As you can see, I am quoted at the Scholastic’s official blog site as someone who does not quite care whether Katniss ends up with Peeta or Gale. Actually, when Ivy first asked me if I was “Team Peeta” or “Team Gale,” I thought — but this is not TwiSaga where the story is all about Bella’s decision between a cold vampire and a hot werewolf. So I chose a different route: I’m Team Capitol.
No no no, I didn’t mean that I want Katniss to marry The Capitol or side with it or become its minion. I mean that what matters to me is the exploration of the societal structure and Katniss’ (and others’) realization of what’s wrong with the government and how they might be able to rebel against it. I can think of The Capitol as a character and it is the most compelling antagonist and really is the force that moves the plot along and the bedrock that underlies the theme of the story.
So, um, yeah, I’d rather read more about how Katniss deals with The Capitol than whether she’s going to choose Peeta or Gale. I was also asked to make a wild prediction on what I think might happen in Mockingjay. And this is definitely a random answer on the spot: I believe Peeta will be dead, sacrificing himself for Katniss or for the cause, by the end of the story. So, we shall see.