep Peeta alive. (As it ends up, Peeta is keeping Katniss alive) They are fire and ice, hot and cold. The mercury and sulfur, if you will. Where there is this kind of chemistry, things can’t help but get steamy.

  323. MaudeQ
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:10:02

    Certain other authors for teens could take a cue from this great love triangle. Just when I think I’m sure about her picking one, I decide the other would be better. But ultimately I’d have to go with Peeta.

  324. Alec
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:10:12

    Lol @ Joanna.
    And I would have to say she ends up with Gale. Seeing as the book left off with Peeta being captured, meh, maybe he dies? Leaving Gale as the most likely choice. Lol~ But I would rather hope Peeta survives. ;o~

  325. Lara
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:10:41

    I’m definitely Team Peeta, although I have a feeling he’s going to die in Mockingjay. If that’s the case Finnick would be my second choice.

  326. Grace Hughes
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:10:42

    I believe Peeta is best for Katniss. There is just something about them and how they click, without the pressure of the Hunger Games or the Capitol or even Haymitch. They just seem to work very well together.

  327. bahamia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:10:54

    I am firmly in the Peeta camp. He took a beating from his mother to give Katniss bread when she was starving. I love him because he uses his head instead of his might to solve problems. Katniss doesn’t need a alpha male to save her because she can save herself. I so love these books!

  328. Kristina Hayhurst
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:11:30

    At the beginning of the series I thought thats Katniss should end up with Peeta, because he was so nice, generous, and considerate. But then when I got to the next book when Katniss and Gale kissed I really started to think about it. If Katniss and Gale had been friends forever and they know so much about each other and would be perfect for each other. But then, later in the second book when Peeta and Katniss kiss on the beach and it felt like the first time for Katniss I rethought the whole thing again. So now I am still confused and cant wait to find out what the author does with this hole thing and I think i’ll be happy with whatever she chooses.

  329. Arakami
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:12:51

    Hmm….
    Peeta: I would say Peeta is the best choice for Katniss, regarding what others may think. He has been in love with her forever and probably loves her more then Gale does, and ever will. But, I have a feeling Peeta might die in Mockingjay, leaving her with Gale, or possibly the other way around… just a feeling…..
    Gale: Katniss’s (possibly) best friend, as you said in the blog he knows her best, and the kiss in the woods probably made her re-think everything….. and it is what creates the plot of Catching Fire, I think he too, would be a excellent match for Katniss, just not as good as Gale :)
    Haymitch: Okay, so, this one gives me the chills but is it not possible? Think Lolita! Okay, and push the age factor aside, pretend they are the same age…. it might be possible (Actually if he were the same age i would support HayKat) lol
    Madge: Okay, again there is a factor here probably keeping some ppl from liking this couple, the gender… okay pretend Madge is a boy (tee-hee) i wouldnt say there would be a big chance of them ending up together.. but maybe a small crush from either side… i think thats as far as it would go.
    Cinna: Umm, well, like Madge, maybe only a crush……. nothing else….. maybe holding hands in a friendly manner… but that would be like home plate in some reader’s eyes (Including me D:,) Nothing much really to say…..
    Finnick: Hehehehe….. I like them together.. even though i know its not happening and Finnick already has a love….. oh welll….. maybe a kiss, but that will probably be it…..
    Joanna: Umm….. pass….

    So overall my top three are (From least to greatest)
    1. Katniss and Haymitch (IF they were the same age… but not in his current age) OR Peeta :)

    2. Katniss and Gale.. of course!

    3. Katniss and Finnick… heheheee….

  330. Brittney Hallowell
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:12:58

    I’m definitely all for her ending up with Gale, but honestly, your mentioning of Cinna as a viable option got my wheels turning. That would be a really nice twist. Personally, I’ve been attached to Cinna and his un-Capital-like ways since we met him and have like him more and more at each appearing. Sooooo I’m for Gale or Cinna. Peeta is a sweet guy, but he’s not strong enough for Katniss.

  331. Kaylee
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:13:16

    Katniss + Gale all the way! No doubt Gale has her heart completely.

  332. Max
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:13:33

    I would so say Peeta

  333. Ronin
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:13:49

    I GOTTA go Peeta. I’ve been rooting for him since book one.

  334. krys
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:15:12

    I would have to go with Peeta since thats where Ms.Collins seems to be headed with the allusion to the feelings kissing Peeta brings up for Katniss. Although I think that in the end Katniss will end up alone and Peeta will be killed in Mookingjay.

  335. Reading Angel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:15:38

    I think that Katniss is like that Slayer. All relationships are doomed and she will end up with neither boy!
    I love this bag! Thanks for the chance to win!
    dukesangel002 AT yahoo DOT com

  336. Jia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:16:43

    @Katelyn: Don’t worry. Took care of it. :)

  337. Alyssa
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:16:49

    Mmmm, that’s hard. For I love Peeta and Finnick almost equally. :D I suppose I think she should end up with Peeta!

  338. Samantha Gibbs
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:16:57

    I think Katniss should totally end up with Gale! They were MEANT for each other!!! He loves her, but I think that Gale is exactly like Peeta, but a tougher version!

  339. Donna
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:17:29

    Team Peeta all the way! He went through the games with her which gave them a special type of bond.

  340. Shannon
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:17:40

    I am Team Peeta all the way, he is a better fit for Katniss, Gale seems more of a brother type and protector for her, not a love interest. If he loves her as much as he says he should have shown it sooner not only after Peeta declared his love for Katniss.

  341. Brittaney
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:18:21

    @jmc: I really can’t say who Katniss will be with. Her and Gale have history together, a lot of it. They have grown close, hunted together, had each other’s backs. While Peeta is her perfect balance. I find myself rooting for both. Katniss is both of their first loves. It’s honestly a hard case to call.

  342. kal09139
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:19:02

    My favorite romance would be Katniss and Gale, though I wouldn’t be opposed to Katniss/Peeta or Katniss/Finnick.

  343. mandymarie96
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:19:40

    Katniss should definitely choose Gale!

  344. Abbey
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:19:50

    Team Peeta. All the way. I can relate to him and completely understand where he is coming from. ♥

  345. Summer
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:19:57

    I love the history between Katniss and Gale, but he tends toward being a hothead and letting pride and stubbornness get in the way of their relationship (she already does enough of that for the both of them). Peeta has loved her unconditionally, which makes him the best match for her, he is a better yin to her yang.

  346. Kristie G
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:20:02

    I’m so torn between Gale and Peeta! All of that aside, I would still looove to see Katniss and Peeta end up together! They’ve been through so much that only they can understand.

    Team Peeta!

  347. Katie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:20:15

    Team Peeta all the way!!!!!

  348. Kathy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:20:25

    Gale for sure….

  349. Carly
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:21:15

    Peeta! Peeta! Peeta!

  350. Lia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:21:25

    I think Katniss ends up alone or at least not in a romantic relationship. I would several years down the road like to see her marry Finnick or Haymitch, but of everyone listed, I do love Peeta most and think that while Gale clearly cares very much for Katniss and is nice and sweet to her, he’s kind of an ass to everyone else.

  351. mila
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:22:24

    Crossing my fingers for Katniss/Peeta — although it would be heartbreaking to leave Gale alone ….

  352. Sarah
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:22:26

    Although I WANT her to end up with Gale, I don’t think she’s going to choose anybody.

    smartin_90 AT yahoo DOT com

  353. Brooke
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:23:35

    GALE!!! :)

  354. Kayti Butts
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:23:42

    Team Peeta! I love Gale and think he’s great, but I think Peeta would do more for Katniss if it came down to who would be more willing to die for her. Gale is more worried about himself, Peeta is more worried about Katniss.

  355. Krymson
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:25:48

    My favorite match for is Peeta! He is totally loving and he fits her best. Gale is more lik a guyfriend.

  356. cook.jacqueline
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:26:54

    Katniss had better choose Peeta or I’ll be so upset after finishing Mockingjay!

  357. wyodecaff
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:27:08

    Team GALE!!

  358. kilwagg
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:27:18

    I love Gale and I think he and Katniss are soulmates, but I tend to think that deep down she really does love Peeta.

  359. Emory
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:27:29

    i think its gonna be gale but i dunno petta might be the one…. anyways my votes on gale

  360. kyleeb
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:27:46

    although i think she should be with peeta, i think she wont end up with either. i think both guys will die to help her and the cause or she’ll decide she has to have both of them in her life and she cares for both of them the same amount!

  361. Lindsey elvin
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:27:58

    Team Peeta!!! But I think one will die in Mockingjay… she may not have to choose.

  362. Shelby
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:28:10

    Personally, I hope Katniss ends up with Gale. They are perfect for, and know each other better than anyone else. Katniss loves Gale. During both her Hunger Games she was just trying not to think about him because the chances of her going home were not good. In Catching Fire, when the mockingjays are repeating the tortured voices, she hears Gale. I think that means something. Katniss likes spending time with both Gale and Peeta, but ultimately her heart is with Gale. Cinna is the only other likely person, but I think he is mostly a good friend, and she won’t want to lose that.

  363. Heather
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:28:21

    Totally Peeta,I mean who doesn’t love bread ;) How could you not love him, He has loved her since the begining and Gale only said he was interested when he thought that it was too late. Peeta has the boy next door thing going for him and you can’t have the Everdeens reject Peetas family for two generations in a row thats just sad Plus Peeta has made a point to look out for her against all odds which is not something Gale has done

  364. Britney Wyatt
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:28:45

    Wow… between Peeta and Gale it’s sooo hard. They would both be great I think. But lets go out on a limb and say wouldn’t it be fantastic if Cinna return and swept Katniss off her feet!

    Ok ok… that’s a stretch, but I just can’t choose between Peeta and Gale!

  365. Rebecca Martinez
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:29:03

    I am totally backing Peeta! I think he would be perfect for Katniss.

  366. Michelle P.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:29:23

    None of the above? Maybe she loves both Peeta and Gale, but she’ll end up doing what mostly matters- leading the rebellion. Then whichever one survives, I suppose…
    She COULD end up alone. Yes, she won’t be immersed in love as all readers wish to happen but, really, sometimes unhappy endings in the subject of love are more amusing.

  367. Ruth Anne
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:29:47

    Team Gale! Gale and Katniss are perfect for each other :)

  368. Jasmin
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:29:47

    Peeta all the way! C’mon, the guy is super sweet and he has loved Katniss forever! There is no doubt in my mind that he would do whatever it took to make her happy. To me, Gale seems a little immature, stubborn, and temperamental. He’s just too……Alpha.

  369. Emory
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:30:01

    i think its gonna be gale but i dunno petta might be the one…. anyways my votes on gale i cant wait for the third book!!

  370. Audrey Smalldridge
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:30:52

    Well I think, because Katniss is probably going to have to save Peeta, she will most likely fall in love with him. Besides, Alot of the ‘love’ stuff in both books wasn’t just fake. I mean, there was only ONE kiss with Gale. But tons and tons with Peeta. And he would die for her. And besides, being with Gale would mean (since he is a bad-boy) that they would be more likely to get in trouble with the government! (not like they aren’t already, but….he’s less cautious.)And HE doesn’t have to hide from the government and most likely….travel to district 13!!!! :) I’m pretty sure thats gonna be in the next book. Anyhow…that’s my opinion and I’m NOT gonna do the twilightish thing and go ‘team’ Peeta, but I still say Peeta. Definitely. Her life may depend on that choice, too!!!

  371. Kristy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:32:25

    Team Gale! He has truly known Katniss and had she not been drawn into the Hunger Games she would most likely have eventually realized her love for him.

  372. sdaniels.rosie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:32:31

    When I was reading the books with my book club i was for Gale all the way but I can’t help but think how sweet it was that Peeta who had come across Katniss such a long time ago would still love her. I am torn between both of them because on the other side, Gale is her hunting partner and her best friend. In a way I can’t help but think that it would be better for her to end up with Gale but I can’t help but wish she would choose Peeta. They truly are the starstruck lovers from district 12.

  373. Emily
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:33:09

    I definately think Katniss will end up with Peeta. She knows she has felt something before when she kissed him once in the 1st arena and then again in the second. We also learned in Catching Fire that Madge and Gale may have something going on because of when Madge brought over the Morphling for him after he was whipped. I think Gale and Madge will end up together, and Katniss and Peeta will. I think Mockingjay will end up being AMAZING anyway, but that’s just my opinion.

  374. Kim
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:33:44

    Team Peeta!!!

  375. Iris Shreve Garrott
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:34:04

    gotta go with Gale…

  376. Kate Hollifield
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:34:52

    I am all for Gale, but I like Cinna as well! So if not Gale, then Cinna.

  377. Natalie D.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:35:09

    Well, considering what I’ve read and how I feel, I believe Gale was a far better match for Katniss.
    Sure, the whole idea of lovers within a game where they have to fight to the death is a very romantic thought; Katniss and Gale have known each other all of their lives. And I can’t help but see a bit of a spark between them.
    I hope Katniss ends up with Gale…they’re perfect for each other…

  378. Tracy M
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:35:46

    Definitely Gale, since they’ve been friends forever. I feel he understands her more.

  379. Jamie Stoddard
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:35:57

    My vote is for Peeta.

  380. Jayne
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:35:57

    Definitely Gale. That comment about Madge is unnecessary and gross. This may be a book with a political message but it’s definitely not THAT one.

  381. Emily
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:36:17

    Peeta is so going to die! Besides after all Katniss has been through she deserves to be taken care of. Where as Peeta always has good intentions she always ends up taking care of him. Gale deserves her more he grew up in the seam and had to save his family just like Katniss.

  382. Shannon
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:36:58

    Team Peeta all the way.

  383. Amy K
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:37:08

    Definitely have to go with Peeta. Obviously Gale harbors feelings for her but I think the shared experience of the Games will bring Katniss and Peeta together.

  384. Kit
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:37:21

    As bad as I would feel for Peeta, I am in the Gale camp due mostly to their somewhat unspoken understanding of each other and history, although she could certainly “do worse” than Peeta. :)

  385. taylorh
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:38:57

    i LOVE peeta. he is absolutely perfect for katniss. but i also love gale, and i think he and katniss should stay could friends, if they can. my favorite match for kaatniss is madge. i can see them becoming such good friends, and madge has helped her so much. also, i think madge has a crush on gale, which could solve one of katniss’s many problems. but suzanne wouldn’t make it that easy, would she? (:

  386. Jenna
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:39:39

    I want katniss to endue with Gale. He’s been with katniss from the very beginning. But it would be interesting if she ended up with Finnick or Cinna.

  387. Angel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:39:47

    Peeta! No question. As a child, Peeta burned the bread and suffered a hit in the face to save Katniss and her family from hunger. He’s loved her longer and they’ve been through more together. Anyone would be lucky to have someone love them that much. Katniss needs to wake up and see that and stop using him. TEAM PEETA. :)

  388. Melissa Hughes
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:39:52

    My vote is Peeta – Gale seems too predictable – If I had to make a guesss, it would be a tragic death for Gale where Peeta is there to comfort her and allow it to lead to something more.

  389. Christine Palmer
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:41:10

    Definately Gale and Katniss should be a couple. I can see Peeta and Madge……

  390. janflocor
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:42:26

    If I have to pick a team I am Team Peeta, though I like the idea of the series ending with Katniss single. I just feel like they have been through far too much together, they would not really be able to share the same bond with someone else. ANd I was never really sure that Katniss was pretending to like him; I think she was in some serious denial.
    I think Haymitch will end up being the martyr for the revolution, though :(

  391. Jessica R.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:44:47

    I love Finnick and Gale is okay, but I’m TEAM PEETA!!Whoo!!!

  392. Jeremiah
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:44:59

    Gale Hawthorne gets my vote.

  393. Tina
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:46:09

    Between the two male love interests, I’m Team Peeta, but with some reservations. I could be swayed to Team Gale but since Mockingjay is the last book, it’s not that likely that enough can happen to get me onto his side.

    However, I ADORE Cinna. His relationship with Katniss seems platonic, but if he ever confesses his feeling for her I’d switch to his side in a split second. Plus if Katniss doesn’t end up with Cinna, then I can have him. Hey, a girl can dream, right?

  394. Liz
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:46:34

    Cinna is my fave out of those choices, but not necessarily for romance. Peeta is the best lover for Katniss.

  395. gbondi07
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:47:01

    Team Peeta! He’s just so sweet. I’m still torn between him and Gale for her. But I feel like Peeta goes with her well.

  396. Charlene
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:47:14

    i think katniss should be with gale.
    they have a great relationship where one isn’t afraid to challenge the other.

  397. TylerC
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:47:35

    Gale’s my choice…who says that he wouldn’t have done everything that Peeta for Katniss in the arena. But he had his mom and siblings to take care of. And he’s fighting for what he believes in, just like Katniss has decided.

  398. Sara
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:47:54

    Not that you say it I’ll be on team Joanna.

  399. Lucy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:48:05

    After just re-reading Hunger Games and Catching Fire I hope Katniss ends up with Peeta. Regardless, I hope they all survive and this is a hard choice!

  400. Jesyca
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:50:15

    Team Gale!
    Her love for Peeta is born of a bonding from being in the games together. But that raw love, the kind in the pit of your stomach, lust and wanting, that is Gale!

  401. Lauren Wirth
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:50:29

    I think that Katniss loves both peeta and Gale. But I also think that Gale would break her hart and Peeta would never do that. So I think that Peeta and Katniss will be a couple for life.
    I Defiantly am team Peeta!
    My favorite match is Peeta! I <3 U Peeta!

  402. Clair
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:50:33

    I like Peeta a lot because he has always helped Katniss and has still loved her even when she was rude to him or ignored him.

  403. Annie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:50:38

    I think that it will be Peeta, because i think that she is falling in love with him.

  404. Alexandra T.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:50:59

    Definitely Katniss & Peeta. :)

  405. Jordan C
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:51:26

    I have to root for Peeta in this case, purely because he’s sticken by her the entire time more or less, but when Gale saw them together (even if they were just acting) he got jealous or whatever and gave up on her. Or do I have this backwards? I haven’t read the books in a while, but I’m going to re-read them before I read Mockingjay.

    But I think it’d be cool if Katniss and Madge hooked up, Gay Pride! Sorry, I’m gay, gotta root for the gay thing.

  406. Amanda
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:51:40

    Team Peeta!!! He has always been there for Katniss and would do anything for her. Plus (besides Haymitch, Finnick, Joanna, which I think would be bizarre if she chose) he is the only one who knows what she has gone through on a truly personal level. Although, after thinking about it, if she chose someone else she should chose Finnick.

  407. vera
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:52:06

    I am Team Peeta all the way!

  408. Rachel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:52:40

    Gale or Peeta? GAAALE OR PEEEETA? Well, personally I actually kind of think Cinna&Katniss is adorable. But that’s all wishful thinking… right? But when it all comes down to it, we don’t know Gale all that well- we know Peeta better because he’s been with her through the Hunger Games with her, and Gale wasn’t a big part of the storyline then (Well, not during the Hunger Games part of it, but during the after stuff, yeah).
    So I think I’d go with Team Peeta? Why? Because he’s been totally loyal to her throughout her ENTIRE LIFETIME. He’s had a major lovey-dovey crush on her since she was little.
    Besides- when I think of Peeta, I think puppy dog. And I like puppy dogs.

  409. Arena @ {thenerdswife}
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:53:44

    Team Peeta all the way!

  410. w2xonheart
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:54:50

    I think Katniss is better suited for Gale, but after everything she and Peeta have endured together it seems she will fall for Peeta. Cinna, of course, will design the wedding dress ;)

  411. huskywolfgirl
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:55:33

    I’m torn between Gale and Finnick. But not Peeta. Katniss and Peeta aren’t really a good match in my eye. But hey, that’s just my opinion.

  412. Aimée
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:56:49

    I can rationalize strong cases for her ending up with Peeta and Gale, and I think it’s a matter of which one survives. Peeta seems much more likely in that respect, but we may also be looking at Katniss sacrificing herself, in which case she won’t end up with anyone.

    But, if I could have my way outside of what’s most likely, Katniss/Finnick is so my vote. He keeps her on her toes for sure.

  413. Emily
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:56:52

    I agree that Katniss has a lot on her plate besides romance, but I think if she ends up with anyone in the end it’ll be Peeta. If he doesn’t die, that is. If Katniss and Gale get more relationship development in Mockingjay I might start rooting for them, but it just feels like it came out of the blue in Catching Fire. But Katniss kind of vascillates between the two, so who knows what will happen?

    Cinna would also be acceptable because Cinna is the most awesome person ever. If he’s not already dead. D:

  414. madison fleck
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 11:56:59

    the only choice that should even be there ispeeta.katniss(even though she wont admit it to anyone even herself)has always been in love with the boy in the bread.proof enough is that she kept tabs on him,and constanly said when she was faced with losing him that she diddnt really care about what the people thought backhome(even gale) that it was just HIM she diddnt want to lose HIM the boy with the bread.so peeta is the only one for katniss TEAM PEETA all the way.

  415. Lee Ann Metivier
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:00:12

    It’s Peeta for Katniss!

  416. Allie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:00:21

    Team Peeta. Gale has not been in the first 2 books enough for me to know much about him. We know he’s sexy, we know he’s angry, we know he broods. Hopefully we will learn more about him in Mockingjay so that I will know Madge’s future husband a bit better. :)

  417. Ivy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:00:49

    I lean towards Peeta which is opposite of every other love triangle choice I have made. I usually am sympathetic to that first, strong connection. In this case, I think we just didn’t get to hear as much about Gale’s feelings to sid with him. Plus, I will never forgive Gale for not voluteering to keep Katniss safe in Hunger Games. Taking care of the families-schmalies… We have seen too much of how Peeta feels to not love him!

  418. Nancy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:04:19

    Even though Catching Fire spent a lot of time on Katniss and Gale’s relationship, I see Katniss slowly falling in love with Peeta. I’ve always loved them together, so: definitely Peeta. :)

  419. Jeff D.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:04:35

    I would have to say Peeta, because we as the reader have seen him with Katniss more than we’ve seen Gale with her, so we’ve been able to see that they are a great match.

  420. Jennifer
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:04:44

    Team Peeta!

  421. Aven
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:04:53

    I think Gale should end up with Katniss because he’s helped her much more than Peeta even though Peeta gave her the bread. I don’t think this will happen, however, because I have a sneaking suspition Gale is going to die in Mockingjay.

  422. Andrea
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:06:12

    I guess if it has to be any of them, I’d say Gale. But I like independant Katniss most. She is being pushed into someone she isn’t ready to be yet. Just let her be herself.

  423. Beth M.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:06:36

    She has to chose Peeta! Yeah, Gale is one heck of a hottie, but Mellmark has given his undying love to her without expecting anything in return. It’s time she wakes up and returns that love.

  424. Alli
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:06:38

    I would say Peeta, because they’ve been through so much together

  425. Nicole
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:07:40

    I lean towards Gale just because I think they have a much better understanding of each other, and their relationship seems more.. I don’t know, symbiotic? If that makes any sense. Though really, she could get with Haymitch, or even stay single, for all I care so long as Gale and Peta both survive til the end. :<

  426. cathy deleon
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:07:51

    Team Gale! Peeta is just too doughy for me….. Pun totally intended.

  427. cwiser2
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:08:04

    Oh, it’s going to be Peeta for Katniss, for sure. I’m not even a little worried. what I want to know, though, is what’s going on with Gale and Madge.

  428. Kali
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:08:09

    Gale. Definitely.

  429. Michael J. W.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:08:17

    i would like to say that PEETAH is the BEST match for katniss because he has loved her since he laid eyes on her in the first book the hunger games! he would die for her!!!!! he is the perfect man for her!katniss looks like she has more interest in peetah more than gale!BELIEVE ME, THEY ARE PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER

  430. Olivia Wolniak
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:08:30

    Obviously she needs to be with Peeta. He loves her MORE than Gale, he’s gone through things with her that no one else ever will. I feel like she would eventually realize how much she needs him, over everybody else.

    Peeta and Katniss all the way.

  431. Carrie Wuensch
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:08:39

    I am a huge Peeta fan! He is just amazing but I think that Gale would be a better choice for Katniss becuase of their shared history.

  432. Paige B.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:10:11

    I think Katniss and Gale will end up together. Although she is feeling something for Peeta, her and Gale are more alike. She decides in catching fire that she wants to end up with Gale. She knows Gale better then anyone else which will most likely lead to a better match between her and Gale.

  433. stefany
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:11:13

    i am going with peeta, gale already had his chance and peeta helps katniss threw the game.

  434. Angela
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:11:24

    Gale,Peeta or Haymitch they are from the same district and have some of the same experciences.

  435. Hannah
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:11:55

    she should so chose peeta he really loves her!

  436. Xenia Schiller
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:12:44

    Team Peeta!

  437. Joanna
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:13:26

    TEAM PEETA! Something about Katniss and Peeta being in the Hunger Games TWICE… well, yeah. I’d like her to choose Peeta, but I could see her not chossing anybody…

  438. tricia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:13:38

    i think finnick will also fall in love with katniss while they are trying to rescue all their friends. not sure if she will end up with anyone in the end. as the story stands now – i think peeta actually knows her the best but she & gale have grown up together. i hope that we get to know gale more in the final book. my choice for now is peeta.

  439. Kendall Clawson
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:14:00

    I think Gale is right for Katniss because he has been there for her from the start. He knows everything about Katniss and knows how she works.

  440. Breanna
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:14:23

    Oh, DEFINITELY Peeta. Unfortunately, these types of books usually lean towards the tall, dark ‘n dangerous types in the end, so I’m predicting Gale, but…one can hope, and I’ve always been one to root for the underdog.

  441. Abby
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:15:01

    I think Katniss should go with Peeta. She spent way more time with him in the books than she did with Gale. And while that time may have been forced, I think somewhere in there she’ll fall in love with him.

  442. Jordan Mullinax
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:15:14

    I’m DEFINITELY on Team Peeta.

  443. Abby Anderson
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:15:15

    I’m going to go with Peeta, because he’s taken care of Katniss for a long time. When her family was on the verge of starvation, he was the one who saved her and helped her remember that she could keep going and help her family survive.

    Besides, it’s doubtful that Gale would ever stop being jealous of the time Katniss spent with Peeta *”alone” in the arena.

    *alone is in quotes, because for those chosen to be in the Hunger Games, is there really any time they have alone?

  444. Anna
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:16:08

    Team Cinna! I think Peeta and Gale will both die, and Katniss will go for the only guy that’s never made a move on her–she’s comfortable because there’s no pressure.
    Finnick is still in love with someone else, so I think he’s out of the running.

  445. Evie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:16:42

    I’m mixed. Part of me is for Gale because he’s been there forever with her. It was clear in the beginning of The Hunger Games that they had a deep connection. But I also love Peeta, and I loved how we watched their relationship evolve. So I’ve finally decided that I’m content with either one of them, as long as they other finds someone special and they’re all still close. :)

  446. Jennifer Anderson
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:17:44

    I think Peeta is a good match for her. She really has grown to care for and love him. I feel though that Peeta will die in Mocking Jay and they will leave her to live her life with Gale, but I’m Team Peeta!

  447. Darlynne
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:17:56

    It has to be Gale for me, er, Katniss.

  448. Whitney
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:18:10

    Peeta Peeta Peeta peeta…

    she loves him she just doesn’t know it. She proved it in the 2nd hunger games.She wanted HIM to come out alive(:

  449. Sarah
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:21:55

    Honestly I’ll be happy with whomever she ends up with, even though I personally like Peeta better. It’s hard debating whether Katniss “should” end up with either Gale or Peeta…As either side would argue, she loves both. It’s up to Ms Collins I suppose.

    But I never thought of Madge being a love interest…somehow I like the sound of that :) It’ll be in fan-work, definitely.

    In terms of the others:
    -Haymitch could be her dad age-wise, so ew.
    -Cinna might be dead and is better as a friend.
    -Finnick is in love with Annie, so no.
    And Joanna…haha that would be funny :)

  450. Chris
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:24:24

    I would love to see her hook up with Finnick. I think they’d make a great pair. The theory I’m backing, though, is the Bridges of District 12 (Madison County.) Richard was a stand up guy who gave Francesca a fine life on the farm. He loves her, gave her two fine children, and will always love her, and she loves him but not the way she loves Robert. Francesca was meant to be with Robert Kincaid.

    Peeta = Richard
    Katniss = Francesca
    Gale = Robert

    It’s Gale–it was always Gale.

  451. Brooke Armstrong
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:24:38

    Peeta! He’s sweet, caring, and gentle. I feel like there’s some real feelings beneath the fake relationship they both put on for Panem.
    Gale… is a best friend. But, due to Catching Fire, he completely ruined that. But somehow, Gale doesn’t strike me as being a romantically interested man. More, of an older brother feel to his relationship with Katniss. :)

  452. Michelle LaRue
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:25:02

    I’m still holding out for Gale and Katniss to form a romantic relationship!

  453. Emily Ranch
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:26:20

    I’ve been torn about this for months! I’m not entirely sure who I believe is the best match for Katniss. I feel terribly for Peeta because we know whom Katniss truly loves (Gale), and I know that Peeta is heartbroken that she doesn’t want him. I honestly don’t believe she will belong to anyone. When all is said and done–will there be anyone left for her to go to?

  454. Jaimie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:26:21

    I have to go with Peeta–but at the same time I don’t. I love the character of Peeta, he’s such a great guy, and he loves Katniss so much that I want it to work out for him, but I also think that he deserves better for himself than Katniss. But, more than anything else, I think that it *shouldn’t* be Gale. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Gale doesn’t live to the end of the third book. He seems to be the kind to throw himself into the thick of battle, and there will be battle coming up, I’m sure.

  455. Dennis
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:28:48

    Peeta shows Katniss nothing but understanding, care and love. Gale has been unaccepting, frustrated and incompassionate towards her. Of course, she’ll choose Gale as good guys finish last.

  456. Haley
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:29:18

    Gale, because he is the rock. He is the one that completes Katniss. Together they are a team.

  457. Jennylee
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:29:38

    The way I think about Peeta and Gale are in these ways:
    One of them either is A). Working for the Capitol and is therefore “the bad guy”, or B). One of them dies at the end.

    I highly doubt that SC will leave it to Katniss at the end to choose either Peeta or Gale. One will be left heartbroken in the end…an ending that may seem realistic but probably out of the box for SC. Either she makes one of them the bad guy or she has one die … either way, I believe that Katniss has already made her choice (and I believe that’s Gale) but I don’t see her feeling comfortable with displaying that in a public setting where Peeta can see it day in and day out.

    She wasn’t comfortable displaying feelings for Peeta knowing that Gale was watching – either directly or indirectly. That could have been because she loved him, or it could have been merely empathy.

    I honestly think the choice will be made for her. One of them has to die in the end. Neither of them can see themselves living without her, so I can hardly foresee an end where she ends up with one while the other is still alive, sitting in a corner with his tail tucked while he’s licking his wounds.

    So either Peeta or Gale dies while fighting for the good guys or for the bad guys.

    I know Katniss will choose the one who’s on her team … we just have to read book three to see who’s really a team player! ;)

  458. joanie murray
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:30:08

    I think Peeta knows the real Katniss and loves her just the way she is. I think he would better for her in the long run. She may be surprised to discover how much she loves him.

  459. Jessica
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:31:10

    This is such a hard decision. I love them both for different reasons. I think Katniss will remain alone.

  460. Jennifer
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:31:14

    @jmc: Katniss should consider staying single. She doesn’t have much of a romantic inclination, and it would relax the tension between both Peeta and Gale. two best friends can be better than one husband:)

  461. Jae Young
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:31:22

    I am Team Peeta! As much as I tried to resist, and as much as it runs counter to my tastes, I am a Team Peeta gal, yay~! <3

  462. Austin
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:32:01

    Peeta FTW!In every thing I read the girl ends up the charter I hate and leaves the one I want in the dust,I would like to see things go my way at least once.I hope that she doesn’t have to chose,as bad as this sounds I hope that either Peeta or Gale dies to save Katniss.

  463. Maura
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:33:12

    I prefer Gale, but I’m pretty sure one or both of them will end up dead by the time we’re done here. Really I’m just Team Katniss.

  464. LB
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:39:21

    My favorite characters are Haymitch and Cinna, but not as love interests. I definitely think Katniss should end up with Peeta. It is clear that she loves him, even if she can’t admit it to herself. And I think Gale is more like a brother to her.

  465. Sarah S.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:39:35

    For me the novels aren’t about the romance, but if pressed, I’d have to choose Gale. They have that entwined history. I love that Suzanne Collins has made it just as difficult for me to choose as it is for Katniss.

  466. shawn eubanks
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:40:17

    I say team gail! gail and katniss will always have a special connection. even if it did turn out she goes in a different direction(guy) their will be that little something in her heart that will draw them together! I think peeta will end up with madge! bakers son/mayors daughter perfect!

  467. Kristin
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:41:42

    I personally think Peeta would be perfect for Katniss. Although I love Gale, and he’s a great friend and all, I just think Peeta and Katniss have more of a connection. Gale and Katniss will always be friends and care for each other deeply, but that’s the way I think it should be.

  468. Serena
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:41:55

    I think she’ll end up with Peeta, if not alone. All those tingly feelings she gets with him sound like there is something between them. She doesn’t get that with Gale. I think she loves Gale, but more like a brother type? I do think Gale might find his mate in this book. Maybe Madge?

  469. Emily Webb
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:42:50

    I lean towards Peeta for the most part. He’s sweet and he would do anything for Katniss. He cares more for her life and happiness than his own. (Although maybe me being a bread fanatic has something to do with it, too)

    Gale just seems like the great best friend that you mistakenly take for a romantic interest and then realize that you aren’t in love with him. Rather, you love them like a family member or friend.

    I would love to see something with Cinna, and I hope to dear God that he isn’t dead, but I think that Cinna is more of a friend you can count on, but not really a romantic interest. Although… Would he mind maybe designing my wedding dress? :D

  470. Christine Leszczewicz
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:44:02

    Peeta Mellmark has just always been my choice. He’s such a sweetie pie and a stud muffin. And I would choose him just because he’s a wonderful baker! I love bread! So Peeta is the boy I would choose.

  471. ksimoni
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:45:31

    I really can’t pick but with a little more thought I’d have to go with Peeta. If he survives that is, but i’m fine with gale too. I think what i’m trying to say is that it all depends on katniss and the authors thoughts on what would be a better ending.

  472. Mimi Alexander
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:46:33

    I feel like Gale would be the best for Katniss, overall. They’ve known eachother since they were fairly young, they understand eachother, they’re just perfect together.

  473. Wendy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:46:51

    It’s hard to choose between Gale and Peeta. On one hand, she and Gale grew up together and have bonded through mutual tragedy. He knows who she was before the Games rocked her world. Peeta, on the other hand, has shared the experienced the life-changing Games with her, and therefore is likely to understand who she “is” now. Both seem to be great guys.

    I personally think Katniss might sacrifice herself for Gale and Peeta.

  474. keisha reyes
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:47:08

    hmmm hard choice but I’d have to say peeta because even though Gale is her life long freind whenever something happens between her and peeta he gets jelous and does not speek to katniss. Peeta however only wants katniss to be happy there is evidnce of that in cathing fire when he shows her the locket. I also love the whole hunter and baker thing opposites attract right.

  475. Tiffany
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:47:24

    I bet Katniss will end up with Peeta ,I know Gale was her first love but I don’t think thats real love I think it’s a brotherly type of love ,and Peeta at the end of “Catching Fire” I think we all now she loves Peeta too.

  476. debbie sampson
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:47:25

    Definatly Gale. He is manly and you gotta love a rebel. He would be an awesome provider. I married my best friend and I think they would ultimately be happy together too.

  477. Tori
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:50:53

    Peeta!!! She would rather die than see him in pain…

  478. Jacqui S
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:53:23

    Gale and Katniss had a rocky relationship in the catching fire but in the hunger games, they had a relationship that was as easy as breath (as easy as breathing can get when your living in district 12) Gale will be next to Katniss no matter what. He will protect and agree with her when she’s right but isn’t afraid to tell her when she’s acting crazy. They were made for each other.

  479. Halli
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:55:07

    I believe Katniss would find a worthy match in Gale. He is strong and supportive, and willing to fight against any foe to save his best friend/”true love.” However, I also think Katniss would do well with Peeta, the soft-spoken hero who genuinely loves Katniss for who he knows she is deep within. I’m willing for Katniss to chose either Gale or Peeta, so long as the loser of Katniss’s hand doesn’t turn away bitter, but Katniss’s faithful friend still.

  480. Jessica
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:55:18

    I would rather see Katniss freed from the obligation to chose. She has said earlier that she isn’t sure if she wants to get married or have kids. I am more interested in Katniss as a character than her romantic relationships.

  481. Patti
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:55:50

    it’s hard to choose just one, but i think i’m gonna have to go with peeta.

  482. d.septer
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:56:33

    I really want to see her with Peeta. Hopefully, one of the guys won’t have to die. I want her to choose Peeta so it won’t feel like she settled if something happened to Gale. Or visa versa.

  483. susierosie97
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:57:02

    Gale is the “bad boy” – good for a fling and lots of hot-n-heavy chemistry, but not a “long-haul” kinda guy.

    Peeta is the “good guy” – he’s in it for forever. More stable, more boring in some respects, but he’s around for good, nothing wavering.

    I’m a huge Peeta fan, but after reading a recent interview with Suzanne Collins, I’m afraid Katniss won’t survive the revolution.

  484. Sam
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:59:21

    The romantic in me would love to see Katniss and Peeta end up together.
    The pragmatist in me can see a Katniss/Gale union.
    The realist in me thinks Katniss might be martyred before she gets the chance to choose.

  485. Maddy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:00:38

    I’m not sure why, but I tend to lean towards Gale!

  486. Megan
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:01:04

    Katniss feels safe around Peeta becuase he understands what she’s been through, but Gale has been her friend forever and Katniss can’t help but love him more than she does Peeta, if I had to choose I might say Gale.

  487. Angie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:02:41

    I think that Peeta is the best match for Katniss :D

  488. Lisa
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:03:01

    I have to echo an earlier response about Katniss’s survival. I think Madge is going to come out as a strong character in Mockingjay, and I think all the conjecture over Katniss’s love interests (which, as part of the reason I like her so much, is not really strong on her own part) will be moot.

  489. Lydia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:04:08

    Cinna!!!!!!!!!! :)

    But since he’s maybe a little old for her, I’d go with Peeta. Opposites attract!! Peeta would be perfect for her. <3

  490. Mama_26
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:04:32

    I’m all for Peeta. As a woman who dated a lot and then found the “one”, I’m very aware who I think she should end up. Assuming of course that they live to the end. Gale might be exciting but he’s not the “one” material for Katniss’s emotionally fragile state. Besides up to this point, Peeta and Katniss have been through two traumatic experiences together, totally relying on each other. They know each other through and through and love each other. Even though Katniss doesn’t want to think about it. Peeta is genuine, unselfish and determined. He’s also stable, which Katniss is not. He balances her. Assuming he lives to the end, with mind intact, who knows what Pres. Snow will do to him, my vote is for Peeta.

  491. Isabelle
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:07:50

    Peeta has risked his life for her many times. Yet gale has always been there for her

  492. alexandrabohannon
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:08:21

    I never really contemplated Cinna before, but I like his character the best. Peeta is, like someone said before, a martyr and Gale is too much akin to incest.

    Cinna takes interest in her, knows she’s strong and beautiful. He’s almost the only sane one out of the bunch.

  493. Shannon
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:08:23

    I am actually torn between Peeta and Gale! Gale has been there for her for almost her whole life and helped her to survive and understands her better than anyone else does. But Peeta helped Katniss through TWO different Hunger Games and the pretend romance between them brought them closer to each other. And Peeta helped when she was little and they didn’t know each other. Sooo maybe Peeta? :)

  494. aggie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:08:29

    we want peeta because he really shows he cares for her!

  495. Linda
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:09:51

    Well, Peeta has had undying love for Katniss ever since kindergarten – that’s so sweet. And Peeta would risk his life for Katniss, literally. Peeta’s also known what it’s like to be in the Hunger Games, so he can connect to Katniss in a way Gale can’t. But Peeta is a merchant’s son. He doesn’t know what it feels like to starve, like Katniss does. Gale, however, knows how to hunt and what it’s like to be in the hands of starvation. He’s also Katniss’s best friend and has loved Katniss gradually as he got to know her better. And Gale knows Katniss inside out – he knows her more than anyone else does. Gale is a supporter of the revolution; he and Katniss usually have the same ideas and view of things.

    It’s hard to choose. I’d actually say Gale, maybe, but if Katniss lives, she might end up with Peeta.

  496. Laura W
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:10:11

    Peeta is by far the best match :-) Now, if she sees that or not . . . we’ll see next week!

  497. kai
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:10:31

    Definitely Team Peeta!

  498. Travis
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:12:39

    I don’t think Katniss is going to end up with either of them, but I do love Cinna!

  499. kevin
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:13:11

    Gale…he helped her hunt and survive.

  500. Christina Sheets
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:14:34

    I will say neither. Gale is too much a part of her old life and Peeta is too much of an obstacle for her. She will probably end up killing one of them in the end…you never know!!

  501. David
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:16:04

    Here’s my comment for the giveaway :) I’m Team Cinna! It would be so awesome to be IN the cap. but still mess things up little by little. Course Katniss being matched with him? Pro’lly not…

  502. Angie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:16:14

    TEAM GALE. Period. So let it be done. So let it be written. :)

  503. Elizabeth
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:17:12

    I am definitely a Gale person. He’s strong caring, and hot. what’s not to like?

  504. Melody
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:17:49

    I wish I could say Finnick because Fatniss would make such an interesting couple but I feel like she’s going to end up with Peeta. He’s been there for her so many times, they’ve bonded over near death experiences and I’m pretty sure he’s rather attractive.

  505. Maegan
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:19:04

    I’m torn on the Gale/Peeta front. I love them both with Katniss, but for different reasons. At this point, I’m just hoping all three of them survive. Also, I got the impression from both of the previous books that Collins was setting up a Gale/Madge pairing, which I would enjoy too. And I can’t wait to see more of Finnick! His relationship with Annie probably interests me the most out of all the love stories; I hope she’s safe and alive somewhere.

  506. ToriG
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:19:25

    Definitely team Peeta! I mean come on! The boy is willing to DIE for Katniss! And there was always something about him, even it Katniss doesn’t know it yet! In Mockingjay, I’m willing to bet Gale will die in an attempt to rescue Peeta, so Katniss won’t have to choose!

  507. Gabby Murphy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:22:02

    I think that in the last book there is a good chance at least one of them will die,if not both of them,But I have my own reasons to choose one over the other.
    Gale:1.Has known Katniss since she was twelve.2.Really likes Katniss as more than freinds.3.Katniss likes him back.But Peeta is good too.
    Peeta:1.Is caring and kind.2.Loved Katniss at first sight.3.Sacrificed much for Katniss.So I am stuck.

  508. Dixie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:22:07

    I’m all about Peeta! When Peeta walked into her life, so did the romance.
    That has to be a sign of true love.

  509. Erin
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:22:10

    Peeta won my heart in hunger games when then they were in the cave. Peeta has always been there for katniss even is she didn’t know it. Through and though i think Peeta will be there for her. And Gale and Katniss don’t have the same type of romance as they do. So if katniss wants to be loved i saw she sould be with Peeta

  510. Jaime Mayfield
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:22:56

    She has to end up with Gale. Peeta will never truely complete her.

  511. sindy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:23:03

    well for me its always been Peeta. I cant get over how much he loves her and that really his whole life revolves around her now. N come on he’s loved her since kindergarten! how cute is that? I think gale n Katniss is cute too but the feelings r stronger for Peeta.

  512. Kristopher Miles
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:25:58

    Honestly I think that the relationship between her and Peeta was sort of an illusion and after pretending for so long she might just think that she loves him, but there probably going to end up together anyway. Anyway team Gale.

  513. Mikayla McQueeney
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:26:36

    I think Gale is the best for her. It seems like she actually likes him and would rather have a relationship with him rather than with Peeta. I’m sure that if Gale had been in Peeta’s position during the games he would’ve done everything Peeta did and more to keep Katniss safe.

  514. Crystal
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:27:19

    **PEETA** He puts others needs high above his own and is willing to end his life to save her and her family. He is very devoted.. Can’t wait for the next book to get here.

  515. Beth F
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:28:02

    I’m Team Gale all the way — I think it’s they way it’s supposed to be. :)

  516. savannah
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:28:46

    i think she will end up with peeta. but i still like gale.

  517. Crystal
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:28:49

    I have to say peeta. He and Katniss face a life changing event together. You don’t return home normal after something like that. They grew together through it while Gale was back home progressing through his own life and once katniss was finally back home after seeing the romance all over the tv- of course things can’t return to normal for them.

  518. Elizabeth
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:29:58

    I would love to see her with Peeta! But Im thinking she might end up by herself in the end…

  519. Stephanie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:30:27

    PEETA!!! I looove him! he is so dedicated to Katniss, and would even die for her! i think he is much more better for her :)

  520. savannah
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:30:42

    peeta but gale still has a chance

  521. Chary
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:32:11

    Gale… definitely Team Gale!

  522. Genevieve
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:32:37

    I don’t know really… Well peetas ok and loves her, plus they bonded alot in the games but, gale has loved her from day one! (I think he also needs to grow up a bit). I also want katniss to find her feet a little more as at the mo all shes doing is hurting everyone! I just want to say That I love the hunger games so much! <3

  523. annaswenson412
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:33:07

    Gale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  524. Ashley C.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:33:25

    From the begining I have been rooting for Peeta! Probably because Gale hasn’t been a real strong character. Maybe in “Mockingjay” he will have his chance to prove it, until then, Go Peeta!

  525. Melanie Fletcher
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:33:51

    im leaning toward peeta because although Gale has been there for Katniss since her dad died once she got back from the hunger games there seemed to be some bitterness from him. She felt something for Peeta since that first kiss they were both fully awake for. If katniss’s wound had not started bleeding and they had kissed again i think things would have ended differently in hunger games. she would have been aware that she was in love with him and gale would take his rightful place as her big brother figure. as for the rest of those mentioned i think the only one i could see is Finnick and even that is a stretch.

  526. kate r
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:34:40

    Peeta. Because he’s put up with a hell of a lot from that world. Okay, they all have — so anyone is fine.

  527. amanda
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:37:32

    personally i never considered anyone for katniss except peeta and gale. so because i know(hope) this relationship that i chose has no chance i choose team haymitch since it made me laugh to consider him and i hope i win!

  528. Courtney
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:38:25

    i think katniss won’t have to choose between the two becausei believe that one of the three (katniss, gale, or peeta) will die in mockingjay

  529. Lauren
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:41:17

    I <333333 Peeta. He's so sweet and good. I love Gayle too… but really? How can he compare with surviving the Hunger Games??

  530. Kimber
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:41:31

    I think Katniss will end up with Peeta, because Peeta has loved her pretty much forever, and based on her actions I think she loves him too but she doesn’t know it. She has never really had those kind of feelings for Gale, in fact Gale has only been in a few chapters altogether, so her and Gale was more of a past thing that we haven’t read about.

  531. 13 District Blog Tour: Mockingjay Bag
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:41:44

    […] District 5 blog,Dear Author, is giving away a Mockingjay bag! And to celebrate the release of Mockingjay, the third and final […]

  532. Jenifer A
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:47:32

    Team super hunk, Finnick Odair. He’s got me all knotted up inside! Har har.

  533. Viki S.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:50:15

    Let’s try this again – I want Katniss with Gale. He loves her and sticks with his convictions.

  534. Jean
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:50:22

    My vote goes to Gale.

  535. Kat Tisdale
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:50:43

    I think either Gale or Peeta is going to die in the last book. So whoever lives…

  536. Rachel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:50:58

    Gale, of course, he has been there since the beginning and knows Katniss best. Even in Catching Fire Katniss said, “I have chosen Gale and the rebellion, and a future with Peeta is the Capitol’s design, not mine.” So, there you have have it, three hooray’s for Team Gale!

  537. Elijah
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:51:27

    Katniss + Peeta!

  538. Becky
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:53:27

    I would have to say that Peeta and Katniss should end up together. But I also have a bad feeling that Katniss, Gale or Peeta may die.

  539. mkudaimi
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:53:57

    Alothough i really admire Peeta and think he’s the most caring guy ever, im leaning towards Gale, because, as u mentioned, he does know Katniss a whole lot better than Peeta does.

  540. Brittany
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:55:02

    Team Peeta he is the best and he has stuck up for Katniss all the way

  541. Rae472
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:56:45

    I’m very torn. Gale knows her well but Peeta has been there for Katniss from afar from the very beggining as well. ..

  542. Suzanne Conrad
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:56:48

    I’ve started to think that Katniss is the “guy” in the relationship to Peeta’s “girl” -the way they react with each other. So I’m waiting to see how she and Gale really interact to make a final call…

  543. ElshaHawk
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:58:16

    I have always been Team Gale. Maybe I like tradition, or maybe I’m a hopeless romantic hoping his actions are to protect her.

  544. Kathleen Nelson
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:58:25

    I’m a complete romantic and am rooting for Peeta! He does everything he can to keep her alive, and doesn’t ask for anything back! Both he and Katniss have a protective instinct for people they love.

  545. Emily
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:00:23

    Gale’s character isn’t developed enough at this point to hint at a relationship between him and Katniss, and Peeta’s just so… selfless. He gives hope to all average-but-devoted guys who don’t have any crazy skills, but are GOOD young men. Katniss needs to wake up and fall for Peeta, already!

  546. Caitlin George
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:00:41

  547. Gina
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:00:42

    Katniss needs to end up with Gale.

  548. caldellizzi
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:00:45

    Why does Katniss have to end up with anyone? I don’t think neither Peeta nor Gale are perfectly “right” for her, and I think it’s sad if she “chooses” one because the other one dies in Mockingjay. If it weren’t for the age thing, I think her and Haymitch might make a good pair–they have similar personalities, I think.

  549. Misty
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:01:00

    I personally have been voting Team Polygamy since day one. I like Peeta AND Gale, and I wouldn’t mind seeing them all be a, um, happy family. And if you want to throw Cinna into the mix, well — who’s complaining?

  550. Tobias
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:01:24

    Let’s take a close look at this, shall we?

    Johanna has no chance. Katniss never enjoyed seeing Johanna naked, and the fact that the axe-wielding girl is going to get brutally mutilated by the capitol won’t make her any more attractive.

    Finnick is a possibility. You can’t deny that Katniss took a vague interest in him. What with his interesting “come alive in the water” routine. Still, with the shock of losing Peeta still fresh, not to mention Gale’s constant closeness, Finnick will ultimately be cast aside. Besides, Finnick will spend every moment dreading what is going to happen to Annie.

    Madge is probably dead along with the rest of District 12. Sorry.

    And let’s face it: The last time Katniss say Haymitch, she tried to rip his face off. There won’t be anything between them.

    Now, this is where it gets interesting. Now that Katniss thinks Peeta is lost forever, she’ll be drawn to Gale. She’ll have to battle through an army of confused emotions to be sure, but she’ll be inevitably drawn to Gale. She’ll start to fall for him and A: get together with him and stay together with him. B: get close to him and discover that he is unpleasantly rough around the edges and begin to doubt him. C: Start to hook up with him but then discover that she may be able to get Peeta back and eventually go with Peeta instead of Gale. Or maybe both Peeta and Gale will end up dead and she’ll hook up with Cinna. Who knows?

  551. Erin
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:01:28

    This is one rare case where I’m not particularly rooting for anyone. I love the ride so far, so I’m willing to go wherever it takes me. Though if I had to make a selection for me personally it would be Gale.

  552. Kayde Williams
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:03:02

    I honestly want Katniss to end up with Peeta because he is so sweet and loves her so much, plus we must not forget he knows a good trade what girl does’t love a guy who can cook. I bet he can make amazing cookies that is why he gets my vote. Plus I feel like since Katniss is so hard core she needs to be with someone who is a little more kind hearted. Gale and her just have to much in common she needs to be with her opposite, and that is Peeta. If she doesn’t end up with him I will seriously be heart broken.

  553. caldellizzi
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:03:11

    I don’t think neither Peeta nor Gale are exactly the perfect match for Katniss. I kind of like the idea of her and Haymitch, if it weren’t for the age difference. I think they have very similar personalities.

  554. Stephanie P
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:03:41

    I’ve been team Peeta since the beginning. However, I think in the end either Katniss won’t choose either of them, or both won’t make it through the third book. :(

  555. Yanni
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:04:44

    I think Katniss has made it very obvious in Catching Fire that even if, on some level she does love Peeta that if marriage and children were ever an option for her Gale would be the one. As for the others, I can’t even call them options

  556. Hayley Cole
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:04:49

    Well, I also think this is similar to the whole “team edward” “team jacob” thing, (always edward for me, too,) but this decision is a little LESS obvious. I mean, I like Gale and Peeta both, but personally I’d rather see Katniss end up with Peeta, because of the cute relationship between them and how he cares for her. And her feelings for him definitely got stronger for him with that kiss on the beach, remember? anyway, that’s my vote. otherwise, lesbian action with madge. awesome. lol JK :P

  557. marian
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:04:56

    Team Peeta all the way!!!!!

  558. Amy Alpin
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:05:42

    Because Cinna is too old for her (and might be dead, God forbid), I have to go with Peeta. Gale is her friend, and didn’t show a romantic interest in her until Peeta confessed his feelings for her.

  559. Zeva R.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:06:30

    Gale seems like the best choice to me.

  560. meatballhead
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:09:02

    Katniss and Gale were made to be together. You have to become friends before you can become lovers, and the way they know each other would help them overcome anything, from the mundane to the deadly.

    Peeta’s love for Katniss is true, but it’s unreqited. He’s just a solid best friend for life.

  561. Allie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:09:03

    TEAM GALE! true love always starts as a friendship and grows into something more.

  562. Bette
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:10:23

    I’m team Gale first and foremost. I love the friends to lovers relationships because of the level of intimacy they have. They already know so much about eachother. Plus Peeta’s just a Load on Katniss.

    Buut… if it had to be someone else, I’d choose Cinna. Their relationship has been very cute and friendly from the beginning and Cinna is just simply a good guy. I think she could do far worse than this guy (but hey, if she doesn’t take him, I certainly will :D)

  563. QueenM
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:12:39

    I don’t think she will end up with either of them in the end. :)

  564. Jody
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:14:36

    Katniss x Madge.

    It might be interesting. :P

    [In honor of a dear friend of mine]

  565. Valerie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:16:49

    I’d love her to be with Peeta, but I think he might be killed off. So she’ll either end up with Gale or neither.

  566. Kate Meyer
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:20:15

    Team Gale. Peeta is sweet and loving, and I seriously think that he loves Katniss. But Katniss needs someone strong whounderstands her and knows what she thinks. Gale fits her.

  567. kjovus
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:22:15

    I know it wasn’t a choice, but I choos finnick. :)

    Clean slate, they understand each other. No one suspects it.

  568. Haylee
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:26:23

    I think Katniss should end up with Gale.

    He’s a huge part of her life, they have a ton in common, he was there way before Peeta entered the picture, and I just can picture them together far easier than I can with Peeta.

  569. Julie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:26:23

  570. Jia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:28:29

    @Akif: If we actually had the bag, we would have gladly opened the drawing to everyone, international fans included, but we don’t have the bag, so we have to abide by Scholastic’s rules, unfortunately. :(

    @kjovus: It might not be a “real” choice but there’s no reason why you can pick him. I’m personally Team Finnick myself.

  571. Michelle
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:28:56

    There is no one more suited for Katniss than her mysterious, dark-haired, grey-eyed hunting partner, Gale. They’ve faced nearly the same hardships – losing their fathers in the same mine explosion, caring for younger siblings, hunting illegally to support their families. Through all this, an invaluable alliance formed, and a bond was shared between the two that even the Capitol cannot break.

  572. Jordan
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:33:26

    I dont think katnis deserves either of them shes too mean for peeta and two self senterd for gale some day the two boys will learn this and leave her out in the cold she will then hook up with finnick, and she will never become truly happy beacause whenever see thinks of any good thought she is reminded of wgat could have been

  573. Alyssa Smith
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:34:56

    I like Peeta best because he really balances out Katniss’ personality. Gale Also seems too moody and his personality when matched with Katniss’ would be too much(they would butt heads).

  574. Maggie Roth
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:35:24

    Definitely Team Gale

  575. Evelyn
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:36:28

    Peeta and Katniss should be together. Both have already preferred death over the one dieing. Gale and Katniss are too much alike. With Peeta, Katniss is able to grow as a person and want to be more than what she is.

  576. Jordan
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:39:46

    and can every one shut up about the whole team gale team peeta thing i mean really this book is way to amazing to be turned into another crapy twilight copy cat its a good book dont turn it into a bad one with you cheap copyed comments if you want to pick a side say it like oh i like gale or hey i like peeta not a stupid turn around

  577. Faye Hughes
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:40:40

    Okay, I am woefully behind on my TBR. Off to read catch up on my reading.

    Faye, who loves Dear Author because of posts like this one

  578. Chasa
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:41:14

    I think she should end up with Gale. It was her first love. They grew up together and Gale knows her in a different way then Peeta does.Even though they both they both know her in a different way.

  579. Harley
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:46:20

    i would say finnick, he’s my favorite male character too!

  580. Faithe D
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:46:58

    I honestly think Katniss should stay single, like she has always wanted to be… but Honestly she probably will pick one either Gale or Peeta, but if she chooses one, the other will probably be killed… sooo either way she is going to get her heart broken…

    ….|\
    >—|-)> Girl on Fire
    ….|/

  581. czhu529
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:50:30

    I read The Hunger Games for the action, the feelings, and the witty repartee. But the romance is great as well. I feel that Katniss is too young to get married (go Mrs. Everdeen!) but if she will, I am on Team Cinna. People say he is too old, but you actually don’t know how old Cinna is. Haymitch and Katniss….that is way too old. Haymitch is 40, gosh!

  582. Mrs. DeRaps
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:50:31

    I choose Gale. I think that he is manly and strong and knows Katniss’s life because it was his life too. Peeta is warm and smart and loves Katniss, but I don’t feel like he and Katniss have the best connection. Katniss is in love with Gale, and hesitates when it comes to Peeta.

    And, holy awesome messenger bag!

  583. Roxanna Neely
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:51:10

    Peeta is the best match. They really balance each other out.

  584. Linda Brown
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:51:18

    Gale – defintely Gale – they have been friends their whole lives and really know each other. They are a perfect match!!

  585. Beth
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:52:44

    My pick is Peeta. No one can understand what Katniss has gone through except another Tribute. They have seen a lot together. Peeta would do anything for her; even risk his own life.

  586. Lindsey
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 14:54:05

    As boring and predictable as it is I am hoping Katniss realizes how amazing Peeta is and ends up with him.

  587. Natalie Jocoy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:01:29

    I think both guys are awesome, although since we have had more time to get to know Peeta, I would lean towards him. However I have a bad feeling that he is going to give himself yet again for Katniss…so he’ll probably bite the dust.

  588. Tania P.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:02:15

    I have to say that after the first book I didn’t think anyone could compete with Peeta for who I think Katniss should be with, but man if Gale didn’t get to me in the second book. Still though, as much as I grew to love Gale, I still have to give the edge to Peeta… I know that Gale has done a lot for her too, but Peeta is the boy with the bread, and without him Katniss probably wouldn’t have survived and find the strength to keep fighting after her father’s death. But that act of kindness isn’t enough to have Peeta be the one she end up with, but there is the fact that Peeta and Katniss shared an experience that Gale will never understand, they find comfort with each other, and both have fought so hard to keep the other alive, even at the expense of their own lives. It’s obvious and been clearly stated that Peeta loves Katniss, and I know Gale loves her too, and I feel as though Katniss loves the both of them as well, but I would be lying if I didn’t put out there that I think it’s more the romantic type of love between Peeta and Katniss, especially due to all those shared moments. So ultimately I’m “Team Peeta”, though I wouldn’t be completely crushed and blind sighted if Gale and Katniss ended up together

  589. benbleckley
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:05:17

    Katniss has said flat-out that she has never considered Gale more than a friend. Peeta’s the only one who can win, if Katniss does end up with someone at the end of the series.

  590. heather
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:05:40

    i know there are a lot of die-hard gale lovers out there, but i really hope to see katniss with peeta.

  591. Lenny
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:07:27

    I’m with Peeta for sure. Katniss and Gale have a alright relationship, but I feel like it’ll be nothing more then a friendship.

  592. Rebecca
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:08:01

    I absolutely adore Peeta, and I want nothing more than to see him happy, but I really do believe that Katniss and Gale belong together. They are two sides of the same coin.

    As for Finnick, I would like him for myself thanks. =)

  593. Ayana
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:10:20

    For the sake of everyone’s life, I would have to say Peeta. But honestly, I really don’t know who I’d pick if someone’s life wasn’t at stake.

  594. Theresa
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:10:35

    I’m hoping she ends up with Peeta!! Love him!

  595. Jessica
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:12:26

    Gale and Katniss seem the best suited for each other. Peeta is sweet and all, but Gale seems to understand her so much better.

  596. Alicia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:12:33

    Gale for sure! He has known Katniss the longest, and understands her the best!

  597. Morgan
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:13:09

    I think that she should end up with Peeta. It’s blatantly obivous that he would do anything for her and although she is conflicted she obivously cares for and loves him as well.

  598. Hayley
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:14:15

    Team Peeta!!!!

  599. Chris
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:14:43

    Team Peeta, baby! BUT I also don’t want the author to write Gale off by killing him. I just think Peeta would be the natural partner for Katniss. Sorry, Team Gale!

  600. QuoteGirl
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:18:09

    I’ve been pretty dead set on Katniss and President Snow hooking up.

    I mean, c’mon. There must be a reason why (besides the obvious) that he wants to kill Peeta and Gale. Cause they’re in love with Katniss too! That sly old snake wants to rid the competition so he can end up with the only girl who’s ever surprised him and made him angry.

    Can’t you see it? I totally can. :)

  601. Christine McGowan
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:18:22

    This is such a hard choice and I love Peeta and if we were choosing for sake of the person who would be best for her. I would have to say Peeta. However, I think her heart is in it for Gale and the heart don’t lie baby. So I must choose Gale :) :) :)

  602. Casey
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:18:59

    I say Peeta(: He’s loving and caring and kind and just all-around as sweet as anyone could ever be, both inside and out. With Peeta, I feel you can predict what he’ll do in an unpredictable way, if that makes any sense.
    Gale and the others would make Katniss happy, but you have to wonder if she would be even happier with someone else (a.k.a. Peeta). Doesn’t she deserve all the happiness she can get? Hasn’t she been through enough? Doesn’t Peea make her happy?
    If i were her, I’d pick Peeta. (:

  603. Ayana
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:19:08

    @Jordan: AMEN!

  604. Haley
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:19:34

    Peeta is the best match for her. He is so sweet and has always loved her. Gale is cool, but i don’t think he’s the right guy. The baker is the taker, Team Peeta all the way!!!

  605. Lyric
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:21:25

    I’m saying team Gale, because Peeta might die, and Finnick is mine!!!!! XD Just kidding…or am I????

  606. Shannon
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:23:07

    Peeta! He is so sweet and lovable <3 haha.

  607. Kyle
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:23:32

    peeta of course

  608. Kim
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:25:01

    Team Peeta for me! (Though I love Cinna… maybe not as a lover for Katniss though.) However, in the back of my mind, I think Katniss will stay single by the end of the series.

  609. Kate
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:25:20

    Peeta! Peeta!

  610. sndowling0
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:31:32

    Peeta!!!!
    cause not onley is he cool but he has his own bread named after him

  611. jude
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:31:51

    GALE all the way!

  612. hzweifel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:32:22

    I am team Peeta all the way! The boy has dedication. He is fierce in his loyalty and protection of Katniss. I just want something to go right for him. I mean, I know he survived in book one but it was kind of a hollow victory. I see Gale as more brotherly…

  613. Courntey
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:34:32

    She HAS to go with Gale. He’s the first guy. Peetah didn’t make time with her before the Games!!! Plus Gale has a sexier name. Come on! Gale Hawthorne!!!

  614. Alyssa
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:36:09

    I think Peeta and Gale are both good choices for Katniss, but I have to go with Team Peeta! sorry,Gale. Haha:)

  615. Alyssa
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:36:21

    You brought up some interesting love interests for Katniss. That reminded me about a thought or scenario that I thought about while reading Catching Fire. Finnick Odair could add to the love interests in the book. I am going to go with my scenario I played with while read Catching Fire, Finnick Odair.

  616. Emily C.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:36:58

    Gale! I really want to see more of him in Mockingjay too.

  617. Hollie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:37:33

    Katniss could never be truely happy with Peeta, so it has to be bad boy Gale!

  618. michelle523
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:38:03

    i just want katniss to be happy. such crap she has had to endure. she should choose whoever makes her happy and i think she chooses gale.

  619. Natalie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:38:33

    I’m mostly Team Katniss, because I think she’s got way too much going on to be worried about picking a One True Love and settling down. Or they could both be her boy-toys. ;)

    If pressed- Team Peeta. The grumpy broody guy thing doesn’t do it for me.

  620. nicole
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:39:44

    Team Gale! he seems so great!!!

  621. Elizabeth
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:40:23

    It’s gotta be Gale!

  622. Celena
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:41:09

    Peeta. Always. Though she thinks she would stay with Gale the truth is that only boy that causes sparks within her is the boy with the bread. Peeta!

    Though if Cinna didn’t have Portia he would be in the running!

  623. Josie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:42:14

    I think Katniss should be with Gale all the way!!!!!!!!!! Gale is PERFECT for Katniss and you can see that they both love each other (even though they never say it out loud)

  624. Meg
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:42:45

    I think she should end up with Peeta, he needs her more then Gale does. (and hey, Gale has Madge.)

  625. amydelrosso
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:43:39

    I think Peeta. Deep down he really does it for Katniss. She doesn’t want to admit it, she never has.. but really he gets her going! :))

  626. Alicia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:46:53

    This is a tough one. Either Gale or Peeta is going to bite it in the third installment, and she’ll choose whoever survives. It’d be awesome to see her run off with the mayor’s daughter though.

  627. groovegurl141
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:47:07

    Cinna, even though I have very little idea if he is still alive or even where he is, I still vote for him!

  628. Kaitlyn in Bookland
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:47:09

    I think I might be Team Gale—we haven’t gotten to know him well enough yet, though. Which I think will be remedied in the final book. Although, I’m not so sure Katniss will be alive at the end of the book. I’m sure at least one out of Katniss/Gale/Peeta are going to die!

    Thanks so much for this giveaway!

  629. Laura
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:50:38

    Gotta be Gale. Love him!

  630. RachelR
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:52:09

    I am torn between Peeta and Gale, but I gotta pick Peeta! :)

  631. Arwen
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:52:48

    Put me down for Madge and Katniss. :)

  632. Angela
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:54:11

    Gaaasp! This seriously is becoming into a Team Peeta vs. Team Gale. The Twilight fan viciousness is ensuing!!
    Peeta Peeta bo-beeta
    Banana-fana fo-feeta
    Fee-fi-mo-meeta
    PEEETAA!
    Um. If that didn't clarify what team I am enough I don't know what will. Well, yes. I am Team Peeta because he's amazing, loyal, loving, unselfish, and people think Gale and Katniss have more history but HELLO. Peeta threw Katniss the LIFELINE!! The bread he gave is totally why Katniss is still around. Also, Gale would never have existed in Katniss's life if she wasn't driven to hunt, which was after she was inspired by Peeta's bread. Also, you know, those two deadly games just might also count as “history.” AMEN AMEN xp
    Gale, can you make me some bread? NO.
    Gale, can you camouflage yourself into the ground as your leg is injured so bad it has to be surgically removed? NO.
    Gale, do you want me to go on? Nah.
    But one more won't hurt.
    Gale, why haven't you jumped at those.. THOUSANDS of chances to have Katniss yet? No? Seriously, as she's being sent to die at the Hunger Games, man, STEP UP YO GAME!
    I like Peeta. He's sweet. He will die oh so willingly for Katniss. I did not consider Peeta a hinderance. His wit and quick thinking were crowd pleasing. His love is real. Since what? Kindergarten, first grade? Don't know 'bout you, but I think I'd get Team Peeta stamped across my forehead anyday.

    But I will always consider the option of Haymitch. <3

  633. Rachel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:56:07

    I think Katniss should choose Peeta. He is so amazing and I love him :)

  634. Anna
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:57:34

    I honestly don’t think Katniss deserves a match. Because that seems to be what she’s wanted all along. She never saw Gale as more then, well, a friend. The whole Peeta thing came upon her like a bomb. She deserves solitude, once again, Katniss needs nothing more then her sister Prim, and her mother by her side.

  635. Samantha Kensell
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:00:17

    For the most part it seems like Katniss won’t end up with anyone, she is meant to lead the rebellion and she doesn’t have the time and energy for romance. Katniss has always known what her main priorities were even if she would have rather been doing something else. She has been a strong and independent woman and I don’t think this will change. But if she had to end up with somebody it might be Cinna. Although highly unlikely there is a slight chance that Katniss will end up with Cinna. He’s been there for her, and most importantly he made her the girl on fire. He hasn’t been involved in her confused litte love triangle he hasn’t been pressuring her. He has only been helping her, giving her the little bits of advice and courage to get out there and do what she needs to do. I think they have been mostly honest with each other, and Katniss has noticed things about him that other people havn’t noticed.

  636. Danica
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:02:34

    I don’t get the appeal of Gale, so I’m going to go with Peeta. I love his character.

  637. Tiffany
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:04:04

    I choose Peeta, he risk his life to try to help Katniss stay alive in the hunger game and it shows that Katniss is starting to develop feelings for Peeta.

  638. Leighann
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:04:34

    On the obvious front, I’m a Peeta fan. He’s just so nice…and the nice guy hardly ever wins! Though, I don’t think I’d mind if they through in the Cinna wild card!

  639. Jade
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:05:58

    Hardest book choice ever for me, but I lean toward Peeta because I think he really loves Katniss more. And I just cant stand the idea that he comes back home, (or doesnt, God forbid) and shes chosen Gale. Might be different if Catching Fire hadnt have happened, and it might (probably wont) change. But I am rooting for Peeta at the moment :)

  640. Connie Lin
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:10:47

    I’m stuck between Gale and Peeta, but if I have to pick one I’m definitely siding with Peeta.

  641. Jessica
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:13:33

    I would have to say Peeta. He’s so sweet and really cares for Katniss. Look at everything hes done for her. He was willing to give his life for her. Even before the games when he gave her food and got in trouble for “burning” the bread. At the moment he won me over. I hope Katniss too. :)

  642. mrsnikkialford
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:14:03

    I like the idea of Cinna, but I have to go with Gale.

  643. Jennifer Michelle N.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:20:08

    I think Gale will end up bravely throwing himself into the line of fire for Katniss at some point or another, leaving her to fall in love and live happily ever after with Peeta, though she’ll always love both of them. (Besides, Gale feels more like a brother)

  644. Candace
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:28:31

    Finnick loves Annie so I don’t think Katniss should hook up with him.

    Haymitch should end up with Effie. That would be hilarious.

    I love Cinna, but he seems more the type to love his work more than anyone else. Or maybe he’d hook up with Portia, they do have the same passions.

    To be honest, I think Gale is nice, but we really don’t know enough about him. He hasn’t gotten too much air time. Peeta’s gotten most of it. I do think Peeta is great though. I don’t know who Katniss should be with yet.

    As for Madge, I think she likes Gale. So it may work out for everyone if Gale gets over his resentment of social classes and realize he loves Madge and Katniss can realize how perfect they are for each other and that Peeta is perfect for her.

  645. Jessica Secret
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:29:37

    PEETA ALL THE WAY!

  646. Erin
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:29:49

    Gale, all the way! He’s her best friend and has been there for her from the beginning. He may not have gotten as much screen time as Peeta, but this next book is going to be his time to shine. It’s all about Gale in Mockingjay, I bet!

  647. Elizabeth Alvite
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:30:57

    Katniss’s best match in my perspective is Gale. Gale has been in her mind during The Games whole heartedly, meanwhile Peeta was only there as a hoax, and even then Katniss was never fully believed into her love for Peeta. Katniss was always questioning her love for Peeta and that is not love. Love is when you know who you feel best with, and that is how Katniss feels with Gale. Gale is Katniss’s best match.

  648. Rose Tabaj
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:31:11

    I should pick between Peeta or Gale, but every time I try my head explodes. So I am going to say Cinna, because he is awesome.

  649. EJ
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:31:44

    I’d have to say that Team Cinna would be the most awesome team ever. Remember that the capitol still thinks that Katniss makes clothing when in reality it was Cinna. Besides that she would be able to get close enough to the capitol with Cinna so she can assassinate the leaders.

  650. Laura
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:35:15

    I’m shipping Katniss/ Peeta. I know I should be all, yay Gale! Because he was her first love and everything, and I am a little bit — but after everything she and Peeta have been though, and everything they’ve given up and done for each other, I vote Peeta. I think if the Games had never happened, she would have ended up with Gale — that’s obvious. But things have changed, and hearts change when people change. Katniss and Peeta all the way.

    And for the record, I’m completely surprised that Cinna is even proposed as an option. I had him pegged at the gay best friend.

  651. Bonnie Baumgartner
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:39:39

    Team Gale all the way…can’t wait for “Mockingjay”

  652. Jasmine
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:46:25

    Peeta all the way!

  653. Sandra Jones
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:49:20

    I want her to be with Peeta! He is awesome

  654. vvb
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:49:36

    while you have a very interesting point with haymitch, i’m sticking with team peeta!

  655. Sarah
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:49:41

    team gale! he’s known katniss forever and plus i think peeta is gonna die… and who suggested haymitch as a lover?!?! ughh…

  656. Hannah
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:50:53

    I’d have to say Gale, because I’m a sucker for childhood friendships turning into something more.

  657. Alicia T.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:52:10

    Peeta? Gale? Screw ‘em both! It’s gonna be a constant tug-of-war between them with Katniss.

    TEAM FINNICK FTW! What’s not to love about a sexy, muscly, guy who wields a trident?

    P.S. It’s not Joanna Mason, it’s Johanna Mason.

  658. Corey
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:52:30

    I think Katniss is Gale’s perfect match! They met first and connected immediately. Gale loves Katniss and would do anything for her! They were obviously meant to be together. And, which would you choose: a boy who can kill any animal in the forest or a boy who can throw flower?

  659. debwalk
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:54:12

    Gale if he doesn’t die before the end.

  660. Katee B.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:55:43

    Ugh, has it really come to this – “team” vs. “team”? I would think The Hunger Games is above this…but back to the topic on hand – if I must choose a side, I would say Katniss should be with Gale. He’s known her longer than Peeta, and he’s been there for her when she needed him to be in the past.

  661. Elizabeth Barkley
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:57:47

    Team Peeta all the way! Who doesn’t love a boy that can cook??

  662. lazylfarm
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:58:02

    Well, I sort of like the idea of Cinna–as you said, her dress would be fierce and Katniss seems to be very comfortable with him. And who would ever expect that romance?

  663. angela ortiz
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:59:43

    I definitely think it’s going to be Peeta. Just the way she reacted to him being left behind in Catching Fire makes me believe she’d do anything to get him back.

  664. Subhan
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:00:25

    definitely Gale. he’s probably the only one of those that will survive to the end

  665. Adria
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:01:17

    Peeta’s a great guy, and he’d be perfect for anyone else (like me :D ), but Gale is the better guy for Katniss. They bring out the best in each other, and they both feel they can be their true selves around each other. No putting on acts and lies and deceit. Also when Katniss kissed Peeta she didn’t feel anything for a while, and even when she started to feel something it was more like comfort. But when Gale and Katniss kissed she felt that spark immediately.

    But as for impossible couples, Team Madge all the way! :D

  666. Rebecca Flowers
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:01:29

    Team Gale! Katniss and Gale have been best friends since they were kids. They have the same interests and make a great team. They are destined to be together.

  667. CorinneG
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:01:52

    Well, if I were Katniss, I would choose Peeta (he is, after all, the boy with the bread – and a sign of hope and comfort). Though, I think Gale comes in a very close second. But, in the end, I believe he would sacrifice Katniss for the Revolution. Which leaves the steady love of Peeta to catch her… once he gets un-caught that is.

    SAVE PEETA!

    – Corinne

  668. Nancy C.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:02:19

    I agree with Samantha K in that Katniss will not decide between the two, but will choose herself.

  669. Cherith
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:02:30

    I have to say that I have deliberated over this a lot since I read Hunger Games and Catching Fire…and as much as I like Gale and think he deserves Katniss…I finally decided that I liked Peeta best. Despite the fact that she has known Gale her whole life and he was technically her first love….She has been through so much more with Peeta and they have bonded. So yes, Katniss and Peeta :)

  670. Emily Mc.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:06:15

    TEAM PEETA!!!

  671. Jia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:07:25

    My bad. Let me fix Johanna’s name.

  672. Debbie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:14:21

    Gale is definitely my choice!

  673. Lizzy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:17:55

    Ohjeez…
    I cannot even begin to describe the immense amount of thought I’ve put into this. Peeta or Gale?
    Well, on the one hand, Peeta truly loves Katniss more than anything in the world. He will never leave her side when she needs him and is willing to go any distance to save her, even if it means sacrificing himself. He’s got the star-crossed lovers card tucked away, and overall has had a much more romantic Katniss experience. However, I do think there is a limit to what all that can do for her. True, he’s in love with her. I get that. But he borderlines obsession! Katniss is a big girl who can take care of herself and he needs to realize that. He needs to realize that this independent and strong woman DID make it through the Games and that she doesn’t need some idiot boy with bread to die for her sake!
    This brings me of course, to Gale. He understands so much about Katniss that I think Peeta hasn’t even begun to imagine. Gale knows everything about Katniss and she knows everything about him. Gale is just as willing to do anything for Katniss, however he’s lived a rough life. I think he knows when to draw the line much better than Peeta. He thinks a bit more logically and about the consequences of his actions. He’s able to know when it would be best to save Katniss, and when (This shall never EVER happen or I WILL cry!) he should sacrifice her to save some greater good.
    Then of course, one has to think from Katniss’s POV. She obviously isn’t looking too much for love when the Capitol is nipping hungrily at her fugitive heels. She never really was looking for love in the first place! She doesn’t want kids or much of a family. She always accepted that she and Gale would probably end up together, though she never protested. She accepted how her life was probably going to be quiet and somewhat depressing forever. I think it is because of this that Gale is more suited for Katniss than Peeta. Gale is more understanding of her situation. He isn’t going to force his love on her. He isn’t going to make her love him. If it happens, yay! If not, oh well. There’s more fish in the sea.
    For Peeta, things are much different. Peeta is totally smitten and I think cannot live without Katniss. He’s not pushy with his love, but he lays it on so thick that any girl would be quilt-tripped into dating him. Overall, I think Gale would make a less stressful boyfriend and would be able to do what is not only right for Katniss, but for himself, their families, and the greater good. Peeta has done wonderfully, but sadly, his days of illness in the games does not compare to sitting with Gale all night after his whipping. Lets face it:
    With Peeta, most of the romance was survival. With Gale, it’s always true and real.
    Therefore, GO TEAM GALE!

  674. Kristin F.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:20:17

    Team Peeta!! Peeta is sweet, charming and thoughtful. He’s there for Katniss no matter what.

  675. Ally
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:25:08

    Katniss + Gale

  676. Okie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:26:34

    Excellent discussion/contest.

    For me, I’d actually rather see her not end up with anybody at the end of the novel…the world is still in too much disarray and she’s still far too cynical about romance and relationships.

    That said, of the current choices, I’d have to go for Gale. I’ll grant that Peeta is sweet and romantic and everything…he’s got the whole ‘love from afar’ thing going for him. But really, Gale seems like the better fit overall in terms not only of Kat’s personality but in terms of the world they’re all living in (and the new world they’re presumably about to create). Gale has the best chance of helping Katniss move forward in life. He may not provide the most romantic life for her…but I don’t think a simple Peeta-filled romantic life is the kind of life Katniss is destined to live.

  677. Devin
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:31:05

    I really hope she picks Peeta and keeps Gale as her best friend.

  678. Lucie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:31:14

    It has to be Gale!

  679. Suzanne
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:33:52

    I’m definitely Team Gale all the way!

  680. Kelly Stanchfield
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:40:01

    Peeta will die a Martyr since Katniss will never love him back the same way he loves her. Gale and Katniss are meant to be together. My tragic vision with Peeta dying to protect Katniss will leave the door open for Gale. Oh what will happen? I can’t wait to find out.

  681. Shelby
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:40:54

    I love Peeta, but I think I”m going to have to go with Gale.

  682. stacey reynolds
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:41:13

    How is a girl to choose?? Peeta the boy with the bread. He bakes, can do camoflauge, sensitive, strong, loyal, smart, and did I say funny! Gale loyal, protector, provider, surviver, caring, fair. Face it who doesn’t like a man who can hunt or a man that can bake?? If we could only combine them!! I would have to say Katniss chooses to remain single. She doesn’t have the time to choose. Hello we are in the middle of a war!! Go rebels!!

  683. Jenna
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:42:40

    All for Team Peeta.

  684. Ian
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:43:12

    Peeta

  685. Shane
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:43:23

    I think it should definitely be Gale. I wanted it from the very beginning of the first book. They seem so right for each other.

  686. Jessica
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:44:21

    I totally think she belongs with Peeta. Gale is like a brother!

  687. Isabel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:48:16

    Gale, I would say. Because Katniss doesn’t deserve such a sweetheart like Peeta! xD

  688. Liz R.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:48:19

    Gotta be Peeta. Gale has too much anger built up now, Haymitch smells like puke. Finnick… no way. The lesbian thing, creative twist but just doesn’t work. Cinna…he’s too much the big brother, that’d be creepy. It’s Peeta, she loves him but just doesn’t know it yet.

  689. anthy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:49:44

    I honestly don’t think I have a favorite? Of the main two, I think Peeta is a bit on the boring side (don’t kill me, Peeta fans), and I like Gale, but he doesn’t feel fleshed out enough to me. Perhaps someone who hasn’t been introduced yet?

    If I were to pick anyone who has shown up in the first two books, it would be Cinna, though. That’d be an awesome twist. :-)

    Thank you very much for the giveaway!

  690. Katarina Pearson
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:52:30

    i go for team gale. i absoloutely love stories when best friends fall in love. they were meant for each other!!! so team gale all the way baby!!!

  691. Chloe
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:53:01

    I think she belongs with Peeta. Gale is her best friend, and you could see how uncomfortable she was when he kissed her the first time.

  692. Sara
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:54:16

    I honestly have no idea who would be better for Katniss. I mean Gale has been there for her for most of her life and they are best friends. I can see that blossoming into a romance in the future which would be awesome. But on the other hand theres Peeta who has been there for Katniss through both hunger games and has loved her most of her life. So really, for me, it can go either way. I just hope neither of them are killed in Mockingjay. that would just break my heart.

  693. Ali C.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:59:37

    Peeta Mellark! They would make the perfect couple.

  694. Betsey
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:03:03

    I hope it is Peeta!!!!!!!!! They have shared way to much to close that relationship without falling in love with each other!

  695. robin63079
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:06:29

    I think Peeta and Katniss would be a good match. Peeta has always loved her and he and Katniss have been through too much for her to end up with Gale.

  696. Christy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:08:04

    This is a tough one. I like both Gale and Peeta. Initially I would have said Gale because they have a history, but now I would have to choose Peeta. They seem to have chemistry and after all they’ve been through together, now have a special bond. Plus, it’s obvious he is so in love with her and would do anything for her! I vote Peeta.

  697. Kendall
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:11:31

    This is so tough! I think Katniss would be great with either, but I REALLY think she’s meant to be with Gale. I think she loves them both. But I think Peeta will end up dying in place of Katniss.

  698. Ashley
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:11:36

    My favorite pairing is Peeta for Katniss. Don’t get me wrong Gale is great but he doesn’t bring anything to the “table” that Katniss doesn’t already have. They’re too much alike. Also it’s Peeta that chases away the bad dreams.

  699. Tracey
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:12:15

    and you only THOUGHT the romance was between Peeta and Gale? Dear Author, you hit the nail on the head. Katniss is too independent to need any of these men (and women). I, myself, waiver between Peeta and Gale. Since I’ve gotta mention a perfect match for Katniss in order to win the prize, I choose Gale.

  700. skyler
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:13:07

    Most likely Peeta

  701. Kassie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:13:39

    Team Peeta!
    I know Gale has been with Katniss from the very beginning, but they were just friends; Katniss never saw him in that way until Gale revealed his feelings for her. Peeta has always loved Katniss and has done everything in his power to protect her in the games. And let’s not forget that feeling that Katniss got when Peeta kissed her (once after she busted her head open at the feast and once in Catching Fire). Katniss loves Peeta; she’s just confused about her feelings for Gale as well. I will be devastated if anything happens to Peeta and/or they don’t end up together!

  702. Dennis
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:18:29

    TEAM PEETA,
    I love how Katniss is when she is with Peeta. They both are in love with each other except only one of them no it which is Peeta he knows that he loves Katniss. Katniss is not to sure but they both bring out the best in each other they are a team!

  703. Joder
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:18:37

    I definitely choose Peeta! He really cares for Katniss, he’d die for her. And the affection he showed her couldn’t be faked. Gale is too much like a brother to be anything more.

  704. farhatinazaman
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:18:41

    I think while Peeta is an obvious and more satisfying choice, Katniss would always be drawn to Gale because of their shared past. Their history is tangled in their emotions and their love is born out of friendship. The romance between Peeta and Katniss rise in a time of desparation…would she ever fall for Peeta if they both were not tributes? I doubt it.

    To save Peeta future heartbreak, I think Katniss should choose Gale and let Peeta move on while he is still young.

  705. MargotMango
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:20:06

    I think that Gale and Katniss are simply meant to be! They have so much in common and are truly the definition of love. Besides, the whole Peeta and Katniss thing has gotten so messy, that soon enough, they won’t know if the are really in love or if it is just and act. Katniss+Gale=❤

  706. Hanya
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:22:01

    Totally gale! He seems so misterious, almost like a protecter for Katnip ( :) , I hope i win the bag! I would like cry :)!

  707. Tiffany Murphy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:25:23

    Although I really love the loincloth as well, I’m going to have to say Peeta. Katniss will come around and realize how much he has done for her, right?!?

  708. Tracie Stewart
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:26:06

    I think Katniss will end up with Gale. He has always taken care of Katniss and her family.

  709. Snpnmnmi
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:27:02

    I would go with Peeta… though she’s probably going to end up alone.

  710. Rachel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:31:13

    I would have to say PEETA ALL THE WAY!!!!! It would be funny with haymitch LOL.

  711. Becca
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:37:32

    I gotta go with Peeta on this. Nothing can compare with what him and Katniss were through together. They both saved each other’s lives on multiple occasions and have seen each other at their strongest and weakest. Gale is great but I disagree in that he knows her the best. Peeta has been with her through the most difficult thing she’s ever done in her life and that’s when a person’s true colors come out. I think she loves Peeta too she just doesn’t let herself open up for fear of having kids, which who can blame her? But I truly believe that if she opened her heart she would realize that nothing can compare to the bond that her and Peeta share. Gale had the past few years to make his move to try to make their relationship more than casual and he didn’t. Peeta made his move almost immediately and the proceeded to save her life over and over again. Gale could’ve volunteered to go in the arena with Katniss to save her like Peeta did the second time but he didn’t. Maybe because he didn’t want it to have to come down to them killing each other maybe because he was chicken no one will know. But I think if Katniss opens up and lets Peeta in nothing will come between them.
    Cinna is my second choice! lol

  712. Christy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:41:17

    …and for those voting for Haymitch, I just have one word-GROSS!

  713. Nicki Y.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:43:14

    I pick Peeta for Katniss. He’s nice and caring. If you think about it too… Katniss is Peeta’s first love. awww. how cute. Gale and Madge should be together =)

  714. Samantha
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:47:40

    I think Peeta will be the new president and Gale and Katniss will finally be together again.

  715. Amanda
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:52:15

    i think that katniss should be with peeta, theyre good for eachother and they have a good connection. i cant waut for mockingjay!!

  716. Sarah L
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:53:38

    Of course Peeta seems the best match for her from the first two books, but I’m still really interested in Gale. We haven’t had much of him. So maybe I’m torn between the two. ;)
    Thanks for the contest!

    Sarah

    email removed by administrator. just trying to look out for our commenters. don’t want them targeted by spammers.

  717. Matthew Hutson
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:53:52

    I’m not 100% who she SHOULD be with. The whole story builds up in a way to make you question it yourself. The only reason anyone can pick is because they have their own personal preferences. Either Peeta or Gale would make her a wonderful partner. On the one hand, we have the strong life long friend Gale who has more in common with Katniss from their rough life. On the other we have Peeta, the kind breadmakers son who experienced The Games and really has shown he loves Katniss more openly than Gale. She could obviously have either man, but which is right? In the end I think the most logical choice is Peeta, even though I like the character Gale more. The games have changed Katniss from who she was when she was close to Gale, and her life would be a Hell for the simple hunter Gale, we know because it’s a Hell for Katniss herself.

  718. Caroline
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:54:08

    Team Peeta all the way! I hope Gale and Madge end up together. And I’ll take Finnick for myself ;)

  719. Esther
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:55:18

    Although I am not a fan of categorizing THG as a romance, or even considering that the romance is the most important aspect of the books, I must applaude you for your post and being thorough in the choices you have named. However, since you would like to know who I would choose for Katniss, I must say that it would be Peeta. I think that Peeta truly loves Katniss and would do anything for her. Also, I think that Katniss would not be able to deal with her issues from being in the Games if she were not with Peeta. They now have a bond that few people, especially Gale, could understand.

  720. Ashlynn Armendariz
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:03:44

    I think Peeta would be the best match for Katniss, but I can see Finnick coming up from behind and trying to woo her and Gale will always have a special place in Katniss’s heart.

  721. S. H.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:04:30

    Pfft. Johanna, of course. Kidding, but I have always been a Peeta fan and if he doesn’t get her then Haymitch will. He’s a fine piece of man candy, that Haymitch.

  722. Becca
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:07:17

    and in resonse to the would she have fallen for him if they weren’t tribute…she has been in love with Peeta since he saved her life with the bread she just hadn’t realized it.

  723. kayla
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:07:25

    gale <3 he may be older but he did love her first and age doesn't matter the one you are with matters more! Gale was with her from the start and Katniss knows she loves him. Katniss doesn't really have true love for Peeta though, but he thinks its all real for him.

  724. Heather
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:08:07

    Peeta! I usually root for the underdog.

  725. Carolyn
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:08:20

    Peeta, all the way. If she ever gets the chance for a relationship…

  726. Josh
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:08:55

    TEAM GALE

  727. Jack
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:09:44

    I personally think she’ll end up with Peeta. Really, I have no preference in who she ends up with because each have their strengths and weaknesses. However, I think she’ll probably end up with Peeta from the way things are going. Sure, he’s been captured by the Capitol. Sure, he’s being tortured for information he doesn’t have. But I think in some elaborate plan to rescue him, Gale will get shot or something and in his death speech he’ll say it’s all right for Peeta to be with Katniss. Then he’ll say some junk about how he loves Katniss with all his heart or something and then die. Then Peeta and Katniss escape and destroy the government. I guess.

  728. Barbara Tsao
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:15:19

    Let’s face it girls, Peeta is the ideal guy for a lot of us. He’s amazingly sweet, artistically talented, excellent at baking, and truly giving. What more could a girl ask for? He would be perfect for almost any girl on this earth…except for Katniss. I love the idea of Katniss and Peeta being together as a real couple for good, but unfortunately, I find it highly unlikely and hard to imagine. Gale and Katniss are like two missing puzzle pieces that were meant to fit together. It just feels right. People claim that Gale and Katniss shouldn’t be together because they are too “cold” for each other. I don’t think that is the case. In fact, I think Gale can be just as funny and warm towards Katniss as Peeta is. He was very playful and tender towards Katniss in the first book, and the only reason he seemed in cold in the second one was because of all he went through. I mean, come on. He just saw the girl of his dreams being thrown into another man’s arms. Anyway, Gale could be just as sweet towards Katniss as Peeta, plus, he has the ability to be strong when he needs too. Peeta is strong for Katniss too, but Gale has physical strength on top of mental strength, where Peeta can only be strong in his heart. Katniss not only needs a true provider, she needs a guy who just gets her. Gale has known her for most of her life. He probably knows every habit and quirk of hers, just like she knows his. Lastly, Katniss doesn’t know how she feels about Peeta just yet, but the love for Gale has always been there, just like a dead-on instinct that she can’t fight. For example, even knowing that it would be seriously dangerous to be even seen with Gale after the Hunger Games, she still kissed him in the woods. I don’t think she could do such a rash and HONEST thing with Peeta. Only with Gale can she be so…raw. I don’t think Katniss and Peeta were truly meant to be, and the reason Peeta is so beautifully put together is so that Suzanne Collins can strike a really low blow when she (most likely) will kill him off in the third book to make her readers realize the consequences of pain of war. I guess in the end, the idea of Katniss and Peeta is a sweet fairy-tale, one that will most likely shatter. Katniss and Gale are more practically and natural. Who’s to know who Katniss will choose? I don’t, but I think Gale will end up being the guy for her.

  729. Josie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:19:27

    100% Team Peeta!

  730. Emma
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:19:28

    Team Peeta!
    Gale and Katniss were basically just setup, Katniss and Gale both suffered a tragic event of their fathers dieing which brought them together!
    Peeta loved Katniss because he heard her sing and knew nothing of her background so he didnt sympathize. He saved her life time and time again!!!!
    Peeta trually loves her and Gale is just a pawn in these books to create suspense. Don’t get me wrong i love these books but Gale is just a sidebar in this romance novel! Go Peeta GO!!!

  731. Racquel Cordero
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:19:36

    i think it should be gale cuz him and katniss hav such chemistry together they would make a great couple!

  732. Melyssa
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:19:50

    Peeta is my choice. Not just because he was there for her in the arena, but because he was there for her outside of it, too. Gale only told her he loved her, because he was afraid of loosing her. I am fully convinced that that’s the only reason he said it. If not, what took him so gosh darn long to say it? Why was it that he was content just hanging out and hunting with her before the Reaping? Yeah… That’s what I thought. So… Peeta all the way, baby.

  733. karen dietz
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:23:09

    Peeta!

  734. Julie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:24:19

    I vote for Peeta.
    Why? Gale didn’t even LIKE like Katniss until she was suddenly famous. Well, maybe he did. But isn’t it so CONVENIENT how he shows it after that? After she has Peeta, who loved her since they were small? I think he’s just a jealous kid. Sure, he has his good qualities. But Peeta’s are just so much BETTER. He makes cakes, for God’s sake. XD He’s everything Katniss needs. It seems to me like she was born with not a gushy, sweet bone in her body, and Peeta was born without a backbone. They can even each other out. Yes, Gale and Katniss are the ‘obvious’ match, what you’d see in every day life, but what would you expect with a relationship like that? Sex, sex, sex… I mean, it’s highly unlikely they’d have time for it anyways. But still.

  735. Brianna
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:26:36

    I am for Peeta all the way! I think it’s sweet that he’s loved Katniss for so long! He is kind, thoughtful, cute, and a baker! My type of guy. :)

  736. Natalie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:26:41

    I am for sure a fan of Gale and Katniss ending up together. One of those meant to be things from the first. Drawn together out of necessity and then later choose each other…

  737. Jenni
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:29:29

    Hrmm.. Well, even after laughing that rather funny post, I am still torn.

    See, normally, I’d go for Gale, since I truly believe that ‘love at first site’ is a bit foolish, and that Gale and Katniss have more in common, and whatnot.

    But..

    Peeta has this weird thing about him, I re-read Catching Fire yesterday, and his attitude was different. In a sort of tragic way. A sort of unrequired-love-but-I’ll-still-protect-you way. Yeah. Tragic. Or something.

    So , Peeta?

  738. gabby
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:29:46

    you would think that Katniss should be with Gale since they have been best friends forever. but in my opinion Gale has never really presented himself to her that way. on the other hand Peeta said it himself that he was in love with her, and they survived the hunger games together. but mostly Peeta is someone who could take care of Katniss, and whether Gale could take care of Katniss or not, he seems kind of a like jerk.

  739. mickella
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:30:38

    i am so torn! i hart gale cuz he has been there helping katniss all along but on the other hand peeta has saved her life and he loves her undyingly from the start but never showed it i think i’m leanin a lil more to the peeta side…..

  740. Kelly
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:31:11

    In much the same way that “The Last of the Mohicans” turned out NOT to be about the love story of the main characters – but was instead a secret love story about the main character’s sister/brother – I’m hoping that Mockingjay shows us Katniss leading a fantastic rebellion, Gale & Peeta dedicating themselves to the cause, and Prim finding true love…and maybe a spinoff?

  741. carlos
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:32:16

    To me Peeta is better for Katniss you know, in the HG Peeta was with her all the time and of course to me i think that Katniss has always loved him i know that Gale is her best friend but, Katniss wanted save Peeta’s life in Catching Fire and if you really care a person you do everything for that person and that’s what Katniss tried to do in my opinion Katniss really love Peeta and maybe at the end of the book trey are going to stay together i hope that mockingjay has a happy ending!

  742. CamiCami
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:34:14

    I go for the Peeta/Katniss relationship. I am completely convinced she loves him but refuses to show it. I find Gale to be way too pushy, Peeta is ideal. I love him :D

  743. Caitlyn
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:38:37

    Finnick, of course. But in reality, Peeta is my choice. He is a man! Handsome, strong, willing to fight for Katniss. Gales emotions are too srtong. But, in a perfect world, Gale would be it.

    Go Peeta!

  744. Stevie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:42:40

    I think that instead of Peeta and Gale, Katniss should end up with Cinna. Her and Cinna really connected when they first met.

  745. maidenveil
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:47:28

    Although there are other possible choices, I’m definitely on Peeta! Katniss has feelings for him too.

  746. Megan
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:53:04

    Team Peeta all the way! Gale is not madly in love with Katniss like Peeta is. And Peeta has shown he will do anything to protect her.

  747. Maria Cruz
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:55:55

    I would prefer if she stayed with Peeta just because he seems the one that loves her the most and the one most willing to sacrifice the most to let her have a happier life and willing to give her up in the process. Although the other suitors don’t seem that bad of a choice. Love Finnick Odair and his charming ways and Gale’s past and strong friendship with her. LET THE LOVE OF THEIR ADVENTURE LEAD THE WAY!!!!! corny i know……

  748. Anthea Lawson
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:57:10

    Wow, it’s going to take all day for you guys just to read through the comments! Let me add to your woes. :)

    I’d like to see Katniss end up with Gale. His edges and shadows balance hers well, and frankly, Peeta is just too nice for her IMO.

    Although Cinna! I could see that one, too.

    I agree that the author might throw a complete wrench in there — why alienate either camp by having Katniss end up with Peeta or Gale? There could be a mighty side-step in store…

  749. Lauren
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:59:26

    When I first heard about this book I knew Katniss was female and Peeta was male but Gale was only described as being from her past. So for about 3 minutes I thought Katniss was torn between a boy tribute and a female friend from before the games. And I thought that was really intriguing.

    But that’s not the case.

    I think Katniss rising above her survival standard of living and being able to love (anyone) fully would be a great development for her. If you twisted my arm I’d tell you I’m backing The Boy With The Bread.

  750. thomas
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:02:03

    johanna mason i mean who doesnt love a wierd twist

  751. Yadira
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:05:40

    PEETA ALL THE WAY!!! Although it is likely that someone is bound to be killed let’s just hope it isn’t Peeta.

  752. Barbara Tsao
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:10:52

    Ahh pooo. I meant practical in the last few sentences.

  753. Cara
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:12:22

    I think Petta he’s relly sweet.

  754. Jenna tuitavuki
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:13:40

    I definitely would say Gale. She was forced to love Peeta. And she even says she gets jealous when she sees other girls whisper about Gale. He’s her first love.

  755. Santana Stout
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:14:16

    Gale is the one she should be with!! I mean, they have the connection and everything. So my pick is definetly…

    GALE!!!!!

  756. Monique
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:15:51

    Gale is more like a brother, with Peeta sparks did fly. She’s just not interested at this point in the story to think about a relationship with either.

  757. Maggie Dene
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:22:55

    Gale!!!!!!!

  758. S. Cuaderno
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:28:00

    First, let me just say that DearAuthor has quite an imagination! Hahah, I like it! Though, I doubt Mockingjay will be twisted enough to make Katniss fall in love with one of the old dudes, or another girl. Nonetheless it was funny to read! Personally, I would loveeee Katniss and Gale to tie the knot (as a couple), but for Mockingjay, I think that would be too much of a happy ending (for Gale fans at least). I don’t think Katniss will actually be with Gale or Peeta–both ways are too good to be true!

  759. Hector
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:31:10

    I would have to say Gale because she is his and hers first love and they have been through a lot together and Peeta well he just wouldn’t fit right in the picture so Gale is the one.

  760. Abbey
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:32:22

    Team Gale cause only the sexiest of men coal mine

  761. Chris Fenimore
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:39:46

    Perfect match for Katniss is Gale, but personally I believe that she will not make it through the book and will become a martyr for the uprising, sacrificing her life for a better one for friends and family.

  762. Rebecca Rangel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:39:56

    I totally back the Katniss/Peeta team!!! Through his actions she will surely acknowledge him!!

  763. Allison Smith
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:46:20

    Peeta of course! They’re meant for one another.

  764. Jacqueline
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:57:47

    This is really hard but I have to go with Peeta. I think they are good together because of the games.

  765. Tif
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 21:01:46

    I don’t think I’ve got much chance at winning looking at these comments, but how could I not comment after that hilarious and entertaining post!! I’m personally a Peeta fan, but seriously, you argue well for many others. Haymitch, Finnick, and Cinna seem very plausible, but hey . . . so does Madge!! :)

  766. Britt
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 21:02:48

    Team Peeta!!!! He went through the games with Katniss and sacrificed EVERYTHING to keep her alive!

  767. Chelsea
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 21:10:16

    Peeta FOREVER. Who doesn’t love the boy with the bread? He’s just so genuine and sweet and caring.

    <3

  768. Debra Lazaro
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 21:15:23

    I’m with the first couple of posters. I don’t think Katniss will get her Happily Ever After. I’d like to see Katniss with Gale but I think she’s going to be different person now that she’s been through The Games so I see her with Peeta in the end.

  769. Rachel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 21:22:46

    Absolutely, Peeta. He is kind and loving and selfless. Although maybe more than she deserves. But I definitely want them to end up together.

  770. Lizzie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 21:28:40

    I’m team Gale! Not only because I have a thing for dark haired guys, but because Gale has been there long before Peeta. In the beginning of the books, I could see he loved Katniss.

    Don