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Mockingjay 13 District Blog Tour: District 5, Our Giveaway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

    Definitely Katniss & Peeta. :)

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

    I am Team Peeta all the way!

  8. 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.

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

    Team Peeta all the way!

  10. 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 ;)

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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:

  14. 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.

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

    It’s Peeta for Katniss!

  16. 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. :)

  17. 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!

  18. 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. :)

  19. 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.

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

    Team Peeta!

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

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

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

  25. 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. :<

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

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

  27. 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.

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

    Gale. Definitely.

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

    she should so chose peeta he really loves her!

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

    Team Peeta!

  37. 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…

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

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

    I’m DEFINITELY on Team Peeta.

  43. 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?

  44. 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.

  45. 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. :)

  46. 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!

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

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

  48. 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(:

  49. 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 :)

  50. 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.

  51. 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. :)

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

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

  53. 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?

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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! ;)

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. 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:)

  61. 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

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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!

  67. 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.

  68. 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?

  69. 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

  70. 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.

  71. 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.

  72. 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.

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

  76. 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.

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

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

  78. 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.

  79. 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.

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

  83. 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.

  84. 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.

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

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

  86. 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.

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

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

  88. 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.

  89. 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

  90. 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.

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

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

  92. 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.

  93. 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? :)

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

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

  95. 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.

  96. 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!

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

    Definitely Team Peeta!

  98. 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!

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

    Gale…he helped her hunt and survive.

  100. 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!!

  101. 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…

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

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

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

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

  104. 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.

  105. 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.

  106. 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!

  107. 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.

  108. 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.

  109. 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

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

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

  111. 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.

  112. 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.

  113. 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.

  114. 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.

  115. 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. :)

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

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

  117. 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.

  118. 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…

  119. 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 :)

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

    peeta but gale still has a chance

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

    Gale… definitely Team Gale!

  122. 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

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

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

  124. 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!

  125. 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.

  126. 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.

  127. 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!

  128. 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

  129. 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??

  130. 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.

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

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

  133. 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.

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

    My vote goes to Gale.

  135. 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…

  136. 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!

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

    Katniss + Peeta!

  138. 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.

  139. 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.

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

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

  141. 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. ..

  142. 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…

  143. 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.

  144. 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.

  145. 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!

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

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

    Katniss needs to end up with Gale.

  148. 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.

  149. 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?

  150. 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?

  151. 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.

  152. 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.

  153. 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.

  154. 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. :(

  155. 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

  156. 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

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

    Team Peeta all the way!!!!!

  158. 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.

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

    Gale seems like the best choice to me.

  160. 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.

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

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

  162. 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)

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

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

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

    Katniss x Madge.

    It might be interesting. :P

    [In honor of a dear friend of mine]

  165. 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.

  166. 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.

  167. 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.

  168. 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.

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

  170. 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.

  171. 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.

  172. 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

  173. 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).

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

    Definitely Team Gale

  175. 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.

  176. 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

  177. 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

  178. 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.

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

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

  180. 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…

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  181. 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!

  182. 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!

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

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

  184. 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!!

  185. 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.

  186. 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.

  187. 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.

  188. 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

  189. 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.

  190. 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.

  191. 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.

  192. 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. =)

  193. 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.

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

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

  195. 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.

  196. Alicia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:12:33

    Gale for sure! He has known Katniss the longest, and understands her the best!

  197. 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.

  198. Hayley
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:14:15

    Team Peeta!!!!

  199. 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!

  200. 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. :)

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