The best hunting team in District 12.
It's not meant to be Katniss/Gale, this is merely a friendship piece however I'm not against the pairing either.
Here's briefly what I got from reading the books:
Personally I think the Katniss and Gale relationship (be it platonic or otherwise) is actually more interesting than the Peeta and Katniss one. Gale is awesome and Katniss is just badass in every way so the pair together are just an interesting combo.
Don't get me wrong Peeta is a sweet and lovely character whom I also love but for different reasons. To me it's clear that throughout the books Katniss does fall in love with him, although she remains oblivious to her own feelings. I think that she would like to be in love with Gale, because things would be easier and simpler if she were.
Unfortunately the heart wants what it wants.
The only thing that was I was unsure about was who she would pick, considering it was not based on who she loves, but on what life would throw at her. I wasn't expecting a 'happy' ending to the books and if you think about it, it wasn't really, because in the end she doesn't make a choice. It is made for her.
Then again I don't think that the books are about her relationships. In a nutshell the stories are about Katniss's struggle with life under the Dictatorship of the Capitol which, let's face it, is a much more substantial plot than a teenage girl's love life (... twilight).
Anyway they have an brilliant friendship, I like to ignore the whole epilogue and believe they managed to get past the bump in the proverbial road.
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