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Mockingjay 13 District Blog Tour: District 5, Our Giveaway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

So which team are you on?

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

Giveaway for the Mockingjay Tour

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

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

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


  1. Whitney Kerr
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 23:55:55

    Peeta for sure.

  2. Allison
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 00:09:20

    TEAM PEETA! I love them together sooo much! I especially liked the end of Catching Fire when Katniss freaked out that he was gone. Plus her and Peeta have spent more intimate time together, while Gale is in the friend zone.

  3. brit
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 00:25:05

    The ending I root for is Peeta after the second book (I started the series firmly on team G) but I don’t know of Katniss will be ready for romance at the end of the series, or if romance will be ready for her.

  4. Andrea
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 00:42:05

    Team Gale!!!

  5. Allye
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 00:54:53

    WOW. That was very thorough! Me likey! Lol
    Best match for Katniss? I hope she ends up with Peeta. He’s such a sweetheart. And he’s loved her forever. And she has real feelings for him too, but she has a hard time admitting it to herself.
    But I also feel the love for Gale because they’re from the same world. Scavengers. Hunters. Low-class. They’ve always been friends, and they’ve both had feelings bubbling under the surface.
    But really, it would just be a travesty if, after everything they’ve been through, Katniss doesn’t end up with Peeta. I would really cry. :)

  6. Kirsten Hendrickson
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 01:06:30

    i would choose gale. all that you said about him is true, and i just dont think katniss will love peeta back.

  7. Jessica
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 01:22:09

    Gale! I don’t think it will happen, but I’m definitely hoping for it.

  8. Bella@BeguileThySorrow...
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 01:37:29

    Team Gale all the way, baby!!
    Though I have to say, your musings on all the others (especially Johanna & Cinna) made me laugh Jia!lol Such a great post :D

  9. Reese
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 01:38:08

    I’d honestly pick no one, Team Single Girls!!

    Since I must choose I pick Peeta. Peeta is the guy you keep. Peeta knows what she’s been through. He thinks about the consequences before his actions.

  10. Jerri Patton
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 02:23:36

    Team Gale!

  11. Catherine F
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 02:25:00

    Peeta all the way! Peeta and Katniss share a special bond and know each other in a way no one else can understand. They went through so much together that no one would ever understand. Peeta is the only person who can actually comfort her.

  12. Angie
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 02:55:21

    I’m rooting for Peeta. Katniss and Gale have been friends forever, blah-blah-blah, but Gale’s a bit too needy and entitled for my taste. Peeta puts Katniss first, which shows he loves her and is devoted to her rather than stuck on what he wants and what he feels and what’s fair from his own POV. IMO that makes Peeta a much better candidate than self-centered, whiny-pouting Gale.


  13. Britt
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 03:52:01

    PEETA!! I know Gale has been with her since before the games, but to Katniss Gale was considered just as a friend. Peeta however, is willing to do anything for Katniss – despite her feelings towards him. Now that I think of it, maybe I should be the one who gets Peeta!!

  14. Cindy
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 05:04:23

    Gotta’ be Peeta. Sorry, Gale, but he and Katniss have bonded :)

  15. Mai
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 05:17:54

    I don’t think Katniss will be with Gale because there’s something going on between Gale and Madge in the second book.

    I think Peeta will try to sacrifice himself to save Katniss’s supposedly-dead father somehow. This will change Katniss’s perspective and feelings towards him, making her realise he does mean something to her.

  16. Ally
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 05:33:08

    I think Gale because he knows katniss the best and they look out for each other! Gale and katniss knew him before she knew Peeta. So i choose GALE!!!!!

  17. marcilweiss
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 06:00:17

    I have to be Team Peeta. I feel like he deserves her more – he knows all of her; Gale understands certain aspects of her.

  18. Bettina
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 06:13:38

    Team Peeta all the way! He is a man who will clearly put Katniss first and that makes him an Alpha in my book.

  19. Rebecca
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 06:42:55

    @Helen Murdoch: I completely agree. Let’s think about it. Katniss is only 16. Right now her primary concern is survival. When the rebellion is over, she might fall for Peeta.

  20. Jennifer
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 06:56:41

    It has to be Peeta.

  21. Ruthie (Jess)
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 07:22:45

    Although I was originally Team Peeta, I feel a relationship with Finnick would not only have a better outcome but it’d be much more interesting to read about! Go Finnick!

  22. Kara
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 07:27:29

    When I first read the hunger games, I didnt really like Gale ( no offense to all the gale loves out there.) I really loved Peeta, because he was funny, and sweet. I have to say my favorite part was when he said “You here to finish me off sweetheart?” When I read that I was sold. And why would Katniss yell Peeta if she didnt like him? Peetas the perfect match

  23. shelley white
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 07:32:57

    I am still a holdout for Gale. He has known Katniss the longest, he knows her the best and I feel would be her perfect match. Go Gale! :)

  24. Lena
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 07:35:42

    Gale, totally. He’s always been there for Katniss, and even though he was mad in the second book, he will always love her.

  25. Barb
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 07:36:36

    Hmmm… this is soo hard b/c I like both Gale and Peeta and I couldn’t choose=)

  26. Sarah
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 07:38:37

    Team Peeta, if only because he’s revealed to Kat a side she didn’t know she had.

  27. Ingrid
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 07:41:02

    I think she should end up with Peeta. Gale is more of a friend/brother from her past, whereas Peeta relates to who she has become by enduring the Games.

  28. Victoria Zumbrum
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 07:42:20

  29. Tracy
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 07:50:59

    Katniss and Peeta for sure

  30. Kate
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 07:52:41

    I think that Katniss should end up with Peeta, because he loves her so much and treats her well. He would never let anything hurt her, and I think that he also respects her enough to give her space when she needs it. Plus, if Katniss and Peeta are together, that means that Gale and Madge could fall in love, too, which would be absolutely perfect!

  31. Stephanie
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 07:53:00

    I cant really pick a team. Gale seems like a dark, and intense guy, he and Katniss depended on each other to survive. Even if it seems like a brother-sister pair, there is a lot of trust there. He trusts her with his life, and she also. She did say she always felt a sort of security with him. Not that I don't like Peeta.
I believe his love is real, and everything he does, is for her. Peeta is very light and tender.
He is not a coward, but even Katniss has to admit that he is a bit softer than Gale.
Hunting experiences, have given Gale a bit of advantage over Peeta, but the problem is, he doesn't use it until Catching Fire when he kisses Katniss. When Gale kissed Katniss, to her, it was like nothing she had ever done before. Kissing Peeta, there was a few kisses that were special, but nothing like what Gale did. AGAIN, i don't not like Peeta. He would give his life for her in the blink of an eye.
He himself believes Katniss should be with Gale, which makes Katniss like him more.
Its kind of like a 50-50. Whoever Katniss picks, it'll be fine with me because i know thats who she is meant to be with.

  32. Missie
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 07:54:01

    It has to be Peeta. After all they have been through together. I don’t think Gale has a chance of being anything more than a friend.

  33. sparksflying
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 07:55:39

    I think that Peeta and Gale are both suited for Katniss, although I hope she chooses Peeta

  34. Abbie
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 07:58:54

    Peeta. I would have to say Peeta. I mean, I have nothing against Gale and I think he’s great and all, but Peeta is the better choice I think. He’s caring, loyal, sweet….the list goes on. As we have already seen, Peeta would give his life for her. Now that’s dedication. Although, I think Team Katniss could be an end result in Mockingjay.

  35. Michelle
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 08:02:54

    I am definitely cheering for Peeta. I think although Gale has always been her “Best Friend”, Peeta is the one she falls into a real friendship to love experience with. Holding hands, playing with hair, two real kisses that give her way beyond butterflies.

  36. Brittany Landgrebe
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 08:06:32

    Honestly? I feel very strongly for Team Katniss. I don’t think she’ll end up with either of the two main boys. One will die for the cause, and I think Katniss is the kind of person who won’t settle for the other. And if neither dies, I don’t think she would pick – it’s a weird position to be in.

    But if Katniss MUST end up with someone, I’d venture a guess at Peeta. He’s different from her, which would give her balance. Also, she’d have the protector role in the relationship, something she’s used to. But then Gale is also a protector type dude, which might giver he a chance to let her guard down.


    *checks watch* *stalks bookstores for Mockingjay* *paces*

  37. Hailey
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 08:22:01

    I’m not entirely sure who would be the better match because both guys are good for her for different reasons. However, I think has more of a connection to Gale since in the second book when they get closer, she talks about how kissing him is different to kissing Peeta. I think she feels that spark with Gale.

  38. Daniel Medrano
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 08:37:55

    Peeta all the way, he has helped Katniss more than anything, and she will soon realize this and fall for him! I’m hoping (:

  39. hollcartwright
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 08:39:57

    Gale. all the way.

  40. Mary not so Contrary
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 09:07:08

    I hate to even think about it but I think in the end Katniss will end up by herself. No Gale or Peeta. I think one of them will die and it will be to hard for her to be with the other. I’ll cry like a big ole baby if that happens too. But if it doesn’t I pray its Peeta. Even though Gale has known her longer I think Peeta knows the true her. Hes been watching her since they were little and has always loved her for her.

  41. Kelly
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 09:12:49

    I’ve got to say I’m a Peeta-fan all the way. Not only is he fierce and sweet (and he cooks!) but also I think that he and Katniss would balance each other out better than Katniss and Gale would. Their differences would work in their favor.

  42. Sophie
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 09:16:20

    Gale all the way would be good for Katniss, but then again, Peeta is really sweet for her. So, Gale:)

  43. gabby
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 09:18:55

    It’s obviously going to be Gale. Katniss knows him way better than Peeta, and she even admitted she would pick Gale if she had to choose. They would be perfect together, although her and Peeta are cute too.

  44. Noah Manning
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 09:22:09

    I think gale is best, he had her first before she changed.

  45. shelby
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 09:22:19

    i love the hunger games. the hunger games is my life. in the third and final installment, mockingjay, i hope for Katniss to save Peeta from the capitol. hope they will get married?? big question mark not every amazing book has a happy ending. for something will probably go wrong. but allwish for the best. but of course you ca not forget about katniss’s long time lover/friend, Gale Hawthorne. he obviousley loves Katniss too, but he waited to long. they have been together for a few years so why didnt Gale be more affectionate and love her more??? he only started to show it after the first hunger games. but yes, peeta mellark did also wait. he loved katniss the first time she sang. i feel that peeta loves and would take more care of Katniss then any onther such as gale would always work in the mines, haymitch would always be drunk, madge is simply just a best friend, finnick a guy pal, cinna a fashion friend guru, if he is still alive ( please be alive cinna we love you ) and johanna mason, we could all tell that she had a discomfort with katniss IN the arena in the 75th hunger games! so i think that the suitable mate for katniss would be the affectionate peeta mellark!!! but this is an opinion. best to luck peeta! may the odds be ever in your favor!

  46. andreacsmith
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 09:27:02

    Totally Team Peeta. For a bit in Hunger Games I thought I might be Team Gale, but after Catching Fire I’m all on Team Peeta. He balances her much better than Gale. And honestly, being willing to die for you says a lot.

  47. Jasmine
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 09:30:34

    Team Peeta all the way!!

  48. Hayley
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 09:31:02

    Even though there is so much romance in the previous books, i honestly dont think there is much romance in store for Katniss, she has said multiple times that she wouldnt want to raise a family because of the times. But, if she was to end up with anybody i think it would have to be Gale. They have been best friends for forever and Katniss always feels comfortable around him. I love Peeta so much but I really dont see them being together. I have to say that if Cinna is alive, he would be my first pick, he is definitely one of my favorite characters in the series

  49. Zach
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 09:35:37

    Gale all the way! The way they act around each other at the start of The Hunger Games book is simply adorable!

  50. Emi
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 09:40:00

    I honestly and truly think it would be Katniss and Peeta they make a good couple!

  51. Nonsense&Peace
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 10:40:19

    Team Peeta. No one dare say Gale!!!! Sure he’s been her friend 4 a while but remember people Gale’s known her ever since her dad died which was five years ago!!!! Peeta’s had his eye on her ever since the first day of school. AND Peeta so far has proved to Katniss that he will do ANYTHING to make her happy and keep her alive. I hope Katniss ends up with one of them but again she might not.

  52. Eliora Vespera
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 11:23:03

    Gale’s strong and Gale understands Katniss better, while Peeta.

  53. Mollie Hall
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 11:34:12

    I don’t know who Katniss would pick, but I want her to end up with Peeta just because he loves her so much and would do absolutely anything for her. I don’t know if he could move on if she turned him down.

  54. lynseybond
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 11:41:29

    Peeta, for real, who else would be good for her? No one.

  55. Sarah
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 11:55:18

    though i’ve never gotten into picking teams in books i would have to say i like peeta best, have since the first book.

  56. lance wiegel
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 12:26:49

    Peea, she belongs with Peeta, and deep down she knows it.

  57. Morgan
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 12:41:49

    I totally think she should end up with Peeta. I mean they complete each other. She dives into things, he works with strategy. She is tough as nails, and he is gentle etc. They were made for each other!!

  58. Kristi
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 12:51:12

    ZOMG.. definitely Gale! YAY GALE!

  59. Lauren
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 13:31:17

    GALE!!I know Peeta has been through a lot with her, but he’s just not the right fit for katniss. After all, during the quarter quell Katniss heard Gales scream from the jabberjays not peeta’s

  60. Courtney
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 13:44:33

    Katniss and Peeta would make the best couple!

  61. Kristie Winks
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 13:57:31

    I hope Katniss will end up with Peeta. My guess is that Gale or Peeta will go down in some epic battle in the third book so that she does not have to decide.

  62. Laura
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 14:03:29

    Well, I personally think Katniss deserves some time to herself before actually getting romantically involved with anyone in Mockingjay, but I am definitely either for Gale or for Cinna. My friends think I’m crazy for thinking Cinna, but Katniss isn’t afraid to share things with him, while she isn’t comfortable telling as much to Peeta or even Gale.

  63. kchwriter
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 14:32:35

    Team Peeta! But I have a sinking feeling that not everyone’s going to come out of Mockingjay alive. I’m prepared for some heartbreak.

  64. Kathy
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 14:39:16

    I love Peeta! Looking forward to learning more about Gale in The Mockingjay.

  65. Calvin
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 14:48:55


  66. Serena Tullis
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 14:57:24

    i think i want gale and katniss to end up together. but since katniss doesn’t know…i don’t either.

  67. Jen C
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 14:57:40

    I’m Team Gale. I like Peeta as a person but I think Gale is a better match for Katniss

  68. Jessica
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 15:06:44

    I’m 100% Team Peeta!

  69. Erica
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 15:08:45

    The perfect match for Katniss is Peeta. He’s been there since the start, and Katniss couln’t live without him.

  70. Eleana Shaw
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 15:17:34

    I’m team Peeta. Peeta has been nothing but good to Kaniss since well they were 11, he’s protective of her and would do anything to help her even if it meant dying.Now as for why I don’t think she should be with Gale. Gale only told Katniss he loved he once and once she said that she wasn’t ready for all this he got mad and walked away. Peeta has told her many times and even when she rejects him he just keeps telling her. Also if Kaniss picks Gale instead of Peeta, Peeta’s heart would be broke. If she chooses Peeta, Gale will probely go have a temper tantrum somewhere and end up with someone else like Madge. Peeta does a way better job of protecting Katniss than Gale does, just think of how many times he’s saved her life. Gale should just her hunting parter and nothing more.

  71. Amelia C
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 15:23:21

    I’m Team Peeta all the way. He’s been the character for me. He’s always there for Katniss. If Katniss got together with anyone I really hope that it is Peeta!

  72. Jenn B-H
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 15:29:25

    Perhaps it’s not the most original from some of the interesting mentions in the article, but I’m a die hard fan for Katniss to end up with Gale once the series ends.
    Though, I kind of foresee Katniss being a loner at the conclusion of the series, being surrounded by those who love her, yet not entering into romance yet. Just because Mockingjay may bring an end to an indelible series, doesn’t mean it’ll be a clean ending where all loose ends are tied.
    So yeah, I guess that’s my long-winded way of saying I think Katniss’ best match is herself, no drama, no disappointments.

  73. Lauren
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 16:09:47

    katniss should be with peeta he has loved her since they started school and he had always had her back even if it was behind the scene. even though katniss kissed gale she didnt feel anything but two of the times that she really kissed petta she felt something. i think she is only confused about her feelings is because the only love she has really had is for a family member so thats why she can understand her love for gale more but with petta its a new feeling. They make a good team and i would not be happy with the series if she does not end up with peeta

  74. Nikki
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 16:15:32

    I would have to say Peeta. Peeta has been throught the whole ordeal of the Hunger Games with Katniss. He’s loved her since school when he first heard her sing and I think his love has just grown since then. He’s willing to give his life for her. Plus he makes some pretty good bread!

  75. Allison
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 16:34:19

    I have to absolutely say that I 100% support Peeta. He’s so selfless, kind, thoughtful, and considerate. His personality balances really well with Katniss’ and I think the two really are the best match for each other. Peeta has loved her ever since they were young, and although Katniss never noticed this until much later, he still loves her up ’til now. They’ve been through so much together, barely surviving but always making it through.

    No matter what, I don’t think that Katniss will ever be able to forget Peeta (even if she does end up with Gale), and vice versa. The Hunger Games will definitely leave behind a huge scar on both of them forever… there’s no way that they would ever forget about each other in their lifetime.

    … Plus, I’m betting Katniss really does love Peeta and just doesn’t realize it right now, hahaha. ;) She has a lot on her plate after all so it wouldn’t surprise me if that was the case. I really do think that something exists between them.

  76. Bluestocking
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 16:50:13

    Team Peeta all the way!! He’s been true to Katniss before day 1.

  77. Jacob
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 16:53:07

    Im going with Team Peeta haha
    Great books!

  78. Monica
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 16:54:54

    During the Hunger Games, I was sure that Gale and Katniss were meant to be, but after the games and whatnot with Peeta, I began to dislike Gale because he was pissed at life. But then Peeta got all clingy and stuff in Catching Fire, and so ultimatly I think I will have to go with Gale. If there is a war betweem the Districts and the Capitol, Peeta will probably die anyways. He survived the Hunger Games I guess, but I still think he’s a lot softer than Gale and a lot less adept to survival seeing as he has always been wealthier/better fed than Gale and Katniss. Gale is a better match personality wise and survival wise for Katniss, and their history will keep them together.

  79. AB
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 16:55:05

    Gale Hawthorne. I am now and forever, a sucker for the best friends to lovers story.

  80. Missy
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 17:55:52

    Peeta. It’s always had to be Peeta. He’s the perfect one for her. He’s willing to die for her, how can you go wrong with a guy like that?

  81. aj c
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 18:03:29

    i think katniss and peeta peeta has been there for katniss since the start of the games he is a caring and compassionate guy whos odds are in his favor because of katniss

  82. Brittany Palmer
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 18:12:07


  83. Tessa
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 18:22:11

    Either one! Both are a good choice!

  84. sasha
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 18:23:53

    I am not quite sure if Katniss will end up having a romance but if she does then I say either Peeta or Gale. I pick Gale because they share the same interests, are best friends and have been together for so long that they get each other. I also think that Peeta would be good because they went through a lot in the arena and because Peeta loves Katniss. I hope she has a romance but I sort of think that in the end it won’t happen. I think that one of them dies but I hope not. I love the Hunger Games!!!!

  85. Eva Ping
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 18:28:05

    Peeta. It’s just that Peeta’s been in love with her from the very beginning, and Katniss has at least NOTICED him before. Gale didn’t trust Katniss there for a while in the story, also, which, given the situation, I don’t blame him. But Peeta has saved Katniss’s LIFE before, not just in the Games, but also when Katniss was starving and he threw her the loaves, just because he’s like that. Plus, from the mental images that I’ve drawn from the books, I think that they’d look better together for a family photo. o.O

  86. Amy
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 18:31:58

    Definitely Peeta!! How do you go through something like the Hunger Games twice and not love the one that goes through it with you!

  87. DeeCee
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 18:58:30

    Peeta-he’s gone thru hell. :)

  88. Kuri
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 19:03:47

    I sincerely hope that Katniss ends up with Gale. They have been best friends, and no one knows her better than Gale.

  89. Blog Tour Stop 5 Yesterday «
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 19:09:34

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  90. Mrs. Orman
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 19:10:51

    Definitely Peeta because he has always loved her and would die for her. And he’s not the jealous type, like Gale. (Guys who get jealous are not good for girls!) Katniss felt nothing kissing Gale, but she had that deep down true-love feeling with Peeta when they kissed. It’s meant to be. Unless they both die…which I could see happening.

  91. Bretney
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 19:14:07

    Anyone who listens to our podcast can tell you that I am team Petta 100%. I think in the end she will not leave Gale but save Petta. I also think that she might not end up with anyone. She is a strong person who could make it in the end alone but with the two men as her backup always there to support her.

  92. Tamara
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 19:59:46

    Team Johanna?….BLAHAHAHAHA!!! I love this stop!!! I HAVE to visit district 5 more often XD (Drinks anyone? I’m sure Haymitch wouldn’t hesitate to join the party ;)

    !TEAM PEETA!<3!
    Sure he's everything mentioned and more, but I love that hidden fire inside him that most people have just ignored. That rough side that was vividly shown during the victors tour. That explosive anger he unleashed on Katniss and Haymitch when he found out how much they were keeping from him since the beginning of the games. Hope we get to see more of him in Mockingjay

    Besides, he's hot and he can bake! (Thats how I remind myself he is fictional…) BLAHAHAHA!!!!

  93. Dana Newell
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 20:04:26

    I think Gale and Katniss would be the best couple.

  94. Briana
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 20:05:22

    Katniss and Peeta. I like this match better than Gale and Katniss because Peeta has been through the games with her (twice), whereas Gale cannot possibly understand what they have done to her.

  95. Jia
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 20:10:37

    @Tamara: We try, we try.

  96. Jason Ongtengco
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 20:14:57

    Her best romantic partner is Peeta. But the best chemistry for Katniss is Cinna!!! So Go Cinna!!!!

  97. Leah Durham
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 20:21:17

    Peeta! He loves Katniss, and always has. He’s there for her no matter what. And whether she believes it or not, he know exactly what she’s going through. And he’s good at warding off the night mares :)

  98. Christina G
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 20:25:49

    Without a doubt, Peeta!

  99. Cara
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 20:31:02

    I’ve been shipping Madniss (Madge x Katniss) since Part I of the Hunger Games. The fact that you mentioned it made me spazz. Yessssss.

  100. Max
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 20:39:20

    I think because there has to be a twist she will be with Gale.

  101. ami
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 20:57:31

    Team Peeta!

    if that isn’t possible… Cinna?

    then Finnick.

    I don’t get why there’s so many Gale shippers in here, although he meets the first guy rule requirement(unless we’re counting the bread incident), he’s just so… not understanding…

    I would like for once Katniss to be with someone that looks at her first versus Gale in which his family will always come first.

    God, I know someone we all like is going to die in the books just because that’s the pattern that’s going on… wouldn’t be surprised if all the three I mentioned all die.

  102. Kelly
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 21:09:27

    Katniss and Peeta are perfect together! I’m so excited to read Mockingjay and can’t wait to see who she ends up with!

  103. Raelena
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 21:12:23

    I am going to have to go with Peeta

  104. cories
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 22:09:34

    I’m Team Peeta all the way although Gale does have his moments. I think either guy would be helpful during the turbulent times up ahead in “Mockingjay”.

  105. Taylor Ferdinandsen
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 22:19:09

    Gale came first, and Katniss even said, if it was Gale in the games and she watched him go off with a random girl, she would be furious. She has to pick Gale!

  106. Lauren
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 22:46:43

    Gale all the way, true love always starts out with friendship.

  107. Bev Kodak
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 22:54:17

    Team Peeta all the way, although Suzanne Collins is a tricksy one. Maybe both Peeta and Gale will die? I am soooo hoping for a happy ending.

  108. Gabrielle
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 23:12:08

    I forgot to enter this contest earlier, when there less entries! O_o So. Many. Comments. I wonder how you’re going to sort through these.

    But on to love interests, I’m really tired of hearing Team Peeta/ Team Gale because it’s really tiring after you first hear it, and then boom! So many endless conversations. Either way, both guys can end up with Katniss because they can and their connection with her is possible. But if I really had to choose, I would pick Gale, even though I have very distinct feeling that Peeta will be with Katniss you know, in the end. That is, if the three of them survive the rebellion, which is another factor, that’s pretty much it. (I like the prize, mainly because I like messenger bags and the hunger games, plus I think it has a water bottle pocket so that is good because none of my messenger bags have this so yeah.)

  109. Roger
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 02:32:01

    Imma have to say Peeta! i just think its a fitting choice. after all they DID want to just stay in the dome for the rest of thier lives not to mention that Katniss nearly had a heart attack when she found out that Peeta missed the ride to District 13

  110. Dustee
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 05:24:57

    Gale all the way! If Katniss wasn’t in the Hunger Games, One it would make a very boring story, Two she would have never relized Peeta liked her so she would have eventually relized her love for Gale and never would have given Peeta the time of day *end rant*

  111. Jessica Tapia
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 06:39:39

    Oh my gosh! I never thought that we had other choices besides Gale and Peeta. Hahahahaha! Love all the other ones! But who knows, Collins might just be that twisted and crush us all.

    I would totally choose the “boy with the bread,” but Katniss is almost up for a life of cellibacy (spelling?). I hope the capitol is over thrown so that she may choose one of them!


  112. Melissa
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 07:26:03

    Honestly I think Katniss is better off on her own. Peeta is nice, but hes to nice. Katniss is caring but tough inside. Cinna is to materialistic, and Gale just seems a bit controlling to me. It would be cool if they were all just her friends but i couldn;t see Katniss together with any of them.

  113. Al
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 07:54:13

    Definitely, DEFINITELY Team Peeta. He’s been loyal to her almost his entire life!

  114. Jill
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 08:13:37

    If it were me I’d pick Gale, but honestly I think Katniss might just want to be Katniss and not part of a couple.

  115. Taylor
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 08:23:46

    Peeta definitely!! He and Katniss have learned to survive together and have a strong bond…Katniss is mortified at the end of the second book when he’s gone and that obviously shows that she has feelings for him! And he loves her to death…literally!

  116. Jia
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 08:45:41

    @Gabrielle: No worries. Our fearless leader, Jane, has her magic ways. We already have a system in place for how we handle giveaways/contests.

  117. Katy
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 09:37:14

    I honestly can’t really choose between Gale or Peeta but anymore I seem to be leaning more towards Team Gale. I’m not sure why, maybe I’m just a sucker for the whole “falling for your best friend” story line. XD

  118. Joy
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 09:48:29

    Haha I really enjoyed reading about ALL the possible love interests and even though i have a soft spot for Peeta I have to go with Gale. It just seems right with him, I can’t explain it. Can’t wait for August 24!!!

  119. 8ballday
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 10:04:52

    Team Peeta! they deserve each other, and they love each other, Gale hasn’t mad a move for a long time, so it’s peeta’s turn to take the reins.

  120. Sean
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 10:04:58

    I like Madge. She has money but doesn’t throw it in people’s faces.

  121. Beth
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 10:15:00

    gale is the best choice for katniss while peeta is a very good friend, i dont think he will b able to match katniss in her rambunctious outgoing nature

  122. Meghan
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 10:19:28

    Peeta!!!…absolutely love the way it unfolded in the first book :)

  123. Emily
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 10:21:30


  124. Michelle
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 10:27:47

    most definitely Peeta would be the best love match; Gale is too much like a brother for Katniss to be romantically entangled with.

  125. Nerdybell
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 10:37:35

    I originally wanted her and Gale to get together, but I really think that she is going to end up with Peeta. I mean, come one, He is willing to put everything on the line for her, and we all not its not just to get back at the capitol. Peeta has shown that he can go up against anything with her, and will always do what he thinks is best for her- even if that means sacrificing himself so she can continue living.

    But I also think that Peeta might actually do that- become a martyr by the end of Mockingjay so that Katniss can live and start a new way of life.

  126. Arabella
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 10:41:48

    I vote for Peeta, who doesn’t want to be adored. Althought the Cinna angle has some spark to it, I mean imagine the wardrobe you’d have.

  127. lexahuny
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 10:51:48

    The perfect match has just got to be Peeta! There is something so strong about a man having an undying love for a girl that long. You know he will never stray! As for Gale, well, He can have any girl in the district and didn’t make a move until AFTER Katniss was off to the Hunger Games. Too bad, so sad, too slow!

  128. Kevin Harding
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 10:53:06

    I have to vote for her winding up with Gale. I think Peeta is going to spend a lot of time in the spotlight, emerging as a leader in the future. I am of the opinion that Katniss would rather live a quiet life outside the districts, that seems more like something Gale would be a part of.

  129. Cicely
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 11:08:39

    It’s got to be Gale.

  130. Raisa
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 11:14:08

    I am without a doubt a Peeta fan. I can’t get enough of him, especially in Catching Fire.

  131. Kevin Nelson
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 11:17:19

    She’ll end up with Gale. Gotta marry the best friend. It’ll last longer.

  132. Mandy Clarke
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 11:27:19

    It’s Gale. It’s always been Gale. It will always be Gale.

  133. Marnie
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 11:31:49

    Team Gale! He was her first love, and all that, and he takes care of her family. The only reason he can’t just come out and say how much he loves her is because of Peeta. But as long as she leaves Finnick for me, its fine! ;) (also, for the people complaining about madge and johanna being on the list, learn how to take a joke and stop being so homophobic)

  134. Silvore
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 11:42:46

    I vote for Peeta. Anyone willing to risk his life twice for her deserves her.

  135. Felicia
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 11:58:18

    I also predict that Katniss will be ridin’ solo by the end. I think either Gale or Peeta will die.

    If I had no choice but to choose, then I’d go with Peeta. But Gale is extremely close that the distance between them is microscopic but Peeta knows what Katniss is going through and maybe I’ve just seen more of Peeta. Maybe that’s why but I also love Gale because he’s been with Katniss since the beginning.

  136. Heather
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 12:19:39

    I myself would go for Peeta, but I think it’s not to be for Katniss. Her heart really belongs with Gale, with whom she’ll truly be happy always… Peeta is more of a big brother who will love her no matter who she chooses.

  137. Jaime
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 12:34:16

    i really hope it’s Peeta

  138. Nicole Lee
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 12:57:02

    I definitely have to say Team Cinna. I love Peeta and Gale, but Cinna is a real man. As he said, he puts his emotion into his work so that he harms no one but himself. He doesn’t try to change Katniss, but he brings out the beauty that she already has. I definitely love Cinna!

  139. Maria
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 12:59:34

    I’m a diehard Katniss/Madge fan. x3 I think it’d be cute.

  140. maria.maria
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 13:10:11

    Team Peeta all the freakin’ way!!!

  141. Natasha Forrester
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 13:32:54

    That’s a toughie – Gale seems like a good match because he’s been with her during the non-glamourous and death-defying times. Peeta knows her mostly in the context of extreme situations, which lets you see what a person is made of, but which can cause emotions to boil over and when you are back to “real” life, some of that attraction is gone.

  142. Sheri
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 13:46:42

    I really like Gale!!

  143. Kate
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 14:01:29

    I like Peeta or Gale :) I’m afraid that one of them will die in Mockingjay, so I’m not getting my hopes up too high.

  144. Jackie B.
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 14:07:39

    Katniss and Gale have been such close friends for a really long time. They have a lot in common and have really developed an intimate relationship. While Peeta can be fun to have around, he just doesn’t really understand Katniss’ feelings, even though he says he can. Katniss is stronger than Peeta, and that doesn’t make for a good relationship.

  145. bRiTtAnY
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 14:07:49

    I think Katniss should end up with Peeta. Yea, Gale is more manly man and a survivor and definately someone to admire, but lets face it they are more like family. Peeta isnt the strongest or the fastest(or the quietest lol) but hes got a lot of heart. Katniss is very tough and not one to show her emotions and Peeta is the opposite, showing her his warm, loving heart any time he gets the chance. Havent books show us time and time again that opposites really do attract? :)
    I think Katniss needs someone to finally take care of her…not necessarily by hunting but by taking care of her heart <3

  146. Connor
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 14:38:48

    Team Gale. It just seems that they belong together.

  147. Megan
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 15:14:17

    Personally I think a few of the suggestions are far fetched but also very entertaining. I myself am a Peeta girl myself. He’s just too good of a guy, just wish Katniss would wake up and see it.

  148. Dara
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 16:48:50

    My favorite character is Primrose Everdeen. She’s brave, loyal, and incredibly smart. GO PRIMROSE!

  149. Zac
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 18:06:55

    Team Cinna!!!!

  150. Dalia
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 18:30:09

    Team Peeta !!!

  151. Heather
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 19:09:13


  152. Amanda
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 19:09:34

    I am definately Team PEETA! I think she does love him, she just wont give herself a chance to realize because she is stuck on her past friendship with Gale. I do think she loves Gale, but it may be just fatherly or brotherly type love, since her dad dies and he was there to help pick her up and teach her. Also, Peeta will rik his life for her and has several times and has told her he loves her, yet Gale waited until she was ‘taken’ to kiss her.

  153. Laura
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 20:00:54

    So Peeta loves her. Let’s make him president. (sarcasm)
    Katniss has spent years with Gale, who by this time knows her better than anyone else. They’ve helped each other survive. Peeta gave her bread. He loves her because she can sing.
    I believe there’s an obvious choice here.
    There will probably not be anything I won’t mention because there could be children looking at this because the author herself said something in a review about how there wasn’t anything that I won’t talk about here, so she probably won’t put anything like that in Mockingjay, because of what she had said.
    And Katniss is not a lesbian! If she is, I will give all my Hunger Games books to a nearby recycling center so they can be remade into something worth reading.
    I think she’ll end up with Gale. I like Gale better, too. There’s just somehting about Peeta that I really don’t like. Haymitch, though, is truly my favorite character. And Effie Trinket.
    May the odds be ever in your favor!

  154. Kailia Sage
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 20:58:46

    I hope Peeta. I know she has known Gale forever but their relationship has always been best freinds while Peeta has loved her forever!

  155. Julie Dunnihoo
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 20:59:07

    I know it's predictable, but my favorite is Peeta. I love his kindness and selfless protection of Katniss. I love that to Katniss, he means warmth and security and that he always smells of fresh baked bread-‘one of Katniss' (and my) favorite things. The “boy with the bread.” Oh, I hope he doesn't die!!

  156. Marissa
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 21:35:30

    Haha as much as I love the fantasy of her ending up with characters like madge or heymitch im thinking that is not going to happen. lol i do however hope for Peeta but I think in the end contrary to what I want, it will be Katniss and Gale

  157. Danielle Wheeler
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 22:01:01

    I believe that the perfect match for Katniss is Gale. Katniss may not know it because their is so much going on but Gale is a much better choise. But the truth is in Catching Fire, before Katniss thought that she was going to die in the Games this time, she chose Gale and the rebellion. Peeta is a nice guy but Gale had Katniss at “Hello”

    Gale-“Thats dangerous.” “What’s your name?”
    Gale-“Well, Catnip, stealing’s punishable by death, or hadn’t you heard?”
    Katniss-“Katniss” “And I wasn’t stealing it. I just wanted to look at your snare. Mine never catch anything.”
    Gale-“So where’d you get the squirrel?”
    Katniss-“I shot it.”
    Gale(looks at her bow)-“Can I see that?”
    Katniss(she hands it over)-“Just remember, stealing’s punishable by death.”

    And yes I have memorized that conversation…

    Thank You for opportunity to win this awesome prize. :)
    Go Gale!!

  158. Rachel
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 22:08:45

    Team Peeta all the way!

  159. Raya
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 22:21:35

    Team Gale

  160. Jess (The Cozy Reader)
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 22:31:03

    I like them both!!!

    But if I must choose I’d select…….. Peeta. I loved their connection through the Games. I still feel bad for Gale but I think he’ll be fine. I’d want someone who went through the Games to be by my side forever.

  161. MaryAnne
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 22:52:23

    I vote Gale. I know it’s not nearly as scandolous as the others mentioned (except for Peeta, and let’s face it, that would be way to predictable). Gale is sweet, but dark at the same time. He’s perfect for her. So that’s what I think, but who knows?

  162. JSavant
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 23:00:26

    I’ve always been Team Peeta, so of course I think Katniss should end up with him over Gale. HOWEVER — I must say that, if *I* were the one writing the story, I likely would have paired her with either Cinna or Finnick. ;)

  163. Andrea
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 07:15:36

    My favorite match for Katniss is kicking butt. Guys come and go but she will always be an amazing girl.

  164. Alexis
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 10:46:07

    I have to pick Peeta. Yea Gale has known Katniss longer, but I can’t see them as anything else. Plus, Peeta is too nice to let down.:)

  165. Jallen
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 11:30:38

    Team Peeta if there is a final choice, but I think Katniss will be on her own.

  166. MarieC
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 12:02:21

    Team Peeta all the way! The guy remembers what she was wearing and what song she sang! Not to mention, he can kick as as well!

  167. Linz
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 12:26:29

    Team Peeta 100%! He’s the most amazing guy in the whole series, so sweet, loving, and cute, and Katniss and he are PERFECT together. TEAM PEETA!

  168. palindrome216
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 13:14:24

    Personally, I think one, if not both will die in mockingjay. Still, I think she should go with Peeta because he’s been through the games with her, he seems smarter and besides, Gale is barely in the books other than in her flashbacks

  169. Megan
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 14:11:54

    Definetly Peeta. He is so cute and sweet and would do anything for Katniss.

  170. Jennifer
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 14:36:45

    As much as I want to say Peeta, I think Gale will finally win Katniss’s heart. I think Gale plays a huge part in Mockingjay and I have a feeling Peeta will end up sacrificing himself in the end.

  171. Jessa
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 15:03:41

    Team JOHANNA??! I find that epic XD Anyway, my favorite would have to Finnick or Cinna, as I’m not overly fond of either Peeta or Gale…

  172. Emma Hillman
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 17:19:36

    I used to not be sure, but now i’m leaning towards Peeta. He desrves Katniss, becuase his life just sucks and shes the only good thing. First, he thinks that the girl hes loved forever loves him back, then he reliazed it was a lie, then he went back into the arena to save the same girl, who he loves no matter what, and then the capitol captured him becuase of the girl he loves. so if it wasn’t for Katniss, Peeta would have an easier life, and he must know that, but he sticks by her anyway. So Peeta all the way!

  173. Cydnee
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 17:25:59

    I have to say I think Gale would be Katniss’ perfect match! I mean they break the law together, have each others backs, depend on the other to care for their family if something should happen to them, trust each other with everything, and are both fiercly comitted to protecting their families. Let’s face it if they end up together their family would never have to worry about starving!

  174. Tracy
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 17:52:07

    Team Peeta!!! Gale is cute, but Peeta is sooo sweet. He really, truly loves Katniss, and he’s willing to do ANYTHING for her. There’s no argument here. xD

  175. Skye Tackkett
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 17:57:39

    Between Peeta and Gale: Peeta. I’ve always liked him better than Gale. Though, out of all those other people talked about in the article, I would personally choose Cinna. I loved his character ever since he was introduced. I think it would be very interesting if a relationship formed between Katniss and Cinna. That’s all I have to say.

  176. Tiffany Lee
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 18:18:39

    Definitely Peeta, because he was willing to take a beating for Katniss in order to get the bread to her, and he risked his life for her numerous times.

  177. Robert Markovich
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 18:24:06

    I choose Gale for Katniss, because he’s awesome, since he knows how to hunt.

  178. meghan jones
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 18:25:55

    Gale and Katniss are meant for each other. He has loved her from the start, and Katniss was just a little to distracted to notice. I want Gale and Katniss to be together vs her and Peeta, because I believe Peeta belongs with someone like the mayor’s daughter. I just love Gale.

  179. Julia Goldman
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 18:33:20

    Team Peeta!! He’s always been there for Katniss not to mention he is such a sweet guy.

  180. Megan P
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 18:48:12

    Team. Peeta. PLEEEEASE! Haha I really hope that they end up together!

  181. Venessa
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 19:11:48

    That’s a hard choice! Hmmm… I think I’m leaning towards Peeta just ever so slightly.

  182. Heidi Thiele
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 19:20:10

    It’s gotta be Gale. Peeta is too safe and homey to settle down with. Katniss would only feel alive with someone as adventurous and dangerous as Gale!

  183. Alice
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 20:35:17

    Haha, I’m loving Team Haymitch. He’s not thaaat old ;)

  184. AC
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 20:37:13

    Hmmm, it’s between Peeta and Finnick, I think. Or maybe that’s just for me!

  185. Melissa
    Aug 14, 2010 @ 21:54:35

    Team Gale all the way baby! Peeta’s just to clingy….

    Gale – YES!
    Peeta – noooooo
    Haymitch – he HAS to be at least twice her age. so. no. ew. [shudders]
    Madge – O.O i never thought of that…
    Cinna – besides Gale, I would like to see that, I guess. And yes, her wedding dress would be fierce
    Johanna – I see what you getting at XD

  186. Teagan Ferdinandsen
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 00:20:34

    I choose Peeta!!!

  187. Grace
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 00:44:21

    I HAVE to choose Gale. He has kept his love for her in the beginning not to ruin his friendship with Katniss, and it was probably heartbreaking for him to watch Katniss cuddle up with Peeta. Gale is the perfect match for Katniss, yet she can’t see that yet!

  188. Becky at One Literature Nut
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 01:02:40

    I’m a Team Gale kind of gal because of the mystery that is still behind him. I did have to smile at the other options you threw out there. :) I’m definitely interested to see where this all goes with Katniss.

  189. Joan Miranda
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 02:47:22

    I’m rooting for Peeta all the way. Yes, Gale’s been with Katniss for a long time but Peeta stayed with her in her toughest and roughest times. Also, he’s offering his unconditional love without any hesitation and would even die just for her to have a good life. <3

  190. Marcella
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 02:48:21

    after i give it thought,i have to choose Peeta. Yes,gale has been her bestfriend but i think that is just how it should stay. sometimes when im reading i turn to Gale but then as soon as Peeta says something that signifies his undying love for Katniss i fall right into his trap again and go with him so i think im deffinately Team Peeta :D

  191. Sandie D
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 07:12:52

    Peeta, because he is so sweet. He loves Katniss and will do anything for her.

  192. Shari Bergquist
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 08:35:21

    I’m not sure that Katniss will have time for romance as she tries to lead a revolution. I love Peeta but I think the options of Haymitch and Madge are hilarious:) Shari

  193. Jade P.
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 08:50:00

    I think that the reasn Katniss is “torn” between Peeta and Gale is because she’s just not into guys. I think Katniss and Johanna would be a great match…

  194. S.H
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 09:00:41

    @S. H.: Ha ha. I accidentally commented before finishing and procrastinated this long to finish (not a good quality of mine…) But I think that even though Katniss and Gale do have much in common, she and Peeta have been through so much and Peeta has many great qualities (and personally, I think he’s so much hotter than Gale and who doesn’t love a guy who can bake?!) If Peeta dies in this book, I am totally leaning towards Haymitch.

  195. Jade P.
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 09:00:52

    @Jade P.: *reason

  196. payton
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 09:28:09

    team peeta. :)

  197. Nely
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 10:04:19

    My vote’s for Peeta!

  198. Veronica
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 11:03:31

    My favorite is Peeta. He’s perfect for Katniss; he’s totally in love with her, he can BAKE, and they have this whole childhood-unrequited-love thing going on.

  199. Diana
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 11:05:45

    I would generally say Peeta, but your argument for Finnick changed my mind! Team Loincloth it is!

  200. Eleksin
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 11:57:03

    I think I would have to go with Gale. For some reason, I get the gut feeling Peeta won’t survive to the end of the last book.

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