Blogiversary Giveaway: Steampunk Librarian

Posted June 4, 2010 by Emily in giveaway, Uncategorized / 215 Comments

Today’s giveaway is one of my favorites. I have made no secret of my love for The Hunger Games. And, I’m really starting to get into the steampunk thing with Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. So, combine some Hunger Games awesomeness and some steampunk edginess and you get….

That’s right. A totally cool and original Mockingjay pin. Which one lucky reader is going to get. I’ve decided that I’m going to buy one of these for our Mockingjay party we’re doing at the Library in September. Support the Girl on Fire! Definitely check out The Steampunk Librarian’s shop and see all the cool steampunk jewelry that’s up for sale.

This giveaway is open to international readers! To enter, fill out this form and leave a comment telling me if you are Team Gale or Team Peeta. (If you haven’t read the book you have to leave a comment with a darn explanation as to why). Giveaway ends June 11 12:00 AM MST.

If you’re here from the hop, welcome! Don’t forget to enter my other two contests happening this week!


215 responses to “Blogiversary Giveaway: Steampunk Librarian

  1. I'm Team Peeta because he was brave enough to risk his life for Katniss and he told her he loves her first, and Gale was too cowardly and only told Katniss he liked her AFTER Peeta did. I mean, tell her BEFORE she get's taken, not after. Gale doesn't deserve to be rewarded for being a coward, plus Peeta is hot and awesome and so loving!

  2. Team Nobody! I think Katniss should not have to choose, especially because of all the complications. Besides, she doesn't want either of them. I also have to say that this comparison between Twilight and The Hunger Games sickens me.

  3. I have only read the first game, and for the time being I'm Team Peeta. That may change as I read more of the series. πŸ˜‰ But I'm mainly Team Katniss.

    LOVE THAT PIN! Where did you find it?

  4. I can't decide!! I'm a fan of Peeta and how he's such a great guy, but I wonder if a guy that selfless would grate on my nerves?? And he'll ESPECIALLY grate on Katniss's!

    I guess for that reason, I'm on Team Gale.

    But I don't feel like Katniss is in love with either of those guys. She just does her own thing.

  5. That pin is amazing! And your question is too hard… I am a little bit in love with Peeta and I'm pretty sure Gale's going to end up with the mayor's daughter… However! I just have a thing about boys who are too nice… so I am going to say, "Team Gale!"

  6. I haven't read the books yet, but my sister keeps telling me that I should–I'm so going to borrow her copies the next time I see her. And that pin is adorable!

    – Jane S (friendliestghost at gmail dot com)

  7. *shuffles feet* I'm kind of stuck with this. I love both Gale and Peeta. It seems that Katniss will do her own thing, and the romance part is not the most important aspect of the series to me (the whole rebellion thing is, to be honest). However, if I had to choose, right now, I would have to say Gale, just because he and Katniss have a deeper bond and know each other better. Not to say that Peeta and Katniss aren't close; I just think she and Gale are more alike.

    The pin is gorgeous, by the way! Where did you find it!

  8. I am waiting on my library to get the audio books. As soon as they get them, I will listen to it. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.

  9. I submitted my form under Roxana, by the way, and totally forgot to add my last name. It's Waterman, btw.

    I'm Team Peeta, because he seems to be a lot more considerate than Gale. Gale seems to lose his temper a lot with Katniss, while Peeta only got upset when he found that Katniss may have been faking a lot of her feelings for him. It's an understandable reason to feel upset, Gale just seems like he's short-tempered, and I don't like guys with short tempers. πŸ˜› Of the two, I think Peeta is basically the "nice guy", the one you can rely on to be there when you need him, which I think is shown by the fact that he still trained with Katniss despite not being happy with her in Catching Fire. Gale doesn't seem like he can get his own emotions in control enough to ever do something like that. Also, I'm particularly annoyed that he was so stiff with Katniss when she came back from the Games because of her interactions with Peeta. I get that it must've hurt him, but the girl just got back from the worst experience of her life, and whether he believed they were in love or not, he should've shown more appreciation at the mere fact that she was home and alive. He just seems too stuck in his own world to be considerate of Katniss.

    Lol, sorry, I nearly ended up writing an essay.

  10. Michelle

    I'm Team Gale, because he and Katniss have more history together and he just gets her. He has a similar family situation and they understand eachother. And for that reason, they belong together.

  11. Definately Team Gale! Although I know that Katniss would be absolutely broken if anything happened to Peeta because of everything they've been through together, I can't help but love Gale! Maybe it's the whole 'bad boy' image her portrays. All I know is that i'm totally Team Gale.

  12. I think too, that Katniss shouldn't have to chose. She can be her own person without agreeing with one or the other. In many ways she is happy on her own and I think that is how it should stay.

  13. Anonymous

    I am Team Peeta. Peeta is very good to Katniss. He is romantic. I am excited to read the third book to see if he's alive! I HOPE SO!!!!

  14. I DON'T KNOW! In HUNGER GAMES I loved Gale, then Peeta, then Gale. In CATCHING FIRE, I loved Peeta, then Gale, then Peeta, then Gale, then Peeta, and ended up on Team Gale. I can't wait for MOCKINGJAY!

  15. Ali

    I'm totally Team Peeta. I understand that Katniss has an attachment to Gale because they've been through so much together in District 12, but from a reader's perspective, Gale's just the guy back home! Peeta's a decent guy; human, kind, and brave. Here's hoping he lives through the next book!

  16. Team Peeta! I am a HUGE fan of The Hunger Games Trilogy. I got The Hunger Games when it first came out and it is my favorite book series. I am counting down the days until Mockingjay comes out. I am so excited!

    My sister doesn't read that much. But I made her read The Hunger Games and then of course Catching Fire when it came out. She LOVED it! As soon as she finished she thought, I wanna read it again.

    My iPod is named Finnick <3

    81 days!

  17. Liz

    To be honest, I have such a hard time deicding. I really like both, but the relationship between Katniss and Peeta feels more passionate and I think Peeta empowers Katniss, so I would have to say that I am Team Peeta.

  18. You know, I really hate choosing sides for this, but I have to admit I like Gale more than Peeta. But, that is more a personal for me choice. Which is better for Katniss? Who knows? She certainly doesn't. πŸ™‚

  19. Team Peeta…
    since I started reading Hunger Games, Peeta is my favorite character, also when he's with katniss, i love them so much ;_; yeah…

  20. I remember you from Blogger Hop! I'm in Blogger Hop too, no wonder you look familiar.
    I wonder what will happen if I win, which won't, but it's a nice thing to win because I could use it as my sister's birthday present since she graduated and it's her birthday. o3o
    Nevertheless, I adore Gale much more like Puck in Iron Fey. Although I don't mind if she ends up with either or you know herself because Team Katniss, is totally awesome too~

  21. Julie

    I don't know I really hate choosing To be honest Team Gale or Team Peeta I can't help but love both Peeta and Gale can i be both?????

  22. :-D

    GALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gale is sweet, determined,a rebel, katniss's best friend, so he is perfect for katniss. because thats why we should disside, not who's hotter. anyway,he GETS katniss. he is good for her, and they have so much in common. it even says in the book "Gale is mine. And I am his. Anything else is unthinkable." Now, peeta people, how can you say gale is just the back home guy?? peeta is a good guy, but the only reason katniss has a true connection is because of what they went through in the games. it was not love. the reason katniss would freak if peeta dies is she feels like she needs tp protect him. and katniss does not need anyone else to protect, not on top of her mother and prim. that is enough fo any one 17 year old. also, gale and katniss totally connected from a younger age. gale even has a cute nickname for katniss, Catnip! they risk the law together, the hunt, go to the Hob, and just live together. and, even besides the piont, gale is cute. very cute. "all the girls want him", THG says. he is a perfect choice for katniss and would be a perrfect ending to mockingjay as well.

    I guess we will wait, pray to get our way, and see when mockingjay comes out!!!!

  23. Oh man… wow. Well, I've thought about this a lot in the past. I could really go either way. I'm not in love with Peeta, but we don't know that much about Gale either.

    If I had to ultimately decide, I would go with Peeta. Gale is too focused on his crusade.

  24. Kat

    I'm Team Gale. I think it's because personality-wise and talent-wise, I'm very much like Peetra. However, I'm rather sure that Catnip will end up with him. Then either Gale with die, probably to help the rebellion, or fall for someone else. I'm guessing Madge.

    But Gale's more my type.

  25. Anonymous

    I'm on Team Gale because he's the only one that I know is really true. That I can trust. Unlike Peeta who has had a lot of rumors going around that he's siding with the Capitol and stuff.

  26. I am not sure which team I am on. On one hand, I feel bad for Peeta and he is the sweetest boy in the world, but Gale has been with Katniss all his life and they seem like they are meant to be. In actuality I think that Peeta and Katniss are going to be together because I can't stand to see Peeta's heart broken. Gale seems like he's tough and could stand it. So I guess I've decided while writing this that I'm TEAM PEETA! This is extremely refreshing to have figured this out. I feel complete.

  27. WOW!! Very cool pin! Please pick me! hee hee
    Team Peeta of course-given what they have been through together-I would pick him everytime. Katniss and Peeta belong together.

  28. Sonam Patel

    Team Peeta, but I definitely think I would need more Gale in Mockingjay to make an official decision!

  29. Well, I have very good reason as of why I haven't read the book!

    I bought Hunger Games earlier this year, but my school and exams kept me ridiculously busy, I couldn't find the time to read it. Then my copy of Catching Fire arrived a few days ago. Since August 24 is not that far (still quite far!), I might as well wait for my own copy of Mockingjay, and read all of them together!

    Even though I haven't read the books, but I'm already a fan! I am very excited for the release of Mockingjay as well. πŸ˜€

  30. Michaela

    I own that pin! I bought it on Etsy…guess you did too! I love it, whoever gets it will be really lucky.

  31. frodofan

    I would love to win that pin! πŸ˜€ I just read both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire a few weeks ago, and I couldn't put them down! Then I let my friend borrow them and as soon as she have them back I started reading them again!! I love them! πŸ˜€ Thank you for the chance to win such an awesome prize!

  32. Anonymous

    Its a very hard choice & it makes me feel soooo bad for Katniss to choose. But if I absolutly had to pick, I'd be with Gale. I can't say why, mabye because they've been through more together or Peeta's just to "good" for me to choose him. There's just something I see in Gale that's mysterious about him. He seems like a good match for her. The only reason Katniss & Peeta are together is the Games. If they hadn't gone through that then, he'd still just be another guy at school who has a crush on her.
    Plus they'd be a good couple with all their similar likes & dislikes.

  33. Team Gale. It's taken me a while to consider this actually. I once was Team Peeta but then I came realize that Gale has been there for Katniss for years. I think he knows her better than almost everyone.

  34. Team Peeta. Probably because we know more about him since Gale has never travelled with them. If Gale was with them it would be a tough choice.

  35. Anonymous

    I'm team Peeta!
    I lovelovelove Peeta~
    He's artistic, loves Katniss, and … is awesome. Yes, awesome.

  36. Whoops, I forgot the rest of my comment above. I'm rooting for Team Gale because he's been with Katniss for a very long time and knows her better. While I'm pretty sure Peeta quite nice as well, I'm more at ease with Gale. He seems to be more mature than Peeta, and also seems to have a better view with regard to the Capitol, understanding more of what's really going on, having experienced the injustice firsthand.
    I also prefer him as a character. He seems much more organic and earthy than Peeta, without being brutal.

    -Jourdan Cameron

    Also, I like your blog, Emily! I'll follow. Freaky coincidence: I just took Leviathan out of the library. I'm excited to read it even more now that I know about the steampunk theme πŸ˜€ How did I not noticed that about the cover? *BANGS HEAD ON COVER OF BOOK*

  37. Can I pick both? lol

    Darn, if I could choose one it would definitely be Peeta. He is just too darn lovable, and how could you not love him and his love for Katniss? It's just too cute for words, I really hope he and Katniss will be with eachother in the last book.

    By the way,the pin is just adorable. I'm super exited for Mockingjay. : )

  38. Kelly Carroll

    I am definitely Team Gale!! I think loving and being with your best friend is the way to go. That's what I did! πŸ˜€

  39. Aik

    I haven't read the books, unfortunately. The reason is I'm living in a small town in Malaysia where no bookstores are selling English YA novels.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  40. Team Gale!! Katniss and Gale have known each other for longer, and I don't know if I can fully trust Peeta yet. This doesn't mean that i don't like Peeta, I think he's awesome! It's just that I wouldn't expect Gale to turn his back on Katniss, because they know each other inside and out. I also remember that in Catching Fire when Gale was being treated to his injuries from the whipping, Katniss thought about what it must be like to be in Gale's position at the moment. She left for the Hunger Games, and fell in love with some other guy. Gale tries to put a smile on his face, even though he might be falling apart on the inside. He's staying strong for Katniss, because he doesn't want to hurt her. That's why I'm Team Gale. πŸ™‚

  41. Team Gale!
    I really like how Gale can match up with Katniss, both in hunting and others. He's mature (not to mention, just like Katniss, he has been taking responsibility of his family ever since he was teenager). Although he's devoted to Katniss, he's not so close-minded; he can decide rationally without being too subjective when it comes to Katniss. I like him as a character, because he can hold his ground just fine.
    And finally, as people has wrote in above comments; he has been with Katniss for years. I like that how he comes to like Katniss not because love at first sight or something, but as he spent years with her he became acknowledged with her strong and weak points, and he grew to accept them.

    I'll be blabbering about how Gale this and that, so I figure, I'll stop here πŸ˜€

  42. Team Gale. He's just awesome, and to me Peeta seems like a manipulator.
    When Mockingjay comes out, I will be waiting by my front door to ambush the postman…steal all three of my pre-ordered Mockingjay copies (one for myself and two for my friends) and stay up till midnight reading them. Oh, and hopefully Suzanne Collins will come up with some Mockingjay merchandise. If anybody knows where to get a Hunger Games-themed calendar, please let me know!

  43. Li

    I like them both a lot for different reasons. In some happy other world, it's the strangest trio ever….oh how I wish.

    Anyway though if I had to pick, I'd pick Peeta. Team Peeta, that is, because while both he and Gale seem to know Katniss in different ways and care to the same extent if again exhibited differently, Peeta seems to have more that would force Katniss to grow, change even. I'd be interested to see that.

  44. Anonymous

    I love both guys. Although, lately I've been rooting for Gale. So, Team GALE! He's so great!
    But, ultimately she should stay alone. I don't think she'll be able to "choose" one over the other, it'll make her fill way to horrible.

    Anyway, thanks for holding this contest. I love this series! πŸ™‚


  45. hannah clark

    Im really stuck inbetween Peeta and Gale, i love them both. Peeta's risked his life for her, and really cares about her and keeping her safe. And Gale's kept quiet about how he feels for so long, its a massive shame that he didnt come out and tell her before, but he too really does care and love her. So im massivly stuck with who too support!
    Love the series and cant wait for the next book πŸ˜€ and the pin is gorgeous!

  46. Helloo πŸ™‚
    1. read the damn books because it just amazing and i love it,its called an obbsession. :L
    and yes i am TEAM Peeta at the Moment. But sooner we find out a bit more bout Gale maybe i'll change hand ,but i'm sticking to Team Peeta :):)
    I think every hunger game fan despreataly want the pin cause i do πŸ˜›
    byeee πŸ˜€

  47. Ok, so, I'm Team Peeta but I like Gale too. The thing is that we don't really get to know Gale as much as we know Peeta and that's why I think I love Peeta more. Maybe I'll change my mind after Mockingjay, but I doubt it because Peeta is so lovely…

  48. Sabrina Mahadir

    I gotta say team Peeta!
    Gale could be Katniss's soulmate, but Peeta is just so romantic and protective over Katniss. Plus, they look so sweet together! (in my imagination)

  49. I'm Team Peeta. He seems so nice and sweet, but he is one heck of a liar and actor. You never really know when he's telling the truth. So I think he's the most interesting character.

  50. I'm team Peeta. After reading the books almost 9 times each and annotating them more each time, I pretty much have about a 3 hour argument memorized, but I will attempt to shorten it!

    Bascially, Gale and Katniss would have been PERFECT for each other, and yes, they were completely "meant to be." The only problem is, Katniss got selected to compete in the Hunger Games. A person can not go through the experiences she went through without getting changed some.

    The Katniss that came home from the games is different from the one who left. She sees the world differently and has different priorities from pre-games Katniss. And this new Katniss is perfect for Peeta.

    I think that Katniss does love both of them, but in different ways. Gale "saved" her as a child, and they were on the path to be together when she left, and she still has strong emotions for him. Except, she loves him the way she would love a brother.

    Whereas with Peeta she has said multiple times in her narrative that she would not be able to live if Peeta died, and she had the same reaction to loosing him as her mother had when her father died. She loves him like a boyfriend or potentially a husband.

    I could go on with specific examples, but I don't want to make the post obnoxiously long.

  51. JHP

    I like them both, but for Katniss I think I'd pick Peeta. He has already sacrificed a lot for Katniss, even when she was younger.

  52. Hello Emily. I found your blog through the Book Blogger Hop this week. I have to confess that I had not heard of The Hunger Game before today. Looking it up on, I see that the paperback comes out in July so I'm going to pre-order it in that format. I swap books with other readers at, so I'm sure that once I have read it, there will be several more who will enjoy it as I pass it along.

  53. Em

    Awesome giveaway, Emily! And you changed the look of your blog! It looks nice – it did before too! Thanks for visiting me during your hop yesterday and following! I've been following yours for a little while. πŸ™‚

    I am team Peeta! Gale's cool, but Katniss and Peeta have been through so much together at this point, I think they NEED to be together. They're just a huge part of each other. Eee! Can't wait!! πŸ™‚

  54. Anonymous

    TEAM PEETA!!!!! Peeta is the best and yes, Gale is cool, but Peeta is better. He is smart and sweet and he is the boy with the bread. Peeta seems like he would jump off a cliff any day for Katniss, but as much as Gale loves her, I doubt he would jump off that lovely cliff. *sigh* I cannot wait of Mockingjay!! Aahhhhh!!!

  55. I'm team Can't-make-up-my-mind
    I mean, Peeta is good for Katniss, since he is around when she needs him. He helps her deal with all the horror in a way Gale can't. His love for her is unconditional, wich is a good point!
    Gale is Katniss' best friend, the one which she can tell anything about. He understands Katniss, even though she doesn't say anything to her.
    I don't know who's better for her. They both have good and bad characteristics

  56. Tori Calaunan

    TEAM PEETA!!!!!
    Of course when I started reading the hunger games I fell in love with him and I wanted him to end up with Katniss, but I also have some simpathy for Gale because I know he loves her too.
    But like I said my ultimate choice would definitely have to be PEETA!!

  57. Taluthia

    Team Peeta!
    Because he is such a gentleman, and there is this guy out there that could pass for Peeta that I really, really sort of like. Peeta eats bread-not blood.

  58. Jeremy

    Team Peeta! He's gone through so much with Katniss, and deserves to be with her more than Gale, who, I think only finally told Katniss he was in love with her because he was jealous of her relationship with Peeta, and he never would've actually said that if she'd won all by herself.

  59. Team Peeta.
    He has been there in the Games with Katniss twice and there's something that's different about him. I can't seem to put my finger in it yet. But I just seem to enjoy reading him as a character.
    Peeta is just honest and tries to do anything he can that's in his power to help Katniss and the Rebellion.
    He's sweet, funny, and smart, plus an artist!

  60. If I had to choose a team it would be Team Gale.

    Katniss and Peeta share nothing in common. All they have to keep them together are bad memories; memories of the Hunger Games, people dying, muttations, danger. These aren’t things that are going to create love between them. If they had to spend the rest of their lives together I don’t think it would be a happy one. They would just end wallowing in past memories which are too strong and apparent to overcome.

    This doesn’t mean I think Katniss should necessarily end up with Gale; although I do think he is a better match for her. They have plenty of good memories, have a similar upbringing and it’s obvious that they already care for each other immensely. Also, they have many more things in common such as hunting and the overwhelming need to protect their family. Together, Katniss and Gale would create a much stronger union that Katniss and Peeta.

  61. I'm team Peeta. I recently finished Catching Fire and all my love for the books came back, so I'm really excited about this contest, thank you πŸ™‚

  62. I'm Team Gale, because in my opinion, it seems that the feelings Katniss has for him are genuine, whereas with Peeta they seem more about having a friend in troubled times. Because of their situation Peeta was one of the few people Katniss could really talk to. I think thats where her desire for him really stems from.

  63. Ashton

    Team Peeta! She is just getting close to really finding her feelings for him. I can't wait to find out what happens in book 3!!

  64. Jackie

    I'm on the fence! Gale has everything that Katniss wants: love, support for the rebellion, and they've known each other almost their whole life. Peeta should just remain friends with Katniss beacuse he is everything she needs: support from the trauma of the Games, comfort when she needs it from the Capital, and an awesome friend who would do anything to protect her. Maybe in Mockingjay, I'll be able to sort things out.

  65. Caitlin

    Team Peeta for me. He's proven the lengths he's willing to go to to protect her no matter what she feels about him and that is genuine love in my book. I have nothing against Gale, I just prefer him as Katniss' best friend. She gets the best of both worlds that way!

  66. Neither team, as I fear that one would die and Katniss would had to settle for the another guy, wondering what if…

    Put me down for Team Haymitch! πŸ˜›

  67. Olivia

    Definitely team Peeta! Gorgeous, romantic, protective, good with his words and he can bake. Whats not to love.

  68. Max

    I enter as jamie wilson. I'm team peeta not because i'm going with the flow or because 100% of the fan girls are chanting his name lol side joke. It's because he's goodlookin ;), kind, understanding and will forgive you no matter what you do. He plays it right say right thing not a jerk that's rare and he makes some kick butt scones lol he can bake.Let me have gale i don't hate him that way you re all happy lol jokes again

  69. cierra hatch

    i can honestly say .. i cant choose both would be amazing fit for katniss… gale wit his actual know how of the things about the wild.. and he is her best friend …
    peeta because .. well he would be amazing for her … altho he wouldnt be able to protect her he would be able to love her. and understand her and i think every girl wants that i kno i do.. lol
    so basicly im for both guys and i cant choose which one… but who ever suzanne collins chooses ill be cool wit and take it for wat it is.. just wit the Uglies series by scott westerfeld

  70. I haven't read The Hunger Games yet because even though I own it, I have a huge pile of review books that I have to give priority too. I do slip in non-review books on occasion but they are always short. Where as with The Hunger Games, I got a feeling I'm going to want to jump right into Catching Fire as soon as I'm done and not another review book so I have to wait until my review pile is smaller.


  71. Oh my goodness! Coolest contest ever! I'm in love with The Hunger Games. I can't decide, I'm always flip flopping, I love them both. If she ends up with either I"ll be happy πŸ˜€

    And I love the new layout btw.

  72. Well, I'm Team Peeta but Gale is my favorite character. Does that make sense? Anyway, I'm Team Peeta because I can see him and Katniss better together and Gale is just too much of a friend to be anything else. And if Katniss chose Gale, Peeta would most likely go into a spiraling depression and I'm sure no one wants that.

  73. I'm Team Peeta. Even though she spent her whole childhood growing up with Gale, something like fighting for your life under violent circumstances is a much deeper bond. Just because something is what you've always known, doesn't mean you shouldn't learn to love more.

  74. Wow, that looks SO cool.
    When I first read the books, I thought I would be team Gale because he was pretty cool. Then, bout 20 pages in, I had changed my mind. Peeta's extreme kindness pulled me in and from that point, I LOVED him. I am usually one for picking the expected mate of the main character (i.e. Edward in Twilight, Jesse in the Mediator, etc.)

  75. I think their should be Team Katniss. I think everyone only pays attention to Peeta and Gale when Katniss is the main character. I would like Katniss to be in a relasionship where she is happy, and he takes good care of her.

  76. Jo

    What a great blog you have! πŸ™‚ I think it's so cool that you're having a Mockingjay party at your library….. πŸ™‚

    And thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

  77. Anonymous

    My name is Caitlin, just saying because i had to put anonymous down. I just don't have a livejournal or any website to link to πŸ˜›

    I adore this book series so much, I had no chose but to enter your contest! πŸ˜€

    I'm Team Peeta. My friend and I always have this conversation because she's Team Gale. But Peeta has so much more potenial the Gale. Sure he's willing to risk his life for Katniss but the fact he has faith in their relationship makes me love him more. Some boys in his situation could have easily just decided to give up on liking Katniss when they were sent into the arena, but he kept fighting for her, giving us readers hope that they could come out of the Games alive, together (because really katniss gave us no help in that, haha.) Also Peeta can cook some mean bread I'm sure and any man that can yip me up some good cooked bread is a winner in my book πŸ˜‰ And sure, I don't know Gale as a character other then the few facts we are given about him. Who know's if I knew more maybe I would be on the other side of the fence but my heart belong to Peeta at the moment πŸ™‚

  78. My name is Tessa and I am Team Gale. I think Gale is a stronger match for Katniss. They have known each other for their whole life and he just seems to think about what is good for Katniss a lot more than Peeta. I understand why people would pick Peeta, don't get me wrong, but in my eyes Gale would be a better match for Katniss and I like him better.

  79. Crap, was I supposed to give an explanation as to why I'm Team Peeta?

    I feel like Peeta's the kind of character that would be happy if Katniss is happy, even if it means Katniss ends up with Gale. That's love, right there. I really don't think Gale would act in the same way, even though I love Gale as a character. Plus, I'm kind of a Gale/Madge 'shipper. I'm weird. πŸ˜›

  80. Team Peeta! Peeta will do anything to protect Katniss, even if Katniss can't see that… Peeta also wouldn't be mad if Katniss chooses Gale, just because Gale makes her happy. I don't see Gale being happy with Katniss picking Peeta, though. Peeta is willing to give his life for Katniss, and that love makes me TEAM PEETA!!!!!!!!

  81. Lauren


    Ok, do I really have to explain this to you?
    Peeta is sweet, loyal, and charismatic. What else would you want in a guy? πŸ™‚
    Also, when Katniss was considering running away from "it all" , into the forest; wasn't Gale the one who was hesitant to go, and questioned Katniss' choice? Well, from what I remember, Peeta sais "Yes" to Katniss right away, without question, and he really meant it.
    That is the part in the series that made up my mind about what team I was on.
    (I even call myself "LaurenMellark" on


  82. Hannah H.


    Peeta's nice and all, But Gale has been Katniss' friend for like ever.

    Besides, I think Katniss likes gale better anyways, and he can hunt.

  83. Mariam

    I'm not sure if I'm team Gale or Team Peeta…. I mean there are pros and cons to each.

    -Would die for Katniss to live
    -Is great at painting and cooking πŸ˜‰
    -Said that he loved Katniss before Gale did and was even kind enough to get a beating from his mom to help Katniss when he was a kid

    -Is a great hunter and trapper
    -Has known Katniss forever

    I don't know, it seems like Peeta is better but I think Gale and Katniss are just meant to be. Then again what are they gonna tell the public "We lied the whole time we're not married, in love, and Katniss isn't pregnant– oh and I forgot to mention that she's marrying her not so cousin" πŸ˜€ I can't wait for the book to come out! BTW love the pin!

  84. Haha wow, you have a lot of comments to read! Anyway I'm absolutey obsessed with the Hunger Games and I just reread Catching Fire and these are like some of the best books ever! I think I'm team Peeta because in the first book I was team Gale… but I changed my mind for some reason in Catching Fire. πŸ™‚ Oh and I absolutely looooovee the pin πŸ™‚

  85. I am totally Team Peeta. For some reason he feels like the underdog. I always root for the underdog. And he is cute sweet and can relate to Katniss because they both have gone through the Hunger Games together.

  86. I'm team gale because i think he has more of a connection with katniss. They have more chemistry and i hon honestly believe she would be happier with him. katniss is in love with him too she just doesn't see it yet. i think she should give him a chance… OR I MIGHT!! πŸ˜‰

  87. I can't figure out if I'm team Peeta or Gale… I like them both, and both deserve to be loved in return by Katniss. Maybe the third book will help me choose!

  88. Team Peeta.

    Yes, it's true that Gale has been her friend for a longer time and that Peeta can be a little obnoxiously protective of her… but I still like Peeta better.

    Besides being cute and sweet and how he played a big part in saving both himself and Katniss several times, on and off the Games…
    He would do anything to save her, as much as she's trying to do for him.
    Peeta doesn't get as bothered by Gale as Gale gets bothered by Peeta, so his attitude doesn't make anyone even more nervous than they are already.
    Plus, I think he's really growing on Katniss, even though she still kinda likes Gale.

    I could probably talk about this all day, but I think it's enough hahah πŸ™‚

  89. I have to say it is a very tough decision.. Gale~ the strong dashingly hansome young man who has been Katniss' best friend, hunting partner, and confedant, or Peeta~ the baker's son who admired Katniss from afar for so long and would give his life time and time again to protect her from harm. In all honesty, I have to say Team Peeta. I love Gale's personality but Peeta would do ANYTHING to keep Katniss alive and to protect her. And it is abit obvious, to me atleast, that Katniss likes Gale more as a brother than a lover. Come on, Katniss and Peeta slept in the same bed together over and over. Katniss went to Peeta when she had nightmares from the Games, not Gale.
    And it really is obvious on Pg. 352 of "Catching Fire" : "'No one really needs me,' he says, and there is no self-pity in his voice. It's true his family doesn't need him. They will mourn him, as will a handful of friends. But they will get on. Even Haymitch, with the help of a lot of white liquor, will get on. I realize only ONE person will be damaged BEYOND REPAIR if Peeta dies. ME. 'I do,' I say. 'I need you.'"
    Then after that it goes into Katniss making out with him & Finnick stopping them…

    Also I plan on reading the Steampunk books from recommendations from my friends… I heard they are hack-rockin' awesome… but in my opinion, no other books are better than THE HUNGER GAMES and no author better than Suzanne Collins…

    But thats just my opinion

    77 Days until MOCKINGJAY come out (Aug. 24th, 2010[U.S.A.] Aug. 25th [U.K])

  90. sorry I meant reading Scott Westerfield's books… I was looking at the wrong word when I typed when I wrote:
    Also I plan on reading the Steampunk books from recommendations from my friends… I heard they are hack-rockin' awesome… but in my opinion, no other books are better than THE HUNGER GAMES and no author better than Suzanne Collins…

    Steampunk was supposed to say SCOTT WESTERFIELD

  91. Devan

    Which team am I? Well that is a tough question to answer, but I would have to say I'm a Peeta fan. Both sides have great reasons why Katniss should choose them, but Peeta just seems to fit more.
    Gale has always been her closest friend for a long time, and is the person she relies on. Yet we don't really know how long Gale's had feelings of love for her, unlike Peeta who has always loved her. Peeta would die for her, and has lived for her. He is the person who has given her hope when she was weak, cold, and starving. He didn't just give her bread he gave her the strength to keep surviving. Peeta has gone to such lengths for Katniss, and his actions show his love for her.
    Katniss in return has helped Peeta stay alive numerous occasions. When they both couldn't win she chose to die with him, or die for him. To go to such extremes, and not love that person back would be absurd.
    If Katniss were to chose another, then there would be no point in having such a relationship with Peeta. Also like I said earlier Gale has known Katniss for a long time, but they say that you show your true self in the face of danger. For this reason Peeta knows Katniss much more then Gale ever has.

    Wow I wrote a lot, and maybe way too much but I love the Hunger Games.

  92. I am Team Katniss should decide whoever she likes better, or choose to be alone and not marry if that's what she wants.

    Is that a team? Haha! I usually have a huge opinion on these things but for Hunger Games I just don't. Somehow me making the decision that Katniss should be making just doesn't seem quite right…

    Although I would totally choose Peeta, were I in her shoes. πŸ˜› But she can make up her own mind.

    Thanks for the give away!

  93. ClaryandJaceForever

    Team Finnick! No not really, I am not on a team because everytime I pick a side the other does something that makes me switch, So I guess I am team Katness.

  94. I just finished The Hunger Games, and, it is one of my favorites. Since I only read book 1, I cannot decide which team I have to choose. I think both Peeta and Gale, love Katniss in their own way.

  95. Team Peeta. I think Gale and Katniss' relationship has been defined as "friend" and "partner" for too long for them to seriously undertake a romantic relationship. Also, I want to hope that Peeta's long-running crush does come to fruition–sometimes nice guys can finish first!

  96. Well, Gale has been there for her…but Peeta has been through the games with her. Gale know what it was like for the first difficult years of her life. Peeta. Team Peeta.

  97. The truth is I like both guys. Each has its strengths and not fair to compare them. I guess I prefer to Gale because it helps to Katniss. I think his strength is greater than Peeta because it shows in the real world and not only in games of hunger. So, for now, IΒ΄m Team Gale.

  98. Gale. Peeta is great…really sweet. But Gale has been the faithful friend and probably never expressed his feelings for Katniss because he knew she wasn't "ready" or wasn't there yet and maybe never would be…but he still loved (loves) her and will be whatever level of "friend" she can handle. These characters are amazing. They will not stay on the shelf when I'm done with these books. They are bouncing around my head and my emotions! Here's to you, Ms. Collins!

  99. As I was reading Catching Fire, I couldn’t decide. But after finishing it, I’m completely Team Peeta. SPOILERS ahead…

    Near the end, Katniss realizes that she does feel what they've been portraying to the cameras. You can feel her passion for Peeta in the end of Catching Fire when she realizes what happened to him. She always intended to save Peeta during the second games and (I think) she realized it a little too late. It just feels like he’s the one. Gale is her hot best friend who she will always care deeply for on some level but I think everything she's gone through with Peeta surpasses what she feels for Gale.

  100. Megan

    I really don't know if I am team Peeta or Team Gale there seems to be a reason for both. But if I was wieghing the options on a scale Peeta's side might wiegh more by just the wieght of a feather. On an unrelated note why is it that all the mockingjay pins I see have the arrows in thier beaks, in the books the pin never had an arrow on it it was just on the cover, I'm not criticizing your pin I'm just saying I hope it doesn't have an arrow in the movie

  101. What a gut-wrenching question! They're both nobel and amazing guys who would die for Katniss. I would be shocked if both of them survive the series, so I'm on the team of whomever survives.

    I want to win & be the cool librarian with a mockingjay pin!

  102. It's a really hard question!!!
    Poor Katniss – if it's hard for us as readers to decide, it would be even harder for her to choose.
    Enough waffling…
    I would have to say… Team IREALLYCAN'TMAKEUPMYMIND!
    They're both so wonderful πŸ™

    That probably cost me the pin, but I'm serious! I have absolutely no idea.

  103. Claudia Cooper


    Ya'll know Gale doesn't even compare. So don't even try.

  104. I love Peeta. Gale just seems like a bad choice. ( Kind rubs me the wrong way) Overall I want Katniss to make her own decision and become the commander of HER life. That event might result in Katniss choosing no one and that would also be fine with me. =] Cool contest by the way!

  105. Alyssa

    Team Gale. Peeta is a wimp and Katniss needs a man. And she knows Gale much more than Peeta. She doesn't really know anything about Peeta's life or what he is like.

  106. What a wonderful giveaway… thanks for a chance! They both seem like decent guys and I don't know enough about Gale to rule him out, so why do I really have to choose now?! For now I'm Team Peeta but think Gale will prevail in the end. Seriously LOVE these books and I'm very much looking forward to August! Thanks again for the chance!

  107. Team Peeta! I feel like, in any other world, Gale and Katniss would have never even spoken to each other, much less be romantically involved. Peeta and Katniss just work so well. I feel like in any world they would be together.

  108. Helena

    Team Gale! He's been supporting his family so well, and his hunting skills match Katniss's perfectly. Peeta just makes cakes. πŸ™

  109. azzietrio

    Team Peeta I think. I love Peeta soooooo much, however I also feel terrible for Gale. She would have ended up marrying Gale had the Games not occured. Though Peeta has saved her live more times than we can count. He has also loved hre the longest. If he hadn't saved her with the bread that day, Gale would never have even met her though. Its quite odd because both men save her, resulting in her falling for the other. I am still indecisive. I feel this is the best book of the decade. Even beating out Twilight and Harry Potter (and if you knew me, you'd know that is insane). I also believe this will be a classic. The Hunger Games is one of the most influencial books writen in modern times.

  110. I'm Team Peeta, because while I love Gale (and I really do love him, he's a good guy), you just don't see enough of him and Katniss. Throughout the books, Peeta's the only one who's physically there for her, whether it be because of the fact that there's really no way for Gale to be in the games with her or not, it's just the way it is. Peeta is sweet and romantic, protective and loyal, and would really do anything for Katniss. From the little boy who burnt the bread just to feed her, to the sixteen year old who risked his life on a daily basis in the games (the first time) from far away to keep her safe. And he was there in Catching Fire too. Always there, even when he knew that she didn't feel the same way, exactly. Or rather wasn't sure what she felt. I guess I can't help but love him.

  111. Anonymous

    I am for sure team Peeta. I do love Gale and believe he represents alot to Katniss as her best friend, but Peeta is far more in love with Katniss. I'm not saying Gale doesn't love Katniss just that he is more of the childhood friend with a past that they share together. I also just love Peeta for all the qualities he has, which are mentioned above. πŸ™‚

  112. Anonymous

    Im probably on team Peeta.But its weird how Peeta loves Katniss… Katniss loves Gale… But first off, Peeta and Katniss survived in the arena together TWICE. And Gale… well Gale cant even get her name right. πŸ™

  113. Anonymous

    Im probably Team Peeta. Well,yeah a guy who makes cakes… not the best attraction.And Gale has hunting skills and he cares for his family and all but he cant even get her name right. -__- However, Gale does play the part as Katniss's best friend but the past Peeta and Katniss Shared is just too sweet. Plus, Katniss and Gale never really had "something"

  114. Netters

    I'm team Gale at first i was all for Peeta but then i realized everyone expects it,not us readers but the people watching them in the book, the whole star crossed lovers thing.I know Peeta's probably been in love with Katniss longer than Gale but Gale's actually known Katniss good and bad longer.Gale was more in love with Katniss for Katniss he knew her much longer as where Peeta fell in love with Katniss's because of her singing.

  115. Kassia

    I'm team nothing. I know, that's boring, but truly, I can't pick. We know Peeta more, but Gale has something there that I want to know more about.

  116. Anonymous

    Team Peeta all the way, he really loves Katniss, and I feel they are slowly starting to have more in common then Katniss and Gale.

  117. Team Peeta, Gale didn't realize how much he loved katniss untill she was gone. And really? I believe that Katniss thinks of Gale still as a friend thats ALWAYS been there, I think she has had a hard time trusting people and she knows she can trust Gale. But with Peeta? Yes, it was provoked by the capitol but who's to say that if Katniss hadn't volunteered and Peeta wasn't pooled? How do we know nothing would have happen? and has katniss EVER described actually feeling something affect her when she was kissed? with gale: NOPE. with peeta: TWICE. The games are now a part of her life, therefore so is Peeta. She loves gale, but is in love with Peeta.

  118. Liz Mansfield

    In a competition where murder is not only acceptable, but expected, Peeta preserves his purity of soul. Team Peeta!

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