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 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