She loves them both. She loves gale initially because he was like the only other person she could connect with. They watched each others backs when they were hunting, they bonded, the could rely on each other. they knew eachother so well its was like her first love and even though it never really said straight out, you know the she loves him. But with peeta, even though she thought the whole thing was for show, she has gone through something so traumatic and strong, and life changing with him. when she moes back gale will be in another place completely. he is so "far" from the hunger games, it didn't happen to him it was not his reality. It made her grow up so much more than she already was. she saw life and death and more love and killing of innocence first hand and you can't come back from that and through it all there was peeta. unfailingly in love with her even if she didn't know until the end. He protected her and she protected him, risked her life even in doing so and not that she wouldn't do that for gale, it's just she DID do that for peeta. They have a bond that goes deeper, stronger, out of experience together that gale couldn't ever grasp fully. In the end I don't think its a matter of who she loves, she loves both, there is so many types of love, stages, maturities, some are knock you off your feet kind of love, some are friends for life, and some are the kind that are so subtle that you don't realize it until you are sitting alone realizing you miss one person so much it just knocks you over the head, it sneaks up on you like where-the-EFF-did-that-come-from kind of love. She is going to be torn in two.
I think she is falling more for Peeta. In the first book "Hunger Games" she obviously doesn't even know Peeta exists in the beginning but at the same time she doesn't LOVE Gale.. just as a best friend/brother, and you know that because when Gale asks her to run away, she doesn't want him to think that there is anything romantic between them, but as the book continues and they're in the hunger games and in Catching Fire, the sequel, she is torn between the two, and as she thought about Gale and Madge's relationship, Katniss said she didn't want to lose him, but at the same time she kind of WANTS to love Peeta. I think Katniss doesn't want to lose Gale to another girl.. as in like "I don't want my best friend to let go of me, and forget about me for that girl" but not in a romantic way, and she realizes how easy it is to act smitten with Peeta, because while they were faking, her feeling for him begin to grow and OBVIOUSLY Peeta was already smitten with her from the beginning. SO IN CONCLUSION, Katniss feels that Gale is more of her brother/best friend and not a lover, and she is confused about Peeta, because her feelings are growing for him in the process of her feelings for Gale whether or not she should love Gale for HIS own safety, or follow her heart.. which is meant for PEETAAAAAA
you guys have mistaken the types of loves. I think Katness loves gale as a brother but I think she feels she owes it to gale to try and love him the way he loves her. she doesn't wanna hurt him and after all the things he's done for her and her family. Its very confuseing to love young because you want to make everyone happy and you wish that you can just make two choices into one but they just wont fit. All and all I think Katness is really in love with peeta because lets face it in catching fire when she found out that the capital had Peeta she behaved in a similar way to her mom after her father died. She didn't ear or talk to anyone and she was about ready to 'try' and kill everyone around her. Gale was soo far from her thoughts, until she went back and he was talking to her only did she respond to anyone.And she also stated that one of the kisses she shared with peeta was like an addiction, somthing she really needed and couldn't get enough of and yet that STUPID guy came in there and ruined the moment, but all and all I just think that Katness is not Bella Swan and she knows exactly who she wants, but is having trouble trying to sort out feelings and whats real and wat was played to save her life. Love is already confuseing enough, add life and death and its hell on the heart. :)
ps-I was watching House and...this guy just struck me as haymitch. Idk y but he just does.
The way I see it, she does not love Peeta. I think she wants to, in some twisted way, but she isn't capable of it. Despite that, I don't think Gale will ever be able to fully understand her because he has not lived her experiences like Peeta has. So, to sum it up, she's basically screwed. Because of the Capitol she's obviously going to be forced into playing the lovesick role, but I'm pretty sure her conscious is going to point her towards Gale.
I am sorry but most of you guys have it wrong. she loves them both. she is so confused about everything, but i think she has more feelings for peeta because he holds her while they are on the train for the tour plus they would not kill ech other in the games. and on Gale's side she wants to love him the way he loves her. he kisses her then she becomes confused. if you are thinking about it it is like twilight edward vs. jacob. you guys are forming teams. you people don't have enough evidence on who she loves the most!!!!
I think that she will end up loving Peeta! Peeta was the one who was by her said through all of the hunger games and he was her ally and obviously her lover through the whole thing! although i have nothing against gale because all I know about his is that she knew him for a long time and hes her best friend and they're like brother and sister. Although it is obvious that she loves gale but she obviously loves Peeta too or else she would have just killed him to be the victor instead of risking her own life just to be with him! And even though she felt she didn't know who to choose she really loves Peeta and Peeta no doubt loves her while for all we know Gale might just see her as a little sister. She loves both just in different ways and i hope she chooses Peeta!
She loves Gale (like a brother), but as a lover? She's got to pick Peeta. She's kissed both, right? As far as "real ones" go, Peeta has 2 and Gale has 1. But the only time she's felt something stirring inside her was when she kissed PEETA. This is in "Hunger Games", when she's only trusted Peeta for 2 or 3 days, and also in "Catching Fire"--AFTER she thinks "Gale is mine and I am his". That recent feeling blocks out all the old thoughts she may have had about Gale. Plus feelings outweigh thoughts...every time.
Then there's the fact that I think Peeta's a better fit for Katniss. When she tells both Gale and Peeta her idea about leaving the Seam, Gale shoots her down, saying it's a dumb idea and he gets extremely angry. Yeah, I can understand why (I'd want in the rebellion too if I lived in Panem) but he's not choosing Katniss. He's choosing something else. Peeta, on the other hand, will follow Katniss to the end of the earth and readily agrees to her plan. The point is, Peeta was willing to go with Katniss. Gale wasn't. True love there? I don't think so.
Finally, there is something to be said about experience. Peeta technically saw her first. (That's part of the guy code, yes?) He liked her since he was FIVE. What's not cute about that? He saved her life. THEEEEEEEN Katniss met Gale and later...the Games. Peeta proved himself to be strong and independent both mentally and physically (though he was pretty noisy... XD). But 22 people died in that arena, and you become a lot closer to someone after something like that than you do when hunting a wee wittle wabbit.
(By the way. Peeta and Katniss's kiss in "Catching Fire...was SO HAWT. I was freaking out, thinking maybe they'll do more than make out (this time)! ...but then Finnick just HAD to wake up....) <3
I agree. Peeta and Katniss had the bread incident when she was little. And She met Gale i think after that happened, Im not sure. And she said it herself
"There has been nothing romantce between me and Gale."
So its not completely obvious, but u have to infer sometimes, but she loves both. So it might be a tough decision for her.
Katniss and Gale seem to have more of a brother/sister relationship. Or maybe I just feel that way because Suzanne Collins made the two characters resemble each other in appearance and personality. Both Katniss and Gale have grown up together and, naturally, due to their life threatening and heart-breaking circumstances have grown closer... At times, their relationship becomes intimate in a romantic, heart-fluttery way...but usually one of them is distracted or hesitant. Gale only started to express his true feelings for her when he felt threatened by Peeta. Jealousy, I feel, should not spark romance and realization. Yes, Gale does care for Katniss and he shows his love for her in his own, guarded way...but he doesn't have anything to offer Katniss anymore than a father, brother, or friend would. In my opinion, though I encourage others to disagree, Gale is very charming because of his silent, masculine persona BUT Katniss and Gale are too similar to have an intimate relationship. Gale acts as her rock whereas Peeta acts as her sunlight...he's bright, warm, and strong at times.
Peeta and Katniss had a very complicated relationship. Peeta fell for Katniss since they were young, and Katniss never noticed him until he intentionally burnt bread to prevent her from starving. As time progresses, Gale's sincerity breaks through Katniss's artificial acts of romance for the cameras and she starts to develop feelings for him. Unfortunately, these feelings were clouded by uncertainty and the ever persistent threat of death and harm to loved ones. Maybe Katniss has been convinced by her own acting abilities or she has only fallen for him because she needs someone to temporarily replace Gale...but I personally ship Katniss with Peeta.
Katniss is in a love triangle and she loves them both. So, its hard to say who...especially since both characters are attractive in polar opposite ways...and Katniss is so indecisive.
I sure hope she ends up with Peeta. I have to be honest; Either one would be great for her and I'm SOOOO glad that I don't have to make this decision in her place... But it's true. Peeta and Katniss have a connection that runs too deep to ever go back from. Gale will find love, right? Seeing as he's supposed to be this super hot, macho man. It shouldn't be hard for him.
I think you were asking the wrong question because she obviously loves them both. The real question I think is who is katniss in-love with?
Anyways, I just can't understand you gale fans. Its obvious who she really loves(peeta). And call me optimistic but I actually thought there was no teams because again, it was clearly obvious who she loves.
I must admit it but at the very begining I liked gale. Then peeta came along and I was like "gale who"? lol
To tell you the truth I don't really know, but i think she is starting to see Gale as more than a friend yet she still hasn't discovered if she likes Peeta because of the way she describes the kiss and she did call out his name. think about that.
First she loves both. The fact is though that Peeta is to angry with her to love her back at the moment and Gale doesn't think of her that way. Another thing please please please stop making twilight refrences. It was a good book but not the best thing out there so please widen ur metaphorical book horizons.
I say Katniss loves both of them. Although I hate to admit it, I think that she will choose Peeta because she has gone through alot with him. But, that does not stop me from wishing that she will choose Gale in the end and it does not stop me from hating Peeta (i think that he's too soft).
Hmm, you make a good point. Katniss kinda confused me through out the book. I wasn't sure from the way she acted at the end if she actually ever loved Peeta.Gale, she loves like a brother, but they talk about him in the book, but we never got to really meet Gale like Katniss and Peeta. I think she loves Gale more.
It could go either way. Personally I think Gale, because Peeta annoys me. (he seems so.... so helpless, not physically so much as emotionally) And I really like Gale, because 1. he's totally the sort of boy I could fall in love with, and 2. I like complex characters and he certainly is one (so angry!) so for now it's a matter of opinion.
WELL! I think she wants to love gale, because she has known him for so long it seems right, but shes also confused about how easy it was to "fake" the love between her and peeta during the whole game. I wanna know whats going to happen int he next two books, because the games over isnt it? what else can be resolved? maybe shell pick a love, but either way, i hope petta. he seems more right.
PEETA DUH!!!! wait thats me... i think she likes gale as brother and peeta as a ally because she went through a lot with peeta but she has known gale since she was 12 so... yea well i kinda ran out of things to say but the answer up there is soooo long i need to at least make this answer a little bit longer... so im gonna write random stuff... OMG PEETA IS SOOOOOO HOT!!!! AND IF A MOVIE EVER CAME OUT I THINK ALEX PETTYFER SHOULD PLAY PEETA!! THAT DOESNT ANSWER THE QUESTION THOUGH... WHY DID THAT PERSON HAVE TO WRITE SUCH A LONG RESPONCE!!!! :)
i think that we would have to wait until the next book. i know its a LONG time (all summer is long) but before i would make a choice i would have to see gale's reaction to first Katniss winning and the fact that she AND Peeta won plus i would have to consider Gale's reaction to Katniss saving Peeta and to see if Gale will profess his love to her if there is any...so idk i hate making predictions but i know we will all find out in a matter of months.
Personally i think that in the end she will end up with Gale because when he was saying goodbye to her he was about to say something to her before they were interupted..i think that whatever he was about to say could have changed their relationship. i also think that Peeta is annoying.
honestly, katniss loves both. it seems like a twilight story also, and i really think she will choose peeta. she loves gale, and everyone knows that. but peeta, there is something there. she loves him too. and it really seems like she loves him alot! i think she will choose peeta. when i read catching fire, i automatically thought she will choose peeta. gale is her best friend, and that will always be there. she loves him, but as a friend. when she "chose gale" when he got whipped, i think she was doing that out of pity. i LOVE gale, dont get me wrong. but i just really think she will choose peeta. they have been through so much, and peeta has always been there. i cant wait until march and getting the last book. but im team peeta, and i do think she will choose him. she loves gale, but not enough. and shes IN love with peeta, she just doesnt know it yet. and since she and peeta have been seperated at the end of catching fire, she will realize she loves him more than a friend. thats my opinion(:
I think she loves both but in the end i think she will choose peeta because he gave her bread when her family was starving to death. Also how comftorable she is with him and how she sleeps with him all of the time.And how peeta got tooken away from her she will soon realize that she misses peeta and she will realize that she wants peeta for more than a friend.
Katniss loves both Gale and Peeta but her love for both of them is different. In the Hunger Games, Katniss is sure she loves Gale but as an older brother. But then her little sister gets chosen at the reaping so she takes her place. So now she and the other District 12 boy tribute are going to fight in the Hunger Games. Little does she know, the male tribute from Katniss's district, Peeta, is in love with her. In the arena, after Ceaser Flickerman says both tributes can work together,Katniss calls out Peeta's name showing that she does care for him. but in Catching Fire, aftrer Gale got whipped, Katniss kisses Gale and choses him as her lover. Even though she loves Gale now and has chosen him she still has a love for Peeta. But this love is different. It is like the brotherly love she felt for Gale in the Hunger Games. It is so strong it is like how Katniss risked her life for Prim(rose)at the reaping. So far Katniss loves Gale and Peeta but has a different type of love for both of them. But we will never konw who she ends up loving untill the end of the series.
Katniss is knows who she loves but in her heart shes trying to hold back the fear of protecting them. Peeta would give his life to save katniss because he simply cant live without her. But it gets so difficult between what is real life and what is for the cameras. And that is why the relationship between peeta and katniss is weak and are not aware of the consequences because if katniss no longer has the urge to be with peeta and chooses gale instead they could both be killed by the capital.
however the relation ship with gale would be so hard because the capital would kill them both because katniss lied to win. But I think gale and peeta both desperatly LOVE katniss. But gale is very under standing because he knows that he should not mess around with peeta and katnisse's reletionship because it could cause all of them there lives.
I will make this short. I think that she loves them both, but in order for the author not to get hate mail or something (haha), she will have to have one of the two be killed. Obviously, Katniss won't make up her mind any other way.
Well i read both of the books and it seems like she needs Peeta MORE than Gale. She is worried when she finds out where Peeta is at the end of Catching Fire, she FREAKS OUT. People who have read both would understand. so i think Peeta.
I think that she might love both of them in a different way. For Gale, he has always been there for her. And in the end of the second book it says that Gale is the only person that knows how she operates. Which shows that they both have such a long history together. In the middle of the second book it says that Katniss CHOSE Gale over Peeta. For Peeta, it was mostly the games. Yes, he was the boy that gave her the bread when she was young but he barely knows anything about her. How can you love someone and be clueless about the details of that persons life. She may not even choose any of them in the end but I think that she truly loves Gale more.
Idk i truly think she loves peeta but is confused about it. She also loves gale as a brother but she doesnt want to hurt him. Also it looks like she likes Peeta more because 2 times wen katnis kissed Peeta she got that warm feeling in her chest (hearT) and she wanted more. as for wen gale kissed her, she felt weird in a way and didnt know wat to do.......
Katniss' emotions are VERY confused. It's hard for her to say what she did as part of the Games, or for the cameras, or because she missed Gale, or because of what she actually felt. That's kind of the whole point of the story. Did it occur to anyone besides me that she might not love either one? Maybe she doesn't WANT a family. She did say that she didn't want to have children that she would lose to the Games. But to finally answer your question (sort of) rather than rambling on and on stupidly, I think Gale is better. He might not be as morally clean as Peeta (who even Gale couldn't help liking), but he's more of a rebel. The stupid people in the Capital still think Katniss loves Peeta, but to love Gale would mean for Katniss to live freely and rebel against the Capital's terrorism (again, kind of the whole point of the book). On an unrelated side note, Gale is AWESOME. He's like a scary ninja who climbs trees and hunts stuff and rebels against the law even though he gets beaten by that one dude.
Oh man.. Katniss Katniss Katniss... she reminds me of Bella from Twilight when she's indecisive about who she loves. Which is NOT a good thing. She really needs to make up her mind and pick one. Personally, I cheer for Gale.
She does say in the hunger games catching fire that she does love gale but she hasnt figured out how she loves gale. I think that she shouldnt end up with Peeta as its to predictable and to much of a happy ending. I think they will kill either gale or peeta off in the third book so dont get to attched to them. I got attached to rue in the first book and it broke my heart when she died. so becareful. also i no Katniss doesnt die otherwise they couldnt end the book. if its written like she is saying it she cant die and continue writting or saying it.
I agree wif HAPPY GIRL or sumfin it makes complete sense Gale is amazing and u know that she loves him but she's not in love with him like she is starting to fall for peeta i have this feeling that Gale and Madge have a spark coz of how haymitch says that he must really like strawberries (making katniss jealous)- but the jealous of someone having gale and no one being good enough for her brother like friend! but if anyone was to have gale i'm sure she would be more than happy for her clostest 'girl' friend to take care of him i have this feeling that they will end up while katniss and peeta truly fall 4 eachother in catchin fire the hunger for peeta that a new type of hunger leaves her unsatastfied is mentioned and thats when u know even if she doesn't hahaha that she truly does feel for him That SHE is falling in love with him!!!! xx
ktniss is coonfused obviously. and she has known gale longer than peeta but as soon as he shows up she has no idea who she should love. and of course she loves both of them. but personally i think peeta i know hes over the top with his "i would give my life to save yours!" speel but he so sweet and caring and hes head over heals for her! if suzanne collins makes gale be the one for katniss i would like to know him better because i dont know him very well. and what happens to peeta after that? hes not going to just get over katniss and collins cant just kill him off that would be the worst! just gonna have to wait and see...Mockingjay!!!
Dude, think of it this way.....shes gonna hurt someone no matter wat nd its goin 2 be BIG time coz she loves both of them nd they love her tha same way. if u dont understand let me break it down 4 u.
ok she likes peeta but 4 tha cameras nd shes slowly realising that she loves him...very slowly. this all starts wif the bread. hes got blonde hair nd that merchant look.
she loves gale but theres nothing romantic about it...until that sunday. this started wif the hunting, that was waayyy b4 the bread so they haf been longer. nd gale looks completely different 2 peeta.
SO..they are completely 2 different guys both liking tha same girl nd if i was katniss i wouldnt noe which 1 either
SO as u can see...IM STILL DECIDING WAT TEAM 2 GO ON!!!
she love them both in diffrent kind of ways but i really think shes doesnt no what love is because i was shock when gale said he loved her and she said i no u dowhat kind of answer is that ant way i cant wait to read the next book and watch the movie keep u updated on what happening so far
I like peeta better. When she's with Gale she's different then who she is with peeta. Peeta like brings out the best in her. She always is talking about how good he is, and how much he deserves to live. Plus in the hunger games (i initially thought it was going to be her and Gale, no lie) but then she had to forget about him. And in CF She also states that once she goes in, she's going to have to completly forget Gale. To which she puts her focus on peeta. you can say that it's just for show, but she isn't acting in the second book. Like she'll say something sweet, but when she's thinking, theres no plot behind her feelings. And when she's with gale, she is always torn apart, and can never sort through her feelings. Now that she thinks that peeta is going to die, she's going to have guilt. And a good relationship can't have constant obsticals about other people. Though i truly think that she will be with Peeta and Gale will be with the girl who gave her the pin. sorry forgot her name.
I think Katniss loves both, but she doesn't really know who to choose! She has to pretend that Gale is her cousin, but Katniss and Peeta aren't event married yet! I mean, Peeta doesn't even know that Katniss has kissed Gale!! :/ She loves both Gale AND Peeta. I would pick Gale because he hunts (like Katniss does), he would never do anything to hurt her, and he would ALWAYS protect her!!
Peeta on the other hand... he has a new leg, he doesn't hunt, he can't run, or climb trees. All he does is make cakes, cupcakes, cookies,and all that good stuff.
If I were Katniss..... I would choose Gale. :)
Katniss thinks she chooses Gale, and even says that she chooses Gale in the second book, however, she has something for Peeta. I don't want to compare it, but its the exact same...Twilight. Bella loves Edward, but she also loves Jacob, even though she doesn't want to admit it.
I personally hope she chooses Peeta. Go Team Peeta (:
Ok, it may not be perfect, but their is a way to tell. I don't think she'll take anyof them, though I love Peeta for her. If you notice,were acting like mothers, saying which boys our daughter should choose. Peeta was caprtured. I feel like either the capitol is going to kill him, Katniss will see she loved him and not stay with Gabe or Gabe will die and she'll fins some way to not marry, since she's only sixteen. I don't think the law of marriage has changed. She may need her parents permission. The author, Ms.Collins even said in an interview that Katniss is too young to know what love is, so it may be a mistake she doesn't see until it's too late, so maybe she'll choose Gabe, Peeta dies, she realizes after a few gusshy words that she should have choose Peeta and she'll probably run away into the wild; alone or eith her family, but I sin't think Gabe will tag after she broke his heart.
I think Katniss will choose Peeta, or no one. She has already said she wouldn't marry and kids, right? And since she's been playing this tragic lovers role, she has acting, and her true feelings all mixed up. While Peeta is missing Katniss will probably go 'Well EFF! I think I really love him!
nooooo u guys got it all wrong katniss wants to love peeta but CANT she wants to make peeta feel beter and everyone is puting presure on her. she truley loves gale and doesnt no it yet. ithink the 3rd book is gona be about her and gale finding district 13. her and gale have known eachother better. i think gale brings her to herself pulls herself out of all the eyes watching her. gale nos best peetas in lust. katniss and gale get eachother. and all this wouldnt of happened if it wasnt for stupid Haymitch!!!!!!
This is a first... I've never been so torn between who to choose! In these sorts of love triangles, for me at least, there's always the obvious guy the girl should pick but she's simply too confused or oblivious or something. But Gale vs. Peeta... It's really difficult to say. They've both hold important spots in her heart.
But, if I must choose, then I will choose Peeta. I think she loves both romantically, but I have a feeling she will end up with Peeta. Saying this, I still feel very ambivalent, as Gale is just as compatible with Katniss and Peeta is. If only she could have both... just kidding. :P
SHE CHOSE GALE but she is selfish and loves the attention from both gale and peeta. Katniss is human after all and she loves to be the center of attention. She loves both of them but on different levels. Gale, she has been intrusted in almost the intire time she has been without a father. But her and Peeta have shared an expierience together that gale could not even imagine, the hunger games. So i believe its not only an "or" question. But i still am rooting for gale.
So, with this whole Gale vs. Peeta thing, many people have chosen Gale, and many have chosen Peeta, Here is what I think. I personally think that Katniss loved Gale from the begining, and I'm pretty sure he loves her to because in the first book (I've only read the first so far, about to start the second) But I think when Katniss was about to leave for the games, and she had her time with Gale, I think that he was about to tell her how he feels, but got pulled out. I'm not sure, but that is my opinion. Then, there is Peeta. There is the obvious connection between Katniss and Peeta that has formed. Peeta loves Katniss, there is no doubt about that, but for Katniss, I think that in the games, she may say it's all an act, but inside, the feels are becoming real. Now, If you ask me, I would personally like to see her with Gale instead of Peeta. Peeta seems great and all, but Gale and Katniss are perfect for each other in every single way, to me, Peeta just seems to good to be true, if you know what I mean.
I think what most people do when they ask themselves this question they take it from the readers point of view, but we should try to imagine ourselves as Katniss and her situation and think who is more reasonable from her point of view.
For example; As a reader I think Peeta is the best choice but if I were to put myself as Katniss I would see Gale as the more reasonable choice.
So I guess you can pick and choose but the true answer will be reviled shortly, and I know all of us can't wait!!!!!!
I think it's both, kind of, but mostly Gale. She even kind of admits it in the book when she says, "Gale is mine. I am his. Anything else is unthinkable." on page 117 in CF and also on page 125 she says, "Of course, I love Gale." I guess that's proof. As of Peeta, I think she loves him a little too, because she felt a spark a couple of times when they kissed, but she has a stronger bond with Gale and she never shuts him out of her life. I am Team Gale ♥ but I like Peeta too. I hope Katniss ends up with Gale but if not, then...well I won't choke. Ooh and right now she doesn't want to think about it before the rebellion. So yeah.(:
I think she loves both of them but I think she will pick Gale. I know that Gale gave her the cold shoulder after the first Hunger Games but what are you suppose to do when the person you love is kissing another person on live tv. Everytime she is in a tough situation she always thinks of what Gale might do in this situation plus she picked Gale over Peeta in the Catching Fire before the games started. Yea Peeta and Katniss have been though the games and that has given them a really close bond but i thinks she needs Gale bond the most. I think Peeta can better handling being friends with Katniss then Gale would.
In the first book Peeta tells Katniss about how his dad wanted to marry Katniss's mother but she married a coal miner and I think that a sign that the same thing will happen to Peeta.
I don't know about katniss or all of ya'll but I LOVE PEETA!!!!!!!!!!!
But, Katniss does actually love Peeta, not Gale... Gale is sweet to her and all, but I think she became his friend after their fathers die... They were kind of thrown together... But... Katniss and Peeta.... They really are in LOVE. (period)
She wants to love Peeta and does a little, BUT she also loves Gale. You also have to remember she loved Gale first, and she has been through so much with Peeta. Katniss is torn between the both of them but I think her heart has grown a bigger spot for Peeta.
How about this: she doesn't love one more than the other enough to decide. Her feelings about either guy is oblivious to her. She only ended up with Peeta because he was just there. If he never went back, I don't think she would have cared if she ended up alone. She may love both guys, but I've never sensed anything STRONG between her or either guy.
SPOILER ALERT: at the end she comes to the conclusion that she loves Peeta (more) because he is her opposite and always looks at the positive side and can make her feel really special. Gale, on the otherhand, is just as warlike and fire-y as Katniss, and Katniss does not need anymore anger in her life. Besides, that anger is also the reason that gale and her fight all the time, cuz they both let it out on each other. Peeta loves Katniss unconditionally (sorta) and makes her feel special and like she dosnt have to be angry al the time.
She loves Peeta. Or at least ends up loving him. All is revealed in Mocking Jay. And as for the whole hugging and putting on a show, Katniss and Gale had been friends for a very long time and were very close. Of coarse she would hug him. And as for the show, as the show went on you read about her convicting emotions about how maybe it wasn't a show for her either.
In the end she ends up marrying Peeta. I personally thinks she should've married Gale. The reason she doesn't end up with Gale is because she thinks Gale's bomb killed Prim, her little sister. Btw... I am obsessed with this series. I know what I'm talking about.
Katniss loves Peeta in the end but through out the hOle series shes debating with herself if it's real or something for the camera. In the end of mockingjay katniss wakes up from a nightmare And peetas there fir her he gives her a kiss and she realzes no One can give katniss the happiness peeta does and if you do think about it it's true. I know gale is katniss's best friend but him and katniss have never slept eachother and comferted her or even seen life before there eyes like she has withe peeta. Nothing can compare to the things katniss and peeta have been through. Any way at the end of mockingjay katniss does tell peeta her love for him is true and not for the cameras. In the epologe from mockingjay katniss tells us the the hunger games are over and her and peeta are happily married with two children ( a boy and a girl). You can tell from the way katniss words the epologe that she's truly happy and loves peeta. honestly you can tell all along. Katniss and peeta are meant to be together you can just tell katniss loves him she just wasn't shire about it. I mean who can blame her she was being forced to marrie and live him. She was never allowed to feel the love and make a chose of her own! Well I hope that answers your question. Hope you enjoy the book!
well the love triangle between catniss.peeta and gale gets complicated. now i beleive you've read all the books in mockingjay gale says that "she will pick the one she can't live without." she did love gale but you have to rememberthe act for the capitol at times did become real. the nights on the train with her and peeta he was the only one who could calm her down
Love is an important factor in these books. Katniss has loved Gale in a best friend type of way for years. Meanwhile, Peeta has had a crush on her ever since he saw her on the first day of school with "two braids instead of one." When Peeta is chosen for the Hunger Games, he views it as lucky. He confesses that he loves her at the interviews. Throughout the Games, and especially in the cave, they become friends. Katniss thinks of Gale and how he must feel but loses herself in front of the cameras for the whole love bit. In Mockingjay, Peeta is taken by the Capitol and Katniss breaks down, but Gale is there for her. In the end of the last book, Gale runs off to District 2 and Peeta and her get married and have children. So she loves them both, but in different ways. Btw i am so team peeta!
Why are people still voting on this, because in Mockingjay she picks Peeta. He said, "You love me. Real or not real?" And she says, "Real." And in the epilogue she talks about their kids. The last paragraph in Mockingjay says, "Peeta and I grow back together. There are still moments when he clutches the back of a chair and hangs on until the flashbacks are over. I wake screaming from nightmares of mutts and lost children. But his arms are there to comfort me. And eventually his lips. On the night I feel that thing again, the hunger that overtook me on the beach, I know this would have happened anyway. That what I need to survive is not Gale’s fire, kindled with rage and hatred. I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. And only Peeta can give me that." She even cried when Peeta's heart stopped and she only kisses Gale, when he's in pain. So why is everyone still fighting over this?
the back and forth question of who Katniss was going to end up with was part of the fun of reading the books, I think. By the time I read Mockingjay halfway thru, I wanted her to end up with Peeta. Nothing can ever undo what they both had been thru together. Her character changed to much to go back to a life with Gale, so Peeta was the only one who could love her fully
peeta she has real feelings for Peeta and Gale she said was strong thats it she ran up to Gale like everyone else SHE WAS SAD i would hug someone if they came in! but Peeta shes comfortable with and talks alot more
Well if you haven't read the whole series then dont read. She obviously loves peeta she told him that it was like the best scene ever. I think that she loved gale as a brother and thought that if she told gale that she really loved him everything would be better. But I think that katniss fell for peeta as soon as they interacted in the games. They really had something special. Shes kinda like the song overboard which I'm listening to right now. She always needs someone to comfort her, like most girls in this world. But I love peeta he is so. Sweet and cariing while gale is a lot of rage which katniss has enough of she needs peeta to comfort her
At first she liked Gale which was obvious even if she didn't say that. But later on, in the third book, even she said it herself that she loves Peeta. And so she did in front of Peeta. Gale wasn't there anymore... That was sad cuz he was great! But, about the love thing... To the last, it is Peeta.
She loves Gale, that much is clear when she's thinking about him with other girls at the end of MJ.
She never actually chooses Peeta. Gail has just had enough of her crap and leaves. Don't blame him. Peeta, in his typical stalker fashion, follows her back to D2 where I sure he continues to lie and manipulate her and emotionaly blackmail her.
Katniss falls in love with peeta. Though she says she "loves" gale she meant it as a brotherly kind of love. But when she kissed peeta she felt happy. When she kissed Gale in C.F it was of anger because peeta didn't remember her. Am i making sense?
Peeta. In Mockingjay, she chooses Peeta over Gale because she says something like: "Gale was like (something I don't remember). I had enough of that. Peeta was like the sun, and he was what I needed." In the epilogue, she even has children. With Peeta. And in Mockingjay, Peeta gets stung by tracker jackers and basically forgets that Katniss is his ally and starts thinking that she's the enemy, but they fall in love. Should I say again?
I honestly dont think that she ever loved Gale in a romantic way. I feel like they were really good friends who had that kind of "we could date" thing going on. I think Katniss felt bad for kissing Peeta at first because, even though she had said that she wasnt ever getting married, I think she knew that Gale had it in the back of his head that they would settle down together some day.
As for Peeta, I think it took a long time for even Katniss to figure out her feelings for him. He obviously was an important memory for her at first because he gave her the bread that stopped her from losing hope. When they meet up for the 74th games I think she doesnt want to get too close to him or to trust him because she knows that for one of them to live the other has to die. I think on some level she loved him ever since he gave her the bread. Even Gale admits that she kissed Peeta in a way that she never kissed Gale. People could say that it was just for show, but since it has been established that she is not a good actress, I dont think so. Plus, if you read Mockingjay then you know how that ends.
It's so dumb. I didn't read the whole series because it's boring as crap, but the one thing I was interested in was who she would end up with. So I googled it, and I told myself that if she ends up with Gale, I'd finish the series, and if she ends up with Peeta, I won't. So I found out she ended up with Peeta, so I'm not going to continue reading it. Because it's so stupid! It's exactly like twilight. Gale is like Jacob, the best friend, who she loves "like a brother". And then Peeta's like Edward.
I think she definitely should've ended up with Gale, he's so much better!
Peetas attitude surley helps Katniss heal overtime from the games while Gales hate for the capitol just tears her down. Katniss seems to be more comfortable with Peeta, but she still obtains feelings for Gale, just not the way she does for Peeta.
Well, as I seen in the movie(just a while ago) and as I have read on the book of Hunger Games and Catching Fire. Katniss said that she is torn up between the two. But, Katniss loves Gale as her bestfriend/brother. Katniss loves him from the mind. They've been together a long time but the fact is that there was no "life changing" event that happened between them. While in Katniss and Peeta's case, they were joined in a life and death "celebration". They played together, they trained together, they both experienced pain and agony together. Though the love that Katniss showed was for the show. But, remember in the movie when they teamed up, a canon blowed and she just went crazy about Peeta, making sure that he's no dead. In that point, her love for him grew. In short, Katniss has more feelings for Peeta than Gale.
Katniss doesn't really know who she loves. At first she thinks Peetas love for her is an act but then discovers that he really does love her. Katniss describes Gale -her best friend and hunting partner- as an older brother but during the books they seem to get a closer bond. I think in the end she has no choice and marries Peeta because Gale ends up in district 2, Katniss probably felt she could relate to Peeta more because they both went to the hunger games together. At the end of the last book Katniss longs for Gale to be by her side and at one point she thinks "I have to remind myself that Gale's in 2 with a fancy job, probably kissing another pair of lips".It's obvious Gale loves Katniss especially in the movie because when Katniss kisses Peeta in the cave Gale looks up at the screen and sees them and looks down in disbelief. So in the end I think she would probably have married Gale instead of Peeta but thats just my opinion!
Katniss loves Gale as a brother and connects with him because obviously they both were very young when both their fathers were killed in the mines. She never thinks of him in a romantic way, if you read book one you will obviously see that. She does however begin to fall in love with Peeta and is confused not because she loves Gale but because she doesnt know if it is true or it's just a part of the game to keep them alive. In book two you can clearly see that she loves Peeta and is willing to die so that he can live. At the end she doesn't end up with Gale because clearly he knows and she knows that she will never be able to love him the way she loves Peeta. There you have it...I have read all three books.
Read the last book you find out everything. katniss and peeta end up together and get married. you could tell at the end of hunger games even though she says she faking feelings for him she really is starting to fall for peeta. she never loved gale that way she loved him like a brother and nothing more and he new that. katniss falls in love with peeta because of everything they went through together and how he would risk his life to save hers and how different their personalities are. peeta and gale both loved katniss but peeta had a much stronger love for her than gale. and peeta and katniss always had a much deeper conection/chemistry with each other without even knowing it. in the first book everyone should have known they would end up together and everyone should have wanted them together.
If you read the books you will find out! like many of the people here commenting most likely read the books. katniss loves peeta in the end because gale did something horrible that will make katniss never trust him again. gale ends up leaving to another district. she(katniss)ends up with peeta. she realizes she loves him. in the book mockingjay peeta asks her if she loves him real or not real. she answers by saying real. i hope you team peeta people are happy like me. im sorry to the people on team gale :(.
I'll give Katniss an advice, quoted by my good friend Johnny Depp: "If you love two people at the same time choose the second one because if you really loved the first one you wouldnt have fallen for the second."
IT'S PEETA!!!!!!!!!!!! i never read the books, so book fans might have a diffrent veiw, but going by the movie, her and peeta are the cutest thing going! i hope to fall in love like that 1 day. I never felt that connection with her and Gale, the idea of them ever being together never crossed my mind until he looked hurt that she kissed peeta, the whole time they were more like best friends.From what i seen in the movie she truely loves peeta, she ran to find him, she risked her life to save him. Maybe she planned on fakeing it, but when they cuddled in that cave, you can see/feel the strong love they have for each other. If she wasnt in love with him, she would have let him kill himself, and she would be the winner. Her saving them both, was makeing things BAD for her, she disrespected the capitol, now they want revenge. she wouldve been "better off' letting him die, but she fell in love with him
I think she always presumed that she loved Gale, he would've been the easy answer. He was the only one who ever made her smile. Gale and Katniss have a special connection, but if you fall for two people, you don't really love the first person, because if you did, you wouldn't have fallen for the second person. The freeness she talks about Gale with at the end, suggests that she is over him, but he really was everything she needed and loved. But in the end it was a question of necessity over luxury.
It is actually Peeta he loves, Peeta gave Katniss hope while Gale gave her fire. According to the book she realized she really loved Peeta was when there was the Second Quarter Quell and Peeta gave a locket and a pearl to Katniss.
i rekon she liked gail and never really liked peeta until the hunger games where she left gail and slowly started bonding with peeta. then they started gettinq closer during the training sessions. By the end of the hunger games they had mutual feelings and katniss made the first move by kissing him. making gail jealous but o well.
From what I can she katniss loves them them both. But loving someone and being in love with them are two different things so we should be asking who she is in love who she can never be without who makes her feel safe when she is terrified. Ofcourse the answer is PEETA! I felt like katniss liked him before the hunger games she just felt like she owed him for saving her life and she is the kind of person who does not like owing people even then peeta was protecting her and giving her hope and she says so herself in the book when she picked the dandelion.Even though she was acting at first to be in love with him I feel she just confused and didn't want to get involve cause she didn't know him well and she might have had to kill him but she could have and she didn't SHE COULDN'T cause from that moment they kissed REALLY! kissed she felt something and I think she knew then but didn't want to admit it didn't want to love someone else that she might have to lose because of the capitol and in catching fire she might have thought she was protecting him because he protected her but I think deep down she know that it was because she is in love with him and if she was pretending she wouldn't have allowed him to come in her room so much cause she is not the type of person to just make yo have your way and not to mention in mockingjay when they told her peeta was captured how she attacked haymitch and how she acting like a zombie and when she saw him on the television how she pushed past everyone and went to the screen she was just confused and scared and she never even thought about gale like that until he kissed i know she loves gale too you can love more than one person but it comes down to who you are in love with and can't be without and that person for katniss is PEETA sorry for the long comment
I say Gale...The only reason that she married Peeta is because Gale left for District 2. It says that after she came out of the prison cell for shooting Coin. Haymitch even says. "He left for district 2." She loves Peeta cause Snow made her fall for him. If Cinna didn't come up with the Star-crossed lovers they're would be no KatnissxPeeta.
So my point is...She was forced to love Peeta...and I say she loves Gale.
Off Course Peeta, he better than everyone, he loves katniss so much, although he seem as a weak guy than only can painting or baked some bred (the boy with the bread) but he have one thing that no one can have it, his weakness are nothing when he protect katniss, and who doesn't fall in love with this guy??? and OFF COURSE I DO...
GALE because i just found a website that has this fyi and it says that peeta
will do whatever it takes for Katniss to survive, for he has been in love with her since they were five years old. Katniss, however, has to act like she's in love with him in order to keep both of them alive.so that doese not mean that she loves GALE OR PEETA
In the first book, I thought she loved Peeta, and I was rooting for him...but by the end of the book I wasn't sure.
After the first half of Catching Fire, I was pretty upset because it seemed she made up her mind on Gale.
But the 2nd half of Catching Fire and then the Mockingjay made it clear that she loves Peeta, and why.
Ok, I think she loves Gale sorta like a brother. I also thunk she loves Peeta like a boyfriend... just doesnt know it yet at first. Gale has been there for Katniss and so she thinks of him like a brother. Do I think Katniss likes Gale like a boyfriend? Of corse... but she thinks of him as more of a brother... and she only likes him as a boyfriend just a little bit. But Peeta on the other hand, she doesnt relize that she loves him untill later on in the movie and in the books. SPOILER ALERT!!! In the book, Katniss and Peeta end up winning the Hunnger Games. And they end up with two children... a boy and a girl. Peeta still wasnt sure is she relly loved him... so they made up a game called " Real or Not Real" so evrey time they played and he would ask that question she would say "Real". Long story short... Katniss loves Peeta as a boyfriend and Gale sorta like a brother.
She loves Gale because he's always there for her,But in Mockingjay,When Peeta get tortured and wants to kill Katniss,she realizes that she really does love him and wants the old Peeta back.She still loves both and couldnt live without either.
SHE LOVES PEETA THEY HAVE 2 KIDS AND GET MARRIED AND ARE ARE JUST IN LOVE!!SHE EVEN SAYS WHY READ IN THE END OF MOCKINGJAY! I THINK GALE IS A BAG OF DOUCHE:)GALE ANS KATNISS LOOK TO MUCH LIKE BRO AND SIS:(
I think that she loves both, but at the same time she doesn't really love either and feels pressured into being with one or the other. Gale has taught her to survive and Peeta has survived with her. She loves those things in them and at the same time, she resents them for it.
She most likely loves Gale more, but is afraid to show it. Gale is her best friend and sort of her wall, He is something for her to lean on. Where as Peeta sort of pushed the relashionship on Katniss. She didnt have a breather. When with Gales she had more bonding time and he was also her first kiss. So yeah Katniss loves Gale.
she l;oves both gale like a brother but peeta as the awesome cute funny hot and even more hot even more hot charming brave shocked painter baker sweet loving awesome a million times smoken hotest guy in the world way
She loves Gale in a brother way but tries to love him the way she loves her because she doesn't want him to feel bad and she feels she owes it to him. She doesn't love Peeta at first but he starts to get on her mind. Does it matter though? Obviously if you've read all three books, you'd know that Peeta and Katniss get married and have kids. So stop asking this. She loves Peeta. She wouldn't marry Peeta and have kids with him if she didn't love him. I mean, it's possible, but in the Epilogue she states several times she loves Peeta. She doesn't marry Gale because he's too much of a brother to him. That's the impression I was getting. Anyways, stop asking this because we all know she has two kids with Mellark.
I think that she is in love with peeta...HALLO GUYS! Did you ever read mockingjay?:
On the night I feel that thing again, the hunger that overtook me on the beach, I know this would have happened anyway. That what I need to survive is not Gale’s fire, kindled with rage and hatred. I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. And only Peeta can give me that.So after, when he whispers, “You love me. Real or not real?”I tell him, “Real.”
So guys are kidding of me? She loves Gale like a friend and she always loved Peeta and she always loves him...I do not understand your fight :" Oh,team peeta is the best! No,Team gale forever" that is stupid....really and iam not on any team...sooo stupid fight! You are CRAZY fans! :-D but i like every fan 'cause my friends dont like it... (i never understand this) ;-) :-D :-*
she loves peeta at the end of mocking jay and she said so and if you didnt read the whole series you shouldnt be commenting on this and i mean the whole series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but still gale is her closest friend before peeta no ofense
Katniss does love both of them, but in different forms. In the Hunger Games, Katniss does not love anybody. Slowly though, after finding out both guys are in love with her, she trys to figure out her feelings. In Catching Fire, she supposedly picks Gale after the cruel whipping, but in Mockingjay she changes her mind after her breakdown without Peeta being there to comfort her. So in conclusion, Katniss loves Gale in a brotherly manner while Peeta is a bit more intimate.
She loves them both, but in different ways, which I think takes her quite awhile to figure out. There is no doubt that she loves and cares deeply for Gale. He is her best friend, someone she has trusted for years. They both went through a traumatic event in their childhood and together learned to handle it. However, the love and hesitation she feels to move on from Gale is always riddled in guilt because she doesn't want to hurt him. Even he says he can only get her attention when he is in pain. That is not the things that true, romantic love is made of. How she loves Peeta is different, from Catching Fire on you can see that she falls in love with Peeta. She longs for him, his kisses are the only ones that cause a "stirring" and "new kind of hunger" deep within her. She admits that without him she will be damaged beyond repair. When Peeta is hijacked in Mockinjay, she finally realizes how deep her feelings for him went and despite everything she fights to get him to come back to her. She can't let him go. Even Gale finally admits in his conversation with Peeta in Tigeress's basement that he knows Katniss loves Peeta. It's not what Katniss ever planned or thought would happen, but that is often what happens when you fall in love. They went through something that changed them and created a need within themselves that no one else could ever fill. Perhaps, if Katniss had never gone into the games, it might have been Gale she fell in love with, but even then I am doubtful. For in the end of Mockingjay she wonders if the "twisted sadness between them would have grown up even without the Capitol's help". She also admits on the night that her and Peeta reunite that she knows that is what would have happened anyway. That what she needs to survive is something only he can give her. Her ending up with Peeta had nothing to do with what happened between her and Gale. She ended up with Peeta because she finally understood that she loved him, completely. For "Real".
Definatly Peeta duhhh even though in catching fire Gale and Katniss kiss Gale and Peeta love here but she was choosing Peeta cuz her family her Gale and Peeta might get killed if she goes with Gale.4 me Peeta is H-O-T hoooot
I think the major distinction between her feelings for Gale and Peeta are need and want, not that one she is "in love" with while the other she just "loves." She loves both it's obvious. Gale knows everything about her. They shared their most intimate memories together such as their father's death. The memory she shares with Peeta is everything within the hunger games. The hunger games changed her for ever... and no matter how much she may have wanted to be with Gale, it's not what she needed. After the rebellion she was mentally disoriented, while Gale was perfectly capable of continuing his life. Had she chosen Gale, she would be bringing him down. Peeta on the other hand was clearly still disoriented from the trackerjay venom. Essentially what it comes down to is that she and Peeta needed each other.. to heal. Because of the hunger games and everything that happened, her future with Gale was no longer possible as she changed. Gale loved her enough to let her go and be with Peeta, and she loved him enough to leave what she wanted (Gale) for what she honestly needed at the time. She need Peeta but wanted Gale. Need trumps want. Although "want" constitutes love..
I think that she likes Gale intel she mets Peeta. Because in the Book she said that she liked him but not that way. But the more she hangs out with him the more she likes him.But when the Hunger Games start she remibers him when he threw her the bread. during the games the more she is with him the more in love she gets.... So, i think she love s peeta.. Oh what i know she loves Peeta... MAN PEETA IS HOT! i would of even love him and i am a tough one
Up till the third book Katniss has mixed feeling. She doesn't know who she loves. At one point she believes that she loves Gale at another it's Peeta. In the second book when they enter the quarter quell she is determined to save Peeta so it is decided that she loves Peeta. In the third book when Peeta isn't with her it is confirmed that she loves Peeta and that she wants to spend the rest of her life with him. When Prim dies and Katniss realizes that Gale is the one that set the trap that killed Prim Katniss feels she can't trust Gale. And in the epilogue it says that she marries Peeta so in the end she ends up loving Peeta and untrusting of Gale