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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. 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.

  2. Eva
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 12:02:28

    I would love to see her end up with Cinna just because it would throw a wrench it the works and throw everyone off. It would definately be entertaining considering they’re from two different districts, one world, one struggle. But I think the more realistic choice would be Peeta, she’s starting to develop a serious thing for him, could end up being more then Gale, she’ll end up with peeta because she cares for him but she’ll stay with him because he saved her life more then once, out of guilt she’ll stay.

  3. Paul Bunker
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 12:37:20

    Personally I think that Katniss will end up with Gale because he knows her the best and she said so her self in Cathing Fire that “a future with Peeta is the capitol’s design” and that she chose Gale over Peeta. It didn’t really mention anyone else…

  4. Megs
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 14:19:29

    I love finnick or peeta. Either one I would ADORE<3 and of she goes gay I'm gonna scream

  5. cassidy
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 15:32:23

    gale. she doesn’t really love peeta.

  6. Wendy
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 15:46:28

    Peeta or Gale — I am truly torn between the two!

  7. Racine
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 15:58:14

    I’m hoping Katniss will end up with Peeta since they been through a whole lot together and they have a deep bond between them.

    Gale had his chance. He had all those times in the woods to tell her how he feels.

  8. kathryn
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 16:05:37

    i change teams between peeta and gale every other week, but i’m going to have to say peeta…for now.

    i wonder if MOCKINGJAY will help me finally choose and stick to a side, or if it’ll just make my indecision worse!

  9. Suzan
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 16:06:57

    I totally want Gale. So she should end up with Peeta so I can have Gale.

    What? So what if he’s fictional….No?

    Okay. Fine. She should be with Gale. *sulks*

  10. Louise
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 16:11:32

    I love Peeta, but it’s got to be Gale.

  11. Jess
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 16:19:34

    I think Katniss should be with Peeta. He’s a lot more sensitive than Gale. And he can help her survive, too! He didn’t stay alive in the arena by just luck. He can wrestle, he can hide, and he can make beautiful artwork. ^.^

  12. donna
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 16:52:04

    I can so see Kat becoming Haymitch II. Shutting everyone out and drowning her sorrows. either that or ending up with Madge. Men scare her. all he males she’s encountered have been forced into her life. the only people she’s ever “let” in were all girls. Madge, Rue, and even thought Cinna’s a man, he very well may be gay. There’s no way a straight man could stomach that team of his…

  13. Tara D.
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 16:53:50

    Katniss and Gale are meant to be together. I like Peeta too, but its got to be Gale.

  14. Jennifer
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 17:01:46

    I would be happy with a Peeta or Gale ending for Katniss.

  15. amanda.empey
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 17:05:18

    I definitely love Peeta but I hope that Katniss ends up by herself in the books. She has been strong and independent from day one, and I’d like to see it end up that way.

  16. Megan
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 17:07:18

    Gale only acts like a best friend they have known each other for years he should’ve stepped up and told her that he loves her but he hasn’t so I don’t know if he is a good choice Peeta cares for katniss and will save her life with his life even before he really knew her he gave her bread so she doesn’t starve to death he went back in the hunger games to make sure she survives when I read in the book I thought that was the sweetest thing anyone could ever do. In the first book I was already 100% a peeta fan I think gale is not good at expressing his feelings but in the mockingjay I feel like gale and peeta are both gonna risk their lifes to save katniss’s (everyone knows peeta will)
    I have to go with peeta
    Peeta + Katniss = <3 forever

  17. Shawntelle Madison
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 17:18:31

    I have always been and will always be Team Peeta!

  18. Amelia
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 18:27:05

    I am definitely Team Peeta!!! He’s awesome and the best for Katniss. Gale is nice and all, but he’s kind of more of a brother to her than a lover.

  19. Colleen
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 18:36:54

    I think Gale also.

  20. Tanner W.
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 18:43:17

    I honestly like the idea of Katniss x Cato, but given she killed him dead, I doubt that’s going to happen…So, since I have to choose between living dudes, I’m going to go with the classic Katniss x Peeta! Go Team Peeta! Oh, and that messenger bag looks pretty epic.

  21. jessica
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 18:44:51

    gale… he is the funnest to read about and adds a happy spark to katniss’s life :)

  22. Jia
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 18:47:06

    @Tanner W.: Ha! Cato was originally on the list of candidates I first drafted up for this post, but I decided to keep it to living people (or at least people with a chance of still being alive in the case of Cinna) in the end.

  23. Meghan
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 19:15:09

    Peeta would be perfect!!

  24. June Lee
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 19:57:11

    Sigh…I love Peeta because after all, he is the boy with the bread; he’s also sweet, he’s got his head in the game, he’s an artist, and he’s always looking out for Katniss.

    That being said, I’m going to have to choose Gale because he’s been there from the beginning and he’s also smart enough to keep one step ahead of the curve. He’s something of a hothead so he keeps things interesting, and he’s also a skilled Hunter so he and Katniss make a great team. Also, Gale hasn’t had as much facetime as Peeta has in the books, but I find his hold on me as a character has been just as strong.

    Also,the messenger bag I’ve been using for, oh, let’s say the last four years or so has finally reached the point of no return, so that one right there is looking pretty sweet right about now. :)

  25. Katy
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 20:54:15

    I’m all for Gale. The relationship between him and Katniss is just so pure and unwavering, and they know each other so well. Gale just seems perfect for her.

  26. Karina
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 21:18:11

    It’s got to be Peeta! He’s proved his true loyalty through the years and continues to be there for Katniss.

  27. Tara
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 21:42:22

    Though I think it will end by matching Kat and Peeta, I think her best match is Gale. From the first page of Hunger Games when Kat says “In the woods waits the only person I can truly be myself with.” to the middle of Catching Fire when she says “Gale is mine. I am his. Anything else is unthinkable.”, I’m convinced that they’re soulmates and equals and won’t truly be happy without each other.

  28. Chelsie
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 00:03:53

    Definitely Peeta! He’s been there for Katniss the whole time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Kyle G.
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 00:42:13

    I think Katniss and Peeta are right for each other because even though they were thrown together by chance, they still grew to like one another and protected each other from harm while in the Games. Peeta is the only person who can keep Katniss’ nightmares away, and they’ve endured so much together. That is why I think Peeta is the best match for Katniss.

  30. Elana
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 01:26:30

    Ok this is going to sound pretty darn depressing, but i have this incilining that Gale is going to die in the rescue efforts for Peeta, that silly mongoose. I thought of this because being a story weaver myself it’s never fun having to choose between too perfect guys for your heroine so you either kill one off or have him turn evil or something. How simple is that? I mean given that Katniss doesn’t have the hots for Haymitch (which would actually be a pretty dynamite match) I’m pretty sure she’ll end up with Peeta or died or alone. either way I personally, no matter how the books end, am pretty sure that Katniss has already had her first love….the lynx. That’s right! Who’s to say that Katniss didn’t ever explore the possibility of human-animal relationships ;D that’s my favorite couple honestly too bad she had to kill her beloved though. It was a destined match for sure.

  31. JaniceMai
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 04:33:09

    I choose Peeta. He always tries to save her. and he really does love her. but.. sigh Gale is good too.. D;

  32. Jill
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 07:33:19

    Peeta of course :)

  33. Alison
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 08:39:16

    Definitely Peeta. I mean, how do they NOT belong together?! He’s sweet and caring and it’s obvious she’s feeling something for him!

  34. Hawkeyegirl
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 08:46:12

    Honestly, I have a hard time choosing between Gale and Peeta, although Madge would be interesting.
    If you put a gun to my head, I’d say Gale.

  35. Erica
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 09:02:31

    I love Peeta – he’s one of the reasons I got hooked into the series though I do like Cinna quite a bit.

  36. dorkyvegan
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 09:14:33

    I want her to end up with Gale, because I like him and he’s a fighter and thus, more likely to survive the rebellion than Peeta… but a part of me believes that Katniss and he will have too many issues that they won’t deal with after all this is done. They’re both “let’s go out and do this” types of people, not “let’s sit around and work things out with words”, which is what she’s going to need afterwards.

  37. Jocelyn
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 09:15:47

    My favorite match for Katniss if Peeta! Team Peeta all the way!

  38. Serena
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 09:27:32

    Peeta, for sure :)

  39. Mariah Fox
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 09:36:01

    TEAM PEETA!!!! it’ll be peeta and katniss in the end(:

  40. Jessica Fox
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 09:38:45

    Peeta of course!!!! Is this thing a joke.. she has to end up with him!!

  41. Katie K.
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 09:43:02

    It’s definitely a toss-up between Peeta and Gale. Gale is the smouldering, always-been-there hottie with the serious friendship angle, but Peeta’s the new love interest, which of course carries a lot of excitement. I choose not to choose, but to wait and see who Katniss chooses.

  42. Kim ~ CraftyMamaof4
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 09:43:21

    Team Peeta :)

  43. santos7305
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 09:45:47

    I am un decided. I think the obvious is Peeta but poor Gale has suffered as well. I guess Im leaning more to Gale.

  44. Kira
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 09:46:08

    Definitely Peeta. Katniss should remember her friendship with Gale, but Gale didn’t stand up to take Peeta’s place and work together with Katniss–he stayed behind and let Peeta do the fighting.

  45. shelby
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 09:50:34

    After reading the first book, I couldn’t help but love Peeta for Katniss, the major thought of Gale liking her that way didn’t really pop into my head until the end. Then I read Catching Fire and I was still leaning towards Peeta. Then, I decided to read both book again and after that I thought of Gale as a real contender for Katniss’ heart. So, I was really torn between the two. Even as much as I hate myself for doing this, I couldn’t help but compare the love triangle to that of Twilight’s love triangle. After thinking about that I decided that Gale would probably be the best choice for Katniss in the end, but she probably won’t realize it until something happens, like Peeta dying, or Gale getting hurt.

  46. KosherAcademic
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 09:55:55

    I vote for Gale, all the way. But I’m sympathetic to Peeta. (And really, Madge was rather interested in Gale, wasn’t she, so he could have another love interest after all…)

  47. Cristi smith
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 10:00:38

    personally, i feel that if katniss is to choose anyone, peeta would be a great choice. He’s been in love her for so long, and would sacrifice anything for her, so for her to disregard everything they’ve experienced together would be a shame.

    I think gale and katniss are perfect for each other, but as best friends. They have too much history as friends to potentially ruin said friendship with a romance that so easily turns sour in youth.

    That said, I adore both haymitch and cinna and am sincerely hoping cinna was not actually killed.

    ultimately, I hope katniss makes whatever choice is going to make her happiest in the long run, whether that’s herself or someone else.

  48. madeleine m.
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 10:01:01

    I think Gale hawthorn was always meant to be with Katniss. He knows her better than anybody else and does anything he can to help her through her troubles. His jealousy of Peeta only confirms his love for Katniss more. Peeta is a great person and i think that Katniss really loves them both, but she will eventually have to choose. I think Gale is the best choice.

  49. Stephanie Skinner
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 10:04:09

    I think in the end Gale is going to win over Peeta. Peeta and Katniss have shared a lot of really strong memories together, but it’s not the same as when you grow up with someone.

  50. Monica N
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 10:12:06

    i totally think that katniss would look good with peeta. they are like the opposite of each other and balance each other out perfectly!!!!

  51. Monica
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 10:16:43

    I’m Team Peeta. He’s cute, he’s sweet, and he’s never stopped being there for Katniss, whenever she’s needed him. 9 times outta 10 she never realizes she needed him to do something until awhile after he does it for her. Poor girl even has some hidden feelings for him, and never really sees it herself.
    Besides, I have his real life counter part! ^_~ My boyfriend acts just like him! But, don’t get me wrong, I loved him way before I realized he was Peeta in the flesh. *blush*

  52. Katie
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 10:24:00

    I think Peeta will sacrifice himself for Katniss and that she’ll end up with Gale…Or the other way around. I can’t see both of them making it out of Mockingjay alive

  53. Caitlynn
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 10:26:55

    I still haven’t decided which match is best for Katniss out of the two most likely; Gale and Peeta. Both have amazing qualities, are their own people with flaws (though it is hard to see flaw in Peeta when looking through Katniss’s POV) and both care for Katniss insanely deeply. Who wouldn’t want a best mate who would literally sacrifice everything for you out of purely love? While Peeta is the good, lover boy and Gale is I suppose leaning more towards bad boy (but not biker-doing-drugs-and-seducing-girls-for-sex-only at all)- both are insanely endearing and I think either would be wonderful for Katniss… if she could get over her inferior complex to Peeta and be able to handle a relationship at all.

    But those other ideas are GREAT, especially Johanna haha.

    And while I don’t think Cinna and her would ever be romantic- I think they have (or could have) their own form of pure love. Similar to an older brother or father, but not quite. He seems to understand her and care for her just as much as Peeta or Gale, and it’s obvious she views Cinna as a best friend. They have a special relationship that I’m sure, avoiding the eyes and ears of the Capital, she could talk to him about absolutely anything and he would do his very best to help her.

    That said, Katniss seems like the kind of girl who would never NEED a man by her side, as long as she has caring friends to point her in the right direction.

    Sorry for the lengthy comment ^^;

  54. Kristen
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 10:27:55

    I’d love to see Katniss end up with Gale, but Suzanne Collins’s writing is probably good enough to convince me that anyone else would work!

  55. Taylor
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 10:31:47

    Gale is the best person for Katniss because he can be a true provider for her! After all that she has been through, (and who knows how much more there is to come?) she deserves to be taken care of!

  56. Amanda
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 10:50:52

    Peeta

    Just as Haymitch agrees with me. She doesnt deserve him (maybe…maybe not) but he deserves to finally be happy.

  57. Kevin Li
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 10:53:43

    I go with Gale, because he is the only one that she really loves. Their love is not just a product of the Games and the intervention of the capitol in her life. Although I feel extremely sympathetic towards Peeta because he has risked so much for Katniss. Even from his childhood, Peeta was willing to make sacrifices for her, getting himself in trouble to give Katniss some burned bread. However, I believe that Katniss should be with Gale because he was her only “true” love.

  58. Jessica @ Confessions of a Bookaholic
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 10:56:51

    I am completely Team Peeta. He is just too sweet and they have such a connection. I love Gale too but I gotta go with Peeta on this one.

  59. Steph
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 11:32:44

    Peeta!! I think they are the most complementary and I think he is such an amazing person that could love and care for Katniss.

  60. Meghen N.
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 11:39:13

    I totally want Katniss with Peeta. They both have gone through two traumatic periods of time (and together!!) And I know Gale has been with her longer but Peeta has had a crush on her forever and would be crushed to lose her. And who knows in the end of CF maybe it isn’t Gale but someone else. (I mean she is in the Capitol and they can make some weird things how do we know that it really is Gale??? I am Team Peeta now and forever.

  61. Katy F.
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 11:42:11

    If I were Katniss, I’d pick Peeta. The only other serious contender in my mind is Gale, and he’s too moody for me. :P

  62. Vanessa Camacho
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 11:46:01

    If Katniss chooses anybody but Peeta, he’ll die! That’s if Mr. Blood-Breath doesn’t beat her to it. He’s perfect for her and the sooner she sees it, the better

  63. Alexandria
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 12:01:48

    I would love to say peeta but i think he’s out for the long run T_T If not peeta, NO ONE D:<

  64. Leah
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 12:06:18

    I’m not going to lie. I’m pretty sure one of the guys is going to die in Mockingjay. The idea is cruel enough that it might just happen. And since I refuse to predict who is going to die… I won’t. Katniss is probably going to choose one of the guys and then he’s going to die! Man, that’s going to suck. :(

  65. Ally
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 12:30:30

    I’d choose Gale, because he knows Katniss so much better than Peeta does. Plus, he can hunt and trap…and what can Peeta do? Bake? No offense. :)

  66. Jennifer Martinez
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 13:17:20

    I’ve always been rooting for Peeta to conquer Katniss’s heart!

  67. milcaly
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 13:27:17

    Katniss should def pick the baker boy Peeta i mean he sounds so cute and so fragile. but i like how hes so misterious i mean one minute his head is in the game then the next is flirting with her. and i love it when he say “she has no idea..the kind of effect she gives” sigh need i say more? these two are pefecto for each other! and sigh in my mind hes really awsome and he is inlove with her. i hvent finished the first book but i know these two are gonna end up 2gether sigh..they just have to! :0 gale is fine but he can live with her as being just his friend but Peeta doesnt have anybody at all!

  68. Giselle
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 13:43:33

    I love Peeta so much. It just has to be him.

  69. Jennifer@5 Minutes for Books
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 14:02:52

    My daughter would LOVE this (and if she doesn’t, I will :)

    I go back and forth on my thoughts on the best match for Katniss. I’m hoping Mockingjay will help me decide.

    I would like her to be with Peeta, but I think that the best fit is Gale.

  70. McCaulie Feusahrens
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 14:28:54

    Peeta all the way. Though I do have a little soft spot for Gale too :)

  71. amanda
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 14:50:26

    gale. definitely. he has been with her since she started. and i feel like i know him better than peeta. and peeta and katniss’s love was forced with gale (if u would call it love) it wasnt forced and came naturally

  72. Jessica
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 14:58:36

    I’m for Peeta but wouldn’t mind if Gale won her heart.

  73. Haikuamy
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 16:52:37

    I favor Peeta, because Katniss and Peeta survived the Hunger Games together. You can’t break that kind of bond. GO PEETA!

  74. cynthial11
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 17:26:07

    Peeta! I either want her to end up with Peeta or alone, Gale had his chance before the hunger games and didn’t take it.

  75. Soumia
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 17:54:03

    I want her to end up with Peeta. Gale has had his chance with Katniss while Peeta’s love remained unknown. Katniss obviously hadn’t had any feelings for Gale b/c then she would have done something! Ok I’m done :) TEAM PEETA FOREVA!!!

  76. Dustin Hadfield
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 18:01:27

    Gale. Gale is definitely the best match for Katniss. He goes hunting with her every day, and they know each other so well. It is the perfect basis for a romance. Peeta is just some boy she rescued who has a prosthetic leg and hates for for no good reason. He is flaky, and doesn’t understand Katniss’ feelings. Gale does.

  77. Olivia Bush
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 18:23:49

    PEETA!!!!!!!

  78. Julie Kaas
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 19:31:02

    I am team Peeta, I think Gale is too tormented by the horrors of his life so far. Peeta is tender, kind, and faithful. Katniss is also starting to feel something when they kiss.

  79. Joseph
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 19:42:00

    Katniss and her love life are more confusing than anything that could be described. I find it very difficult to figure who Katniss would fall in love with. Gale has all the right qualities, but Peeta and Katniss have been through so much already. After reading the first two books, I am more leaning with Gale and Katniss. Regardless of what happens, I know this last book, Mockingjay, will be the best and a book that future generations will want to get a hold of!

  80. Becca Henderson
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 20:36:19

    I think that she should be with Peeta. They make a good pair. The perfect team and there is no where near as much to lose. If she goes to Gale and they end it, she very well could loose her closest friend, and protection for her family. With Peeta, if they break up, she just looses a good partner and friend.

  81. teachergirl
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 20:44:08

    I’m for Peeta all the way. I hadn’t even considered the possibility Katniss would end up without a match. I can see how that’s plausible, but that’s not how it works out. I need a satisfying romantic conclusion. Singleness is not satisfying (at least in books, to me).

    And the death of either Peeta or Gale? Please, please no!!

  82. Tutu
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 21:56:50

    Definitely Johanna. This takes us back to the elementary school days when a boy would pick on a girl that he liked. In this instance, the boy is a girl who likes to get naked and say vicious things. Johanna shows the classic school crush on Katniss.

  83. Phillip Tuyen
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 22:13:11

    Definitely rooting for Peeta. He fell for Katniss the day he saw her and that dedication has still not wavered. They definitely should end up together in my opinion.

  84. Shae
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 23:12:47

    Team Peeta. He's done so much more to prove his love for Katniss. Peeta has been willing to give his life for Katniss on far more than one occasion. He remembers absolutely everything she has ever said, sung, and worn. Peeta is so sweet and I just love him! Team Petta 100%

  85. Whitney
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 01:17:44

    I think Peeta is the best match for Katniss. Sure she does love Gale but I think its just as friends. He will always be her best friend. Gale and Katniss are just too much alike and Katniss is strong enough on her own. She needs Peeta to soften her up and bring passion into her life.

  86. Amy
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 02:07:55

    I’m Team Gale, for sure. I’ve always been in love with the friends to lovers idea, and Katniss seems to have more sorrow for him than anybody. And when it comes to it, Gale has her best interest at heart, and she knows she can trust him. No that’s a true friendship.

  87. Emily
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 07:50:45

    Gale completely, Peeta is nice and sweet but Gale is hers, she picked him, she would fight for him, and she would fight for his family, too, and is.

  88. Alexandra Rich
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 08:37:58

    I’m all for Peeta. Sure, Gale has been hunting with her for a long time, but Peeta gave her the bread which gave her the courage to survive in the first place. Katniss loves him, whether she knows it or not, and he not only completes her (he is the light to her dark) but he makes her better. And that is what love should be :)

  89. kfierce
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 09:54:56

    As fond as I am of a happily-ever-after, I think Katniss is too young to be paired off for life. And there’s the revolution, too. I’ll be happiest if Katniss finds herself.

  90. Katie Bradley
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 10:19:27

    I am team Katniss is fierce all on her own and doesn’t need a man. She is a warrior through and through….. No need for a man just to survive the hunger games….

  91. Niki B.
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 10:20:15

    Finnick because it’d just be funny… And that everyone focuses on Peeta and Gale that they don’t see the chemistry between Katniss and Finnick.

  92. Niki
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 10:22:40

    I think that everybody’s so preoccupied with Team Peeta and Team Gale, but nobody seems to notice the chemistry between Finnick and Katniss. I mean, I know he might love Annie, but that girl’s probably beyond repair. Finnick needs someone who’s sane. TEAM FINNICK!!!

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    Aug 17, 2010 @ 10:24:57

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  94. Jenny E.
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 11:47:50

    While I love Gale I tend to be a Peeta fan, but I really feel Katniss is a bit young to be paired off permanently. Mockingjay may change my mind though!

  95. Katee
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 11:52:46

    Team Peeta most definitely!

    I think it’s weird how Gale didn’t say he liked Katniss until she and Peeta got together. It’s like he only wanted her because he couldn’t have her.

    Cinna would definitely be an interesting option. I think he and Katniss have such a relaxed, understanding friendship…it could definitely work out if they let it.

  96. Andrea
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 11:56:59

    I believe that none of us really know who is best for Katniss since we are not in her situation and don’t know what kind of support she really needs or wants. However but the authors insight I can say that if I where in Katniss’s shoes I would chose Gale. Gale know’s her and the are more of a team together, they both know how to fight for what they want. I will simply us a quote from Catching Fire to support my decision, it is the same way I would feel, “Gale is mine. I am his. Anything else is unthinkable.” or, “I have chosen Gale and the rebellion and a future with Peeta is the Capitol’s design, not mine.” I feel that Peeta filled the gap that Katniss needed filled while in the Games, alone and frightened. While she is with Gale she is whole.

  97. Andrea Mendoza
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 12:05:07

    I’m Team Please-Don’t-Make-Me-Pick-Between-Peeta-And-Gale-Or-I’ma-Die. :D

  98. pepsivanilla
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 12:07:57

    Peeta :) The boy has risked life and limb to protect Katniss while Gale could barely talk to her when she returned from the Hunger Games.

  99. Yurie
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 12:18:39

    I have a soft spot for Gale, I have to say. There’s something about his toughness and dependability that I think complements Katniss well.

  100. Andrea
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 13:09:53

    I believe that it entirely depends on Katniss’s needs and who fufills them best. Given the emotions that Suzanne Collins has provided to us I would chose Gale. Gale knows her and is a team with her. I think Peeta was there when she was scared and lonely, fufilling her needs during the Game. I think that Katniss confirms her choice in Catching Fire, “Gale is mine. I am his. Anything else is unthinkable.” Or better yet, “I have chosen Gale and the rebellion. A future with Peeta is the Capitol’s design, not mine.”

  101. Caitlin
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 13:11:21

    Peeta. Gale is too moody and has his head in the revolution. Peeta is the only one sure to care for her whether she cares or not, he always has.

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    Aug 17, 2010 @ 13:24:37

    I am totally into Peeta. He’s my favorite character, and i think katniss is kinda mean for playing him all the time

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  105. Erica
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 14:07:19

    I totally think Peeta is Katniss’ match. He loves her, no matter what. And he’d do anything for her. She needs someone like Peeta to balance her out.

  106. Lital
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 14:11:31

    GALE!

  107. Greasy Sae
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 14:11:38

    Gale, if anyone. Mainly because Cinna is dead, and Peeta probably will too. But also because he knows Katniss the best, knew her first, and when they kissed, it wasn’t because they were on live television with President Snow breathing down their necks.“I have chosen Gale and the rebellion. A future with Peeta is the Capitol's design, not mine.”

  108. momosaballerina
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 15:12:37

    while i was reading hunger games i really wanted katniss to go home and be with gale. but at the end of the book when peeta accepts her lies and agrees to act infront of the cameras i saw that he really will do anything for her. and i just continued to vote for him when i read catching fire. so whats my vote? PEETA MELLARK!!!!

  109. JME
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 16:08:40

    I think although she had decided she already chose Gale, it will be Peeta that she ultimately goes for in the end.. “..the boy with the bread..”

  110. Emily Todd
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 16:50:04

    First off, NOT GALE!!! He is JUST her friend, she said it herself, and never once in the entire series did she say she might be falling for Gale. She loves him, yes, but like a BROTHER.
    I absolutely ADORE Peeta with all my heart and soul, but that’s just it. Katniss doesn’t appreciate him enough. She won’t even consider the one guy who has been right there with her through the worst experience of her life, not to mention holding her in the night to ward off nightmares. She doesn’t deserve him. I want him for ME (LOL).
    I think Katniss belongs with Cinna or Finnick. Older, yes, but not by TOO much. Cinna is someone she trusts better than almost anybody, and she knows that he would never hurt her, or let her get hurt.
    Finnick is, well, let’s face it, HOT. But you find in “Catching Fire” that he also has a loving and sensitive side. Plus, he can connect with Katniss. They both went through the Hunger Games, they both want to protect those they love, and they have similar attitudes and personalities.

    But, honestly, overall, I want her with Peeta. He can never be with me, so Katniss is the next best choice. He is sweet, handsome, funny, smart, AND he can cook. Plus, he had first dibs on her all along. If Gale really wanted Katniss, he should’ve asked her out LONG before the Games.

    No matter what, Gale had better not be the one who ends up with Katniss. (And you wanna know a secret? I think he will end up with Madge, the mayor’s daughter)

  111. Denise Hill
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 18:33:58

    I think Katniss should choose Peeta. He and she have been through so much together in the games and have had each other’s backs. She knows she can count on him in adversity. Gale had his chance with her and never did anything about it.

  112. Tabitha A
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 18:55:16

    Peeta all the way! He has been in love with her since he first saw her and they have been through so much together.

  113. Nicole
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 20:28:00

    I would have to say Peeta because I think Katniss is more in love with him. She feels comfortable with Gale just becuase she’s known him for so long but I think it’s definitely love between her and Peeta!

  114. peachykeendramaqueen
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 21:06:06

    Team Peeta, definitely!

    I was torn between Peeta and Gale for a while, but what really made go for Peeta was that he SLEPT NEXT TO KATNISS WHEN SHE HAD NIGHTMARES!!
    I literally fangirl screamed when I read that >_<;
    He's so sweet, so honest, so caring. I usually go for the "bad boys", but Peeta is an exception.

    For those who think Gale is meant for Katniss because she currently has feelings for him, I must disagree. The whole point of the novels is that CHANGE is occurring–the Capitol must be overthrown so that the Hunger Games will cease, and lives will no longer be ruthlessly disposed of. The districts are ready for change…so why not Katniss's feelings as well?

  115. Leigh
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 21:12:38

    Peeta. Gale is fantastic, but Katniss and Peeta have been through an experience and created a bond the likes of no one else.

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