If you don’t know what I am talking about, then first you need to go out and get The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Click here if you want to read my review of The Hunger Games), and read it. If you leave right now to go get it, you should have the book finished by tomorrow afternoon, easy. Then go out and get Catching Fire and read that.


I may spoil things for you if you read on, so be sure you read the books first, or that you don’t care about stuff like that. I won’t spill anything from Catching Fire, but I’ll talk as if you are up to speed on Hunger Games.

Phew! Now that that’s out of the way—let’s get to my question.

Team Gale? or team Peeta?

My sister Jessica says she thinks Gale is more suited to Katniss because Gale has had a harder life, he understands her, and more importantly, he is the only person whom she has never had to take care of.

She has a point. She and I are both at a point in our lives when we can appreciate the value of a capable man (Jessica’s visual example would be Matt Damon in the The Bourne Identity. Mine would be Christian Bale in the welding scenes in the bat cave in Batman Begins. Ah. I see we’re all on the same page now -:) ).

But there is something—I have no way of putting my finger on it—that makes me absolutely love Peeta. So much that I will read his lines in the books over and over.

Surely he is capable as well, though maybe not in the same ways as Gale (or Jason Bourne or Bruce Wayne). But Peeta handles things in a way that is so quietly confident, it has me giddy through the whole book. What is that??

I guess the only drawback to Gale’s character is that we simply don’t see enough of him. I wonder if the author does that on purpose.

What do you all think? Are you Peeta fans or Gale fans?

It’ll be a great discussion, don’t you think?