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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. 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 :) :) :)

  2. 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. (:

  3. Ayana
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:19:08

    @Jordan: AMEN!

  4. 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!!!

  5. 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????

  6. Shannon
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:23:07

    Peeta! He is so sweet and lovable <3 haha.

  7. Kyle
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:23:32

    peeta of course

  8. 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.

  9. Kate
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:25:20

    Peeta! Peeta!

  10. sndowling0
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:31:32

    Peeta!!!!
    cause not onley is he cool but he has his own bread named after him

  11. jude
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:31:51

    GALE all the way!

  12. 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…

  13. 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!!!

  14. 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:)

  15. 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.

  16. Emily C.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:36:58

    Gale! I really want to see more of him in Mockingjay too.

  17. Hollie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:37:33

    Katniss could never be truely happy with Peeta, so it has to be bad boy Gale!

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. nicole
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:39:44

    Team Gale! he seems so great!!!

  21. Elizabeth
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:40:23

    It’s gotta be Gale!

  22. 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!

  23. 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)

  24. 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.)

  25. 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! :))

  26. 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.

  27. 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!

  28. 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!

  29. Laura
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:50:38

    Gotta be Gale. Love him!

  30. RachelR
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:52:09

    I am torn between Peeta and Gale, but I gotta pick Peeta! :)

  31. Arwen
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:52:48

    Put me down for Madge and Katniss. :)

  32. 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

  33. Rachel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 15:56:07

    I think Katniss should choose Peeta. He is so amazing and I love him :)

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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!

  39. 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 :)

  40. 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.

  41. 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. :)

  42. mrsnikkialford
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:14:03

    I like the idea of Cinna, but I have to go with Gale.

  43. 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)

  44. 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.

  45. Jessica Secret
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:29:37

    PEETA ALL THE WAY!

  46. 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!

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. Bonnie Baumgartner
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:39:39

    Team Gale all the way…can’t wait for “Mockingjay”

  52. Jasmine
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:46:25

    Peeta all the way!

  53. Sandra Jones
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:49:20

    I want her to be with Peeta! He is awesome

  54. vvb
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:49:36

    while you have a very interesting point with haymitch, i’m sticking with team peeta!

  55. 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…

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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?

  59. debwalk
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:54:12

    Gale if he doesn’t die before the end.

  60. 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.

  61. Elizabeth Barkley
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 16:57:47

    Team Peeta all the way! Who doesn’t love a boy that can cook??

  62. 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?

  63. 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.

  64. Subhan
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:00:25

    definitely Gale. he’s probably the only one of those that will survive to the end

  65. 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

  66. 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.

  67. 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

  68. 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.

  69. 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 :)

  70. Emily Mc.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:06:15

    TEAM PEETA!!!

  71. Jia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:07:25

    My bad. Let me fix Johanna’s name.

  72. Debbie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:14:21

    Gale is definitely my choice!

  73. 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!

  74. Kristin F.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:20:17

    Team Peeta!! Peeta is sweet, charming and thoughtful. He’s there for Katniss no matter what.

  75. Ally
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:25:08

    Katniss + Gale

  76. 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.

  77. Devin
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:31:05

    I really hope she picks Peeta and keeps Gale as her best friend.

  78. Lucie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:31:14

    It has to be Gale!

  79. Suzanne
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:33:52

    I’m definitely Team Gale all the way!

  80. 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.

  81. Shelby
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:40:54

    I love Peeta, but I think I”m going to have to go with Gale.

  82. 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!!

  83. Jenna
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:42:40

    All for Team Peeta.

  84. Ian
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:43:12

    Peeta

  85. 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.

  86. Jessica
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:44:21

    I totally think she belongs with Peeta. Gale is like a brother!

  87. Isabel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:48:16

    Gale, I would say. Because Katniss doesn’t deserve such a sweetheart like Peeta! xD

  88. 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.

  89. 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!

  90. 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!!!

  91. 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.

  92. 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.

  93. Ali C.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 17:59:37

    Peeta Mellark! They would make the perfect couple.

  94. 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!

  95. 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.

  96. 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.

  97. 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.

  98. 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.

  99. 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.

  100. skyler
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:13:07

    Most likely Peeta

  101. 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!

  102. 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!

  103. 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.

  104. 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.

  105. 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=❤

  106. 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 :)!

  107. 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?!?

  108. 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.

  109. Snpnmnmi
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:27:02

    I would go with Peeta… though she’s probably going to end up alone.

  110. Rachel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:31:13

    I would have to say PEETA ALL THE WAY!!!!! It would be funny with haymitch LOL.

  111. 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

  112. Christy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:41:17

    …and for those voting for Haymitch, I just have one word-GROSS!

  113. 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 =)

  114. Samantha
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 18:47:40

    I think Peeta will be the new president and Gale and Katniss will finally be together again.

  115. 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!!

  116. 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.

  117. 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.

  118. 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 ;)

  119. 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.

  120. 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.

  121. 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.

  122. 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.

  123. 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.

  124. Heather
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:08:07

    Peeta! I usually root for the underdog.

  125. Carolyn
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:08:20

    Peeta, all the way. If she ever gets the chance for a relationship…

  126. Josh
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:08:55

    TEAM GALE

  127. 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.

  128. 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.

  129. Josie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:19:27

    100% Team Peeta!

  130. 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!!!

  131. 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!

  132. 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.

  133. karen dietz
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:23:09

    Peeta!

  134. 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.

  135. 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. :)

  136. 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…

  137. 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?

  138. 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.

  139. 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…..

  140. 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?

  141. 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!

  142. 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

  143. 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!

  144. 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.

  145. maidenveil
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 19:47:28

    Although there are other possible choices, I’m definitely on Peeta! Katniss has feelings for him too.

  146. 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.

  147. 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……

  148. 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…

  149. 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.

  150. thomas
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:02:03

    johanna mason i mean who doesnt love a wierd twist

  151. 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.

  152. Barbara Tsao
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:10:52

    Ahh pooo. I meant practical in the last few sentences.

  153. Cara
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:12:22

    I think Petta he’s relly sweet.

  154. 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.

  155. 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!!!!!

  156. 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.

  157. Maggie Dene
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:22:55

    Gale!!!!!!!

  158. 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!

  159. 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.

  160. Abbey
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:32:22

    Team Gale cause only the sexiest of men coal mine

  161. 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.

  162. Rebecca Rangel
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:39:56

    I totally back the Katniss/Peeta team!!! Through his actions she will surely acknowledge him!!

  163. Allison Smith
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:46:20

    Peeta of course! They’re meant for one another.

  164. 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.

  165. 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!! :)

  166. Britt
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 21:02:48

    Team Peeta!!!! He went through the games with Katniss and sacrificed EVERYTHING to keep her alive!

  167. 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

  168. 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.

  169. 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.

  170. 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’t get me wrong though–Peeta is a great guy. He needs someone a little less… steely though. :)

  171. nancy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 21:30:49

    I think Gale is Katniss’ true love. He has been there from the beginning!

  172. Blythe Leigh
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 21:32:22

    I’m going to have to go with Peeta, i mean ya gale has the whole childhood friend thing but Peeta is just full of AWESOME

  173. jen
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 21:42:40

    team WHY ARE YOU MAKING ME CHOOSE. can’t i support both? i dont think katniss deserves peeta, to be honest. she was alway a bitch about him falling for her, thinking it was only a ploy to win the games.

  174. Kate
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 21:45:59

    I think the perfect match for Katniss would be Gale. Peeta’s better suited to be her first boyfriend vs. lifelong partner to me.

  175. Kate
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 21:48:44

    I’m not completely sure who I think Katniss should end up with, but I’m definitely leaning towards Gale. He knows her so well, and with him Katniss can truly be herself, it’s completely effortless.

  176. katy
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 21:50:41

    Of course i would choose Peeta. Who wouldn’t?? oh, right gales fans lol.
    Anyways, Peeta is perfect for Katniss; even though he is completely opposite of Katniss. He keeps her under control and is very mellow, which keeps Katniss calm. He is everything that Katniss can’t be. He’s just a great guy and perfect for Katniss.

  177. Erin
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 21:56:51

    I’d have to go with Peeta. Part of it is just the little amount of time the reader gets to spend with Gale in the book. The other part is that I love the way Peeta is with Katniss, the total love and dedication and sacrifice he shows.

  178. Katy Sue
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 21:58:37

    I’m team Peeta all the way!! He’s awesome and the most caring guy ever. And he just loves Katniss so much and i think he would be perfect for Katniss. He’s like Katniss’s back bone to everything she does. So Team Peeta all the way!!

  179. Andy Frederick
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 22:02:18

    Of the most obviouss choices, Gale or Peeta, I’d have to go with Peeta. He’s done far more to prove his love for Katniss. Whereas Gale is a romantic wimp. Peeta would have KILLED (sorry, bad choice of words) for a single hunting excursion with Katniss. Whereas Gale spends hour upon hour with Katniss in the woods and what does he do? Nothing. Peeta has been willing to give his life for Katniss on more than one occasion. And he remembers absolutely everything she has ever said, worn, or sung. Certainly he’s guaranteed to remember every little anniversary — first kiss, first muttation battle, etc. Sure, there’s the issue of that thing called “love,” and if Katniss doesn’t love Peeta then she doesn’t. But just going by who has done the most to earn her love, clearly it’s Peeta.

  180. leo
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 22:05:01

    Personally i think Gale will get killed in a tragic but heroic way, leave life on a happy note for all. And that’s how she’ll end up with peeta. But gale will skip death and come to my house beacause he’ll see that he’s the right guy for me. Just putting that out there! :P

  181. Christen Friedrich
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 22:07:35

    I still like Peeta for Katniss….unconditional love at it’s best.

  182. Anne
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 22:08:21

    Peeta!!
    He is the perfect compliment to Katniss. I am so excited for the 24th!!!

  183. Katie Hambor
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 22:11:40

    I choose Gale, but Peeta has his advantages. I say this because not only is Gale her match since the beginning, but Peeta is also good because he has Katniss’ well-being in mind and he will keep her away from danger. But Gale is still my choice because he’s what Katniss needs, and he keeps her alive in an other way, by her saving herself for him.

  184. Lauram
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 22:14:24

    Team Peeta

  185. lauren redding
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 22:15:48

    i think she should go with gale the come from the same back round you can tell they like each other..and it seems the odds are always against them! they both lost their fathers and have always looked after each other and each others families!

  186. Oregon Kimm
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 22:21:09

    I like Peeta for Katniss, although I agree with others that she’ll likely end up Team Katniss all the way!

  187. Melissa Dallmier
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 22:25:08

    I am so Team Gale!! He has been there with her from the start…and well Peeta while he is a great guy he is not the one for Katniss. You can just feel the chemistry while your reading between Gale and Katniss. They are destined to be together!

  188. Stephanie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 22:29:35

    Team Gale!

  189. Autumn
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 22:44:57

    I like Katniss with either Peeta or Gale. :) There’s obvious proof of romance for both. I am curious of Cinna and Katniss, though…and her and Finnick. But I really don’t know about those pairs. lol So yeah, I just hope things end well for the characters.

  190. Shannon H
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 22:45:44

    Team Peeta FTW!

    He is there for her, he is willing to die for her, he is sensible and cares for her. You don’t see him making any grand useless gestures. Gale, on the other hand…I can see that happening all too easily. But then Peeta will rescue Gale from the consequences and Katniss will fall into Peeta’s arms and all will be right with the world…Gale might be a sexy bad boy, but Peeta is the one who is going to be there helping Kat win the battle.

  191. Ashley
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 22:51:41

    Reading most of these comments has confused all my thoughts. Everyone’s opinion has put a contribution to mine. Although I love Gale with how strong and mysterious he is… Peeta is amazing. He’s sweet, gentle, romantic, and just is so caring it kills me. That one time in the cave then that second time on the beach when Katniss kissed Peeta and wanted/ need more made me have goosebumps and i could just picture it in my mind. Too bad Katniss’s bleeding head and Finnick interupting them made them stop. Those were the times when I thought why doesnt she get it yet???? While yes Gale knows most about her and is probably a realiable source for everything for Katniss. Peets is my choice. He would risk his own life to save hers. He is what people might say “Mr. Perfect”!!!!!!!!!!!! <33

  192. Katie
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 23:06:55

    I think Peeta is a better match for her. They balance each other out being different, rather than the same.

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  194. Madeleine
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 23:10:34

    I think Katniss and Gale would make the best match. I cannot speak for Katniss, but it seems like the two friends were meant to be. They are extremely similar, and great companions. They love one another, however, Gale’s has turned romantically. BUT Katniss cares for Gale too. I don’t think she, herself, is sure in what way yet, but I think she does love him.

  195. lace
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 23:16:01

    Such a hard choice! I think i might be leaning more towards peeta

  196. Dawn M.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 23:17:46

    I like Peeta…but I’m Team Gale. I’ll be most upset if they don’t end up together.

  197. Manda
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 23:18:21

    As much as I would love to see her with Peeta, I think Katniss is leaning more toward Gale. However, both are perfectly good choices in my mind (though, personally, I would choose Finnick <3 )

  198. shayla mcniven
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 23:19:31

    I think Katniss is going to end up with Gale. I agree with those who think Peeta is going to die because he seems more like the martyr type and Gale is more of a fighter.

  199. wonderings
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 23:33:19

    Gale! Gale, Gale, Gale, with extra Gale.

    But seriously, I’m impressed at how even the split seems to be. Great job Suzanne Collins!

  200. seafoamblues
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 23:34:41

    I’m going with Finnick.

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