My Book Boyfriend of the Month: Peeta Mellark

Posted March 29, 2012 by Rowena in | 5 Comments

This post is being posted hecka late and I apologize but March wasn’t a very productive month for me for blogging. I’m working on changing that in April.

This month is a very important month for Hunger Game fans. It’s important because the movie came out on March 23rd. What perfect time to highlight one of my favorite book boyfriends that I’ve had in a long while.

I read The Hunger Games trilogy last year and adored them. I was Team Peeta throughout most of the trilogy though Gale did have me torn for a quick minute in Catching Fire. There was a tenderness about him that just totally melted my insides.

As great as Gale was, Peeta and Katniss were meant to be together because they went through so much together and through it all, Peeta had Katniss’ best interests at heart. At every turn, he had her back and was even willing to die because he knew that Katniss was meant for things far bigger than either of them could ever imagine. The sacrifices that he would have made for Katniss made me realize just how good he was. Inside and out.

Gale made me swoon a bit in Catching Fire but through it all, my heart was firmly in Peeta’s camp.

When a guy says things like this to you:

“So I only say, “So what should we do with our last few days?”

“I just want to spend every possible minute of the rest of my life with you,” Peeta replies.”

There’s no doubt that he’s got some big time feelings for you and if that’s not enough to convince you of Peeta’s devotion to Katniss, check out this scene:

“Peeta, how come I never know when you’re having a nightmare?” I say.

“I don’t know. I don’t think I cry out or thrash around or anything. I just come to, paralyzed with terror,” he says.

“You should wake me,” I say, thinking about how I can interrupt his sleep two or three times on a bad night. About how long it can take to calm me down.

“It’s not necessary. My nightmares are usually about losing you,” he says. “I’m okay once I realize you’re here.”

When you read these books, you’re not going to be thinking that Katniss and Peeta are meant for each other, at least not at first. When they first get to the games, Katniss doesn’t have any feelings for Peeta but over the course of the series, you see those feelings develop. You see their friendship develop and you see it grow and you can’t help but want these two to be together because nobody else in the entire district understands what they’ve been through. Nobody else knows them the way that they know each other. Not even Gale and through out the entire first book, you see the wealth of love that Peeta develops for Katniss and you see him yearning for her so you yearn for them. You get anxious for Katniss to return Peeta’s feelings. You begin to hope that they’ll find their way to each other…for real.

And when Haymitch tells Katniss:

“You know, you could live a thousand lifetimes and not deserve him.”

I totally believed it to be true because Peeta was all that is good and right in the world. He was unselfish and he was caring. Nothing mattered more to him than Katniss and doing what’s right. How can you not love that? Even when things weren’t going the way we hoped it would where Peeta was concerned, you couldn’t help but root for him. To have hope for him because he was just that great and if you haven’t met this wonderful character than I highly recommend that you give the books a try because you won’t regret it. The books are fabulous reads and getting to know Peeta is a must.

You can read my reviews for all three of the books here: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay.

..and that’s your scoop!


5 responses to “My Book Boyfriend of the Month: Peeta Mellark

  1. I was team Peeta right from the beginning of the trilogy! I didn’t quite buy into the movie casting, but for the book he is the man!

  2. I like Peeta better as well, but then I’ve only read the first book, so there wasn’t that much of Gale. I have to say, I don’t like the actor they chose for Peeta, sigh.

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