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Official Mockingjay 13 District Blog Tour: District 6

Welcome to District 6! Come in! Come in! Rest your feet while I tell you a little bit about your host today.

District 6 hasn’t been discussed much in either The Hunger Games or Catching Fire, but we’re not without our fame! We were the district that had the tribute that went savage during one of the hunger games and started eating the hearts of other tributes he killed. I know that’s a little extreme, and I can’t say we were proud, but he didn’t end up winning because he was killed in an avalanche. Half of our district is relieved that he died, the other half is angry because we certainly could have used the gifts and food that PanemΒ lavishes on the winner’s district! We all agree, though, that the avalanche wasΒ no doubtΒ manufactured by the Gamemakers. Having a lunatic win The Hunger Games would have made a mockery of what they are.

*cough*

Admittedly, this cannibal is probably what we’re most famous for in The Hunger Games, but we’ve done our fair share of trying to keep Katniss and Peeta alive! Both of our morphlings gave their lives for Katniss and Peeta. I hope those two live up to what Haymitch said they would do, otherwise our morphling’s deaths will have been in vain.

I’m sure you’re wondering what we do here, since you know what some of the other districts specialize in. Unfortunately, it’s a secret and if I told you I’d have to kill you.

On to the topic at hand! If you think Katniss and Gale’s relationship is a secret, then you don’t understand the way word can spread here. I know, I know. Katniss and Peeta are shown together during the Games, but let me tell you why I love Gale, and why I think he’s better for Katniss:

1. Gale’s a survivor. Sure, I guess baking bread works if you have a roof over your head and a place to bake the bread, but with Gale you never have to worry about food, because he can hunt and gather.

2. Gale’s known Katniss for years and knows her better than just about anyone else, even if he didn’t fight in the Games with her.

3. Gale’s a scrapper. He hasn’t led the privileged life that Peeta has, which means he knows how to get by, and dare I say it? He has more character.

4.Β Gale can make Katniss smile and laugh when no one else can. Connections like that aren’t easily replaced or replicated. Men like Gale are few and far between.

5. Gale’s a man. He’s been taking care of his family for years, taking on the tessera and hunting and gathering in the woods.

And here’s who I’d cast for Gale (I know he’s a little old, but when has that ever stopped Hollywood?):

Ben Barnes. Aw yeah.

Gale has straight black hair, olive skin, and grey eyes. Obvs Benny needs a little work to make him Gale, but I don’t think he’s far off.

Team Gale!

Are you Team Gale or Team Peeta?

We in District 6 can’t wait to find out how this story ends. We are declaring August 24th a national holiday so that everyone can read Mockingjay. Will you be reading it with us?

And now for the giveaway!

I have 50 (FIFTY!) stickers to give away. *points up* Aren’t those cool? I’m so jealous of everyone who’ll win. I haven’t had a sticker in a long time, but I would LOVE this one! *dies*

All you have to do is fill out the form below with your name, mailing address, and email address by SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2010 at 11:59pm PT (the reason I’m getting your mailing address now is so that I don’t have to collect 50 addresses later. Once the winners are announced and a few weeks have gone by to ensure they’ve received their sticker, I will delete the form and all the entries.). I will announce the winners Sunday, August 22, 2010.

(On that Sunday, I will also be opening a contest that will be sponsored by me for a copy of Mockingjay. The contest will only run a few days so the winner can get Mockingjay as soon as possible. This contest will be open internationally.)

But back to this contest! This contest is only open to folks in the United States (sorry international folks!).

If you haven’t yet, please be sure to ‘like’ The Hunger Games on Facebook. (Shouldn’t Facebook have other options besides like? I would definitely click ‘obsesses over’ if that was an option.)

Also! The next stop on this totally rad tour is Monday, August 16 — District 7: Novel Novice.

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123 Responses to “Official Mockingjay 13 District Blog Tour: District 6”

  1. bethany (Dreadlock Girl) ()

    Dying to read Mokingjay and wishing it was NOW that was reading it….oh the torture!!

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  2. Emily and her little pink notes ()

    I pre-ordered Mockingjay yesterday, it would be fine with me if Katniss ends up on her own but there is no denying it, my heartbeat accelerates when Gale enters the scene

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  3. Michelle

    So, I’m going to refrain from making any long comments about **spits** Gale **spits** but thank you for pointing out some of his finer qualities. πŸ˜‰

    Awesome stickers! I hope that golden arrow slips right into President Snow’s heart!

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    Bella F. Reply:

    LOL! love this comment it’s so funny

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  4. Smash Attack ()

    VERY cool stickers! THANKS!

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  5. Deborah ()

    well i’m totally Team KATNISS but gosh if you’re casting Ben Barnes as Gale, i might have to switch teams lol

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  6. Nely ()

    I’m a sucker for a sticker… what can I say?

    TEAM PEETA!!! Although after looking at that Ben Barnes pic I might be slightly persuaded…. hmmm My copy of MockingJay has been pre-ordered for months now. I can’t wait to get my grubby little fingers on it. πŸ˜€

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  7. Alexander

    Cool Stickers, i dont really want the whole “team” thing to start again, though.

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  8. Jenn's Bookshelves

    I’m team Katniss but I agree with Deborah…if that’s who they are casting as Gale I might have to switch over to the dark side!

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  9. Abby ()

    (Um, that’s really cool that your comment form asks for Twitter username.)

    Those stickers are awesome!
    And yes, I can’t wait for Mockingjay! I’d better check to make sure I have it pre-ordered… I do!

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  10. Meredith ()

    Oh, I’m Team Gale too and Ben Barnes is all kinds of yummy. He’s a good choice, if a little bit old.

    You could have fun with those stickers – placing them in random public places so that anytime a HG fan came across one, they’d know they weren’t alone in the world (as if that were even possible!).

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  11. Elyse ()

    Ben Barnes as Gale is such genius casting! Cannot WAIT to read Mockingjay!!!

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  12. Jane ()

    Love, love, love Gale. He’s in a survivor in the real Hunger Games called life in District 12 under the oppressive rule of the Capital.

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  13. Shannon ()

    PEETA! I am sorry but I hate Gale. Peeta is a better friend and always makes Kantiss feel better when he is around. No, he isnt a hunter, but he does know how to survive and he respect the other people who aren’t as fortunate. And did I mention they SLEPT TOGETHER!! Oh yes. I am on team Peeta Forever πŸ™‚

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  14. nikki ()

    I’m team Gale, but not quite so far in to his camp as you are. I still like and respect Peeta quite a lot. It’s not his fault that he and Gale were born into different circumstances. And it’s not like Peeta ever acted like being born into a wealthier family made him any better. He’s a humble person, despite the wealthy (ish) origins. I’m mostly on Gale’s team because I do think he and Katniss have a history that could not be overcome.

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  16. Shannon ()

    I am Team Peeta all the way but Ben Barnes would be a delicious Gale.

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  17. Kaitlyn in Bookland ()

    oooh thanks for the giveaway! As of right now, I am Team Undecided, but I have always been leaning more toward Gale!

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  18. Sarah

    I’m definitely Team GALE! I have to admit that several times during the series I would be like “CRAP” when Peeta escaped death….

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  19. Paige

    i dont know what team im for. I love Gale and Peeta for different reasons. if i were Katniss id choose Gale, so i guess i might like him better. and Ben Barnes would work quite well as Gale. πŸ˜€

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  20. JaYnE

    Yay for the giveaway!! I’m definitely team Gale. Peeta is more of a symbol of goodness. How is Katniss supposed to be with that? They usually get sacrificed anyway…

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  21. ella

    Nice entry! I can’t wait for the day!!
    Too contest the contest is for US only I really would have love to own one sticker

    More power!!

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  22. Lindsay

    YAY GALE! I’ve been a Gale fan since the first time we met him. He is a man who can care for his family and he obviously has deeply cared for Katniss for years. And he has earned her trust and proven himself to be a good friend time and time again.

    See one of the main reasons why I’m not Team Peeta is because if Katniss were to be with him she could never give him all of her heart. And I do love Peeta, he is really as Katniss and Finnick say “The Best of Them” and I think he deserves a girl who would be able to give him all of her. Not part. Because we know that part of Katniss will always be with Gale.

    Plus, Gale is a born rebel bad boy robinhood hunk of gorgeous man meat. Ha! And when he kissed Katniss… that seemed like the very first time that a kiss actually meant something… YAY GALE!

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  23. Callie Forester ()

    Team Gale!! I know Peeta survived the Hunger Games, and that makes him a bad-ass to some degree, but Peeta has always been too much of a “nice boy” for me. I like my MC’s dark and brooding and a little dangerous. lol. Peeta is just too nice.

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  24. Viviana

    Team Gale! Everyone seems to just likes Peeta because he has been in most of the book. But! I think Mockingjay will have more of Peeta since he’ll be gone. Imagine Gale saving Peeta. I hope she ends up with Gale and not Peeta. I hope he ends up with Katniss and not Madge. Team Gale!

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  25. karen

    I’m totally team Peeta, but I signed up for the drawing anyway

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  26. KellyC

    Can’t wait for the release of Mockingjay! Loved reading your post, and especially love your casting pick for Gale.

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  27. marye~ ()

    I keep going back and forth between Gail and Peeta. Yes, Gail is a man. He’s strong, a survivor, and would be perfect for Katniss, but Peeta really loves her (and he has since they were young). He’s not without skills and he could give her more because of his affluence. Now, if I have to choose and Binbons is Gail, well then there’s just no choice *swoon*!

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  28. Lydia

    I love Ben Barnes as Gale!!!

    Team PEETA

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  29. Pam ()

    Go Team Gale!

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  30. Adria

    Finally, a team Gale representative! Thank you! Not that I don’t love Peeta, but Katniss and Gale have a much deeper connection that didn’t need to be forced. I cannot tell you how excited I am for Mockingjay! Unfortunately, the day the book comes out is the first day of school for me. I think a little part of my soul died when I found out I couldn’t get it the day it came out. :*((

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  31. Kristina Hayhurst

    To be honest with you I was completely indecisive. The first book is when I definitely liked Peeta. He was so kind and Caring and I didn’t think that he got any credit for that. In the hunger games I saw a sort of bond form between katniss and Peeta. But then, what really got me was at the end when katniss told Peeta it was only to get supplies and it didn’t mean anything.
    The next book is when they tell us that Gale and Katniss kissed, so then I started to lean toward Gale. I thought about it some more and realized gale would be better because he can hunt and take care of his family and we don’t really know what Peeta can do except make bread. But also, in the second book Peeta and Katniss kiss on the beach and as katniss describes it, it felt like the first time they kissed, not just a for show kind of kiss but a real heartfelt one.
    In conclusion I am seriously confused on who I would pick and I am very excited to see what happens. I think I do favor Gale a bit over Peeta because he knows Katniss like no other, and personally thats who i would want. πŸ™‚

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  32. valentine ()

    While I do NOT agree with you about Gale being better for Katniss than Peeta, I will agree with Ben Barnes being a good Gale. I think all the actors should be older, there is a lot of emotion in the book and we need a mature actor who can pull it off. Besides, living in the seam is tough, I think kids have to grow up quick there.

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  33. Sarah

    Team Gale all the way! He is a real man in every sense of the word and I can’t imagine “The Girl on Fire” settling for anything less

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  34. Carol Rutz ()

    Being the realist I am, I’m Team Neither. For Katniss does not deserve either guy, and she knows it.

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  35. Lia

    Yay, shipping wars! My favorite! Seriously, though, I’m rereading and the more I do, the more I dislike Gale. “I’m going to sacrifice the guaranteed and immediate welfare of my family for my pride. Because in times like these, in a place like the Seam, obviously, endangering my life on a daily basis knowing full well that my family needs me rather than accept a bag of money from a girl is what’s most important.”

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  36. Jena ()

    Team Peeta <333

    But wow, i never thought of binbons as Gale, but I do see it! And I LOVE it.

    Thanks for the contest πŸ™‚

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  37. Shelby

    Gale all the way!! I like him because he’s not afraid to do what’s right, no matter the consequences (like being whipped). When something wrong is happening he does what he needs to fix the problem. He loves both his and Katniss’s family and is always looking out for them, making sure they are taken care of. Besides that, though, Gale is completely loyal to Katniss, and would never do anything to hurt her, and they like the same things (hunting illegaly & causing the Capitol problems). Peeta is too much of a good boy, trying to stay out of trouble. In Catching Fire, Katniss even says she would marry Peet if she had to, to save her loved ones (Gale & family). When she says that, she expresses reluctance. She loves Gale, and I think if she did marry Peeta there would always be the question “What if…” in her mind.

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  38. Maroi ()

    i wish i had it already like Andrew Sims does πŸ™

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  39. Jenna

    Peeta forever! <3
    I think that Gale is a great friend to Katniss. And he is a great guy. But Peeta+Katniss are just chemistry. I notice most of the points bring up why Gale is better in terms of survival. But what about her emotional needs? Katniss has been to hell and back and now she's back in hell. Peeta has chased away her nightmares and made her feel safe. And Katniss' reaction when she found out Peeta had been taken to the Capitol? Just like her mother when her father died.
    She's in love with Peeta.

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  40. Matt

    TEAM GALE!

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  41. Linz

    TEAM PEETA!!!!

    And I can’t wait for the 24th!

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  42. QuoteGirl ()

    No way.

    How can anyone say Peeta lacks character? Sure, he’s led a pretty comfortable life compared to Gale, but that’s not his fault. He’s brave, strong, and is willing to throw himself in front of anything to save Katniss’ life.

    I don’t see Gale doing that.

    But I love Peeta, so maybe I’m a bit more than biased. πŸ™‚

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  43. T ()

    11 days – seriously I can barely contain my excitement!!!

    I love your Team Gale reasoning – and your pick for the actor!

    I’m team Gale all the way – I think that their shared background will outweigh the stress induced attraction for Peeta… in the end they just don’t “get” eachother as well.

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  44. Lily

    I would totally put that sticker on my ceiling so whenever I wake up i would be reminded of the Greatest* book in the world!! Also Team Gale, i mean, he just sounds sexier in the book! Hopefully if they do make a movie they won’t butch it up like they did Percy Jackson.

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  45. Sara

    Peeta all the way. He would die to protect her.

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  46. celi.a ()

    I’m SO Team Gale. And can I just tell you that almost immediately after I read a description of Gale, I started picturing him as Ben Barnes? Like, over a year ago. Obviously we are psychic. And genius.

    p.s. I don’t like this whole ‘Team’ business. Sounds cheesy. I don’t know what would sound better, though…Galeans? Peetaites?

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  47. Susan

    Ben Barnes is nice. But I was thinking Nicholas Braun. Or Steven Strait (with longer hair).

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  48. Izabella ()

    Team Gale all teh way!! He is just a way better match for Katniss than what Peeta is!!

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  49. zibilee

    Such a cool post and such an awesome sticker giveaway!! Thanks for hosting all this!

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  50. Joanna

    those stickers are really cool πŸ˜€
    But I’m sure which team I am… thought you brought up some excellent points…

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  51. amy

    Super excited!! Thanks for the contest. Can’t wait for Mockingjay!!

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  52. Christie

    Can you be Team Ben Barnes? *swoon*

    I’m sort of Team Neither guy. Not because I don’t think Katniss is worthy of Gale or Peeta; but the only relationship Peeta and Katniss have had has been surrounded by the Games. And the relationship Katniss and Gale have forged by desperation.

    I guess you could say both relationships were forged by desperation.

    Hm. I like both guys. Both are determined. Both are resourceful. I think whichever guy Katniss ends up with, she can’t go wrong.

    Down with the Capitol!

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    Mackenzie Reply:

    i have to agree with you Christie. I kind of have a problem with both of them to me Gale has anger issues and Peet’s just to desperate

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  53. MikeMagpuyo ()

    You drive a hard argument! Haha. But yeah, I understand how many people would want Gale to end up with Katniss.

    Looking forward to your giveaway of Mockingjay!

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  54. Candace

    I like Gale and all, but I think he should end up with Madge. He’s too much like Katniss, like a brother, to be with Katniss romantically.

    And don’t underrate Peeta: strong, creative, charismatic, loyal, and loving. Loving in fact to the point where he would die for you. He may not be cut out for hunting or foraging, but Katniss can do all that for the both of them.

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  55. Janet Wheatley

    I still haven’t decided if I am Team Gale or Team Peeta…I lean more toward Peeta but you give some very good reasons to be Team Gale, some of which I have already thought about myself. I can not wait until August 24th gets here!!!

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  56. Faith ()

    I am Team Katniss… I just want her to be happy, plus if I picked a side, & Katniss didn’t choose that Guy; well, I’d be really disappointed. And furthermore, one of the two guys will likely die in Mockingjay, so … yeah.
    …..|\
    >–|-)> Girl on Fire
    …..|/

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  57. Kayde Williams ()

    I do like your take on why Gale is better for Katniss but I just love a boy who is totally in love with you… I will be Team Peeta FOREVER! I seriously can’t wait to read book three I am going crazy here!

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  58. S Club Mama ()

    As much as Gale is a great friend, that’s all he’ll ever be. Go Peeta!

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  59. Mama_26

    I’m on team Peeta but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to see a little Gale action! Especially if he’s played by a hottie like Ben Barnes. A little foreplay with Gale would be exciting. And of course he should get some lovin’ in if he’s got to die for the cause. (Which is not a happy thought but possible.)

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  60. Natalie ()

    This is the coolest sticker!!!!

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    Natalie Reply:

    How could I forget the most important thing! I AM TEAM PEETA ALL THE WAY!!!

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  61. Natalie ()

    I def want Katniss and Gale to end up together!!!

    I will be back for your Mockingjay giveaway! Thanks!!!

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  62. Melody

    So, I generally read a book loving one specific character. If the book is worthy of my time, I read it again and find myself concentrating on the person that I prefer. THEN! If I read the book for a third time, I devote my time to finding positives about the character I don’t like.
    For example:
    I read the Hunger Games. Peeta was epic. I love Peeta.
    I read it again! Peeta was even cooler but I noticed Gale a little more.
    I read it once again. Gale is sort of creeping into my view even more. Is he the right boy for Kat?

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  63. sjoy

    Well I’m married to my own “Gale”. A hunter who is also fine! He is a great provider and protector. That being said it would be nice if he could bake. Hmm a man in an apron! Yummy! Katniss has a tough decision. Guess we will have to see where Mockingjay takes her!! I for one can not wait. I’m team Katniss all the way!

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  64. Mana

    TEAM GALE!! *cheers* I’ve been with Gale all the way, I sure hope they end up together ^_^ He’s probably my favorite character still alive πŸ˜€

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  65. Michaela

    I really don’t want the team thing to start because I really don’t want this to become a twilight thing. THE HUNGER GAMES IS AMAZING!!!!! Thank You Suzanne Collins!!! πŸ™‚

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  66. Michaela

    If I have to pick a team, definitly Gale!!!

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  67. mikell

    ok this is not twilight, let’s not be gay and make little team Peeta and team Gale. They are both great guys and I don’t think we should start this crap! I don’t think the author wanted you to pick a side, they are both very lovable guys, and I think that it won’t come down to her choosing one.

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  68. Emmy ()

    Team Peeta on my end, as I said on Dear Author’s blog, what Gale & Katniss had has changed because of the Games.

    There’s a part of Katniss that Gale wouldn’t be able to understand due to Katniss’ position as a Hunger Games survivor. Plus, Katniss’ reactions at the end of the books seem so genuine, compared to her overthinking her little love-triangle whenever she’s given the chance.

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  69. Jaime Mayfield

    Go Gale. Peeta is okay but Gale just sounds like a hottie.

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  70. Deb ()

    Nifty blog. I love both Gale and Peeta so I’m Team Oblivious aka Team Katniss.

    What am I reading? Besides re-reading the HG series I have Pierce Anthony’s “Incarnations of Immortality” series and Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game” and his Bean tales at the ready. They’re my “classic” books and should not be missed. Also, “The Blue Sword” by Robin McKinley. Quite lovely.

    Cheers!

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  71. Amanda ()

    I am team PEETA! He adores her and wll always stick by her side. Also, I think Gale may be more of a father figure or big brother to her.

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  72. vvb ()

    I love your pick for Gale. I think he is more of a brother than a lover. I remain, Team Peeta ;-D

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  73. Jenny ()

    I….would be Team Gale if Ben Barnes played him. But in real life I am Team Katniss Never Marries Like She Planned. (Or, failing that, Team Peeta.)

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  74. Jess

    I’m Team Peeta, but I don’t mind Gale. I’m kinda hoping that there’s a REALLY awesome guy in District 13 for Katniss though, but I trust Suzanne Collins to make it awesome any way it goes.

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  75. Melissa ()

    I *love* your casting choice for Gale. And of course, you know I’m on Team Gale so I agree with your assessments. Down with the sissy baker. I have not thought much about District 6 but cannibalism is very resourceful. Reduce, recycle, reuse…

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  76. katie hambor

    team gale! i agree with all of your reasons too. they’ve been my reasons for a while πŸ™‚

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  77. Breanna Graham ()

    team PEETA forever!

    My best friend is a guy but that dosnt mean we are meant to be together! He knows everything about me but thats what friends are for! Where also alot alike I dont want to date me! Gale and Katniss are similar too similar! Gale is Katniss’s best friend thats his role.

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  78. maidenveil ()

    TEAM PEETA all the way!!

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  79. lulilut ()

    Sorry, I have to go with Team Peeta. He can bake my buns any time. πŸ˜‰

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  80. Elcee

    I think Peeta will become the President (more than once it has been mentioned what a good politician he is) and that Gale will end up dying for the cause. I think he has been becoming (understandably) bitter. Probably he and Peeta will have a scene where they confront each other and they will both agree to save Katniss. Not sure if Katniss will end up with Peeta (probably) or go off into the wilds and run District 13.

    But, who knows??? Susan Collins is a marvelous writer and her Gregor the Underlander books (you haven’t read them yet? – this is a good way to spend the time until Mockingjay comes out!) were not predictable. Can’t wait for Mockinjay and can’t wait for her next series to emerge!

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  81. Shannon ()

    Peeta all the way. there is no changing my mind πŸ˜€

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  82. taylor hackman

    TEAM PEETA! he is so much better for katniss. he needs her, and she needs him!

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  83. Jessica Watts ()

    I can’ t wait!!!!!!

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  84. Brooke Armstrong

    I cannot preoder Mockingjay, considering i have no money.
    But i will tell you, whenever i read the Hunger Games/ Catching Fire, I always reread passages in which Peeta and Katniss have a romantic moment. πŸ™‚ Something that does not appear fake to me is there relationship thru half of the first book, and then the second. although i thought that some of the things he did, and/or said in the first book indicated to me he was just playing the star-crossed Lover Boy role. but after the feast, and they started sharing stories in the cave really made me blush for Katniss. In the second, the way he approached the “Katniss is pregnant” ordeal and the way he presents himself around her, the respect he has for her, the kindness he is to her, just shows me that he is no harm to her.
    my other choice would be that Katniss ends up with no one, that her plans of a no-marital life come to.
    Gale would not be such a bad choice to me, if he had not kissed her and ruined everything in Catching Fire. i mean, i wouldnt mind if he kissed her, but not that time! not that specific time! it was all wrong. and then he threw the gloves at her feet… after that, the whipping, and it was very hard for me to feel bad for him.
    Yes. this is how i feel πŸ™‚
    sorry its so long…

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  85. Molly Brown

    While I like Gale as a character I am in fact team Peeta. Gale and Katniss have been good friends and he does know her well, but just because Peeta wasn’t privileged with getting to spend every day with Katniss, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know her well. He has loved her for so long that he has paid attention to her very well. He knows Katniss just as well as Gale. Also I think that Katniss should be with Peeta because he is truely her other half. Where she is tough and harsh he is soft and charming. Her faults are balanced out by his strengths and he can take care of her just as well as Gale. Sure Peeta is no seasoned hunter but he is by no means weak. He has the intelligence and skills to survive and would do anything to protect Katniss. Also Gale is at heart a rebel, and while he does love Katniss, he wants to lead these big riots and be a loose canon. Gale will not always be there because he would choose war over staying with Katniss. He is very brave but I think that his desire to defeat the capitol is overpowering to all his other desires, even his desire to be with Katniss. The last reason why I think Katniss should be with Peeta is that I think that real reason why Katniss is turning to Gale now and not years ago is because he has always been her friend, and while she may have had some underlying feelings for him, I think she turns to him now because Gale represents her old comfortable life and how things used to be. But things aren’t going to be that way ever again so she should stop trying to hold on to the past and embrace the future. Peeta represents the future, a future she may not want to face but this fight against the capitol is something she started with him and something she must finish and move on from with him. He is the only one who will ever understand what she has gone through, because he went through it too. All in all I think that Peeta is right for Katniss, though Gale is a great guy too.

    Also I do think Ben Barnes would make a good Gale.

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  86. Bella F. ()

    Team Gale! πŸ˜€
    For all the reasons you listed & more. Katniss seems to light up around Gale, and share parts of herself she can’t trust to share with anyone else. She and Gale have a bond that is so deep, loving, and strong. I love that Gale is strong enough to appreciate and even encourage Katniss’ strengths, bringing out the best in each other. I do love Peeta too, but he’s definitely more of a friend. I think Katniss treads close to feeling obligated to him, and that sooo isn’t healthy. Sorry Peeta πŸ™
    And I don’t care geeky it sounds, I took the 24th off from work to read Mockingjay, I sure did πŸ™‚

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  87. Melissa

    I am Team Katniss. Us girls can get along fine without all the male drama.

    But if I had to choose, I would choose Gale. Peeta’s to whiny and goes off and makes big descisions about her without telling her
    coughcoughlikewhenhejustdeclaredshewasPREGNANTcoughcough
    and Gale is just epic in general πŸ˜‰

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    Angel Reply:

    OMG! that made me laugh n_n

    but I’m totally with you there!

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    Sabrina Reply:

    *like

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  88. Nicole

    OH Yea, I <3 <3 <3 <3 your choice for gale (even though i'm Team Peeta. SORRY!!!)i like Alex pettyfer for peeta. What do you think?

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  89. cories ()

    I’m Team Peeta. Yes, Katniss is really close to Gale and what they share is very important. However, I like to think of Gale as Katniss’ high school guy and Peeta as her college guy. Both are important to her and specifically to that stage of her life. The Games is not something that she can discuss with Gale whereas Peeta lived it with her. It’s kind of like Katniss and Peeta went through war together and war buddies are really special in a person’s life.

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  90. Becky at One Literature Nut ()

    I have to agree about Gale. He’s so mysterious that I can’t help but want to learn more about him! We’ll have to see how things turn out.

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  91. Bev Kodak

    I am so loving this Hunger Games promotion. I never would have found you site if not for the contests! Bonus. I will definitely be back in the future.

    I do love the stickers also. I love both Peeta and Gale, but I gotta go with Peeta FTW. Katniss doesn’t need a provider. She can do that for herself. She needs someone who can love her unconditionally. For me, that’s Peeta.

    I can’t wait for Mockingjay!!

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  92. Mirela

    AHH… i totally agree with you on everything!! i can’t really pick a side on the whole, who you like better peeta or gale, to me they are both amazing. if you could mix them both together, I WOULD DIE!!! can’t wait till mockingjay comes out!!!

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  93. Sheila DeChantal ()

    I cant wait for Mockingjay and have seen the districts around the blogosphere and can not wait!!! REALLY! Can not wait!!!

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  94. Lizzel B

    i have to say, i’m team peeta all the way, but i’m glad you also think that ben barnes would make a great gale! p.s. love the stickers!!

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  95. Beth F ()

    Amen, Sister!!!! Who can argue with just how great Gale really is? Glad to know something about your heart-eating district.

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  96. sarah pekkanen ()

    You got me hooked on this series – I love it and cannot wait for august! Oh, and I’m team Peeta. The whole giving the loaf of bread scene…. that got me!

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  97. The A

    im team both… Gale would be really good for Katniss, but i dont thnk its fair that he always gets so mad wen she even brings up Peeta… him (peeta) on the other hand should get Katniss cuz he really loves her <3

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  98. KosherAcademic ()

    dreamy Gale πŸ™‚

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  99. Clare ()

    I am totally Team Gale.
    Why? Peeta’s a faker and a manipulator, and Katniss loves Gale more. I’m sure of it. Katniss and Peeta were not right for each other at all. Gale knows Katniss better, and he loves Katniss more. I can’t be sure, but I think Peeta is a spy for the Capitol. I might be wrong, though, but Gale is the best guy out here.

    ***Team Gale!!***

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  100. Rose

    Every time I think about it it makes my head want to explode, so i’m hoping I’m not angry in the end when i tentatively say Gale at the moment. I was Peeta for the reread of Hunger Games, but I’m sloooowly changing my mind. But I can’t pick definitely because I know I’ll pick wrong, haha.

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  101. Misty

    !! Yes, FB DOES need an “obsess over” button! I would click in an instant!

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  102. Sabrina

    wait.. whats with all the team buisness? gale or peeta? It is somthing to ponder but I wouldnt stoop to twilight fanspeak. The hunger games is a scifi action novel!
    ^ ^
    (>’-‘<) kittykat

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  103. Erin

    I am definitely team thank-goodness-I-don’t-have-to-choose. If forced, I’d go with Gale. I’d just feel so bad for poor Peeta.

    Your casting choice for Gale = perfect, by the way! Mmm…

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  104. Serena ()

    What a fun post. Thanks for sharing the “secrets” of District 6; I mean spouting off more reasons why Katniss and Gale should be together! LOL

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  107. Monroe ()

    I seriously want one of those stickers! Thanks for the refresher course on District 6 too. =]

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  108. Danielle Wheeler ()

    Are you announcing the winners on your blog or are you just e-mailing them???
    I’m So confused
    GO GALE!!!

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  109. Shannon ()

    who won???

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  110. Gretchen

    Woohoo, I won a sticker! =D

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    Stevie Reply:

    how do u know u won? did u get a email of something

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    Nicole Reply:

    OMG, I won one 2!!! *high fives Gretchen* I dont know you, but im happy!!!

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  111. brittany

    that guy is way to old for gale it should be someone yunger

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  112. Nicole

    YAY!!! thanx, how’d you pick the winners!? i got my sticker today! haha i love it and im gonna show it off to my friends =)
    Thnks a bunch,
    Nicole!

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  113. Nicole

    Note: i just got my sticker. No email or anything, it was just mailed

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    trish Reply:

    Nicole, I did email all the winners. One email came back as undeliverable. If you didn’t receive an email, either it was sent to spam or yours was the one email that was undeliverable.

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  114. Dana Huff ()

    I can’t decide if I’m Team Peeta or Team Gale. I really like both of them for different reasons. I am just now reading these books. I finished Catching Fire in a late-night frenzy, and I will begin Mockingjay today. I’m virtually the last person I know to discover them; everyone I know was done with Mockingjay before I started The Hunger Games. Better late than never!

    I see you’re reading Outlander right now. Is it your first time, or a re-read? I loved that book. I will be interested to see what you think of it.

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  115. Elle

    Is there even a debate really? GALE.
    If Peeta was portrayed in a movie they would have to find someone that looks like Chris from Family Guy. Because that is how I’ve always imagined him. Blonde. Pink. Soft. Boooooooooooring!

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