‘The Hunger Games’ & Pink Is The New Blog Want To Send YOU To The Film’s World Premiere In LA

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As I mentioned earlier today, we are just 50 days away from the theatrical release of The Hunger Games and in celebration of the milestone event, I have an EXCITING new contest to announce. The Hunger Games folks have graciously chosen Pink is the new Blog as one of the select websites to offer a pair of TICKETS to the WORLD PREMIERE of The Hunger Games on March 12 which will take place in downtown LA at the Nokia Theater at LA Live. Essentially, these are tickets to attend the 74th Annual Hunger Games in real life! The official Hunger Games Facebook profile has been updated HERE for this special #HungerGames50 ticket giveaway … but if YOU Pink readers would like the chance to win a pair of tickets, click below to find out how!


Now, I like to keep my contests/giveaways as simple as possible in order to maximize everyone’s ability to win. All you have to do in order to be entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the World Premiere of The Hunger Games here in LA on March 12 is submit in the comments below YOUR favorite part/character/moment/revelation/etc. from The Hunger Games book (one entry per person). I will accept entries for 2 full weeks, a winner will be selected by February 18 and will be announced by February 29. PLEASE make sure that you use a working email address when you post your #HungerGames50 comment so that you can be contacted immediately if you win. You MUST be able to provide your own transportation to the premiere event here in LA on March 12. This contest is for a pair of tickets only. The winner will be randomly selected from all properly posted entries and the pair of tickets will be available for pick up at the Nokia Theater at LA Live on the night of the big premiere. That’s it. I want every single one of you Hunger Games fans to have the same chance to win these tickets so … pick out your favorite part/character/moment/revelation/etc. from The Hunger Games and post your entry below. For more information on this amazing #HungerGames50 contest, head over to the film’s official Facebook page HERE.


I can ASSURE you, this World Premiere event will be INCREDIBLE! If you’ve ever wanted to attend a big Hollywood premiere, THIS is the one to attend. The Hunger Games will undoubtedly take the world by STORM when it opens in theaters on March 23 … and now YOU have the chance to be among the first people to see the film WITH the film’s stars! SUBMIT YOUR ENTIRES NOW (one entry per person, please, duplicates will nullify all entries) and May the Odds Be Ever in YOUR Favor!

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  • Raechelle Velarde

    Favorite moment: when Katniss sang Rue “to sleep.” It was so touching and heart-wrenching, but really showed the softer side of Katniss.

    Here’s hoping the odds are in my favor to win! =)

  • Meghan

    Great contest!!! Definitely entering!!!!!!!!!

    • Meghan

      After thinking about it, I think I have to agree with what others have said and pick the moment when Katniss sang to Rue. Really touching…

  • Sasj Serpens

    The part with the Tracker Jackers (:

  • alyssa

    My favorite revelation was we they discover why President Snow smells like blood and always wears roses to cover it… creepy, but cool.

  • Juneh

    Good luck to everyone! I live on the other side of the globe so no entering for me haha.

  • My favorite part is when Katniss is already in the Capitol and she is to show off her skills with her bow and when no one at the table is paying attention, she shoots her arrow towards the table and captures EVERYONES attention <3 #KatnissEverdeen is my hero!

  • Shavonne

    #1-OMG!!! So exciting!!!

    #2-My favorite moment was after the games when Katniss is wildly banging on the glass between her and Peeta while they work on him and she realizes she can’t look away, despite all the blood and gore, because she loves him (Luckily for them, it helped that the cameras were still rolling too!). Oh gosh I was bawling my face off imagining Katniss trying to claw her way to Peeta!!

  • the part I’m most looking forward to is when Katniss sings to Rue. I am going to be bawling my eyes out, but it’s such an emotional scene! Here’s hoping the odds are in my favor :)THANKS TRENT!!!

  • Nikka

    My favorite moment is when Katniss volunteers as tribute for Prim. It totally sets the stage for the entire series and truly shows the type of heroine Katniss is.

  • cmc

    Favorite character: Johanna Mason by far. I feel like she takes over the “fierce, brave female” role in the later books as Katniss slowly unwinds and has those long episodes where she just locks herself up. Johanna is a total, total badass- maybe a little unhinged, but I dig it.

    • cmc

      Oh snap, I just realized you meant the Hunger Games BOOK, not the series.

      Okay, my favorite part in the first book is Peeta confesses his love for Katniss on TV and she is just floored and shocked- and her reaction to shove him and take it the worst possible way (that people would laugh/see her as weak). That’s just so Katniss- she’s so strong but just so blind to how amazing she is. Plus, her tough childhood makes her view a compliment as a possible attack.

  • My favorite character is Katniss of course! She’s just a total bad@ss!

  • Carly S.

    So hard to pick! One of my favorite moments was when katniss and peeta were the only two left alive, and after thinking they were finally safe it was announced that now there could only be one champion. It really showed the lengths that the capitol would go to for a good show, and I couldn’t wait to see how it would end.

  • Audra

    My favorite moment is when Peeta confesses his love for Katniss during the televised interview with Caesar right before the games :)

  • Karlie

    It’s not fair to have to narrow it down to ONE thing! :) Even though the entire book was great, I’d have to say my favorite was the antagonizing want (while reading) for Katniss to be with both Peeta AND Gale. You know she can’t have both at the same time, but it doesn’t matter. They both pull at your heart strings and you just want both of them to be with Katniss (not to mention a carbon copy for yourself). Even when the entire trilogy ends I was still undecided if I liked the outcome of the ‘chosen one’.

  • Beth

    I love the part where Katniss sang to Rue. It is such an emotional scene and I totally cried while reading it! ( and I’ll cry during the movie as well!)

  • Mony

    My favorite moment is when Peeta and Katniss are waiting for the announcement of them as winners but the rules change again and only one could win… Lord knows I hated the Capitol at that point!!!

  • I loved the moment when Katniss received the silver parachute of bread from District 11 as a thank you for how she took care of Rue. It made me shed the tears I was trying to hold back from Rue’s death.

  • Melissa

    Favorite part-when Katniss and Peeta are presented in their costumes for the first time!

  • Krissy

    My favorite moment is when Katniss volunteers for Prim. All she is thinking about is her sister, and I think it says so much about her character. Plus, it reminds me of how much I love my sister!

  • Absolutely when Kat sings to Rue. I can’t wait to see how the images I’ve seen in my head have been adapted to the big screen!

  • Anna

    When they change the rules back so only one can win (my heart jumped in to my throat) and they decide to eat the berries. When they tell them to stop before they actually eat them-that is my favorite part. SOOOOOOOO INTENSE! Loved that part.

  • Anne Behr

    My favorite relationship in the book is the one between Katnis and Cinna. I loved his role in her coming into herself and the quiet, confident way he helped ignite her spark, literally and figuratively :) I love how they cast Cinna and can’t wait for the movie!! whoohoo!

  • My favorite moment was reading – on the edge of my seat, mind you – whether or not Katniss and Peeta were going to “end it all” by eating the poisonous berries at the final stage of the Hunger Games, as some sort of pact to just end it all… and show those in the Capitol how truly barbaric the games really are. That moment, for me anyway, sealed my love for the two of them and I can’t wait to see how they put it off on the big screen.

  • Nick

    I think, quite frankly, I just like Katniss as a whole, her personality that is shown through her narration but also all her endearing and empathetic moments, such as when she sang to Rue, drugged Peeta to get him medicine, or whenever she is concerned about the people she loves. #HungerGames50

  • Stephanie

    My favorite character will always be Cinna. I cannot wait to see Lenny Kravitz in the role.

  • Aileen

    I loved Katniss’s relationship with Rue, especially when Katniss sings and covers Rue with flowers as part rebellion, part honor to Rue and then is rewarded with a present from Rue’s district.

  • Dustin

    My favorite part of the first book, though it is hard to pick, would have to be when Katniss, Peeta, and Cato were climbing to the top of the cornucopia to escape the Muttations and Katniss looks into the attacking Mutts eyes she realizes that the Mutts are all the other Tributes because of their eyes.

    It was so beautifully written. When i read it I could feel the same way Katniss did, the pain and fear. It was one of the most unintentionally touching moments of the book to me.

  • Todd

    That moment when Katniss got all “Blue Lagoon” and almost had her and Peeta swallow the poison berries just to thwart the Gamemakers. To me, that was the moment when she really bonded with Peeta and put in action his comments on the roof before the Game about how they were not going to be just a pawn for the Capitol and instead played by their own rules and made it out alive together. Although the book was quite gruesome, that was such a beautiful moment!

  • Jen

    My favorite moment of the Hunger Games is when Katniss steps up to volunteer as Tribute so that Prim doesn’t have to. That moment is the first time we really see so much of Katniss’ spirit and why she is so special.

  • John C

    Rue’s death is a scene that will I will always remember. It really showed the strength and depth of Katniss’ character – that despite the hell that they were placed into, Katniss will always keep her humanity. Can’t wait to see how this scene is played out in the movie!

  • There are so many favorites, I don’t know if I can narrow it down to one! I think I want to see the opening scene in the arena, just to see how it looks on film, to see if it matches up with how I have it in my head. I also want to see how Peeta camouflages himself, Katniss’ mad archery skills, Katniss’ outfits with crazy effects, the weird look of those who live in the Capitol. Yeah, pretty much all of it!

  • Joseph

    I think my favorite moment in The Hunger Games book is how Katniss immediately avenges Rue by killing Marvel, a tribute from District 1! #HungerGames50

  • Re-reading all of these answers made me remember so much! My favorite part was when Katniss found Peeta buried in the mud. I can’t wait to see that part on the screen.

  • Brandi

    Oh my gosh…how can I come up with one thing I loved the most about the books. I think what really got me was the relationship between Rue and Katniss. It really brought the brutality of the games to light and how the Capitol could be so brutal. But when Rue is killed and how real Katniss emotions are so real, I just remember bawling my eyes out reading that part.

  • ClaireMichelle

    I honestly could never pick ONE part in the first book that is my absolute favorite, because the whole thing is so amazing with tons of moments that had me trying to catch my breath. The moment that sticks out in my mind as first time I literally gasped while reading was when Peeta said “Because she came here with me.” I was so confused and excited and full of emotion at that point. Everything changed, from Katniss’s strategy, to her relationship with Peeta and Haymitch for keeping it from her. It was just such a pivotal moment that set up one hell of a ride. I cannot wait to see that moment on the big screen, and I love that they have kept the Peeta/Katniss relationship out of the trailers because people who haven’t read the books can maybe feel that sense of shock just like I did. :)

  • GA

    My favorite part (and the part I’m most excited to see) is the fire costumes at the opening ceremony!!

  • JBarzano

    My favorite character is Katniss. First off I think they have chosen an incredible actress for her role (I loved her as mystique in xmen first class). I just think that it is so honorable that she volunteers so that Prim stays out. That is something that both me and my sister would do for each other. Loving families is so important to me and I really love how her character is such a good person for doing so. I am so excited to see this movie and know it is going to be one of the best of 2012!!!

  • KJ

    As Marcus Mumford wrote in his tribute song…

    THE CAVE!

    Okay, maybe that’s not true… But it deserves a good tribute ;) When Katniss closes off the cave entrance so that she can kiss Peeta in private, my heart melts. She loves him, I tell ya! She loves him!

  • Jonathan

    My favorite moment in the book is definitely when Katniss shoots her arrow at the judges/gamemakers during the training exhibition! So badass!

  • Laurie

    My favorite part is when Katniss is hurried away to get ready to leave for the Games, but before she goes, she has a few moments with Madge, who gives Katniss her mockingjay pin. That pin becomes the symbol of Katniss and the rebellion, so it is a pivotal moment in the first book!

  • nellstar

    When Katniss kisses Peeta as his body is fire hot with fever.

  • Travis W.

    well, i hate to choose one moment from the books… so i’ll just say that the best memory from the book is lending it to my mom in alaska via kindle and getting a text the _next day_ from her: “morning son, well afternoon. i was up until 5am reading the hunger games. i couldn’t put it down and had to finish it.” that put a huge smile on my face. whenever i’m trying to convince anyone they need to read the book, i tell them that story. needless to say, i’ve made quite a few fans out of the series!!
    #HungerGames50 #teamPeeta !!!

  • Raul Ortega

    My favorite moment is when Katniss blows the careers supplies, and Fox Face laughs about it.

  • My favorite moment in book 1 is when Haymitch allowed District 11’s parachute to be sent to Katniss for her kindness to Rue. Everything about that moment was dynamically moving, no matter from whose perspective you considered it.

  • Kyrsten

    I love the chariot scene. I can’t wait to see how the movie pulls it off. The fire outfits, the tension, Katniss & Peeta’s first moment of coming together as a team that sets the tone for the rest of the story. Love it!

  • Meg S

    My favorite characters are Katniss and Rue!

  • Kristina

    The entire “Cave” scene from book #1!

  • Jason

    The moment that made me cry: Katniss arranging the flowers on Rue before the Peacekeepers pick up her body — knowing that it would probably not be televised.

    But I can’t wait to see how the whole tracker jacket hive scene will be on film!!!

  • I like when the contestants are prepping for the games in book one. It feels like a very “behind the scenes” look at how the games are orchestrated.*

  • Sam

    I have to say my favorite part of the book would be that katniss is a STRONG women (unlike many of today’s characters cough cough bella). She knows what she needs to get done and doesn’t let a cute boy get in the way of all that. It’s not a love story with a decent plot. It’s an awesome plot, period.

  • ~Michelle~

    I love the moment when you realize that the mockingjay has become the symbol of the resistance against the capital government!

  • mabel

    My favorite part is when Peeta tries to prevent Katniss from seeing Gale get whipped. When he helps stop Gale from getting whipped further, you know its not out of love for Gale but for Katniss because he knows what Gale means to her.

  • Jennifer Lara

    My favorite scene in the hunger games was when Peeta told the story of when he first fell in love with Katniss when he was little. The scene is so amazingly sweet and it sort of provides a “real life” moment for Peeta and Katniss and is something that brings them together throughout the bloody game.

  • Jae

    My favorite character is Katniss. I love that her inner strength shines through each and every situation she’s put in. I read through all three books in 2 days and was amazed at how much of her character and strength evolved as we got to see her through every stage of the games. Totally *heart* this series – i’m actually re-reading it in preparation for the movie! =)

  • Katherine

    My favorite character is Peeta because he is the HEART of the trilogy and provides such a foundation for everyone around him.

  • Baybridget

    My favorite thing about the book is how honest it is in its portrayal of PTSD and loss. You feel the rawness, you feel the numbness, you feel the pain that these characters are going through. You see them try to live again and you see the fears they face everyday.

  • Sarah

    My favorite character is Cinna. Cinna is from the Capitol, but clearly doesn’t condone its actions towards the Districts. That alone makes him stand out amongst the grotesquely enthusiastic citizens of the Capitol. And even though he isn’t The Mockingjay, like Katniss, he created The Mockingjay in a way that made all of Panem want to believe in Katniss, even without realizing it. The Girl on Fire. Only that introduction could have infused into Katniss that sense of strength and ferocity. In any rebellion, there is a leader, but there are also the individuals who fight against the hand they’ve been dealt in order to inspire solidarity in the face of oppression. Cinna was one of those individuals for me. Even if his role in the story was cut short, he’s definitely my favorite.

  • Michelle

    Katniss and Rue are my favorite characters. And, my favorite part is when Katniss takes care of Rue after she dies, with the flowers.*sniffles*

  • Yerdua

    My favorite character is Katniss. She’s so badass.

  • Deb

    When Thresh kills Clove as she’s about to kill Katniss. Then he lets Katniss go because of what she did for Rue.

  • Cassie Olson

    My favorite part in The Hunger Games book is the feast. When Katniss is almost mutilated by Clove, but is saved by Thresh. I think it is the most intense part of the entire series.

  • oh man what a great giveaway. there are so many things i can’t wait for in this, i can’t wait for katniss’ dress, the arena, everything!

    also, i’m so glad these previews aren’t giving too much away about the actual hunger games and in the arena, i want some surprise when i see the movie, eeeee cannot wait!

  • mbartos8404

    Katniss and Rue are my favorite characters, for sure! My favorite part is the way Katniss gives Rue a funeral in sorts, with the flowers. *sniffle*

  • Drew

    mY FAV MOMENT I S WITH KATNISS AND PETTA IN THE CAVE AND JUST HOW THEY RELATE SO WELL TOGETHER AND HAVE THAT PERFECT RELATIONSHIP THAT YOU DREAM ABOUT<3

  • Bianca Provenzano

    I’m really excited to see the scene where Katniss and Peete defy the capitol and they both end up winning the games.

  • My favorite moment was when Katniss Shot the apple with the bow and arrow in the beginning of the book.

  • Tiffany

    My favourite character is Katniss, definitely. She’s super badass and has a heart of gold. I love how she’s willing to sacrifice herself for her family; to me, that’s a sign of true character. Plus, Katniss is so much better than some of the other main female characters in other series. She genuinely cares about the world around her, rather than her latest love interest or whatever.

  • Maria

    SPOILER ALERT

    at the end of mockingjay when peeta says to katniss, “you love me, real or not real” and she responds and says “real”

  • Lisa Rosenberg

    My favorite part, in probably the entire series, is probably the game “real or not real”, especially at the very very end– it’s so remarkable to watch hatred to turn to love– THAT’s what loving unconditionally is all about!

  • Susan

    The boy with the bread. Sigh. He captured my heart way more than he did Katniss’!

  • Amie

    I love the part of the book when Katniss find Peeta buried in the mud and does everything that she can to save his life. It shows how much she really does care about him.

  • D

    My fav is the memory when Katniss first met Peeta -when he purposely burnt the loaf of bread for her. So touching and says a lot about his relationship/dynamic with her.

  • My FAVORITE part of The Hunger Games is after Rue dies, when Katniss decorates her body in flowers. I’ve never cried so much during a book. It was so sad and beautiful which I think is a combination for greatness.It just shows you what kind of heart Katniss has, and shows your that there’s still someone good in that arena. She may be a hunter but she’s still technically a child who cares. Rue dying was like Prim dying, it was all very symbolix.

  • Gina Miller

    Favorite character is Katniss….I always love strong and smart women characters and the fact that she is an excellent archer makes her even more amazing.

  • Gina Miller

    Favorite character is Katniss….I always love strong and smart women characters and the fact that she is an excellent archer makes her even more amazing.

  • Amanda Malinauskas

    I love the part when Katniss finds Peeta in the camouflage and he asks, “You here to finish me off, sweetheart?” Peeta is just perfection :)

  • Alex

    My fave character is Katniss! Because I’m a 22 year old guy yet I can still relate to and understand her!

  • Z

    Ahh, I’ve just finished the second book so I had to quickly scroll past everyone’s comments in case there were any spoilers. I hope the movie is as good as the preview (and book!).

    I have to say my fave part so far is in the second book after they rescue the Tributes from the Games when Katniss is bound to the table and starts bashing her head against it to knock herself unconscious. For me that was really disturbing, but showed how desperate she is to do away with the Games, the Capital, life in general. Can’t wait for the film!

  • Courtney

    My favourite character would have to be Katniss. She sacrifices herself to save her sister. She is a role model to all of the readers for her courage and determination to succeed in the Games.

  • Joanna Mason is my favorite character. Can’t wait to see her in Catching Fire.

  • Jenna Dowd

    Definitely the berries scene. I was so curious as tohow they’d end the games and I thought it was unexpected and beautifully done. And just knowing what it causes…

  • Kristen Porter

    My favourite part of the Hunger Games is Rue covered in the flowers- I can’t think of a better send off to a better character! It shows a lot of friendship, love, and humility on the part of Katniss and I cried through the whole scene!

  • Adriana Cignola

    my favorite part in the book is acually the cave scene when Katniss tells Peeta about Prims goat. Its such a romantic scene! I love it!!

  • AbreezyATX

    When Katniss sings Rue’s lullaby, it’s the sweetest, but most heartbreaking part of the series for me.

  • Canaan Kerr

    My favorite moment is the death of Rue. During the Games, Rue is the one thing that can keep Katniss level-headed and help her keep her ties with the outside world. Rue constantly reminds her of what she’s fighting for, Prim. Her death signifies that these Games don’t have to be bloodthirsty, and you really feel sorry for what this little 12 year old has gone througt. She helps Katniss gather the motivation in her weakest moments to continue to fight and perservere for her sister.

  • Courtney Z

    My favorite part in the first book is when Katniss stumbles upon Peeta in the mud.

  • Taylor

    My favorite moment is when Peeta and Katniss are in the cave, and Katniss and Peeta finally kiss in a way that is romantic. It is the sign of a change and slight warmth that the Games themselves take away. It is a gamechanger and reflects the rest of the Games and books.

  • Alex Williamson

    My FAVORITE part of the first book is the last scene in the arena, where Katniss pulls the Nightlock berries out of the pouch to try and test the capitol and see if they would rather have two dead tributes or two winners. My favorite character is by far Cinna. I think that he is awesome and they picked the perfect actor for him!!

  • Adrienne

    So many favorite parts of the books, I don’t know where to begin, from Katniss volunteering for Prim until the end when they have to watch the Games (how horrible) and Peeta’s heart being broken. But my favorite has to be when Rue dies and Katniss sings to her and covers her with the flowers. So sad. The tears were flowing. Hunger Games is an excellent book, it’s not your typical YA book. I was shocked at how much violence was in the book and even more shocked by how the Capitol thought the Games were a sporting event and could watch these kids as they are being killed or have to kill. I’m scared this is the way our society is heading.

  • nadine bassali

    My favorite moment of The Hunger Games is when Katniss volunteered as tribute to take the place of her little sister, Prim. It was the most selfless and loving thing a person could do and showed Katniss’ true character!

  • Juliette

    My favorite character is Cinna because he creates the most amazing outfits that give Katniss the confidence to keep fighting!

  • Jackie

    My favorite moment is when Katniss places flowers around Rue after she dies. You really feel for her in that moment and although a lot of the action throughout the games seems emotionless, you really see Katniss’s soft side come through. CAN’T WAIT FOR THE MOVIE!!

  • Victoria

    My favorite part of reading the Hunger Games was reaching the near-to-end of the book and realizing that this fantastic story was not over!

  • Amanda

    Haymitch; because every great story, one that has a dark theme and focuses on human selfishness, can use an obnoxious, washed up alcoholic to stir up some smiles every few pages. You hated to love him and vice versa. It’s complex characters such as Haymitch that may be easy to create but hard to pull off on paper. Wonderful. ;)

    (So excited to see Woody Harrelson play him! He’s perfect for this part!)

  • sarah

    My favorite part is at the end, after the games are over, when Katniss is throwing herself against the glass door to get to where the doctors are working on Peeta. I think it’s the defining moment of showing that Katniss is in love with him, even if she doesn’t realize it yet herself.

  • Stephanie

    My favorite part of the books is the relationship between Cinna and Katniss. It’s so profound and filled with understanding of each other. I can’t wait to see that translated onto screen.

  • Leah

    My favorite part is when Katniss and Peeta are about to commit suicide as a big f you to the capital when they are the last two left in the games. Very happy they won that game of chicken and we got two more amazing stories! :)

  • Andria

    My favorite moment in the series is the last sentence of “Catching Fire”, which I won’t share in case others haven’t read it yet. But, I loved how shocking it was!

  • Bethany

    My favourite part in the book was when Katniss blows up the Careers’s food supply. Something really satisfying about Cato’s hissy fit.

  • Bryce McLemore

    My favorite part of the novel (and the bit I’m most looking forward to in the movie) is the end of the games. Katniss and Peeta make a choice together, they decide to die at their own hands instead of giving into the Capitols rules. Love it!

  • Taylor

    My favorite part in The Hunger Games is after the Games are over, when Peeta gets taken away by doctors and Katniss starts yelling for him. This scene symbolizes the real start of Katniss and Peeta’s relationship!

  • gina

    My favorite part of the book was when Katniss took Prims place in the Hunger Games. That motherly love that she felt towards her sister, willing to do anything, even die for her, was so emotionally charged that I tear up now just thinking about it.

  • Lisa

    My heart skipped a beat and I got goosebumps all over my body at the moment that Katniss and Peeta simultaneously put the poisonous berries in their mouths in defiance of the Capitol. I was so moved that they were both willing to die just to “beat” the Capitol at their own game. Their courage inspired me to tears.

  • Miri

    My favorite part is the cave scene because it shows the real sides of Katniss and Peeta. I just thought it was so romantic and perfectly written.

  • Jac

    This is awesome!

    My favorite moment was when District 11 sends Katniss the bread as a thank you for her treatment of Rue– such a humane & sweet gesture in an otherwise forcibly barbaric game.

  • Samantha

    My favorite part of The Hunger Games is when Katniss drugs Peeta so she can go to the “Feast” to get him medicine. The way he sacrifices himself by saying she shouldn’t risk it shows how much he really cares for her. And her going regardless of the extreme danger shows that she is really starting to feel something for him.

  • It’s so hard to pick just one moment from the book that really got to me. Especially out of just the first book. But since I have to choose, It’s definitely when Katniss takes out the tribute who killed Rue. That moment really showed the audience how powerful and fearless Katniss was. It showed us there was more to Katniss than hunting techniques; that she had real courage.

  • Yeliz

    My favorite character is Peeta Mellark! Because he always true to himself, he doesn’t let anything change him, even Capitol. He knows who he is and what he’s believe in. He’s just not a piece in their Games! And he’s the must trustworthy person in the whole thing. And he loves Katniss so much! I mean, he always puts her first. Even when Capitol abducted him, he warned District 13 on TV just to save them. And ofcourse he’s smart, charming, cute, handsome, nice and he can bake! :D

  • Rita

    personally the best moment is when she meets cinna. at that moment she realized that not everyone living in the luxurious over dramatic capitol is arrogant and merciless. I think it gives her hope during the games. A new friend to come back to.

  • brooke

    The anticipation, angst, and fear that you could feel Katniss having when she realized that the mockingjay never sang back to her when she was ready to go back and meet up with Rue and then finding her and singing to her as she died. It was so unbelievable. Only to be followed my more unbelievable gestures in the following books.

  • Maria M

    My favorite scene is when Peeta confesses his love for Katniss during the interview. It’s Peeta’s first public showing of his emotions and the start of Katniss’ confusion. How can you not fall in love with him after that scene?

  • Shane

    My favorite character is Haymitch!

  • Karen ho

    My favorite part of The Hunger Games was the character behind Katniss. She was an independent, strong, and courageous girl. Her selfless acts show what some people really leave to be desired. Katniss is someone that we can aspire to be.

  • Nicolette

    My favorite part of The Hunger Games was when District 11 sent Katniss a piece of bread after Rue died.

  • my favorite scene is when katniss pulls out the berries. she had not yet realized that she was in love with peeta, she had not realized that she would be defying the capitol, she just couldn’t bear to let peeta take his life and she knew he would never be the same if she took hers.

  • Kimberly

    My favourite character is Peeta since he is willing to do anything to save Katniss. He puts her happiness and safety before his.

  • Rosio Hernandez

    My favorite part of the book is when it’s announced that if two tributes from the same district survive then they would both win. It was at that moment when a spark of hope ran through Katniss and she began to look for Peeta. She shouted his name! Best moment ever :)

  • Kayce

    My favorite scene is the cave scene because in the midst of everyone being killed and Peeta almost dying from blood poisoning, it still was adorable and loving.

  • It’s hard to pick a favorite moment, or character. I like the Reaping, I like Katniss and Peeta in training in the Capitol, and then at the Games themselves. My favorite character is Rue, followed by Effie Trinket and then Buttercup.

  • Stefanie Ray

    I love when Peeta planted the primrose bushes outside Katniss’ house. I love a sappy ending.

  • aclearcutsign

    I like Peeta’s character.

    • Danielle

      Favorite moment from the first book is easily the berries scene, in the arena, between Katniss and Peeta.

  • Destiny

    Favorite part was when I discovered this book from reading PITNB! I haven’t finished the book yet!

  • Rachel

    My favorite part is when Peeta reveals he loves her, and he means it.

  • Brandon Davis

    So many great scenes in my mind from the book… I am so very excited to see many of them. If I had to pick, I am eager to see the firestorm that rains down on Katniss as she runs for her life… I am also excited to see Haymitch Abernathy’s character – he is so much fun to read about in the book it will be great to see him come to life…

    My girlfriend really wants to go to the premiere – can’t believe we both read the same book… LoL :)

  • Elizabeth Mitchell

    My favorite part was one Peeta died in Catching Fire but then Finnick brought him back to life with CPR (which Katniss found really strange haha with him “kissing” Peeta) but it was at this point that Katniss realized just how much she did love and rely on Peeta :) <3

  • Lauren Cunningham

    My favorite were the cave scenes with her and Peeta! Love them!

  • Danielle

    My favorite scene is the pre-game interviews. When Peeta announces, “She came here with me.” I love how it connects to the interview in Catching Fire. How he again, gives the biggest announcement of all.

  • Liz

    I always find myself loving any part of the series with Cinna in it. There is something about his confident and relaxed persona that makes me understand why Katniss feels so at ease around him! #HungerGames50!

  • Kristen

    Oddly enough, my favorite part is Rue’s death. Its unbelievably tragic and made me cry like a baby but it is so rare for a book to get me so emotional and Rue’s death provided that and more. It made me realize how much I actually care about the characters and how much I really didn’t want them to die. That’s when you know you are reading a really good book. #HungerGames50

  • Sara B.

    I loved when Katniss took care of Peeta in the cave.

  • Stephanie

    My favorite character (besides Peeta; everyone loves him!) is definitely Johanna Mason. She just has an element of mystery about her that I love.

  • Janellie

    My favorite scene is when Katniss sings to Rue as she is dying and as an act of rebellion she covers her little body with flowers. That part is so sad! I hope I win #HungerGames50

  • Cynthia

    can’t wait to see the Capitol feast the first night on the train!

  • Chrysanna Corpus

    i absolutely LOVE President Snow and Cinna! Snow is the character i LOVE to hate and Cinna is the character that i love to LOVE!

  • I love when Katniss walks into the room to show her talents to the game-makers and fires an arrow right at them. It was such an awesome “Oh no you didn’t” moment – I’m pretty sure I audibly gasped!

  • Nikki Tulyag

    Katniss, of course! What a great female role model! Tough, honest, fair, a survivor. Young adult literature was lacking a character young girls could look up to, till Katniss came along…

  • Katlyn

    I really want to give you the chance to hear about my favorite character in the book “The Hunger Games”. My favorite character is Finnick from “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay”. He is such a well rounded good looking guy that anyone would want to have. That is why the capitol was selling he body. At 1st he didn’t want to do that but then they tried to hurt the one person that he fell in love with. Annie. He loved her so much that he gave himself up so that she can be safe. He even helped her win her own Hunger Games so that he could always have her forever. Then when he was freed after the 75th Hunger Games he did everything he could to try and get her back. Then when he did, he knew that he couldn’t loose her again. His story of love to Annie is the best I have ever seen in a couple from books. He has taught me to always be there and do anything for the one’s that you love and if you do in the end you will be able to be with them forever. He was so strong and independent but also very smart which helped him go through with his goals for the 75th Annual Hunger Games. I know he didn’t make it that far in the last book but no matter if he lived for died he was a great character that has inspired me and shown me that there is love out there for each and everyone of us.

  • Laura

    I couldn’t stop reading the whole book, but I remember getting excited when Katniss saw Rue in the trees next to her and gave her the idea to throw the tracker jacker’s nest down on the Careers when she seemed trapped and doomed above. I loved that the tables started to turn towards Katniss’ favor when the plan ended up taking out two of them!

  • Emily

    Short and sweet: My favorite character is Katniss. :)

  • Kelsy S.

    My favorite character is Peeta :)

  • Reagan B.

    My favorite part is when Katniss shoots an arrow at the judges. Love the rebellious spirit!

  • Michael

    Finnick. All the way! Fell in love with him since Sugar cubes

  • Brandy Jensen

    Peeta stands above all the other characters in my eyes. In the face of adversity and terror, he remains pure, compassionate, and selfless. It is a rare thing that someone so young would know love when he felt it, but nearly impossible that he would also be willing to give his life and fight for the survival of that one special person. In such a situation of kill or be killed, Peeta vows to protect his morals, even if it kills him. His strong and courageous heart is so incredibly inspiring and admirable, that I can’t help but think that this world could never deserve someone so good. Haymitch said it best, “You could live a hundred lifetimes and not deserve him you know.” Peeta embodies everything that is good and that I could ever aspire to. From burning the bread at the cost of a beating in order to give it to a starving young Katniss, to the final moments in the 74th Hunger Games, his heart is one made of pure gold. Throughout the Games, he keeps Katniss standing on the ground. Where she can be distrusting and determined, he is just spectacularly….human. He has no super powers, no fantastic strength, no killer drive — Peeta Mellark is a baker with a big heart a way with words. He is just a boy, who loves a girl and a boy who is, to the end, extraordinarily ordinary.

  • Marissa Italiano

    My favorite character in the books is Buttercup, Prim’s cat. Even though Katniss hates him, hes always there for Prim. He gives her hope, strength, and comfort while Katniss is participating in the games.

  • Kristen W.

    I love when Peeta anounces to all the Districts during his interview that he’s in love with Katniss…that takes guts!

  • Monica

    My favorite part is when we learn about how Peeta gave Katniss the bread and hope that turned her into a real fighter! Always looking out for her :’)

  • I love Peeta. He is the person you wish all your friends were. Loyal until the very end. The way he was always there for Katniss even though she didn’t know it – from bread when she was starving as a child through adulthood. I think everyone hopes they have a friend like Peeta and that at least a bit of Peeta exists within themselves.

  • Stephanie

    My favorite part is when Katniss takes Primms place. And to see it on screen?! Doesn’t get much better than that!

  • Amy Berry

    My favorite moment is when Katniss and Peeta are about to eat the nightlock berries but are both declared the winners.

  • Sarah

    Any part involving Peeta <3 ….and when Katniss goes to the feast to get Peeta the medicine….oh, and the wasp nest part, oh, and when they first arrive at the Capitol, and….oh, nevermind…the whole freak'n book!!!

  • KS

    My favorite part of The Hunger Games is when the rule change is announced that a pair from the same district could win together. It was a sudden flash of hope during a traumatic nightmare that no 12-18 year should ever have to face and I felt Katniss deserved that hope so much after losing Rue. #HungerGames50

  • Tanya

    one of my favorite moments is when District 12 does the silent salute to Katniss. another would be Rue’s four-note call. excited to see both in the movie!

  • Justen

    Without a doubt, my favorite moment in the book is when Katniss “sings Rue to sleep.” It’s such a heart-breaking moment, and the act is a testament to what kind of person Katniss is.

  • Jason

    My favorite part is Rue’s death scene with Katniss singing to her; such imagery and gives Katniss the drive to win.

  • Dayna Johantgen

    My favorite part is when Katniss decides to save both her and Peeta with the berries. So cute!!

  • megan

    my favorite part in the book is where they are in the cave and their relationship acutally starts to develop. oh and the part where she covered rue in flowers and sang to her while she died..

  • Dennis A.

    My favorite part of the trilogy is when Katniss shot the arrow at the forcefield in CF, and she was picked up by the hovercraft. It was when everything changed so quickly.

  • Mackenzie Giles

    I am in love with Peeta. He is the perfect male character with his charm, selflessness and bravery. When I found out that Josh Hutcherson plays him in the movie it only furthered my adoration. TEAM PEETA!

  • Ayla Dehghanpoor

    In the whole series? My favorite part has got to be the end “You love me. Real or not real?” “Real.” conversation.
    In the first book/movie I’m gonna have to go with when Katniss teams up with Rue!

  • Mary

    MY favorite I guess you could say “revelation” is when Katniss hears Peeta’s voice from below the tree with the careers and just how devastated and betrayed she feels…because I felt that way too! It broke my heart when Peeta was with them and going after her, and I couldn’t help but be upset with him.

  • NickP!

    Definitely a memorable moment in the Hunger Games is the Katniss’s realization that she has a friend in Madge. When Madge bid her goodbye to Katniss in the Justice Building, it was a defying moment in the trilogy. Here is when Katniss because her symbolic journey of as the Mockingjay.

  • Chad Townsend

    Would love to win tickets! So exciting! My favorite part was during the training sessions in the Capitol when Katniss is being evaluated. And she turns and shoots the arrow up into the evaluators booth. Love that! Go Katniss!

  • Josh

    My favorite part of The Hunger Games was the tracker jacker scene inside the arena. It’s the scene I am dying to see during the film!!!

  • Jacqui Maranville

    My favorite part is when Katniss screams Peeta’s name from the tree, realizing she loves him.

  • winnes

    My favorite part of the book is when Katniss finds you her and Peeta can be allies.

  • ruroken

    My favourite character is Katniss because she honestly, unabashedly shows that it’s absolutely not easy to carry on. Sometimes it’s harder to live than die, and we know this from our own lives and experiences. What Katniss shows us is that by living day by day, by taking each nightmare as it comes, we can live on. War is pain and suffering and loss, not fun and adventure. People you count on and trust can change and become twisted. You will be hurt and betrayed and used by people, but if you take the chance to live on, I believe that you will, like Katniss, find that hope returns. Like the dandelion in the spring.

  • Matthew Jernstedt

    My favorite character in the series is President Snow. I like my villains just above middle-aged, simmering with political ambition and pure charisma. His conversations with Katniss are some of the most electrifying moments in any of the books.

  • Jessica

    My favorite moment from the Hunger Games book is when Haymitch realizes that he “has a pair of fighters” on the train. It shows that Katniss and Peeta are ready to do whatever it takes to win and the team has hope.

  • Rebeca

    When Katniss shoots the apple in the career’s food supply

  • Jennifer B

    How to pick a favorite part?! I think my favorite part of the first book is when Katniss shoots the arrow at the headgame makers in their individual sessions leading to Katniss getting the 12 rating. It was the first time she got mad enough to take a stand. Or when she and Rue made the alliance. I loved Rue. Man I love this book series.

  • Adriann

    “She came here with me” and the following few pages. Definitely my favorite part because it’s the beginning of so much craziness, and you don’t know if it’s a ploy or the truth.

  • lauren

    PLEASE READ EVERYTHING! I HAVE VIDEOS FOR YOU AT THE BOTTOM AS WELL THAT I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO WATCH! THEY ARE SHORT!
    where to start! i have been emailing the ellen show for 28 days straight with pictures, drawings, poems, comics, videos, cheers, letters, essays, etc all hunger games related. please not that ellen has not even created a contest for the hunger games, but i am doing this because i am obsessed with the books! additionally, i bought a hunger games tshirt online, have all three books (read the series in less than a day and a half, then read them again 3 days later), i have applied to every contest in north america to get premier tickets, i cried when i watched the new trailer today, i have an entire wall full of pictures of peeta, my facebook status has a 79 day count down till the movie with a quote each day from the book, i have the same thing going on my bbm, my display picture is hunger game related (its of me a picture of a pita that says peeta, and my cat as katniss. the caption says, “tough luck katniss, i got peeta first,” everyday i go search for every update regarding the movie. i signed up for the capitol website, the facebook “the square” fan group, i have gotten 10 of my friends to read the series, my computer backgorund is of peeta and katniss, i know every word to the trailers, and know everything about all three books, i am basically CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY OBSESSED WITH THIS SERIES AND AM BENDING OVER BACKWARDS DOING EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE TO WIN EVEN ONE TICKET TO THE PREMIER! I have posted several hunger games related youtube videos, i am planning on painting my nails too look like flames for the premier, and i cant attend the midnight screening on the 23td of march, cuz i have a cheerleading competition in florida and wont be able to see it that night which literally kills me inside so this is my ONLY WAY to see it!!!!!!! if you are looking for the worlds most obsessed hunger games fan, I SWEAR THAT YOU SHOULD LOOK NO FURTHER! i am a die hard fan, with insane love for the books. just so you know, i have ficticiously married peeta mellark because he is the hottest most romantic person alive! please please please please please x100000000000000000 help me make my dream come true! i never ask for anything and to me this would be a miracle! as effie trinket says, “may the odds be ever in MY favour”

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    – love lauren morrison (ULTIMATE HUNGER GAMES FAN IN THE ENTIRE WORLD BY FAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

  • kristen

    My favorite part of the book and the scene I am looking forward to the most is when Peeta and Katniss are in the arena and they hear that their can be two winners to the games and Katniss starts yelling Peeta’s name and running towards him! I love this part because it was the first time in the book where their was so much hope and so much happiness! I cannot wait to see this part in the movie and I would absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE to go to the premiere! I am such a HUGE hunger games fan and this would mean everything to me!

  • lauren

    just incase u have not realized, i dont have a favourite part, but PEETA MELLARK IS MY FICTICIOUS HUSBAND! everything is in my above post and in my videos

  • Alex Morgan

    My favorite part is when Katniss Everdeen is the girl on fire. It’s just incredible, and shows how much the people look up to her.

  • Paige

    My favorite part of the whole trilogy is the relationship between Haymitch and Katniss. I think they are so funny when they’re together.

  • favorite part/character/moment/revelation/etc

    My favorite part/moment of the book is probably when katniss starts talking on how she had first heard/seen peeta, and how peeta gave her burnt bread.That might of been the start of them two.

    Characters to the first book has to be cinna. I got to admit he has great taste and make katniss feel wonderful, but not just from her personal appearance, but for her self-esteem. He helped her be who many of us fans adore her for.

  • Jennifer

    I was SO lost at the end of book two, but that was what made it great!!!!!!

  • Heather

    My favorite part of the Hunger Games would have to be at the very end when both Peeta and Katniss narrowly survive to defy the Hunger Games entirely. It was the most bad ass.

  • Shannon

    My favorite scenes from the books are all the times Katniss has to use her intelligence, hunting skills, and general athleticism to outwit her opponents during the Hunger Games. So exciting to read and I bet they will be the most exciting scenes of this first film!

  • Amanda B

    One of my favorite parts in The Hunger Games was when Katniss was with Rue while she was dying. It was such a heartbreaking moment, and it really showed how much Katniss cared about Rue. She was willing to sing for her, even if it meant her beging found. And when Rue died, and she covered her in flowers, it was a great moment of rebellion. She was doing exacty what Peeta had said, showing the Capitol they were more than just pieces in their games. They were real people with their whole lives ahead of them. I’m looking forward to seeing this super emotional scene translated to the big screen.

  • My favorite scene in The Hunger Games is when Katniss starts to fight back against the careers by taking out their food. It is also why she is my favorite character.

  • Oh goodness my favorite part was probably when the rule change in the middle of the games when Katniss yells “Peeta!” and then finds him camouflaged in the creek bed. :D

  • Jenny V

    I have a special place in my heart for Finnick, so I loved it when Finnick and Annie got married (book 3). They deserved it!

  • Hannah

    My favorite part is when Katniss and Peeta are standing back to back in the arena and are counting to three, which signifies that they will eat the nightlock berries.

  • MARTHA

    The cave scene because of how much a turning point it is in Peeta/Katniss relationship

  • One of my favorite moments was after Katniss was chosen, and all of District 12 did the silent three fingered salute. They showed their love for her, and it was the beginning of a legend that would live on.

  • Emmy

    My favorite character is Peeta<3!!! THANK YOU SO SO SOOO VERY MUCH:)!!!

  • Jennifer Buell

    My favorite HG character is Gail. My heart goes out to him! His best friend, and possible love interest goes away, and he can’t do anything to stop it, and then when she returns, everything is different. His is a story I would love to read!

  • Nick

    My favorite part was Rue’s death. Of course, I would never want her to die, but it was just so emotionally amazing. Though, I’d like to use the very first part of the book, in which Katniss details her living situation, pretty much revealing that no one from District 12 deserves something like The Hunger Games, but this whole description just made it that much more impacting of how Katniss fought in the arena.

  • My favorite moment of The Hunger Games is when Katniss holds her mini funeral for Rue. Makes me cry every.single.time.

  • Sara

    One of my many favorite parts of the books is the scene on the roof with Peeta and Katniss the night before the games. I was already wanting them to be together!!

  • Kim

    My favorite part was when Katniss volunteered as tribute for Prim. As she walked up to the stage, each District 12 member touched their three fingers to their lips. The way Suzanne Collins wrote this scene was stunning. You could feel the defiance for the capitol and their love for one of their own. No words were ever spoken, but that simple gesture spoke volumes.

  • My favorite part of the book is the definetly towards the end of the book in Mockingjay before the Epilouge when Peeta says “You love me, Real or Not real?” and Katniss replys saying “Real.” I adore this part of the book because this was when I as a reader truly realized how deep their love for each other is. Those few words that Peeta said exposed his vulnerability to Katniss and how much he wanted to be reassured of her love for him. Katniss replying with “Real” lets Peeta and the reader know how deep her love for Peeta is and the way she did not hesitate to say real exposes her vulnerability aswell. Katniss is a strong character she herself never thought she could be capable of loving anyone until she met Peeta and this part of the book shows that.his part of the book spoke in volumes for me. Its not enough for me to say I adore this part, this part taught me so much.

  • Laura Pascual

    My favorite character will have to be Peeta Mellark because in my eyes he has always been there for katniss, even when they go to the games together he made up his mind about going in and protecting her as best he could. At first I was all about Gale because he was her friend “first” and he basically had dibs. Once I rethought this it was actually Peeta who had dibs because he fell in love with her since they were both kids. Lol, I guess Peeta did persuade me with his words and actions in the end.

  • Alexa

    My favorite moment in “The Hunger Games” is when Katniss figures out how to destroy the careers’ food supply. She knew that something was up, that they just couldn’t leave the food there like it was without there being a trap. She then saw foxface tiptoe over to steal a little bit of food, but not enough for the careers to notice. Katniss was smart enough to figure out what was the catch (explosives), how they got there (from the platforms when you’re lifted into the arena that will blow you up if you move), and how to still manage to destroy the careers’ food supply (by shooting an arrow into the storage). It just shows how smart she is. It’s really amazing!

  • Marissa

    If I won this I would cry…a lot

  • Rachel Jalfon

    My favorite part is when Katniss defies the Capital, because it’s continuing the series! I love Katniss and Peeta together! It was meant to be <3

  • Beckwith

    Katniss’ friendship with Cinna. You can tell she really doesn’t expect to find such a genuine person amidst the glitz and fluff.

  • Julia

    My favorite and exhilerating part of the movie was when all the tributes went rushing into the cornucopia!

  • Daniel Scott

    The scene where Katniss lays Rue to rest before the body is taken away is the most striking moment in my mind. It is such a strong touching moment amidst the violence of the Games and it was what really humanized Katniss for me. I found myself shocked at how emotional it all made me.

  • Anna

    I love love love katniss of course! Such a strong character!

  • Julia

    my most favorite and exhilerating part of the book was when all the tributes rushed to the cornucopia!

  • My favorite character is Cinna, hands down. He’s understanding and compassionate, and he seems to possess a preternatural foresight when it comes to pleasing crowds and turning tides. Plus, he’s got loads of style.

  • Elisa D’Alessandro

    My favorite character is Foxface, the tribute from District 5. Her character, despite Peeta’s poisonous Nightlock berries was unbeatable.

    She played the games well up until that point, thinking slyly and making her moves just like a fox. She was able to outsmart the others, stay far away, and survive without any known confrontation (who knows what happened in the beginning at the cornucopia!)and was great. I cannot WAIT to see her portrayed in the movie!

  • Elisa

    whew… okay. I’ll go with revelation; something I actually drew, I felt so passionate about it! (http://i39.tinypic.com/xge7g3.jpg) on pg. 30 in Catching Fire, when Katniss is being prodded by Snow, she says “The other (hand) still holds Peeta’s beautiful cookie. I think it has a tiger lily on it but now its been reduced to crumbs in my fist. I didn’t even know I was crushing it, but I guess I had to hold on to something while my world veered out of control.”
    Peeta, my dears, is the cookie! It’s such a subtle thing and when you read it, you’re like OF COURSE/BRILLIANT/YES, with how Katniss treats Peeta. Beyond that though, I love the elegant foreshadowing – especially with Snow present in this moment, when he & the Capitol are the ones who crush Peeta in Mockingjay (tear!).

  • My favorite character is Katniss, I love how her personality is. She is not like every other hero because she knows she is not ready to be leader but she still tries to lead. She does it for those who doesn’t have a voice. She wants the best for those who are starving and dying thanks to the capitol.
    My favorite scene was when Katniss sang a song to Rue and when she was putting flowers on Rue’s body.

  • Vee

    I love when Katniss sings to Rue…it’s a beautiful moment.

  • Allison

    Peeta! He’s definitely my fave – I loved finding out that he wasn’t really with the Careers and was always trying to protect Katniss.

  • Samantha Fioravanti

    One of my (many) favorite parts is when Katniss and Peeta are in the cave and she realizes in order to keep Peeta alive, she has to go to the feast to get him the medicine he needs for his injuries. When Peeta objected, Katniss got the sleep syrup gift from Haymitch and used it to put Peeta to sleep so he wouldn’t know that she ran off to the feast. This is the first time Katniss’ love for Peeta felt real to me. It is so genuine and heroic that it makes you remember why we all love Katniss so much – because she risks her lives for the one’s she loves. She almost died getting him the medicine, but she made it back alive and continued to nurse him back to health. This is the beginning of the beautiful and heart wrenching love story that is the tale of Peeta and Katniss, and I loved every beautiful, painful second of it.

  • Holly

    The moment Katniss raised two fingers in solidarity and protest after Rue’s death was really touching. I totally cried!

  • savannah

    My favorite part of the hunger games is when the capitol revealed to the tributes in the arena that TWO tributes could when then in excitement Katniss yells for Peeta! At this point i realized, Katiniss realized her true feelings for Peeta and then she runs to find him!

  • allison

    I like Rue and when they describe her jumping from tree to tree

  • whatername

    Peeta. He actually seems like a nice guy and we all know how few of those exist…

  • BlueSeaShellGirl

    I’m submitting this for my daughter, Shelby. She’s been a fanatic of the books and has made me promise to read the book. The other day, I played the Safe & Sound track for her (I didn’t realize it was for The Hunger Games, just thought it was a Taylor Swift song). She was crying as she listened to it and she said that’s the lullaby Rue’s father sang to Rue! She said that was her favorite part of the book, how Katniss was when Rue died. Shelby is a Jr Theater Studies major and would love to attend the premier!

    Love ya Trent!

  • Chorrei

    Cinna telling Katniss to keep her chin up before she emerges in the arena.

  • Jasmine

    My favorite character is definitely Katniss. She is truly a survivor. She’s a girl struggling to keep her family that she loves so much alive, and she still stays so brave and determined.

  • Ashley

    I have yet to read the Hunger Games book but I have read the other two (started with the third book and read backwords) My favorite part so far is when Katniss’ wedding dress in the second book catches on fire.

  • Hannah

    Peeta has and always will be my favorite character. His love for Katniss is something so rare and so special that it needs to be held on to for eternity.

  • My favorite character is Peeta Mellark. I fell in love with his bread, paintings, cakes, words, and his pearl. I love everything about him. I want my husband to be Peeta. (too bad he’s fictional. ugh.)

  • Cheryl

    Favorite character is definitely Katniss. She is such a strong, independent woman without coming off cold and heartless.

  • Kelsey Barnhill

    My favorite character from the Hunger Games is Clove. I’m not sure why but I really like the characters that are kinda bad. In this case however, while many people surely see Clove as an antagonist, I do not. I feel like the only true antagonists in the first book are President Snow and the gamemakers. While Cato and Clove are seen as the bad guys of the story, I feel like neither truly are. Clove has been training for the games and is not hesitant to kill but that is only because she has been raised that way. In the end she is still in the same position as Katniss: just a kid put in the arena to fight to the death who tries her hardest to survive. I feel that Clove is a fascinating character who I wish was written about more in the books. Also, I admire her power and because of this all the girls on my gymnastics team call me Clove.

  • Tracey

    My favorite part of The Hunger Games is when Katniss unknowingly steps on a camouflaged Peeta in the arena. A funny moment during a violent game.

  • Alina

    My favorite character would be Rue because she was alot like Prim and Katniss in many ways she had to grow up faster like Katniss yet she was still young and sweet like Prim

  • Alysia Franklin

    My favorite character is Katniss. My favorite moment when reading the book was when she received the mockingjay pin. You didn’t know how significant that moment would become later on in the book, but you knew that that moment was important and would impact Katniss’s journey during the Hunger Games.

  • Tori

    My favorite part of the book is when Katniss realizes the berries are nightlock and hears the cannon, thinking it’s Peeta. That was the first time I’ve ever jumped from a book.

  • Cecilia

    Favorite character has to be Katniss! Strong character, courageous and inspiring character!

  • Victoria Pacheco

    My favorite “Hunger Games” character is Katniss and I know that I could never be the only one to say that, but because of what she does for Prim at the reaping I never had another choice because I have three little sisters and one little brother and if they were ever at risk of any harm at all there would be NO hesitation in me doing whatever it took to save them.

  • Samantha

    Peeta is my favorite character. He has real depth to him, and is genuinely good.

  • Darlene

    the scene with the berries is just so gripping and heartbreaking and indescribable and is undoubtably my favorite part or the girl on fire part

  • Dee

    My favorite character is Katniss. Shes an amazing character, strong and inspiring, the kind of person any girl or anyone really can look up to.

  • Emily

    I LOVE EVERY SING WORD IN THE BOOK

  • brittany

    my favorite character is peeta. the reason is because he is so loyal and honest to katniss.

  • Everybodysing

    I’m very well aware that the answer I have given to this question is very cliché, but to me Katniss is a heroine. I read countless books a month-hundreds of books a year, and through all the books I have read in my lifetime I’ve come across and gotten to know thousands of characters. Now most of those characters I’ve long forgotten about but only so often I come across this one special character that never leaves me. So special that they are at the back of my mind everyday, someone I idolize. Now this has only happened to me twice in my sixteen years of life and Katniss -along with Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series- is one of them. Katniss is a strong, and brave young women, and has the power to make a change in the world. Katniss is somebody I want to be like.

  • Christina

    My favorite character is Katniss! She’s a strong protagonist with so many responsibilities, yet she always works her hardest for her family.

  • Allie

    My favorite character was Johanna Mason. She’s a great fighter, shes so tough and not the type to take any ind of crap from anyone. She doesn’t have any friends or family left but she still manages to not let that show and to give her all into a battle. She doesn’t shy away from anything uncomfortable, which is obvious by how she easily cuts a tracker out of Katniss’s arm.

  • Sierra

    My favorite Hunger Games character is Buttercup. He’s a bad ass feline who takes no crap from any man (or whoa-man) and can catch a mouse like its nobody’s business.

  • Alexis

    My favorite part in the book is when peeta tells katniss the story of when he started falling in love with her! Its my favorite part because he remembered every detail of one day years ago! But that one day changed his life forever!

  • Karli Crawford

    I would love to go! I cannot live now that hunger games has been brought in to my life without the hunger games this would mean a lot to me if I won! Forever and always hunger games and……. May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor!!!!!!!

  • Taylor

    My absolute favorite scene isn’t necessarily profound, but I feel like it’s really pivotal. It’s in Catching Fire, when Katniss and Peeta are vowing to protect the other, even though it means one of them will die.

    “…I don’t want you forgetting how different our circumstaces are. If you die, and I live, there’s no life for me at all back in District Twelve. You’re my whole life,” Peeta says. “I would never be happy again. It’s different for you. I’m not saying it wouldn’t be hard. But there are other people who’d make your life worth living.”

    “No one really needs me,” he says, and there’s no selfpity 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…. I realise only one person will be damaged beyond repair if Peeta dies. Me.

    “I do,” I say. “I need you.”

  • Omg I love Hunger Games SO much! It is so hard to pick a favorite part. I suppose it may be when Katniss and Rue make a connection and become friends. Love it all though!

  • Jessica

    My favorite part in the Hunger Game’s story that I hope is in the movie is when Katniss is in the capital for training. She has to do a great performance to get sponsors when she enters the arena. The best part is when she flings her arrow straight through the apple in a pig’s mouth that was sitting at the gamemaker’s table. The reason for her outburst was because they weren’t paying attention to her! I loved the part so much,I hope they include it in the movie! Of course to find out… I’d have to go to the premiere. Right? Right.

  • lauren

    Peeta is my favorite character because he is the epitome of selfessness; he gives me hope because he encompasses something most people do not; pure love and goodness.

  • Jessica

    My favorite Part is when Katniss is telling Peeta the story about how she got the goat for Prim. It really shows her emotion and love for her sister. I can relate because I love my sisters. And Peeta is so understand about it. The way he replies too, is just soooo amazing. So calm and care free of anything else. All he wants to hear is her talk.

  • Ivy

    My favorite part is the very end of the first book. I have never been more angry at a character as I was with Katniss. I think the fact that I love her so much is why though. I know Peeta would and did make her so happy and be the most positivly influencial person in her life so I just became so angry with her but I knew it was a total Katniss move, not to decide something based on emotions but to think things through so clearly that she’s broken down every tiny thing until she know the right choice, unless it comes to her family, and even then she needs somebody to tell her she’s being crazy and to just follow her heart. I liked it so much because I feel like most young girls today only think with their heart and never think anything through so This ideology of Katniss makes us so angry but impressed by how I have no self control in deciding something, especially if it was to be with Peeta!!

  • Savannah

    My favorite character in the book (and trilogy) is definetly Peeta, and his undying love for Katniss. No matter what she puts him through he is able to see the good in her, the good she can sometimes not even see in herself. One of my favorite scenes in the book is when Peeta yells at Katniss to run when Cato is coming, even though he is putting his own life at risk. Which leads to my favorite revelation, which is when Katniss realizes that Peeta just saved her life, and how he just went with the careers to protect her. Suzanne Collins is a genius!

  • Katrina

    My favorite character is Katniss. One of my favorite parts of the book is when she is enters into the arena for the first time. All of the characters standing on their podium, looking at one another and thinking about which option is better: fight or flight. Many of them die in the first few seconds, but as a reader you know you’re in for a great read when Katniss makes her first run for the woods.

  • Emily

    My favorite scene in The Hunger Games is definitely the section where Katniss and Peeta are in the cave. I love Katniss and Peeta, and I feel like the whole section was full of emotion and great imagery, and I could picture it all in my head. It was perfect, and I can’t wait to see it on the big screen!

  • Sana

    My favorite revelation was when Peeta told Caesar that the girl he loved came with him. I had to reread it for it to sink in! It was my favorite because it introduced an even bigger conflict to the story.

  • Julia Lee

    My favorite character of the book would have to be Peeta. His characteristic leads the readers to fall in love with him. His dedication to Katniss, and how he doesn’t want to lose sight of his humanity. However, my favorite part of the book is when Katniss takes Prim’s spot. She automatically volunteers to be a tribute and letting her little sister free. The relationship between the characters are so strong, that Katniss would give up her own life. I know my sisters would do anything for me, but giving up their life may be a decision that may take time to think about.

  • Baylor

    My favorite part is when Katniss’s platform goes up and Claudius announces the start of the games. I had to stop reading because my heart was beating too fast.

  • B

    My favorite character is Clove just because she is so scary. Its like one of her favorite hobbies is killing other children. It freaks me out and i love that about her.

  • Taylor Thomas

    My favorite character is Peeta, because I am the REAL Peeta Mellark and I should be able to go see myself on screen, right? I already lost my part to some guy named Josh Hutcherson, so let me watch the movie!

  • Brandon

    My favorite character in the Hunger Games is Haymitch. His humor and “bluntness” diffuses a lot of the tensions that the games bring and as the series progresses, we get to understand more of his personal side.

  • Rebecca

    My favorite part of the book is the end, when Katniss and Peeta are about to swallow the nightlock berries. It was a pivotal moment in the series, as it accomplished exactly what Peeta wanted: They were more than just a piece of the capitol’s games, and the capitol didn’t own them. Katniss and Peeta rebelled against the capitol and refused to kill one another. They were willing to commit suicide to prove their point and not have to suffer the guilt of killing the other. It was the start of the rebellion and the start of Katniss’ reign as the Mockingjay.

  • Kendra

    My favorite line in ‘The Hunger Games’ is when Peeta tells Katniss, “Only I keep wishing I could think of a way to show the Capitol they don’t own me. That I’m more than just a piece in their Games.” This sentiment echoes everything I think is important about the books. It helps grow a seed in Katniss’s heart that eventually sends ripples through Panem.

  • Sofie Safley

    My favorite part of the Hunger Games book is when Katniss tells Peeta in the cave, “You don’t have much competition anywhere.” Although it is for the cameras, it was the moment when I realized that they were meant for each other.

  • Alys

    It’s hard to pick a favourite, but Katniss must be one of the strongest heroines in literature lately, right up there with a Miss Lisbeth Salander and Hermione Grainger. Her independence and her determination are balanced by her vulnerability towards Peeta, and I absolutely love how those two can open up to one another. Katniss is flawed, relatable, imperfect in so many ways… which makes her rather extraordinary as a person facing terrible rigors. She never loses her humanity.

  • Carolyn

    “I’m coming back into focus when Caesar asks him if he has a girlfriend back home. Peeta hesitates, then gives an unconvincing shake of his head.

    Handsome lad like you. There must be some special girl. Come on, what’s her name?” says Caesar.

    Peeta sighs. “Well, there is this one girl. I’ve had a crush on her ever since I can remember. But I’m pretty sure she didn’t know I was alive until the reaping.”

    Sounds of sympathy from the crowd. Unrequited love they can relate to.

    She have another fellow?” asks Caesar.

    I don’t know, but a lot of boys like her,” says Peeta.

    So, here’s what you do. You win, you go home. She can’t turn you down then, eh?” says Caesar encouraging-ly.

    I don’t think it’s going to work out. Winning…won’t help in my case,” says Peeta.

    Why ever not?” says Caesar, mystified.

    Peeta blushes beet red and stammers out. “Because…because…she came here with me.”

  • Lisa

    My favorite part is the scene where Katniss drugs Peeta to go get the medicine at the feast! Peeta is blindsided by Katniss’s action, and she does it for him to save his life.

  • Cameron Snell

    My favorite part of the book is when Katniss volunteers herself as tribute to save Prim. Her sacrifice showed the love that all siblings share. I would have done the same thing if I were in that situation.

  • Amie Fleming

    My favorite part from The Hunger Games book is after Katniss and Peeta have been pulled out of the arena and Peeta is taken away to be treated for injuries and Katniss is banging on the glass and screaming for Peeta.

  • Katie

    There were so many parts of the book and characters that were my favorites. From the first to last page I was hooked, but the part where Katniss volunteers for Prim is by far my favorite moment.

    At this point in the book, even though it’s so early on, you really see how much Katniss care’s for her sister. She steps up to say “I volunteer as tribute” knowing how great her chances of dying are, and yet she doesn’t back down. She wants her sister alive. I realized how strong of a character she was at that point because if I was in her shoes, I don’t think I would have stepped up. I would have been too scared. Afraid of dying. Katniss isn’t though and I like how she is so willing to try her best to stay alive.

    When I saw that moment in the trailer, I was so upset/emotional. I was crying, couldn’t talk. It was just so overwhelming. The whole scene is just the biggest moment in the book and pushes the readers to continue on. It shows sacrifice for your loved ones. I know once its full screen in theaters I’m going to be hysteric.

  • Colleen Cornachione

    My favorite character is Cinna, he’s brilliant and obviously there is so much more to him that we never get the chance to see!

  • Brady

    First off, I’ll start by saying my best friend and I are die hard hunger games fans! We have read all the books and even went to the midnight release for mocking jay! This Premiere experience would be a dream come true for us and just an amazing experience… Plus we’re already in LA so getting there is no problem!
     My favorite character in the first book of The Hunger Games has to be Rue. I chose her because, to me, she represented the spark of hope In the arena that reminded Katniss of all the good that is still left in the world. Her death also gave Katniss the motivation to pull through all the hard times that followed, not only in the first book, but in all of them, I was reminded of the inspiration Katniss drew from Rue.
    My name is Brady, my best friend and I who are hardcore hunger games fans would be attending if we were fortunate to be able to attend (it would make our year!!). Getting to the Nokia Center is no sweat as I live in an apartment about 20minutes from there.

    Thanks so much for this unbelievable opportunity! I really really hope to be hearing back from you!
    Take care.

  • Natalia

    Although it is really difficult to choose a favorite out of anything of these books, my absolute favorite scene would have to be the moments when Peeta and Katniss are in the cave.

  • My favorite part is when Katniss and Peeta are recovering in the cave. It’s just an intimate part of the book when Katniss finally lets her walls down.

  • Kristiana

    My favorite part is when district twelve supports katniss volunteering with their silence.

  • Camille

    My favorite moment is when Peeta says, “You’re still trying to protect me. Real or not real” and Katniss replies, “Real because that’s what you and I do. Protect each other.” :3 10 on the cuteness factor.

  • My favorite moment was when Katniss was in the arena and stumbles upon weak Peeta in the mud. She helps him by cleaning him and caring to his wounds. That whole scene, including the cave and the feast, was just great. It’s fantastic seeing Katniss open up to someone after seeing how strong she is and isn’t open to others.

  • Julia

    My favorite character is Peeta Mellark. My favorite part of the of the book is when Peeta and Katniss finally learn to trust each other, take refuge in the cave & become more romantic.

  • Christine Lewis

    My favorite part of The Hunger Games is when Katniss and Peeta after Katniss pulled out the berries and she is getting on the hovercraft because it shows how much she cares for Peeta because she just keeps screaming and when she wakes up he is the first thing she asks about even with the risks!

  • Moira

    My favorite part stretches from when Katniss wakes up to find Prim has crawled into bed with her mother to the moment when Katniss sees her kids running in the meadow. Katniss is strong and brave, but becomes broken after everything she goes through and does. Katniss is my favorite. She knows what she wants, but she wouldn’t hurt anyone to get it.

  • lauren

    my favorite part is the reaping when katniss volunteers herself in her sisters place. it’s a really powerful moment in the books and in the trailer. you can really see how important family is to katniss, she basically volunteered to die so her sister wouldn’t. the scene in the trailer looks fantastic and i can’t wait to see the full thing, hopefully at the premiere! thanks for the opportunity.

  • ylenia

    My favorite scene in The Hunger Games is in Peeta’s interview. We aren’t actually told very much about his interview, except for the end, but I remember when I read it for the first time I was utterly shocked. I think that moment in the novel is what urged me to keep reading.

  • ylenia

    My favorite scene in The Hunger Games is in Peeta’s interview. We aren’t actually told very much about his interview, except for the end, but I remember when I read it for the first time I was utterly shocked. I think that moment in the novel is what urged me to keep reading.

  • Oscar Gracey

    My favorite part of The Hunger Games is the second the games start and the tributes run towards the cornucopia. That’s the part when the reality of the games sets in and you realize how evil the Capitol really is.

  • Tarika Narain

    My favorite part of the books is the underlying theme of the dystopian future consisting of a combination of violence and reality TV. it’s so grotesque, yet so realistic that it’s terrifying. My favorite scene is the cave scene between Peeta and Katniss; a lot of character development occurs during these scenes and we really get to see the true love that the two form for each other.

  • Quang Nguyen

    My favorite character is Katniss.

  • Liz Hegarty

    My favorite character is Gale

  • Anton Rybakin

    My favorite scene of the Hunger Games has to be when Katniss knocked out Peeta to get him the medicine at the “FEAST”, it jsut stood out to me as Katniss would do anything to achieve the best for the people she loves, and it made me believe in her character

    • Kristin Magaldi

      My favorite part of the Hunger Games was when Peeta and Katniss were in the cave and she starts to realize she actually has feelings for the boy with the bread.

  • My favorite Hunger Games character is Peeta Mellark. I know that is a typical, crazy fan-girl response but I truly think he is amazing. He is such an outstanding orator and without him there wouldn’t be a rebellion. He is very selfless as well. He loves Katniss so much that he willing to sacrifice himself and let her live and take care of her family. He is also unbelievably understanding. After what happened on the train back from the Capitol after the Hunger Games (I don’t want to spoil it for anyone) he was upset with Katniss but he understood what happened wasn’t her fault and he would rather be friends with her than nothing at all. Lastly Peeta is a fantastic character because he is real. He isn’t drop-dead gorgeous, or impossibly strong, or unfailingly kind. He can make mistakes, or loose his temper, or get taken advantage of (see Mockingjay) and he is afraid just like everyone else. However, the way he conquers all the obstacles in his way more than makes up for his flaws.

  • Amanda Jackson

    My favorite part of the book is when Katniss sends the tracker jacker nest down onto the career pack.

  • Ashley

    My favorite moment in The Hunger Games is when Katniss takes her sister’s place in the Hunger Games because it was the first time that she went against the norm of her world and in a sense, defied the Capitol. The Hunger Games put people against each other even people who have lived in the same district, and it is a rare occurrence for a family member to take another’s place as a tribute and yet Katniss did not even hesitate, her job is to protect her family and that is what she did, even though there was a possibility that she would die.

  • Jacky

    My favorite moment has to be when Peeta and Katniss are very hurt and are hiding from the other tributes in a small cave like place.I think this is because it’s the first amazing moment they have together.

  • So book wise, my favorite character is Delly Cartwight. She is like me in so many ways! Her bubbily personality, her friendliness, and all around out going attitude(: I know she isn’t a main character, but she really caught my eye in the first book and I loved that she was brought in during Mockingjay as well!

  • Ruzena

    One of my favorite parts and one that i very moving is the part with Katniss and Rue, while Katniss awaits for the hovercraft to take Rue away. Katniss reveals her defiance toward the capital and this springs of the rebellion movement.

  • my favorite part is when Peeta confesses his love for Katniss on national tv! that was a very touching moment. my favorite character is Peeta. My favorite moment is when Katniss sang to Rue.

  • Maria

    My favorite revelation in the Hunger Games is when Katniss realizes that Haymitch is trying to send her messages using gifts in the arena.

  • shannon liu

    My favorite Hunger Games part is when Katniss does the salute and the whole district follows her. It’s such a sense of unity and leadership. #HungerGames50

  • Stephanie

    My four favorite parts of the first book are:
    Rue’s death, because even though Katniss is running for her life, she pauses to respect the dead girl. That is kind of the point in the story where I realized, “These kids really will kill eachother for anything.” It was also a calm and peaceful moment when Katniss sang to her. While I was reading that part, I had tears streaming down my face.
    Peeta’s love confession; this is just an overall cute scene. Peeta seems nervous and almost embarrassed to be admitting this. Katniss’ reaction is priceless.
    When the Muttations chase the last few tributes. This part made me realize that even though the book was almost over, the danger wasn’t. It was sad when Katniss realized that each Mutt was created to resemble the dead tributes.
    When Katniss and Peeta outsmart the GameMakers by threatening with suicide. This part is a beginning act of Katniss’ love and dedication to Peeta. She doesn’t realize that this is the start of showing how much she loves him.

  • Rachel

    My favorite moment in The Hunger Games series is when the old man whistles in Rue’s District when they are doing the tour after the Hunger Games (even though what ended up happening to him was awful).

  • Genesis

    My favorite moment was when Katniss volunteered for Prim at the Reaping that moment was the hook, line, and sinker that kept me reading. Katniss’ love for Prim struck a cord in me, it made me fall in love with the book’s heroine, and how her love for her sister was able to overcome any fear of death in the games, her willing-ness to sacrifice her very life, it was just a very emotional scene and it was what kept me going, despite her tendency to think strategically in the book, she may have the mind of a machine, but she has the heart of a mother.

  • Devon

    My favorite part is when Peeta confesses he has feelings for Katniss on TV. I was totally taken by surprise and it added another element to the book that I wasn’t expecting!

  • Emily

    My absolute favorite part in the hunger games is when katniss is singing to rue when she was dying. It really brought to light the barbaric nature of the games and was the beginning of katniss’ rebellion against the capitol!

  • Stacey Stewart

    I love when Katniss out wits the careers by dropping the tracker jacker nest on them. To be trapped in a tree and still come up with a way to defeat them is brillant.

  • Hayley

    My favorite scene is when Katniss and Peeta hold out the nightlock berries.

  • happymaker

    My favorite scene is for sure when they announce that there can be two winners from each district. I love the startled excitement that Katniss experiences!

  • THGFan

    My favorite scenes are the ones with Katniss and Peeta in the cave. The emotion and character development that happens during those scenes is insane..and I can’t wait to see it being brought to life on the big screen by Jennifer and Josh!!

  • My favorite scene of the Hunger Games has to be The Reaping scene. I love this scene because it is such an emotional and important scene in the movie. Without this scene, the whole Hunger Games series would be totally different. I think that the Reaping scene has to be the scene where people show their true acting skills.

  • My favorite character is Cinna, though I have to say that the “revelation” associated with him (in Mockingjay) I can’t count as a favorite, it devastated me. As a favorite revelation I would choose.. that Peeta was really in love with Katniss. This may have been obvious to other readers, but I was as distrustful as Katniss (maybe even more) toward him, so when it really became obvious that he wasn’t manipulating her, I was charmed and stunned. Probably something similar to what Katniss felt (without the guilt she also feels for not feeling the same way, and for not trusting him from the beginning). And I don’t even like Peeta much!

    Among my favorite moments is this: “Gale is mine. I am his. Anything else is unthinkable.” (Catching Fire)
    I can’t exactly say I “shipped” Gale and Katniss, but their relationship seemed a lot more realistic to me. It was started by friendship and flamed by attraction. It wasn’t perfect and they had their differences. They didn’t devote their lives to one another. Their was jealousy and possessiveness, both things that are kind of the ugly side of love, but also desirable to an extent. This is real to me. It could have been great, and I’m glad we got to at least glimpses of it.. I just wish we could have seen more.

  • Savannah

    My favorite scene in this book is when Katniss risks her life to get the medicine at the feast to save Peeta. I love this scene because it shows, yet again, how much Peeta loves Katniss, because of how he threatened to crawl after her and get both them killed if she tries to go and risk her own life just for his. I also start to really like Katniss at this part because she actually is showing that she cares for Peeta, like her family and Gale back in district 12, and how she would risk her life for him like she would for any of the former. She finally starts to reciporicate the risky actions that Peeta has done to protect her. This is probably the scene that I am most looking forward to in the movie, also.

  • Joanna

    My favorite part of the hunger games is when katniss puts her own life on the line in order to get the medicine from the cornucopia peeta needs to survive. I think that expresses her love for him that she has difficulty explaining. That when you know that she does feel the same way for him, even if she doesn’t.

  • becky schaffer

    My favorite scene from the Hunger Games is when Thresh is standing over Katniss at the feast. It is a moment of vulnerability when Katniss reveals to Thresh what she did for Rue when she died. You can see in Thresh’ face from how the author described it that he was over come with emotion. It shows that in these hunger games when there are no rules there are moments when people still feel. He felt for the young girl who was 12 and sent into the games. And he was grateful to Katniss for what she did for him and his disctrict and let her go back to her partner. It was such a beautiful moment when for a split second emotions and feelings overcame what the games where really about killing and not caring.

  • Nicole

    My favorite scene would mostly be the cave scenes.I love them because you get to see Katniss and Peeta bond.Katniss would always try to help Peeta.Peeta was willing to risk anything for Katniss, like when she was gonna go out and hunt. He was still hurt and could barely move his leg,but still went and supported her the whole entire time.He loves her with everything and that’s why I also choose Peeta as my favorite character.

  • Marisol

    My favorite scene is when Katniss volunteers for prim. I think it is because it shows how much love Katniss has for her little sister and how overly protective she is. Willing to put her life on the line for prim. when i see this scene in the trailer i always get chills, Katniss is such a brave independent girl and an inspiration to many teens i’m sure. Anyone would be lucky to have someone like her as an older sister. That scene shows how strong sisterly love can be.

  • ashleigh

    my favorite character is peeta mellark. he is the most honest character, he is who he is. everything he does is for the love of katniss. my favorite revelation is when finnick realizes that katniss loves peeta after he walks into the force field.

  • Sophia

    Peeta Mellark is my favorite character! I always think of him when I’m eating bread or having desert :3

  • Carissa Moore

    My favorite moment is when the tributes are inside the arena and Katniss just learned that both tributes from a district can win together and she goes searching frantically for Peeta and when she unknowingly stumbles upon him hidden in camouflage (mud, leaves, etc) he says, “You here to finish me off, sweetheart?”

  • Richard Maxwell

    My favorite moment in the book is when Peeta is injured, and Katniss and him are in the cave, and its raining.. and they have to bundle up together to stay warm… its sooo cute! hahaha but yeah that’s my favorite scene!

  • Kelly

    My favorite part was when Katniss and Peeta were introduced to Panem in their flaming costumes that Cinna created for them. It was the first time when everyone got a taste of how awesome they were going to be!

  • Samantha

    One of the best parts of the first book is right in the second chapter when Katniss volunteers as tribute in Prim’s place. When this happens, you automatically know how strong of a character Katniss is, willing to essentially give up her life to save her little sister. This is also a great part of the book because we are first introduced to Peeta, and get to see Katniss’s reaction to his name being drawn. Although they had only had that one interaction prior, it had severely impacted the life of Katniss forever, and we begin to see it here.

  • Terryn Divelbliss

    My favorite character is Peeta, because he is always true to himself no matter what, and he will fight for the ones he loves!

  • Sarah

    My favorite character is Katniss, I love her perseverance and cleverness. I love Cinna too and in the 3rd book, Finnick. The books are riveting, I read them quickly and enjoyed every minute. I can’t wait for the film!

  • Shannon P.

    My favorite moment was the moment when Katniss sang to Rue until she died, and covered her in flowers. It was beautiful :’) I nearly cried. I’ve always felt a personal connection to Rue while reading the book.

  • Dustin Nix

    My favorite scene is when Katniss sings Rue a lullaby as she is dying. It’s a very sad part but very beautiful and quite respectful on Katniss’ part. My favorite is Effie Trinket because she is always peppy, has a great sense of style and she is very serious about etiquette and being polite as am I.

  • Tim

    My favorite part in the Hunger Games book is when Kat and Peeta are fighting Cato and are chased to the cornucopia by the Capitol’s mutations of the other tributes. My favorite character is Katniss obviously…she’s tough! I love the way all the books were written! I’m almost done with Catching Fire! Super stoked!

  • Kara Dentzau

    My favorite moment/quote in the book was the very line in the series (in the book Mockingjay). “But there are much worse games to play.” Just typing that line out right now gives me chills. When reading the series or watching the books, it can be easy to be swept up by the romance aspect of it, but there is so much more to this series. It’s an important social commentary about the way that we live in society now. I see parts of myself in the citizens of the Capitol, and it disgusts me. This final line is a very chilling end, reminding me to try my hardest to resist my Capitol tendencies, and it has stuck with me ever since.

  • Matthew

    I want to go to the premiere because of Effie, SHE IS JUST CRRAAZZY! And awesome. Just like my aunt; she reminds me of her so much!

  • Matthew

    I want to go to the premiere because of Effie, SHE IS JUST CRRAAZZY! And awesome. Just like my aunt; she reminds me of her so much!

  • My favorite part of the first book, or one of them. Is Rue’s death. Well you see- I hate it cause I cry every.single.time but it’s beautiful. Truly beautiful. And when she sings to her- my heart breaks.

  • Sam

    Having been won over by Peeta’s love confession during his talk with Caesar, I was devastated when he no longer wanted to train with Katniss, thinking that relationship was all a publicity stunt. As the competition begins and Peeta forms an alliance with the careers, I didn’t think I could handle it anymore. Then it happened, the most amazing moment for all Peeta and Katniss fans – Peeta saves her life. Slowly things begin to unravel, and the moment both I as the reader and Katniss realize everything Peeta has been doing has been to keep Katniss alive, I died. His love for her is real, and so freaking adorable. This book, which I had thought to be this brilliant, dark, dystopian novel also had a heart at the center of it. This beautiful soul named Peeta, who even in the worst of times chose love, above even survival. I think even the biggest members of Team Gale fell a little bit in love with Peeta at this point in the book.

  • dh0ms

    One of the craziest moment of the hunger games was when the tracker’s jacket nest fell to the ground. All hell broke loose.

  • Joan

    When Kat volunteers in her sister’s place. What an epic growth moment!

  • Momin Sherazi

    My favorite part is deifnitely the end of the first book (no spoilers) but we all know what happens, it was a brilliant way of getting all the plot lines to resolve themselves (at least for the end of the first book)

  • Holly Rondeau

    My favorite character in The Hunger Games is Katniss. I’m probably like every other girl out there who likes her but I feel a special connection to her that I’m not sure I could describe. I wrote and essay to get into college about a character/book that changed our lives and I wrote about Katniss and The Hunger Games. Katniss is the strongest girl. Everything she does is for the love of her sister and her family(including her “cousin” ;)) Katniss sacrifices herself for her sister. I understand that so well. I have four younger sisters and as a child I was the one who raised them. So many people say they hate their siblings but I would give anything to see the sisters I haven’t seen for 11 years. Katniss devotes herself to Prim and makes the ultimate sacrifice for her. Katniss is my role model and my inspiration. I love her and I love what she stands for.

  • My favorite part is when Katniss is in the tree and recognizes Rue for the first time — best alliance ever!

  • maria

    my favorite character is Peeta because he is simply so kind and adorable…..
    my favorite part is where katniss and peeta are in the cave and he tells her he has been in love with her since they were smaller … that is super romantic :)

  • Jenna

    I love the flashback scene with Katniss and Peeta and how he gave her the bread. I love the hope of it, and how it continues to play in the other books, especially Mockingjay. :’)

  • Jennifer

    The moment Katniss and Peeta share as children over the bread. It made me switch from Team Gale to Team Peeta.

  • Kacie Taylor

    My favorite character is Peeta Mellark because he’s so sweet and wonderful. He never leaves Katniss and he’s strong!

  • Olivia Johansen

    I truly love the scene when Katniss first enters the stadium and has to run for her life.

  • Michelle

    It has to be the berries. I can’t wait to see the look in the eyes of Katniss when she decides to take control of her own destiny and, unknowingly, start a revolution. It is the turning point for the rest of the series.

  • Kerry Spitler

    I fav part of the book is when Katniss volunteers over her sister. I cried at that part.

  • Cassi

    My favorite part of the book is the end of the Hunger Games when Katniss realizes there can only be ONE Victor and then brings out the nightlock berries

  • Jennifer Truong

    My favorite part is when Katniss and Peeta are hiding in the rock together. Those are the few tender moments they have in the arena.

  • Lizbeth

    My favorite part from the book is when Katniss sings Rue a lullaby while she’s dying. It was a very sad scene because of the fact that Katniss had gotten so attached to Rue. Inside the arena Kaniss had felt so alone. She had no idea if she would win the games or not. Especially since Rue had reminded her of her own sister, Prim. And her motivation was Prim since she had promised her that she would try her best to win the games. Especially since Rue had reminded her of her own sister, Prim.

  • Carley

    My favorite part is when Katniss drugs Peeta in order to go get the medicine to heal Peeta’s infection. Especially when Thresh saves her because she showed kindness to Rue.

  • Tiffany

    Katniss + noose + effigy + Seneca Crane’s name = bada$$!
    *chills*

  • SamiM

    I absolutely love Peeta Mellark, and no matter how much I want to say he is my favorite, I can’t say that. Haymitch is my favorite. He is fiesty, he is scary, he is kind, he may be an alcoholic, but he is normally always right. He has problems. I know that the other characters definitely have problems, but I admire Haymitch for not trying to hide any of his problems. He seems almost proud to be an alcoholic sometimes. Not that I am endorsing becoming an alcoholic because I can assure you I have no intention to become one or tell people to become one. Haymitch gives simple advice that sticks with you and it works, basically the best kind of advice you can receive. He is a strong character who tells it like it is while still being secretive. He doesn’t just give in to Katniss when she needs help in the games, he makes her work for it because he believes in her. He isn’t like any of the other characters who basically help each other out on the spot in times of need when they ask for it. Haymitch makes you work for the help until you deserve it because he knows that you can do it for yourself if you really try. He is inspirational because he represents that things can go wrong but you can still mean something to the world. The world isn’t over if you mess up. He may be an alcoholic and a little lazy, but he still played a large role in the rebellion against the capitol and was a big part of Katniss realizing her own skill and helping her and Peeta make it through the games. I love Haymitch’s character because on the outside you see someone who is meant to be a fool or someone to laugh at or hate because of his drunkness, yet when you look deeper you can tell he was meant to be this way for a reason. He’s my favorite because he isn’t the perfect character. He has flaws and feelings and it seems as though he doesn’t like very many people (which is true for many people in real life). He doesn’t seem to put on an act for people he is always himself. I think that if he wasn’t an alcoholic he would be a wonderful role model for being yourself and accepting your flaws.

  • Kip

    mr favorite scene in in the second book when Katniss and Peeta are on the beach talking its just so cute and peeta is so sweet!!

    • Austin Russell

      My favorite part in The Hunger Games is when Peeta reveals how he feels about Katniss and the ignorance that she had for it. The parallels between that part in the story and my own life with the girl I would take with me are almost identical – I would do anything for her.

  • Ian Robinson

    Peeta is my favorite character because no matter what Katniss does or how she is treating him, he will always put her life above his. His love for Katnis is deep and true and even when he though President Snow messed up his memories of Katniss and him, he still falls in love with here all over again. To me that means that is true love. Peeta would do anything for Katniss. He is the most selfless person in the whole book. He never second guesses anyone, and he always tries to find the best in people.

  • My favorite part is in the beginning of the first book where Katniss runs away from the prison world underwater in her awesome spaceship

  • Tori E

    My favorite moment is the cave scene in its’ entirety. This is where the character development unfolds and the true sides of Peeta and Katniss are revealed. Also, it gets pretty steamy in the cave if you catch my drift!

  • Morgan

    My favorite part is when Peeta and Katniss kiss for the first time

  • Jennifer Heinsius

    My favorite part of the books is everything. I sat here trying to pick a favorite and I can’t pick just one! I practically typed the entire book before i put this. I love the cave scene, the feast, the cornucopia both beginning and end, the capitol scenes (GIRL ON FIYAH), District 12, PEEEETAAAAAA, and so much more! I love this book series and I would love to go to the premiere.

  • Kamie

    My favorite character is Katniss. That girl has GUMPTION.

  • Adalee

    unfortunately the first part of my answer will sound just like the answer of probably half the teenage girls in America, but my favorite character is Peeta. Peeta is such an amazing character, I wish we all had the courage to be like him. He knows what he wants to do and is so sure of himself even when he doesn’t know what he’s doing. He was not afraid to put himself on the line for another person, even if its not his favorite person, the way he did for Gale in “Catching Fire” after he was being whipped. Peeta knew how important Gale was to Katniss that despite his own unhappiness, he stood up for Gale. Another example is what he did for District 13 when he was being forced to be interviewed after the Capitol had captured him and held him hostage to use against Katniss in “Mockingjay”. He warned them of the attack planned for 13, even though he knew he would be tortured for doing so. But he still did it anyways, still even then to protect innocent people, at his own risk. My second answer is Finnick. People don’t really understand him and see him as the pretty boy from 4 who won his Games and then essentially became a male escort, shall I say for people in the Capitol. But the only reason he actually did this was to protect those he loved. After he won his Games and became of age, Snow asked him to be a male escort. When Finnick declined, Snow made sure that his girlfriend, Annie and her brother were the chosen tributes for their Games, as a revenge for not being the Capitol’s puppet. He sacrificed himself to protect others the only way he could, he didn’t do it for pleasure but rather to keep others out of harms way. Even his death in “Mockingjay” was noble, he died fighting the Capitol, trying to help make things right, when he didn’t have to he was married to Annie and could have just turned away and ignores it all and start a new life.

  • I love the unspoken alliance Katniss and Rue form, and of course the special salute given in her honor.

  • Kimberly Galvan

    My favourite part is the first few moments that Peeta and Katniss spend in the cave. It’s the part where I really got completely hooked in.

  • My favorite part is when Peeta gives his first interview and admits the girl he’s had a crush on forever is Katniss!

  • Ianna McCracken

    Favourite Part: Most definitely the cave scene in the Hunger Games. I adored that scene to the core. To me, it is where their relationship (Peeta and Katniss) starts. Katniss saves Peeta’s life, Peeta saves Katniss’ life. It’s evenly distributed. The emotion that occurs as well is great. It’s just perfect and is basically the start of their relationship. Even if Katniss was “acting” through it all, the audience can see that her feelings for Peeta were showing.

    Favourite Character: Peeta Mellark. Not because he is the boy with the bread or the main male secondary character in the trilogy. No. Since he was first explained by Katniss, I clicked with him. His thought process is similar to mine, I see myself doing a lot of the things he does and thinking like he does. If I were to participate in the Hunger Games, my main goal would probably be able to make a statement to the Capitol, to let them know that the games couldn’t change who I was even if I were to die. He fights for those he loves and will do anything for them, and that’s what I stand for. I just loved Peeta and anything to do with him affected me in a plethora of way.

    Favourite Revelation: Peeta’s love for Katniss. That took me COMPLETELY off guard when I first read it. It was so well written and placed in the novel that it made me melt.

  • Lorance Garcia

    My favorite moment in the book is when Katniss shoots the arrow at the apple in the pig’s mouth during training, startling the Gamemakers.

  • Hannah Nordyke

    My favorite moment is the book is the cave scene between Peeta and Katniss. I feel this is the first time we feel the strong romantic connection between both characters. We see how pure and innocent Peeta is and how much he truly loves Katnoss. In this scene we see Katniss fall for Peeta. It shows the viewer that love can happen in the most unlikely of places, and that true love can help people survive almost anything.

  • best part is cinna being lenny kravitz and having katniss be the girl on fire!

  • My favorite character is Peeta. He’s like a secret bad ass. My favorite part of the book is when Katniss is hiding in the tree and the careers walk by and reveal their whole strategies and when they walk away she jumps down from the tree and looks to the side because she knows a camera is on er at that moment. Just the whole revelation of Peeta’s love for Katniss is astounding!

  • Patricia

    My favorite scene was Katniss destroying the Career’s food supply. Foxface partook in an epic game of hopscotch; showed just how sneaky she could be; we saw Cato go completely crazy. Finally, we saw just how much of a BAMF Katniss could be.

  • Tabitha

    One favorite is always hard to choose, but I really appreciate the love struggle Collins creates between Katniss, Peeta, and Gale. Love grows and fades due to Katniss’ life circumstances and events, just as it does in real life. In another time and place, maybe Katniss would have ended up with Gale. And she probably would have been very happy. Character development is a beautiful thing and Collins executes it well. Katniss realizes that she needs Peeta. He is the best compliment to her life after the events of the Capitol. It was a journey of true love lost and true love gained.

  • Joy Smith

    I cannot wait for Katniss and Peeta’s first kiss. It will be EPIC.

  • My favorite part of The Hunger Games is when Katniss finds Peeta and their time spent in the cave together. Katniss finally realizes how much Peeta means to her and how she really can’t live without him.

  • lauren

    hey, its me again, i thought i would send you another link to one of my hunger games videos ive made. i cant say it enough as to how much i am going crazy over this contest. i cant sleep, do homework and cant concentrate on anything else besides try to win this contest.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bArQ3BLg-c4

  • I love the Katniss/Peeta duo. They make a great pair and I can’t wait to see the look on her face when Peeta announces to the world that he has a crush on her.

  • Hannah

    My favorite character in The Hunger Games is definitely Peeta, as I think he is such a kind, compassionate character. I also think he is really compelling in that although he ends up as one of the winners in the game, he never truly sacrificed his morals or personality in the way that so many others did. This is exemplified through the fact that he never killed anyone at any point during the games. His caring nature and the inner turmoil that he suffers with throughout The Hunger Games, as well as the rest of the trilogy, set him apart as my favorite character.

  • Naomi

    My favorite part from book one of The Hunger Games is probably when Katniss & Peeta are hiding out in the cave, it’s where their “love” has blossomed. And there’s no

  • Naomi

    My favorite part from book one of The Hunger Games is probably when Katniss & Peeta are hiding out in the cave, it’s where their “love” has blossomed. And there’s no question in asking who my favorite character is.. Peeta! :) He’s just wonderful, everything he does is so benevolent. Through out all the suffering & pain he sticks through with it because he wants to show the Capitol that “he’s just more than a piece in their games” and also he expresses his everlasting love for Katniss. Even though it’s only just the beginning, Peeta can see that Katniss IS the Mockingjay, the Rebellion, their saviour.

    My favorite moment would have to be the part where they’re in the cave. Peeta confesses his infinte love for Katniss, that it’s always been there ever since they were children. When they kiss each other their kiss had real emotions behind it for both of them. She is comforted immensely by his presence throughout their time together. Although Katniss may just be doing this for the cameras, she knows deep down inside that she loves Peeta and wouldn’t be where she is without him.

    My revelation for the book is when Katniss thinks of the song “The Hanging Tree”. When she was younger she didn’t know what it meant, but eventually she understood that the person singing the song is a dead man, calling for his lover to come join him in death. It meant that a life of torture must have not been worth living. At one point in revelation, Katniss really understands what this means, because she knows that being tortured by the Capitol is a much worse fate than death.

  • Naomi

    lol sorry about the previous comment before my actual one ^ no idea why the hell that posted :/

  • My favorite part of the Hunger Games is when Katniss sings to Rue. This part of the story I believe is pivotal in helping Katniss become the Mockingjay we know and love. I wrote a rendition of Rue’s Lullaby. You can listen to it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqhkCcQEzH0&context=C33ca05eADOEgsToPDskJ-6zcvBOpSNnQF_JtIP1mk

  • Hayley

    My favourite character is Peeta hut not just because he’s the main guy. Peeta is strong. He won’t let the Capitol change him,or succumb to convention. He can defend himself, but he will put the lives of others before his own if he cares about them. He’s not weak, he’s caring. When he suffered a beating from his mother just so Katniss wouldn’t go hungry, my heart skipped a beat. He isn’t jealous, or vindictive, and only wants Katniss to be happy, even though he loves her (and she loves him too– she just doesn’t realise it yet)
    He will protect the people he cares about at all costs. He can influence people with his words. He’s smart and sweet and I just find him to be a really interesting and noble character.

  • Lidia

    This would have to be the hardest question..second to if you had to choose one family member to DIE who would it be, BUT in this case i would have to go with Cinna. I pick him because i sat here and i thought to myself who hols the book together? Cinna is from the Capitol but he is this down to earth guy, who is nothing like most of the people in the Capitol. Instead of just dressing Katniss up and getting her ready he build a friendship. Cinna wanted to make statement to the capitol and he did just that. I respect him for that, and i feel without him being involved the way he was supporting Katniss giving her the advise he does, the book would have been different. I feel Cinna in someway holds everything in place, he creates THE MOCKINGJAY in Katniss. He is the guy who set THE GIRL ON FIRE..ON FIRE!! HE MADE HER THE MOCKINGJAY!! District 13 only wanted Katniss as the Mockingjay because she was a face that everyone knew, becasue of Cinna she was more than just any other player in the games. So, Cinna ..although all the other characters are amazing also ..I LOVE THE HUNGER GAMES!! <3 xx

  • Beth

    I love the relationship between Cinna and Katniss! Can’t wait to see that on the big screen!

  • Ashley

    I love the dynamic between Katniss and Cinna. He encourages her and always makes her look beautiful. :)

  • IdoiaSanvel

    My fauvorite character is Cinna, because without him Katniss wouldn’t be known as “the girl on fire” and wouldn’t got so many people’s presents on the arena…
    My fauvorite part is just before Katniss’s 1st interview, when he asks her if she considers him a friend, and to answer to the questions if only was him in the room.

  • LaVon

    The interactions between Cinna , his staff and Katniss–as they pluck, bathe, wax and style her–the absurdity of that in the face of her terrible situation is very powerful. Her situation is one where she is constantly being dehumanized (in this instance, reduced to a pretty thing)and yet trying both to save her life and her humanity. Understanding this, reading Cinna discuss making her the “girl who was on fire” while divorcing it from the reality of what that felt like for her—is the essence of the book; a series of almost unbearable paradoxes.

  • Sadie Belle

    I LOVE Rue! She gave Katniss a sense of home when she was in the Arena. Her death reinforced Katniss’s determination to win by reminding her of the promise she made to Prim about winning. She was also a symbol of Katniss’s first act of rebellion against the capitol, by decorating her body in flowers. In a sense, Rue started the spark that led to the drive in Katniss’s heart.

  • My favorite character is definitely Foxface! I like how she’s able to take a different approach to the Games and still come very, VERY close to winning it all. :)

  • Kayla

    My favorite character is Katniss. I am so thankful Suzanne Collins developed such a strong female role model for the younger generation taken over by Bella Swan. I had Hermione, and now we have Katniss! I can only hope that I can be a strong, powerful and imperfect female like her.

  • Lindsat

    I cried when Katniss decorated Rue’s body and sang to her.

  • hoang

    My favorite part is when Katniss blew up the career’s supplies

  • Scott Nelson

    My favorite part is all the obligatory “young adult-esque” sexual tension going on between Gale and Katniss. It’s so hot!

  • Christine Dinh

    My favorite character would have to be Peeter Mellark because even though he belongs to one of the “wealthier” families of the poor district. He once helped Katniss Everdeen from dying of starvation by burning a loaf of bread and tossing it to her. He’s deep down kind hearted.

  • My favorite moment was definitely the part I read over and over. I laughed out loud. It was so perfect. It was the part in the book after they announced that both tributes from the same District could win. So Katniss goes to find Peeta after hearing that he was wounded but figured he wasn’t dead because she hadn’t heard a cannon fire. She quietly calls his name and finally she hears him say “Well don’t step on me” And she looks around and couldn’t find him. And then he opens his eyes and that was all you could see were his white eyes in the middle of this muddy creation he made to camouflage himself.I DIED. I hope they put it in the movie!!

  • Lulu

    I’m really a big fan of Peeta, and his selfless love for Katniss. I love the flashback of them as kids and the burnt bread part. Love that. Thanks so much for the chance to win Trent! :) :) :)

  • My favorite part is when you have the fighting sequence at the feast, it’s really awesome and you really don’t imagine how Katniss is going to get out alive until she does.

  • Shazzer

    What I love most about The Hunger Games is that it’s a series of novels that deals with very real stuff. Sure, it’s entirely fictional, but the commentary on government, social classes, poverty/wealth, and war are all there. It’s very authentic in that way and it’s great that it’s intended for young people (although we all can clearly learn a ton from it). These are issues they should be aware of. Amongst all the vampires and werewolves and weird human/vampire babies (which I also love), it stands out and gets young people just as excited. More importantly, it gets them to read. I know too many young adults who don’t read (and a few adults who don’t either) and that scares me. When I met J.K. Rowling a few years ago (jealous?), I had about two seconds to speak with her and what I decided to say was, “Thank you for getting my little cousin to read”. If I ever met Suzanne Collins, I would definitely say something of the same nature.

  • Rachael J Kim

    My name is Rachael Kim, and I would KILL to get tickets to The Hunger Games premiere. I read all three books in 2 days because I just got COMPLETELY hooked while I was volunteering in Thailand over break. They have all the action, romance, and mystery any adventure or scifi lover could ask for, and being in LA right now for my last year of college (USC), this is my last chance to see the premiere before I have to head back home after graduation. This would seriously be THE perfect way to top off my senior year and 4 years at USC.

    My favorite Hunger Games character is Peeta. He is the only selfless character in the series, even surpassing Katniss’s own mother in his love for her. Even when she acts and thinks in the most self-serving of manners, he never doubts her and loves her regardless of her flaws. I love the scene when Katniss believes he has betrayed her for the Careers, but he instead risks his life to help her escape from being cornered in a tree. This same protective nature manifests itself again and again throughout the series and proves stronger than the brainwashing he has suffered at the hands of the Capitol.

  • Ashley Wicks

    My favorite moment in the first book without a doubt is when Rue is dying and Katniss sings till she passes and places flowers around her. It was an absoulte beautiful moment in the book. I love it!

  • Julany Matu

    My favorite part is during the interviews and Peeta says that he didn’t have a chance to tell the girl he liked how he felt about her because she went into the games with her! It was an awww moment!

  • Amanda Marie

    My favorite scene from the Hunger Games book is when Katniss decides to drug Peeta and head to the cornucopia to get the backpack. It really showed how much she cared about him and wasn’t willing to let him die, even though she could have gone through the games more easily.

  • Agnes

    My favorite scene in the first book is when Rue’s district sends Katniss the parachute of bread.

  • Emma

    My favorite character in all the books is probably Annie Cresta. I know that seems completely insane (yes that was a cleverly inserted pun. You may applaud…or not) due to the fact that Annie is an person of an unstable nature, with most of her character being outshone to Finnick’s vibrant personality but I see the beauty in her. I respect her because despite seeing the things she’s seen and feeling the things she’s felt she continues to live. In a world where death is such a prevalent part of everyday life, I think it would be easy to slip into the mindset that one more dead person would go unnoticed. However despite this easy thought, Annie continues on whether from being “mad” or because she values life I don’t know. I sense a quiet strength in Annie that I think can only be seen by Finnick and love her due to this. In a heart wrenching struggle to survive, Annie is still around.

  • Lydia DeMore

    I cannot wait to see the cave scene…Team Peeta all the way!

  • Ariel

    My favorite part of the book is unfortunately when Rue dies and Katniss covers her body in flowers. While I certainly cried when Rue died, it is really the first moment where Katniss realizes what Peeta meant about not wanting the Capitol to treat them as pieces in their Games. She truly understands that Rue’s death was murder and by covering her body she is holding the Capitol responsible. That act alone made Katniss stronger and more determined to win.

  • Amanda Nicole

    I like the moment after the revocation of the provision stating there may be 2 winners when Katniss draws a bow to shoot Peeta.

  • Noel Montelongo

    My favorite part of the book was when Rue gets captured by Marvel and Katniss comes out of the forest and shoots him. I can picture her running, loading the bow, and releasing the arrow into his neck! My heart was pounding – I could feel the intensity Katniss shot the arrow with. Can’t wait to see how the put that on film! The whole situation with Rue dying is probably going to make me cry :(

  • Andrea

    I liked the story about how Peeta snuck out to give Katniss the load of bread when they were in school.

  • Jeffrey Lee

    Rue’s death.

  • Michelle Roldan

    I would love to see when Petta confesses his love for Katniss and her reaction

  • Jen Spears

    My favorite part of the Hunger Games was when Katniss tells Peeta about Prim’s goat. It was so touching.

  • Kaiqiong

    my favorite character is Finnick Odair :))

  • Hope

    I love Peeta. He is so devoted to Katniss. My favorite part of the first book is when Katniss pulls the berries from her pocket and Peeta and her are going to ingest them so that they won’t have to kill each other for a winner of the hunger games.

  • Brian Chioy

    Definitely the cave scene with Peeta and Katniss

  • Ashley

    Katniss and Cinna are my favorite characters <3 I loved the scene when she comes into the arena with her crazy/fabulous black leotard and flames!

  • When Katniss blew up the career’s supplies by shooting the apple bag, which in turn set off the bombs that were planted.

  • Mackenzie Douglass

    Peeta is by far my favorite character. I loved all the scenes with him and Katniss in the cave!

  • Shelly Dailey

    My favorite part what the 1st chapter. I had heard about the books and was a skeptic, but the second I finished that 1st chapter, I was hooked. I’m obsessed!

  • TR

    When Peeta says, “…Only I keep wishing I could think of a way to…to show the Capitol they don’t own me. That I’m more than just a piece in their Games.”

    Bam.

  • Katniss and Annie (sorry if I spoil anything) are my favorite characters! I am anxious to see the countdown of the games while she’s behind the glass preparing to race to the cornucopia! :)

  • Emily Fristed

    My favorite part in the Hunger Games is when Peeta tells Katniss how he has always loved her since their first day of school when she sang. Romantic!

  • Madison Newberry

    My favorite characters are actually from the 2nd and 3rd books! they are Finnick and Annie! I hope this counts even though its not from the first! :D

  • Jen White

    My favorite scene in The Hunger Games book is a hard one to choose. I love the cave scenes and the moment when Peeta and Katniss are about to swallow the deadly berries. But probably my most favorite part of the book is when Katniss is telling the story of the boy with the bread. It was so heartbreaking…so sad…and then Peeta’s bravery and kindness shined hope in Katniss’s darkness. I loved that!

  • Holly

    My favorite scene from the Hunger Games, is when Peeta and Katniss are talking on the rooftop of the training center the night before the games begin. I say this because of its emotional values and attitude towards each other and the Capitol. What I mean by this is that on the night before the games Peeta talks about his attitude towards the Capitol and what he believes will live on. For example on page 142 in the Hunger Games book one Peeta states:” Only I keep wishing that i could think of a way to…to show the Capitol they don’t own me.” This to me, brought on the thought tat Peeta is strong and fearless that with his words and emotional strenght he can endure anything yet still be able to stay himself throughout the process and stay with what he believes in. This part of the book really lite up my lightbulb on the top of my head, saying Peeta knows what he wants and he will let no obstacle get in is way, that is why this scene is so important to me.

  • Jennie

    I absolutely loved the Reaping scene. It was so emotional when Katniss volunteered for Prim, and I teared up a little when the villagers did the three-fingered salute for her. It showed how much respect they had for her, and just how much everyone realized how serious the situation was.

  • Kelsey

    My favorite scene from THG is Rue’s death scene when Katniss truly shows her the dignity and respect she deserves. She did this even though she knew it would anger the Capitol, but she knew what was right!

  • Kristina Toledo

    My favorite part in the Hunger Games is when Katniss has to go to the feast at the Cornucopia in order to get the medicine in the small backpack for Peeta’s infected led!!!

  • Katie B

    My favorite character is Johanna Mason, because she is an awesome tough woman who can save lives and be her own person while still under control of the Capitol.

  • jessica

    My favorite part of the books is the actual story line. It’s so inventive and unique.

  • Dina

    The most memorable scene in the whole series for me is at the end of Book 1 when the mutts showed up, and they had the eyes of all the **spoiler** tributes that had died so far. When I read that I actually said out loud, “This is f**ked up!!”

  • Megan

    My favorite moment is when Katniss is rising up into the arena through that tube. All the anxiety packed into those few sentences is completely palpable. I get goosebumps every time I read that part, so my breath caught when I saw that shot in the trailer.

  • Mary

    I love Katniss. She will stop at nothing for the ones she loves and I find that very admirable because most people would just give up. I want to see the scene where she drops the tracker jackers nest on everyone. I’ve read it over and over and I just want to see it come to life so bad!

  • Liz

    Fave character is Katniss. Fave scene from the book is the start of the hunger games when she races for the cornucopia.

  • Danielle

    My favourite scene from the first book would have to be when Katniss thinks that both her and Peeta have won after the death of Cato. Then suddenly Claudius Templesmith announces that the previous rule about two tributes from the same district being allowed to win has been revoked, once again only one can win. Katniss realizes that this was their plan all along, to end with the star crossed lovers, one sacrificing their life for the other. I love this moment because its so ripe with tension and indecision, should she kill him? She did promise Prim she would do her best to come back, whats a girl to do?

  • Opal

    My favorite moment (in the first book, anyway) is when Katniss and Peeta threaten to eat the berries. First public act of defiance against the Capitol to ignite the fire.

  • lyndsay

    My favorite part is when Katniss sings to Rue

  • Gabrielle

    My favorite revelation was in Catching Fire when we found out that Katniss was going back in the arena. It’s not that I was happy about it. lol But I was so shocked, and never had a book elicit such a big emotion from me.

  • My favourite part is the cave scene. I love all the different layers that go on in that scene, the first layer that the capitol sees, the second layer of what Katniss and Haymitch communicate and then there is the connection of Katniss and Peeta.

  • Alexa

    My personal favorite part of the first Hunger Games book is at the reaping when Prim’s name is called. It is definitely one of the most dramatic scenes in the book.

  • Jennifer

    My favorite part is when Katniss finds Peeta and takes care of him in the cave. It’s when Katniss started to realize maybe she did love Peeta – so romantic!

  • Mercer Lindquist

    My favorite part in The Hunger Games is when Seneca Crane annouces that the tributes from the same district can win together. I can’t believe that I fell for it, but for a moment it ignited hope in me. I had this super cheesy moment where I connected to Katniss. I’m sure she must have felt that way when she realized that she wouldn’t have to kill the one of the few people who really cared for her. In a moment of such horror and tragedy, even a fleeting moment of hope can give you strength. Even though it came to be false hope, that moment was just so beautiful.

  • Jennifer

    My favorite scene from the Hunger Games was when Katniss and Peeta talk the night before they go into the arena. It’s one of the only times in the book that they are actually honest to each other, since they aren’t being broadcasted all over Panem. It’s a very revealing scene and I hope that it will be done justice in the movie.

  • Jessie Bond

    My favorite moment is when Peeta first says he’s in love with Katniss on camera. It was such a brilliant strategy, and Katniss never saw it coming!

  • Tiffany

    My favorite scene was when Katniss and Peeta were stuck in the cave. You got to see the relaxed side of Katniss. You also got to witness the relationship between them blossom even though she has yet to realize that she has real feelings for him.

  • Greta

    Ok so, being a diehard Hunger Games Fan, I love all of them in their very own and special ways (except Gale, I just pity him). So I will type one about everyone except Gale, and if I can’t can you please reply on this comment and tell me? thanks in advance! :D
    All: The characterization Suzanne (Collins) presents and weaves throughout the entire series convinces me to love every single character. Some, like Peeta Mellark and Delly, I am a lot like! Those two are clever kids. They are super kind, love to help others, and makes me smile every time they talk. Peeta makes my heart melt in every way and is a far greater “bachelor” for Katniss! I never doubted his love and passion for anything! HE is truly me favorite.. kinda ;D .Katniss Everdeen, on the other hand, is the bravest! I can’t help from pausing after a breathtaking passage and just thinking of the huge amount of respect I give her… and she’s a CHARACTER! Haha I also adore Johanna Mason, the victor from District 7. Johanna is my admin name for 2 of my pages because she is just THAT cool! She knows how to act week and timid, but that’s a nasty mask for the harsh violence she embodies. She also shows amazing courage in her everyday life, being in the Hunger Games, and when she is tortured in the Captiol. She, like Katniss, is also a role model for me with her spontaneity. Finnick [and also Annie] are another fave of mine! Finn makes me laugh and always seems to lighten the occasion and clear things up. His undividable love for Annie is so heart-breaking it makes me gush! When I got to the page when Finn perished, I bawled. I couldn’t believe it. It was like “Cinna’s death part 2″. Have you seen MainstayPro’s Finnick and Annie’s mini series? The last one made me cry! It captured the true beauty of his character! And, speaking of Cinna, I just idolize him! I truly love Cinna because, well, he’s probably the only “down to earth” Capitol citizen described through out the wonderful series! He seems to be the only one who can understand what Katniss is going through and he actually cares. He also takes pride in his work, which includes being a good friend and a support system for our heroine. He deserved new levels of respect when we found he turned Katniss’ bridal gown to a mockingjay in “Catching Fire”, and when his plans for the rebellion are revealed. I personaly think he deserves a “We Remember” propo from “Mockingjay” where they feature all the amazing things he has done! Well, I could go on all day about the amazing people elaborated on in this GORGEOUS trilogy but I will leave you now with my hopeful entry! I’m hoping the 60 or so contests I’ve entered will be in my favor! :D
    (some include the 50th day and Scholastic Dystopian Contest!)

  • Ivy

    Cave scene! im a hopeless romantic

  • Ally Heuer

    my favorite scene is when peeta tells katniss that he loved her. and that he’s loved her since she was a little girl with the bread. i just think this is cute and that she loves him too but she doesnt know it yet.. she just wont let herself

  • Jackie

    My favorite character is Cinna – I feel like Cinna is the first real breath of defiance the readers are introduced to. From his introduction, you can tell that he’s going to work hard to make Katniss stand out and be recognized for who she is–and what she’s capable of. Thanks to Cinna, Katniss becomes “The Girl on Fire” and becomes synonymous with the Mockingjay.

  • Sarah

    My favorite moment is when they announce that both tributes from the district can win the games, together, and Katniss yells Peetah’s name. I love these moments that show her vulnerability.

  • Elizabeth Hasse

    As popular as he is, I honestly have to say that my favorite character is Peeta. But not for the reason you might think. Let me give a little back story. My fiance and I live in separate states, he in california, and I in Kansas, and we only get to see each other maybe twice a year. What I need you to understand is, that my fiance is EXACTLY like Peeta in all ways but one, and that is looks. I read the books in 22 hours and cried at the end because I felt like my fiance was ripped away from me again. He says the same exact things as Peeta, including the nightmare quote we all love. He treats me the exact same way, and he has the same personality. We even had a little trouble with a love triangle at the beginning of our relationship. So, its easy to see why I fell in love with Peeta. I have an extremely soft spot for stories that have guys that are overlooked by the women that they love. My heart goes out to them. Peeta is nothing but a sweetheart, and I loved him even after he was tortured. He is so protective, and passionate, just like my own love. I love how he represents everything that Katniss is fighting for, even if he is not what Katniss IS always fighting for. I feel personally connected to this character more than any character I have ever read or seen. If I were to win these tickets, you have no idea how incredible that would be for me. Not only would I be seeing Peeta being portrayed on screen, but I would have my very own Peeta sitting in the seat next to me. I don’t think I’ll ever love another character more. Thanks. =)

  • jess

    My favorite part is the mockingjay pin and what it represents. How it is given as something that will remind Katniss of home to how it became a symbol of hope and rebel. By wearing it, it shows the Capitol that while they can make Katniss take part in their deadly game, she will do it on her terms.

  • Alex

    My favorite part is when she realizes she has to go back to the arena in Catching Fire. She wanted to away with her loved ones, but she decided not to. That wasn’t a very good choice in my opinion.

    • Alex

      She wanted to run away haha

  • Kaymann Brown

    My favorite part of The Hunger Games is DISTRICT 7. In my opinion, it’s the saddest yet most interesting District. Children work in the lumber industry, being taught how to provide a shelter at such a young age! It’s devastating. But I have to love District 7, chiefly because this is home to Johanna Mason. She is my favorite character! It is clear she has been through a lot, but still manages to be a strong, driven individual. Love her! May the odds be ever in my favor!

  • Julian Dankner

    my favorite scene has the be when Rue dies. I know that sounds kinda jarring if you don’t know the context. Basically Katniss tries to save Rue from another tribute who caught her and he hurts Rue. Katniss see’s it happen and shoots an arrow right in the tribute’s neck and he dies. Then, Katniss sings Rue a song as she’s dying, about a meadow, it’s really sweet and sad. Then, after Rue passes, Katniss covers her in flowers and makes her look beautiful. Rue is the only tribute to die is comfort, and not in pain. It’s sad and sweet and adorable and perfect. It’s one of the things I’m most excited to see in the movie and seeing the movie first would honestly be amazing.

  • Andy

    My favorite part of The Hunger Games is when Katniss shoots the apple out of the pigs mouth during her time to impress the gamemakers. I love how they are ignoring her; in defiance she does something that showcases both her skill and her frustration only to walk out believing she just dug her own grave. I also love the fact following her act of disrespect the gamemakers then give her the highest possible and very rare rating. Katniss rules!!!

  • Anne Boleyn

    My favorite scene is where Katniss volunteers to take her sister’s place. I love her devotion to Prim.

  • Rebecca McKay

    My favorite part in the story is when Katniss volunteers to replace Rue. She cares so much about her sister that she is willing to do that and that takes a lot of courage. I love the hunger games and i think Katniss and Peeta are my favorite characters ever

  • Kimberly

    My favorite character in this trilogy is Haymitch. Behind that drunken exterior is a man who has been through so much that he chooses to drink in order to escape his reality. He has seen what no one ever wants to see; their loved ones gone before their very eyes. He may be a jerk but when Peeta and Katniss are under his care he begins to care for them and in the end he sees them as family.

  • Lauren

    Hands down: Buttercup. As long as Buttercup is around, everything will be okay.

  • Bonnie

    My favorite part of The Hunger Games is when Katniss volunteers to be tribute for her sister, Prim. With two little sisters myself, this moment felt jarringly realistic–I don’t think I breathed for the rest of the book.

  • Rachel

    The most touching part of the Hunger Games book, and one of my favorite moments, is when Katniss is covering Rue’s body with flowers because at that moment Katniss is reminded of all the reasons she’s in the Games – to get back to Prim.

  • Peeta Mellark. It is all I have to say. TGH are outstanding, I couldn’t love Peeta or them anymore. I would give so much to be able to be at this premiere. May the odds be ever in my favor!

  • Amy

    There are a lot of favorites, but the one that stands out the most is when Katniss raises her bow to Peeta when it is just the two of them left. No matter what she has grown to feel for him and even in everything she did to save him, the will to live is just too strong. Only one person can leave the games. When he doesn’t raise a hand to her, she feels that she isn’t a good person, not in comparison to his selfless kindness. She was ready to kill him. In that moment she finds out what she truly is. A survivor.

  • Alexa

    My favorite part of the book was the story explaining Katniss’s moment with Peeta and the burnt bread. The fact that he burnt it on purpose so that he could give it to Katniss was a truly moving moment. This scene shows the depth of Peeta’s character and reveals a lot about the kind of person he is. He is always willing to rebel against things that he views as injustices in the world. Even as a child, Peeta knew what was right and wrong in the world. It was in this moment that he changed Katniss’s life and character forever. She began to fight for her family’s survival, all because of the boy with the bread, Peeta Mellark.

  • Luke Singer

    My favorite part of the book was the final scene with Katniss and Rue, as it showed there wasn’t going to be a magic Hollywood ending.

  • amyznaga

    my favorite realization is in the cave, when katniss thinks about the full weight of losing peeta. she realizes that peeta has a hold on her, and she can’t just give him up. they have a bond, and if that bond is broken, neither one will come out unharmed.

  • Jennifer Singer

    My favorite part of the book was when Peeta and Katniss were able to spend time together in the cave and realize they had a chance to win together.

  • Sierra Johnson

    My all time favorite part of the books is when Katniss finally really kisses Peeta in the cave. Not just because the Capital wants them too and she figures out she truly have feelings for Peeta. I like when they get their little getaway from the arena and Haymitch sends in lamb stew and they could just be together.

  • My favorite moment is Hands down when Katniss presses her middle fingers to her lips and holds them out in Rue’s direction after she was fatally shot and killer with an arrow.

  • My favorite scene would be when Peeta and Katniss were in the cave. Peeta telling Katniss about when they were younger in school, how his Dad told him that he was gonna marry Katniss’ mother but ended up with a coal miner and how whenever Katniss’ dad sings the birds stop singing and just listen to him and so when Katniss sung in school the birds also stopped and listen to her and that’s how Peeta knew like Katniss’ mother, he was a goner. And she tells Peeta that he has no competition anywhere. I can’t wait to see that scene come to life!

  • Sandra

    My favorite character in the book is Rue.

  • Lou Pots

    I love peets1 he is my favorite

  • Sara

    My favorite part of the book is when Rue silently tells Katniss about the tracker jackers while they are both up in the trees. This initiated the true beginning of their simple, yet strong ally and friendship. After finishing the book and looking back on it, you truly realize how much emotion Rue’s plain, yet loaded, gesture provided. And at such an adrenaline-pumping part of the book, too. Everything about it was perfect, as was Rue’s character, and their friendship.

  • Kayla Friedlein

    My favorite part/relationship in the book was between Cinna and Katniss. I loved that Cinna was so devoted to helping both Katniss and Peeta survive. He tried to style them to give them the best possible chance of winning. You could tell that he really cared. Plus he designed a bunch of fabulous looks!

  • ONE moment?!
    Wow…

    I am going to go with Katniss shooting Coin in Mockingjay. #WIN

  • Erin Hedrick

    My favorite character is Peeta because he is just an inherently good person. Haymitch says that he is better than all of them and I think it’s true. Peeta loves with his whole and gives everything he has. He is simply amazing and my favorite character.

  • Joel V.

    my character was surprisingly Cinna since i felt all of his designs played a very crucial role in the series and also because i cant wait to how they his designs in the film

  • madipadi479

    I love the “Boy with the Bread” flashback. When young Katniss is ready to give up, young Peeta risks punishment to give Katniss bread. What may have seemed like a small gesture by Peeta means the world to Katniss and her family. For me, this is why Katniss could never truly kill Peeta in the arena. He represents her hope in dark places. She can’t ever lose that.

  • Lacey Armstead

    I would say my favorite character is Haymitch. Even though he acted like he hated Katniss, he was giving her tough love. He was also probably “standoffish” to her during the first games because he was used to losing his tributes, and he didn’t want to get so close to one he felt a connection to. He was a genuinely good person who was just lost because HE lost the ones that he truly loved because of the Games and the evil Capitol.

  • Anastassia cabanillas

    My favorite part is when Katniss gives into her desire/heart in the cave with peeta, after saving his life and risking her own I love her vulnerability while she’s with him. When they share a real kiss, reading her feelings is beautiful I’m just a sucker for romance.

  • Emaleigh

    My favorite relationship is between Haymitch and Katniss. You find out that a lot of his hardness is because of the Games. They are just alike and I love it!

  • Michelle

    My favorite Hunger Games moment has to be when Katniss told Peeta “Stay with me.” in Mockingjay. Peeta was giving all his strength to try and hold on to his sanity as it slipped away, and my heart was broken and passionately moved to see him giving up in this moment.

  • Jesse Gamboa

    My favorite part is when Katniss is forced to drug Peeta so he could go to sleep and her take off to retrieve his medicine.

  • Elyse

    “True or not true: you love me”. “true.”

  • Stephanie H

    With so many exciting things occurring in the series, it’s difficult to pick one moment that stood out for me. But if I had to choose one powerful, moving moment from the trilogy, it would be when Katniss went to visit the hospital in District 8 in “Mockingjay.” Her bravery and endurance while visiting the patients was uplifting for me, and her strong feelings after the bombing confirmed that she truly was “The Girl on Fire” and that she would, and could – without any doubt – be the Mockingjay; not only in Collins’s dystopian world, but in our own lives as well.

  • Gabrielle

    My Favorite part of the book besides all the cave scenes between Katniss and Peeta is DEFINITELY when Peeta tells the story about how he has been in love with her since they were 5. I have reread that part SOOOOOOO many times i am surprised i dont have it fully memorized. Well at least not yet. That part of the book is where you see just how observant Peeta is about everything, how he takes everything in, and how his Love for Katniss will never be broken because it wasnt for so long and never will be.

  • Elida T

    My favorite character is, of course, Katniss Everdeen because she has to face a lot of things that can happen in real life. She’s the face of the rebellion and does whatever it takes to save her family and friends. I think I mostly only like her because we’re a little alike. We both love and care for our family and friends and would do anything for them. If I had the chance to do what Katniss does, which is save her country, I would definitely do it. As for my favorite part, I can’t choose. At the end of almost every chapter, it left in shock and reading the ending over and over just to process what happened. The whole series is my favorite part! :)

  • Phillipe

    My favorite character is Katniss because she uses hope and her love for Prim to help her survive and win the darkness and death of the Hunger Games. When my grandma and cousin died this year, I found hope and that’s what helped me through.
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  • Deb

    My favorite part in The Hunger Games is when Katniss screams out Peeta’s name when she’s hiding in a three and they announce that there can be two winners if they are both from the same district. It’s brief but so emotionally charged. Up to that point, you feel helpless and anxious but knowing that she doesn’t have to kill Peeta or have someone else kill her, it gives her hope that maybe they can win. Total plot turning point for me!

  • meganrobson1049

    My favorite scene in The Hunger Games was the cave scene with Katniss and Peeta! Their relationship takes a huge turn and its the first scene where you can feel Katniss falling for Peeta and its so heartwarming and how katniss risks her life and drugs peeta and get him the medicine to save him.

  • tararobson12192

    My favorite part in the hunger games is the first interview with Ceaser and Peeta and Peeta says he loves katniss! Its so sweet

  • Megan Gierasch

    I love everything about the series, the characters, the twists, and adrenaline rush I get from certain moments. You would think it would be hard to pick out a singular favorite moment, but one does stand out above all the rest.
    “The Hanging Tree”.
    The scene in which Katniss sings the song her Father once taught her to a group of Mockingjays is what I believe to be the most pivotal moment in all the books. That one small moment where everything is put on pause and the Mockingjays listen with cold fascination, just as we, the audience, have observed throughout books one, two, and three. Not only is the imagery crisply written in precise detail, but the actual meaning of the poem, the profound depth and chill of it is simply stunning. The feeling I got when I first read these pages will always be among my most precious reading moments.

  • daniel marrujo

    My favorite character is Prim because the love that her sister has for her is so strong, and she’s such a remarkable little girl.

  • Sydney

    My favorite character is Peeta because he is vulnerable but strong and SUPER CUTE! I also love how he is so devoted to Katniss. I can’t wait to see him on the big screen! I don’t think i’ll be able to comprehend it….

  • Youstina

    My favorite character is Finnick. He went through so, so much in his life, but he is still such a kind-hearted, strong-willed guy. He literally had everything taken away from him, and he didn’t turn bad. He knows how to joke around and have fun but be serious when it comes down to it. Finnick had me the moment he said “hello, Katniss.” There isn’t a character in history that I’ve fallen in love with more than I have with Finnick Odair.

  • Barbara

    I love the moment when Katniss screams Peeta’s name. Knowing that they both can get out of the Arena alive.

  • Jaymee Castillo

    There’s really no explanation I could write that would outshine those so eloquently worded before mine, and even those to come after mine. I figure anyone that’s taking the time to post a comment and participate in these ‘games’ loves this story as much as I do, and that’s the important thing.

    So, for my entry, I’ll just refer to the words of Suzanne Collins herself:
    My favorite character is Peeta (no matter how standard it may be), for the simple fact that he reminds me of the person I’m always striving to become: kind-hearted, genuine-natured, and strong-willed. I could live a thousand lifetimes and not deserve [a character like] him.

  • eleanor

    i am a first born and i have not 1, but 2 younger sisters, i guess that explains it all but nobody is stopping me so here you go.

    i barely cry in real life and crying over a novel is a big achievement for me so the first reaping really accomplished this. i want to stop reading the moment prim’s name was called and katniss automatically volunteered. she knows that it’s a sacrifice since a chance of being able to return to the district is near to null but because prim needs to live she does it without hesitation.

    i want to be the person that is katniss to her sister. not just the gestures of big sacrifies but also to things that we seem to look at as petty like letting them go first in the shower or giving the permission to wear your favorite dress at a party.

  • Mia Shang

    My favorite characters are Peeta and Katniss together. He loves and cares for her so much, and deep down, she does too. My favorite scenes were the ones in the cave, but there’s one that stood out to me in particular. It was when Katniss had returned from the feast with the medicine to heal Peeta’s leg. She fixes him up and tries to play the romance angle to get food from Haymitch. While, she’s talking about what it’d be like if she had lost him, she begins to realize how much she cares. Katniss was wishing that the whole country wasn’t watching this private moment. Peeta kisses her and that’s when she feels the stirring in her chest. “Warm and curious.” It was their first kiss that both of them were truly aware of. Neither one of the hobbled by sickness or pain, or simply unconscious. It’s the first kiss that makes her want another. And that’s when I could tell how much she cares about Peeta, the way he cares about her.<3

  • bekahboo

    my favorite part is when peeta and katniss are in thier cave trying to keet peeta alive:) <3

  • Lilly Leiran

    My favorite part in the first book is when Peeta and Katniss have their first real kiss.. When they are both, finally, concious and not dying and Katniss feels the heat!
    I knew at some point she would stop being silly and realize he was the one! :)
    Peeta is my favorite character, and that’s why it makes me sad inside when I realize he doesn’t actually exist… :(

  • Jerrica

    My favorite character is Haymitch because I think he really was the heart and soul of the District 12 team. Peeta and Katniss would be nowhere without him.

  • Elizabeth

    My favorite part in The Hunger Games is when Katniss gets her makeover by Cinna and the rest of the crew.

  • My favorite character is definitely Peeta. I am totally in love with him despite the fact that he is a fictional character. He is so many things; patient, kind, strong, talented, loving, caring, compassionate, loyal etc.

  • Teresa

    I guess I’ll just be a rebel against the capital here, but…when I read the part at the end when the capital said that the “teams” thing they came up with was just a game and now it’s canceled, I was screaming: “I KNEW IT! I GODDAMN KNEW IT!” And I was so angry with the capital. When Katniss came up with the idea to almost swallow the poisonus berries with Peeta, though her only intent may have been to get Peeta and her out alive at the time, I smirked to myself because I saw it in the exact same way that President Snow did. And I saw it as a beautiful symbol of rebellion. And I now know that if I was in the story, I’d work to become a leader of the rebellion in the third book. I may have even ended up dead but that’s what I felt.

  • Kennedy Forbes

    My favorite part of The Hunger Games is when Peeta and Katniss defy the capitol by pretending to eat the poisionous berries.

  • Olivia

    Petta is for sure my favorite character! I love his low for katniss and his genuine kindness!

  • Anne

    When I think of my favorite part of the book, I think of the moment when I couldn’t stop reading at all. That was the interview part where Peeta announces that he loves Katniss in front of whole Panem. That moment for me was just the right amount of drama to keep me reading till I finished the book and the following two books.

  • Sydney B.

    Finnick Odair first comes off as this promiscuous Capitol heartthrob, and like Katniss, we initially do not trust him as an ally. But through saving Peeta’s life and his extreme devotion to Annie Cresta, a mentally unstable girl back home, we see his true nature – that he is a loving, wounded soul, ready to fight against injustice and corruption. Finnick is intelligent, resourceful, and passionate, and those are definitely traits that I myself would want to encompass if I were a citizen of Panem.

    He is an extremely admirable character. Yes, he participated in the games, but he knew that their actions would amount to so much more than that, and played a key role in the rebellion. Strength is one thing, and Finnick does have his share of it. But courage, compassion, and morality are what truly sets him apart from the others. And in a place like Panem, where corruption and injustice are so prevalent, these are the characteristics that hold the most value to me.

  • Ryen Diaz

    My favorite part of the book is when Rue dies. Even though it is so sad and depressing it is also inspiring and most emotional in the book. Katniss loved Rue like her little sister and the readers can really feel the tension as she kills the boys who killed Rue. I cried when Katniss is by Rue’s side singing to her when she dies. Then, when she surrounded her with flowers showed how much she really loved her. This is truly the most amazing and inspiring part of the book.

  • Jessica P

    My favorite part of the book is the whole part when Katniss takes out the Careers’ supplies. From Foxface’s stealthy walk to the pyramid to the Careers’ realizing they just got screwed.

  • Ellie

    I think my favorite moment would be the roof scene, when Peeta is explaining his refusal to be a pawn in the Capitol’s Games. It really shows Peeta’s views and makes Katniss think. It’s solidified when Rue dies and she and Peeta are asked to kill each other. She will not be a pawn, either.

  • Matthew Rakestraw

    It is so difficult to choose my favorite anything from these books! But I think one of my favorite characters is Cinna. I just love his brilliance. He is stoically comforting to Katniss, he rejects the capitols norms, and is selflessly rebellious. He is a beautiful character inside and out, and I really loved how his story played out. As sad as it was to see him die, it just made him a beautiful martyr, and I couldn’t think of any better way for him to go.

  • Talon

    My favorite part is when Katniss launches an arrow at the game keepers.

  • my favorite part is the cave scene. where katniss and peeta express their feelings for eachother. omg i cant wait

  • angel giuffria

    My favorite revelation is when Claudius Templesmith announces that 2 tributes from 1 district can win & Katniss realizes that means her & Peeta. Without thinking, she yells Peeta’s name not being able to think about anything else like her danger because she feels like she NEEDS to find him.

  • My favorite relationship in the series is that between Katniss and Prim. I’m 25 and have 2 little sisters, one is 18 and the other 10. I completely relate to Katniss’ love for her sister. To me, this is the strongest relationship I also personally have. I would give up anything and everything for my sisters and I think through this series, Suzanne Collins did a superb job of showing that relationship. My 18 year old sister has also read the series and my 10 year old sister just started it… We love the books!

  • Jessica

    My favorite part is when Katniss pulls out the berries with Peeta at the very end.

  • allison

    Peeta is my favorite character because he is so nice and genuine. He starts out with a small roll but by the end you realize how important he was.

  • Kylie Bungcayao

    My favorite part is when Peeta confesses his love for Katniss on stage. My face was like this :O at that point I wasn’t sure if he was serious, joking, or using that as a strategy for the games.

  • Kyle

    My favorite part of the book is when Katniss takes care of Peeta in the cave.

  • Taylor

    Every single word of every single page…did I forget anything? Nope, I think that just about covers it.

  • My favorite part is when Katniss and Peeta are being lifted out of the arena and the they have to pull Katniss away from Peeta. Then Katniss is banging on the glass while they are working on Peeta.<3

  • MBerk

    My favorite part of this book is sharing my love of it with my students. It has really become a vehicle in instilling in them a love of reading. I get so excited for the kid who decides to give it a try because I know the next few days will be full of reading!

  • teampeetajenphi

    My favorite part of the book is when Katniss risks her own life to save a crucially injured Peeta. After she knocks him out with some sweet sleep syrup and leaves him in the cave, she takes a risky trip to the golden cornucopia to get medicine for peeta and has to take on cato but thresh faces him and spares her life. she gets to peeta on time and manages to give him the medicine. this part of the book is so suspenseful,you are not completely sure if katniss will be able to save him or not .

  • Callie Green

    My favorite part in the book is when Peeta is doing his interview and he says “Because she came here with me” In that moment you know that he is not lying, this is no act, he really loves her. That moment changed the entire book.

  • Jessica R

    The Hunger Games is my favorite series because Katniss’ story is inspiring to everyone. She is brave, courageous, fearless, very intelligent and has endurance. The allies she formed in the arena and the promises she kept show she is true. In the end, she teamed up with Peeta and together they showed the Capitol that there would be two winners or none at all. Her courage, pride and her true alliance with Peeta showed that she is strong and powerful. Katniss inspires girls that they are powerful and can make a difference through their actions.

  • Daniel Ventura

    My favorite part of the book was when Katniss was about to get killed by Clove. That moment of the book was the most intense of all; I could not stop reading.

  • Mariam

    Ohhhh this is hard. I want to say my favorite moment is when Peeta burns the bread and his mother hits him…so he can give Katniss the bread. It sets the tone for the kind of person Peeta is…and how much he cares about Katniss. Regardless of social class, against all odds, no matter how damaged she may seem or how broken she is. He never gives up on her. It’s the first of many times Peeta Mellark saves Katniss Everdeen.

  • October

    My favorite character in the Hunger Games Series is Haymitch because he doesn’t care what anyone else thinks about him. He does what he wants and no one can stop him. He may do some crazy things sometimes but he always does it for the good for everyone.

  • October

    My favorite character in the hunger games is haymitch because he doesnt care what people think about him. No one can stop him from saying what is on his mind. He may do some crazy things but its always for the best of everyone.

  • Lisa Wawrzynowski

    Althought I love almost every part of the book, I would have to say the one part that really gets to me emotionally is when Katniss volunteers in the games for Prim. This is because it makes me think of my younger sister and how I would do the same thing for her! Thus is is one of my favorite scenes! :)

  • Brynn

    Rue. Definitely my favorite character(:
    She is so innocent and young and easy to love. It just shows the reality of the games and the evilness of the world that these people live in.

  • Victoria

    My favorite part in the whole trilogy is the night on the beach Katniss and Peeta had in Catching Fire. It showed that she truly loved Peeta, and that he’s the sweetest, especially for not presuring for her to be with him, but for saying that this time, she makes it out alive, and that she has to go back to her family (in which he includes Gale, as if he dies, Gale would probably marry her), and life her life. He wants her to be happy, no matter what.

  • Kyle

    My favorite character is Katniss. Not because of her attributes, but how i can really relate to her. The agonizing confusing afflicted by love, the loneliness and craving for genuine friendship and the hardships that test the authenticity of the friendship, as well as being disregarded, naive, yet accomplishing more than what is expected from you. It’s all too relatable to me, these emotional terrors that cloud my mind as I explore my high school career. This trilogy serves as an inspiration to me, as I continue on in life, helping me believe in myself, and to never give up, just the way Katniss never gave up on Peeta, how she never gave up during the games, and throughout the adventure, always believing that there is no other alternate than winning or surviving, which come hand in hand in the series. You can recommend this book to as many people as you want, but they might have trouble trying to experience what you felt and what made you fall in love with the series. It comes down to what you experience, what you can relate to, and how much it serves as an inspiration to everyone, to do what you believe in and to persevere. That’s me, exceptional at nothing really, or just learning way too late for usefulness. The negative but all to real attributes of District 12 manifest in me, letting me experience the trilogy in a different way than others.

  • Liza

    The part in the book that I felt was really amazing for me was when Katniss shot her arrow at the game makers. Her life depends on what they decide and they werent even paying attention. This was my favorite scene and I would love to see it in the movie!!

  • Meg

    My favorite Hunger Games character is Peeta, because through his life and everything he goes through, he stays true to himself and doesn’t conform to anyone else’s standards.

  • Sofia

    my favorite moment is basically every moment between rue and katniss. especially when katniss sings rue’s lullaby as she dies. every other time a tribute dies you cant help but feel a little relieved that katniss is closer to the end but rue’s death is hard to handle.

  • The most notable character from the first book, The Hunger Games, is definitely Rue. Rue was and became a constant reminder of Katniss’ final goal in the Games. The nature of the Games caused such an emotional attachment to come about in such a short time. Katniss, in her singing the lullaby to Rue, conveyed her emotional weakness through that hardness.

  • Rissa

    My favorite moment was the climax of the game, where Katniss starts to really see how much she cares about Peeta and decides she really cannot bring herself to kill him, thus the motion to eat the berries. This moment is the first real catalyst that everyone sees and knows about. It’s this moment that the story is completely set in motion, and the Capitol starts to unravel as well as Katniss starting toward her future as a symbol of Panem.

  • Amy hernandez

    Peeta is my favorite character because he gives everything to save someone who won’t lover him back

  • My favorite character in the Hunger Games is Rue. She is such a wonderful little girl. She helped Katniss escape from the Careers and helped destroy their food supply. Her death is a key event in the games that led Katniss to continue on and go through the rebellion later on. I have read this series when they first came out. This series can lead anyone to fight for what is right in the world or country. To finally see one of the greatest book series on the big screen would be a long awaited dream come true.

  • sherry

    My favorite part in the first book was Rue’s death. I literally cried reading. Just seeing how quickly Katniss became attached to her touched my heart. A girl so young did not deserve to die, but as we all know that’s how the games work. Katniss killing the tribute who killed Rue and covering Rues body in flowers after singing to her until she passed. Ugh, that whole seen is so emotional!

  • kbusse

    The part I cannot wait for in the movies is the tracker jacker scene. I really want to see how they created that scene.

  • brenda

    my favorite scene is when katniss realized what Peeta ment about him not wanting to be just a piece of the capials games. So she sang too Rue and picked daisys to place on her wound and hair.this was also the scene that made me cry because of Rues tragic end.. i really loved when they announced that two tribtes from the same district can win also. just thought i’d add it since it happened right after ^.^

  • Amanda

    My favorite character is Johanna. I know she doesn’t come into play until the second book but nonetheless i adore her. She is so tough and strong that she is inspiring in my eyes. The second book was by far my favorite becasue it expanded the hunger games world for me. It wasn’t just katniss and peeta anymore. There were other victors and people involved in the hunger games that were affected too.

  • Natasha Nielsen

    Cinna or Haymitch! <3

  • Madeline

    My favorite moment in the first book is when Katniss and Peeta are in the cave together. Katniss caring for Peeta and nursing him back to health is touching and is a turning point in Katniss’s character. And while it is frustrating that Katniss is acting loving for the cameras and Peeta is being genuine, to me you could tell that Katniss was torn and was beginning to realize that her fake love may have some truth behind it. Peeta is my favorite character!!!!

  • morgymorg03

    My favorite character is Peeta. He is such a sweetheart and you cant help but fall for him while reading the books. His love for Katniss is so amazing and deep.
    My fvorite moment in the book I think is probably when they are in the cave and Peeta tells Katniss about the first time he knew he was in love with her.
    Everything about this book is so amazing, I cant wait til the movie is out!

  • Maya Banitt

    My favorite character is Katniss. She is such an incredible person and she has such a strong spirit. She is so caring and compassionate and will do everything she can to survive and protect the people she loves.

  • Angie M

    Peeta’s revelation of his love is my favorite part.

  • Susan James

    My favorite moment was in Catching Fire when Peeta said, “I just want to spend every possible minute of the rest of my life with you.” It’s super sweet.

  • Katie P

    I figured writing a poem would be perfect for this entry. (:

    My favorite character is the strong and beautiful rue
    for she is one of the only in the games with intentions so true
    she befriended Katniss and they became the team to beat
    together, they were quite the feat
    Rue is my favorite fictional character of the year
    and simply find her to be so kind and dear
    So Pink is the new blog, the person to send to the premiere is no debate.
    pick Kate. (:

  • Lindsay

    My favourite part of The Hunger Games would have to be when Katniss and Rue blew up the Careers supplies. That is the part when I really connected to them, because the whole time I was reading this series I thought “If I was ever put into something like this, my only chance of survival would be to outsmart the rest of them!” I loved the fact that the smart ones won for once, not the strong ones! Brain > Brawn!

  • Lindsay Milhoan

    My favorite character is Peeta Mellark. He is kind, genuine, and can put a positive spin on any situation. He makes everyone smile, and the way he absolutely loves Katniss since he was 5 when he first heard her sing just warms my heart. I think Peeta is the one who doesn’t know the effect he can have.

  • Taryn

    My favorite momment is when Katniss confronts Peeta after he said he loved her. She’s so mature for her age and this is one of those momments that it shows the readers how she’s just a 16 year old girl. It shows people that she may know a lot, but that she doesn’t know everything; and that’s what makes her so innocent and likable.

  • Alexis F.

    I’m obsessed with the entire book but I guess one of my favorite parts is when she sings to Rue. That whole scene is so sweet.

  • Eliza

    I’ve just finished The Hunger Games book 1 for the third time. I’d have to say one of my favorite parts is at the reaping. When Prim’s name is called and Katniss volunteers to take her place as tribute. It’s so emotional and amazing!

  • Victoria Vo

    My favorite part in the Hunger Games book is Katniss drugs Peeta and goes to the Cornucopia to retrieve the medicine that saves his life even though he tells her not to. It shows that Katniss truly does care for Peeta and wouldn’t be able to live without him. I think this is the part where Katniss really falls in love with Peeta, but doesn’t realize it.

  • Callie Price

    “You love me. Real or not real?” “Real.”
    ENOUGH SAID. :)

  • Rebecca S.

    My favorite part is where Katniss pulls out the berries because everything ties in together, her realization that Peeta’s comment about not wanting capital to own him was true that she had to do something to say that no one could control her.She was not just a pawn in their game. This is the moment where Katniss sets the spark that leads to an uncontrollable fire

  • Michelle

    While all the books are amazingggg and I have so many favorite parts…I love the very end when you find out that Peeta and Katniss end up together. It is so sweet and worded so wonderfully when she compares him to the dandelion in the spring!

  • Joseph Soucy

    My favorite Hunger Games moment is probably the Feast scene during the Games. Reading that section made my heart pound! The fact that there were only a few tributes remaining and that many of them were dangerous was incredibly exciting, especially when Clove emerged and pinned Katniss down. I love reading that part each time I re-read the book because it reminds me of the vicious cruelty of the Capitol, the odds that are weighed against Katniss, and how she miraculously manages to beat them!

  • Lily Pan

    My favorite moment in The Hunger Games was when Katniss really showed her care for Rue. It was such a touching moment and when I read it I started crying. Suzanne Collins is an amazing writer.

  • Johanna Krause

    My favorite part of The Hunger Games is when Katniss and Peeta are hiding out in the cave. The moments they share together prove that they have a true connection, even though Katniss is struggling with her feelings for Peeta at that moment. Katniss even risks her life to get medicine for Peeta that will heal his serious wound, which shows that she truly cares for Peeta as much as he cares for her, whether she believes it or not. Katniss and Peeta really get to know each other, and it’s a nice, calm, endearing moment during the dark times of the Hunger Games.

  • Karla

    MY FAVORITE PART WAS THE CAVE SCENE! THATS WHEN I FELL IN LOVE WITH PEETA! MY BIRTHDAY IS ACTUALLY ON mARCH 12!!!!!!!!!!! SO WINNING THESE TICKETS WILL MEAN THE WORLD TO ME!!!!

  • Daedra Cariaga

    #HungerGames50 My favorite Hunger Games moment is when Peeta gave Katniss the bread <3

  • Courtney Smith

    My favorite scene was when Katniss sings to Rue and covers her in flowers. I literally cried when I read that chapter.

  • Cindy Smith

    My favorite character is Prim because she is such a true and innocent person.

  • Tim Smith

    My favorite part is the moment you think that Katniss and Peeta are going to eat the berries and die, even though logically you know they can’t because there are more books.

  • Alexis Almaraz

    Soooo by chance I started this series last week.

    Ok, actually, the kindle versions of all three books were on sale and I needed something good to read.

    Anyway, I just finished Mockingjay and ommmmggggg it blew me away!! The series is amazing! But considering I started it last week I’ve been out of the loop about it. Apparently they’re making/have made a movie of it that comes out in March?? Wow. I hope they don’t screw it up lol.

    But really, this was an excellent series and I’m mad no one pointed it out to me sooner!!! I was addicted to reading it which is why I finished so quickly! Though I regret reading through them all so quickly because ahhh so good. I just couldn’t believe a lot of the things that happened, who died, etc! Amazing! And the ending was very interesting; in a good way. Very detached but strong. I am definitely impressed and recommend it to anyone who hasn’t read it! Definitely read it before the movie comes out!

    Sooooo yaaaa, ive been hooked ever since and i want these tickets so bad they would mean the world to me

  • Allan Spencer

    There are many moments in The Hunger Games that are hard to enjoy, because they are simply too heartbreaking or brutal. But despite the tragic circumstances, the scene in which Katniss defies the Capital and decorates Rue’s body with flowers to show the world that the Capital can’t, no matter how hard or how long they try, take away their humanity, is one that strikes me as incredibly beautiful.

  • Bernice SImon

    My favorite part is definitely at the reaping when Prim’s name gets called but Katniss yells “I volunteer!” Even when I was reading my heart was pumping like crazy…but then when I saw it on the trailer, I honest to God flipped out. That scene is incredible and moving, and Katniss only said 2 words.

  • Amber

    Peeta is my favourite character. His true love for Catniss blinds some of his deisions in the arena. He risks his life for her, and helped her before he even truly met her. He is a true kind hearted guy and I could not imagine the Hunger Games without him!

  • Caty

    My favorite part in the book is when Katniss volunteers as tribute. It happens so fast and it was very heroic for her especially because she didnt think she could even win, she just wanted to keep her sister safe. I think its a very powerful part in the book.

  • Jessica

    My favorite part is when Katniss gives the salute for Rue’s district.

  • Sarah Daly

    My favorite character is Rue. She is so young and innocent, and her murder really stung me. It made me think outside of the book, outside of the fiction story. Rue’s unjust murder made me realize that mistreatment and killing of young children occurs around the world today. It isn’t just a fictional story. Rue represents all of the children around the globe who are murdered unjustly. This was a huge revelation for me.

  • Meagan

    My favourite part of the book is when Katniss and Peeta decide to eat the poisonous berries at the point where they are the only two left standing. Such a powerful moment!

  • ASFabris

    My favourite part of the book is when Katniss finds Peeta and he says: ‘you here to finish me off, Sweetheart?’ !

  • Michele

    My Favorite Part of the Hunger Games is all of the detail the author put in the book i love all of the quotes like ” If I am gonna die I still wanna Be me” and “you have about as Much charm as a dead slug” she combines a sturggle for survival with a love story and so much more
    I LOVE THE HUNGER GAMES

  • KDEEN

    Katniss is my all-time favorite character. I absolutely love Peeta, and I wish I had one for myself, but I actually like Katniss more because I feel like I AM Katniss.

  • Emma Cozart

    My part of the Hunger Games was in the end of the third book, the very last sentence, when Katniss is explaining the game she plays, where she finds one good thing in life, and she says that it gets harder after so many years, but “there are much worse games for children to play.” I just love that quote so much! I think it was the best way to end the series.

  • Rachel Snavely

    My favorite part of the Hunger Games book is when Katniss sings to Rue after she is killed, and covers her body in flowers.

  • Charissa Cotto

    I can’t narrow it down to one moment, but here are a couple. When Madge gave the mockingjay pin. It was at that point, whether Katniss realized it or not, she was not a “piece” in their games and the revolution began. Also, When she “dressed” Rue after her death because this really established She nor Rue or Peeta were just a “piece” in the games. Finally, when she kissed Peeta in her own will right before she left the cave to get the medicine to save his life. I think that’s when she truly feel in love with him.

  • Nanxi

    My favorite character in the story in Haymitch. Although he acts like a buffoon in the beginning, falling off the stage from too much alcohol consumption, he displays kindness, wit, shrewdness, and much more. He has a lot of depth within him, and we learn that he won the 50th annual Hunger Games, a time when there were twice the tributes and the odds of him winning was halved. Even so, he won by not being the strongest or the fastest, but by being the smartest (by using the arena to his advantage). When he’d grown older, he had to go through the pain of training and losing tributes from District 12 for many years, and he didn’t actually try in a long time until Peeta and Katniss came along. Without Haymitch, Katniss and Peeta might not have made it out alive. He gave Katniss hints during the Hunger Games, sending food when she was doing something right and overall making it possible for both of the characters to win. In addition, he had a sense of humor that everybody had to have loved in the books. Although seen as a minor role in the book, he was really one of the most, if the not the most, important. It’s easy for him to be my favorite character. ♥ (:

  • Rina Velasco

    The cave scene is my favorite part! Because that’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. You get to see Peeta and Katniss relationship grow stronger. The only bad thing is it’s being recorded!

  • Gates Towell

    My favorite moment was when Katniss and Peeta were in the cave eating her favorite soup. It was just so romantic and such. I LOVE IT!!!

  • joanna

    Peeta is my favorite character, and my favorite part is when they are on the cave or also when in the first interview Petta says all the truth about Katniss.

  • Camille

    My favorite moment in the trilogy was in the last book, Mockingjay. That book made me feel so heartless after i was done with it. I felt like someone had just punch a whole in my heart and it will it never be the same and i wanted to throw it away and never look at it again, because the ending impacted everything in me and it felt so real. In the book Peeta was held prisoner by the Capitol. He was being tortured and manipulated to think Katniss was this evil human being that killed and destroyed everything for no reason. In the book he gets “hijacked”, in the moment of reading what was going on with Peeta it broke my heart, it was one of my favorite moment in that book, not because i found it amusing that Peeta was being tortured physically and mentanglly but how such a sweet and caring character like Peeta can actually brake down into imperfections. In the books you always get this perfect characters that can you suppress everything in there way. But as i was reading what was happening with him i didn’t know what to expect, if he was going to be the same or change forever. I felt so bad for Peeta, because I was used to reading such a happy character in the other two books and when you get to this book that dynamic part , you literary lose all hope.

  • Amy

    My favourite part of the book is when Katniss is up in the tree hiding from the Careers and hears Peeta’s voice. At this moment we see that even though she didn’t want to and told herself she didn’t, Katniss trusted Peeta. She is betrayed, and as a reader I was shocked. Was Peeta acting with Katniss this whole time? Is he only looking out for himself? SO MUCH DRAMA, AND I LOVED IT. Plus, it makes it even better that he was protecting Katniss the entire time.

  • Reena J.

    My favorite scene from the book is the banquet scene. I could read it over and over again. You not only get to see Clove’s personality in this scene, but her death. It reveals how Thresh is not just a big, muscly guy; but a big, muscly guy with a heart. This scene shows a softer side of Katniss. And my favorite, it shows how Cato actually cares about Clove. He has a heart(though it’s not very big).

  • melissa

    My favorite part of the movie is when katniss shoots the arrow in training. My favorite character is cinna.

  • I love Peeta. He’s so strong. He’s been through alot in the books. He found out the love of his life doesn’t really love him at all, his family dying, him being brainwashed into thinking Katniss is evil, and stuff. The fact that Peeta was still willing to do ANYTHING for Katniss won me over.

  • Katniess I am a Nurse and if our government ever enacts a Real Hunger Games, I will be the one patching up you and your loved ones during the battles. I need to learn all I can of the Governments tactics that may be used! SEND THE NURSE!! Love Jen

    • I’m a sucker for Katniss and Peeta! I think my favorite scene(s) is them in the cave together, followed closely by the moment with the locket in “Catching Fire.” I read all 3 books in a week and now I’m dying to work on the sequels somehow! :)

  • Sharon

    It’s not easy choosing a favorite scene/part in the book. Honestly, I loved them all. But if I had to choose one that really touched me was after Katniss volunteered as tribute over her sister’s spot and instead of cheering, the crowd simply uses the middle three fingers gesture. When every single person in the crowd touches their lips with their left hand’s three middle fingers and holds it up to Katniss. A rarely used gesture that declares admiration, thanks, good-bye. The moment I had read that really made me tear up. It was just the start of my adventure with the books, and already it had made me leave tears on the pages of my books. That’s something that rarely happens when it comes to reading books. The moment that the people of District 12 did that took my breathe away alright. I felt my heart beating so intensely because the moment was beyond touching. It was so emotional and sentimental.

  • ilovemoose713

    My favorite part is when Katniss blows up the Careers food supply. My favorite characters are Foxface and Rue.

  • Theresa

    My favourite Hunger Games moment is in Catching Fire, when Peeta tries to convince Katniss with the locket that she should let him protect her. He says that nobody really needs him, and Katniss realizes that she does.

  • filminggirl

    There’s honestly NO WAY to pick a favorite part of the Hunger Games.. be it the characters, plot events, even the food mentioned in the book, I love ALL OF IT. Every part of this story comes together to create this fantastic, terrifying world that Collins created- I can’t wait to see it all on film!

  • Aranza Caballero

    I love Katniss and Peeta. I think they make the cutest couple every! they are totally meant for each other! Peeta is just so romantic and loves Katniss so much! they have so much romantic and beautiful moments!

  • Kayleigh Tonkinson

    My favorite scene is when they both decide to eat the berries, showing just how far they are willing to go for each other.

  • Kim

    I think my favourite scene, at least in the first book, would have to be when Katniss loses her temper in the training arena while they’re being judged and fires an arrow at the Gamemakers. The control she has, even in that rage, and her overall “spark” as a character are just amazing!

  • Aimee

    I love Katniss taking care of Peta in the wilderness. And I love when Katniss comes up in her firegirl costume for the first time. I love it all really. Picking one scene is hard…..

  • Amy

    “I want to do something, right here, right now, to shame them, to make them accountable, to show the Capitol that whatever they do or force us to do there is a part of every tribute they can’t own. That Rue was more than a piece in their Games. And so am I.” This was my favorite moment; Rue’s death. This part was so incredibly intense for me to read. Hers was so detailed and I felt every word. Especially afterwards how she layed out the flowers, I was tearing up. My favorite character in The Hunger games is Peeta! He is so adorable & funny, it’s hard not favor this character.

  • Farihah

    My favorite character is Peeta. Sure, he’s a sweetheart but I love that he and I have so much in common! Yes, it’s a bit insane to say that I match perfectly with a fictional character but if he were real, I’m sure we’d be best of friends! Peeta is just so genuine, he seems like the type of person who if you ask whether they like your outfit or not and if they don’t like it, they’ll have a nice way of saying the truth.

  • Urooj

    My favorite moment in the Hunger Games (first book) is when they are being interviewed by Caesar Flickerman. Not only because of the fact that Peeta’s true feelings are shown but even the soft side of Katniss is first shown. I understand why she needs to be so hard-edged or tough because she has had to basically raise her sister, mother and herself after the death of her beloved father. But the fact that she giggled, without needing to be told so, shows that just like all of us, she has a soft side to her.

  • Susan

    I love Prim. Her character is very sweet and lovable. In the later books I like the person she grew into and how sensible and wise she is for someone her age.

  • Hannah Miller

    it’s difficult for me to pick a just a random favorite of the film. So, I love both Peeta and Katniss, but my favorite scene by far is the interview with Peeta when he confesses his love for Katniss.That scene made my heart melt <3. Just her being shocked and him blushing and turning shy completed me. i want this to be my own love story.

  • Meghan

    My favorite aspect from the first movie would definitely be the relationship between Cinna and Katniss. He might have singlehandedly saved her from death in the Games after gaining her so much popularity during the campaigning. His amazing yet subtle costumes catapulted her into the limelight while remaining cool, calm and collected for her behind the scenes. Their relationship is by far the most refreshing and interesting aspect of the movie.

  • leah mancino

    My favorite scene is the cave scene. Katniss starts to really open up with Peeta and realizes she actually cares for him.

  • Jade Wetherell

    “I want to show them that they don’t own me.”
    From the moment I was introduced to Peeta, to the end of the series, I was most interested in how his character would develop. I admired his ability to please a crowd, his happiness, the knowledge that there was so much more to him then just the surface, and, most importantly, the fact that he so values being an individual and knowing who he is. In my mind he wasn’t the pretty boy or the most strong or athletic (if anything he could sometimes be vulnerable physically), but he is so incredibly loyal and true which are better qualities to have then any other possible characterization. He is the static symbol of hope to the very end of the series.

  • Sarah E.

    I love Rue. She was a kind soul and I loved that her and Katniss were allies. I loved the part with the tracker jackers and I bet that scene will look awesome in the film.

  • Wendi

    My favorite character is Gale because he’s just such an awesome guy.

  • My favorite scene was the cave scene, like so many other fans. Like Josh points out in one of his MTV interviews, I think it’s the scene where so many character traits of Peeta and Katniss were pointed out. It was the scene where they were finally, for once, not thinking about survival and actually (in some part, even though Katniss was mainly doing for the cameras) got to talk as people and possible friends, and to Peeta and the viewers, MORE than friends. It was probably the first time Katniss doesn’t see Peeta as a competitor and an ally. It’s just a great scene that I have high expectations for in the movie. I know Jenn and Josh will do a great job portraying it too because they’re amazing people and such talented actors that really understand their characters. :)

  • Emily

    YOUR favorite part/character/moment/revelation/etc.
    My fave part is when she is taking care of him in the cave.I think that was my awwww moment she loves him! (even if she doesnt know it yet)

  • Heather Singer

    My favorite part of the Hunger Games is when we find out that there will be two winners and the contestants from each district can now work as a team! Peeta is my FAVORITE!

  • Tara

    My favorite part of The Hunger Games was when Katniss decorated Rue with flowers right after Rue died. It was the first significant act of rebellion from Katniss, and was the first sign to President Snow and the Capitol that she was going to be a problem for them. Going along with this I loved the nightlock berries scene with Katniss and Peeta, because again it was a fantastic representation of their rebellion against the Capitol, and cemented President Snow’s belief that Katniss would be a dangerous foe for the Capitol.

  • nikkiroque93

    My favorite character by far is Peeta. Peeta is such a kind and genuinely nice guy. He is also very forgiving, and never tries to hurt Katniss back for any of her transgressions. He always loves her and supports her, something every heroine needs. Without his support and the fact that always had her back, who knows if Katniss would have made it through all the Hunger Games. The fact that he’s easy on the eyes also doesn’t hurt, and he is very pure of heart, I would love to have someone just like Peeta in my life. I aspire to be as kind and genuine as he is someday.

  • Lucy

    My favourite part was Rue’s death. Yes it is a very sad scene but in my opinion it reminds me,that everyone in the ‘Hunger Games’ are still only kids. They may put on brave faces and yes, it is a violent game but in the end they are only kids,forced to participate in a crule event.

  • My favorite part in the book was definitely Rue’s death. It really showed how disgusting these “Hunger Games” are by having children murder other children so viciously. This part in the book made me cry because Rue is so incredibly young and I just found it unbelievable that the Capitol uses this as entertainment for all of Panem to see. At this point in the book I realized, what if this is what happens to our world in the future? Reality tv is the most popular form of entertainment out there today, and it just keeps growing and growing… I wonder if it’ll spin so out of control that we have to resort to watching people actually murdering one another in order to be satisfied. I pray that it never comes to that because I would never be able to live in that kind of world. Apart from realizing this, I did love that this part in the book showed another side of Katniss. Up until that point she’s had this fire in her, and this fight about her (as she also showed when she did not hesitate to stick an arrow in Marvel after he thrust the spear into Rue’s stomach). We got to see a really tender and emotional side of her when she put the flowers in Rue’s hair. You could really see just how much she cared for Rue in the short time they’ve known each other, and how much of Prim she saw in her. It was heartbreaking to continue reading at this point because I could not help but think of Prim. This could have been her. Katniss could have been the one at home in District 12 watching Prim die had she not volunteered to take her place. I couldn’t even imagine my baby sister being chosen for the Games. I would have volunteered to take her spot, just like Katniss had done for Prim. I wouldn’t ever be able to handle seeing someone so close to me fighting to the death. Suzanne Collins did an impeccable job creating this world, and writing with such incredible detail that the reader really feels like they are living in it. As corny as it may sound, I really felt like I had a connection with these characters.

  • allye

    Favorite character would have to be Peeta. The boy with the bread. He just tugs at my heartstrings. The way he loves Katniss. No pretenses. He’d do anything for her.
    Favorite moment would be when Katniss yells out “PEETA!!!” after the announcement is made allowing 2 tributes to win if they’re from the same district. She didn’t overthink, she just reacted. Regretted it afterwards, of course, but in that moment, you could see she felt something for him.
    Favorite part/scene: The cave scenes. While they’re hiding out, letting Peeta rest, and the conversations they have. And about the singing! Ahhh so good. Can’t wait to see that on screen!! :)

  • samira beadles

    My favorite part in the book is the arena, it really gets you captivated into the book. I can’t wait to see that in the movie.

  • Erica

    Peeta is my favorite character in the entire series. He is so loyal to Katniss and willing to sacrifice himself to get her out of the games. My favorite part in the book is when Katniss sings to Rue. At that moment she realizes that Peeta was right about the games and how they turn people into monsters. All she wants is for Peeta to know that she understands now and she is determined not to be a pawn of the capitol. Although Katniss becomes the face of the rebellion Peeta is the voice.

  • Haley

    My favorite part of the Hunger games is the very begenning of the games. Katniss is lifted up and waiting to run and when the gong sound its maddness! The blood bath and everyone running. Its the best part of the book and I can’t wait to see it on the movie!!

  • Darcy

    My favorite part of The Hunger Games are the few days when they’re in the Capitol before the games start. I love the descriptions of how things worked, the fashion, and the society of the Capitol. I thought the whole thing was fascinating!

  • Pauline Rios

    the part I want to see the most is when the games are over, when they are on the hovercraft and katniss is bagging on the glass trying to get to Peeta. I <3 the hunger games.

  • Dennis

    My favorite is Cinna, because is the only person that Katniss can rely on in The Capitol to be a source of normalcy, and love. He even admits how absurd Capitol people actually are.

  • dominique t.

    My favorite character is Peeta, cuz he’s hawt.

  • Suzanne G.

    One of my favorite moments in the first book is when Peeta throws a burnt loaf of bread to Kat from his family’s bakery and then gets a beating for it. Peeta’s character shows such quiet,intense strength and his willingness to “take one” for Kat is shown again and again in this amazing trilogy.

  • Shaylin

    Although there were many emotional moments throughout the book, none seem so raw and biting as Katniss looking into the eyes of the wild dogs as they desperately claw their way to the top of the cornucopia and seeing the eyes of her former competitors. With this, the Capitol sends the ultimate message- that while upon entering and competing in the games each player can still retain some part of themselves, but in the end they will become what the Capitol wants them to, by any means necessary. This makes Katniss and Peeta’s rebellion at the games’ conclusion even more poignant, and it also had me completely invested in seeing the series through to the end!

  • Cornelia Haarr Hatlo

    My favorite character is Peeta!

  • Annie Stardust

    I really loved the ending. It wasn’t like a classic fairytale ending, “and they lived happily ever after”. It was realistic and harsh. The way she and Gale parted ways because she didn’t know if they were his bombs and she never would. When Katniss and Peeta finally had children, and they had to tell them about the Hunger Games. And I really love the book Katniss made of all the people who were lost. But, really, I think my favorite part was the whole series.

  • nikkee j.

    My favorite character is Rue. She represents everything that is wrong with the hunger games. As an innocent 12 year old, she was brutally murdered by something so primitive as a spear, just for the entertainment of the Capitol! But more than that, by honoring her death, Katniss started the first spark of rebellion against the Capitol! Additionally, without Rue’s help in the arena, Katniss would not have prevailed and continued on to challenge the Capitol!

  • Vickee Shayne Johnson

    The best part of the book is the last part of the Hunger Games, where Katniss was not willing to give up to the Capitol. It takes lots of bravery to go up against something that’s been the norm for the past 74 years!

  • Zara

    So hard to pick one favorite part, but I guess when Peeta announces he is in love with Katniss during his interview with Caesar Flickerman. Such a shocker, and at the time you don’t know what’s real and what’s just for the Games!

  • Ellie Brigden

    The ‘girl on fire’ dress in the arena has to be my favorite!

  • Jessica Fuoti

    I have so many favorite parts. First is where Katniss and Peeta are about to kill themselves at the end of the first hunger games and to prevent no winner at all they let both of them win. Second is when Katniss’ wedding dress turns into a mockingjay dress/costume. There are so many more I love Peeta and Katnis, I love the last line in the last book where Peeta is asking Katniss you love me real or not real. Its so hard to choose a favorite thing about the books.

  • Frances

    I love the whole stinking BOOK!!! I can’t choose a favorite anything because the whole thing was so so so so AMAZING!!!

  • Louise

    My favourite character is Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games because he relates to me so much. He’s very sensitive, but protective as well. And he supports Katniss through thick and thin. I like to help people. Peeta also has been in love with Katniss for a long time, and I love that shy element about him. I’m not just choosing him as my favourite character because he’s the best looking, I’m choosing him because of the strength and love he has inside of him. Hope I win. I’m dying to go!

  • Stephanie

    My favorite part would have to be the part in the cave withe Katniss and Peeta. It’s kind of sad that Katniss is sort of playing to the audience so she can get supporters and Peeta is just being himself, oblivious to the fact that Katniss isn’t really in love with him yet.

  • Elizabeth

    My favorite part of “The Hunger Games” was when Katniss covered Rue with the flowers. It was such a sad, but sweet moment. My birthday is on March 12th (not kidding) and I would LOVE to go to the World Premiere!!

  • Lauren

    My favorite part in “The Hunger Games” is when Katniss sings to Rue and covers her in flowers after she has been killed. It would already be emotional because of the circumstances, but it’s also my favorite moment because it was a very humanizing moment. Throughout the games, these children have to revert back to primal actions/instincts to stay alive and try to win. The fact that 12 year-olds are forced to fight with 18 year-olds is just plain cruel. You forget when you’re reading, that Katniss is just 17. In that moment, when she sings to Rue, she is the ultimate threat – because not only is she deadly with her bow and arrow, but she is incredibly human. She FEELS, and becomes even more motivated to win by Rue’s death.

  • My favorite part of THG was when Katniss sang to Rue. It made me bawl my eyes out!!! The fact that Katniss set up that whole funeral type thing warmed my heart. Truly, when Rue died it was the saddest part in THG. ):

  • Andres

    I identify the most with Peeta, because I had never identified myself with a character as much as I did with Peeta. I’m good with words, making people believe what I want, family life somewhat difficult, a non-mutual love, sometimes bold and sometimes prudent, I’m against the system, funny and trustworthy.

    The scene I’m looking forward to the most is the cave. That scene is vital piece of the series. And, in the middle of the chaos that is the arena, that cave feels safe. It feels like home. Even if it’s in the middle of a battle, Katniss and Peeta were safe there. And there’s where their relationship flourished the most.

  • Jackie

    I love these books! I recently re-read all three so that I could remember everything for the movies!

    My favorite part is when Katniss covers Rue with flowers – can’t wait to see this portrayed in the movie!

  • Cinna for sure is my favorite character – and every scene in which he and Katniss interact and connect!

  • Alec

    A part from the book I loved was when Madge gave Katniss the Mockingjay Pin. I know, apparently it wasn’t important enough to make it to the big screen, but still. In my opinion, Madge MADE Katniss the Mockingjay in a way. Without this crucial scene in the book, many events wouldn’t have happened, if any at all.

  • jenn

    Hunger Games rocks it. Love the Peeta, Katniss, Gale love triangle. Keeps you hooked all the way through.

  • My favorite part is from the first book; when Katniss realizes she can manipulate the Games/her ‘sponsors.’ Sure, she is taking advantage of Peeta… at first, but her playing up the romance with Peeta, to me, is an empowering moment. She doesn’t have to play by their rules.

  • Karina Cotom

    my favorite part is when peeta confesses his love for katniss and admits he has liked her ever since they were 5 i think that part is so adorable and i cannot wait to see it!

  • Karina Cotom

    My favorite part is when peeta confesses his love to katniss and starts explaining how he’s loved her ever since they were 5 i think it will be an amazing scene

  • Ashley Todd

    My favorite part of the book was when Katniss held the little “funeral” for Rue. It was incredibly heart-warming and such a sad, sweet scene. I can’t wait to see it in the movie and how the portray it.

  • Janet

    I think one of my favorite moments is when we realize that her actions with the berries have political ramifications. I don’t like that it happens to her, but I like that I was surprised by it (I can usually see plot twists coming) and I like where it takes the story.

  • Jeri

    Loved the whole book! But probably the relationship between Katniss and Rue! Her covering her and singing to her just ripped my heart out.

  • Kaylee Nelson

    My favorite part of the first book was when Peeta admitted to having a crush on Katniss during his interview!

  • Sam

    My favorite character was Cinna. He wasn’t a huge character but I remembered a lot of his one liners.

  • My favorite part of The Hunger Games is the character Peeta! He just seems to always shock me with what he says or does! He always seems to say the right things and love Katniss and put her above anything else, even his own safety.

  • My favorite part was when Peeta and Katniss bonded in the cave during their first Hunger Games. It was a memorable moment for the romance part in the book. I love Peeta and Katniss, but I love Katniss the most because she’s a warrior, very strong girl. I think I like her the most though because I can relate to her in some ways. She likes to be outdoors like me, and doesn’t go with out a fight. I am sort of like that.

  • Julianne Gould

    My favorite part was the end, when Katniss took the berries and gave one to Peeta and threatened to eat them. That was amazing!

  • caroline colburn

    my favorite part of the most incredible book ever (the HuNgEr GaMeS) is when rue dies during the games and katniss puts flowers over her and sings the lullaby…. such a sweet way to put a awful moment. the other thats tied for fave part is near the end where the dead tributes come back as animals, when katnip and peeta are named the winners… character has to be prim because shes had to go through so much sadness in her life and is left with her emotional mother and cat when katniss is sent to the hunger games. and if you have read mocking jay you know what power can do to people…….

  • Brittany Gifford

    “What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.” (Mockingjay)

    I absolutely love this quote. Katniss is finally coming to the realization that her and Peeta balance each other out and that this was what she not only wanted…but needed.

    And of course I love this quote because it brings up a motif (IB English FTW!) with the dandelion. In her memory of Peeta and the bread, it was the dandelion that she saw when her and Peeta looked at each other across the school yard that gave her hope that her, Prim, and their mother would continue to stay alive. She associated that dandelion with Peeta, and now after all of the loss that Katniss has sustained over the course of the series she needs that symbol of hope that will give her the will to continue on for the many hard years that she will face now that almost everyone she held near and dear have either gone or left.

    • Kathryn Grace

      Oh My Gosh, I LOVE that quote too! If I was a tattoo person I would totally get a tat of quote or a dandelion!

    • Brittany Gifford

      that would be a really cool tattoo!! I’m thinking of getting the Mockingjay pin. The book series has really made me think about how short life can be and how it can change in a second and I’ve started to change how shy and hesitant I am about things in life so I’m probably going to get the tattoo to represent that. But this quote would be great, too!

  • Alexandra M

    My favorite part of the entire series is when Katniss and Peeta are in their little cave. It is so intimate, that you can’t help but be drawn into it. I would love to snuggle in such horrible conditions if it was with someone who really cared about me.

  • Viraj P

    My favorite part was definitely during the interview process when Peeta confesses his love for Katniss over live television. The first time I read the book I was so surprised that I had to go back and reread that section!

  • Emily Binotti

    My favorite part of all books in when Katniss and Peeta are on the train on their way to the Hunger Games for the second time. I love how they keep spending the night together, just cuddling, because they know it might be the last chance they’ll be able to do that. It is a genuine and intimate part that really shows how much they need each other.

  • Kathryn Grace

    The description of the capitol and it’s society got to me the most. There are so many parallels between them and our society, I found it chilling. The easiest parallel to see is the description of their appearance. Full body tattoos to give somebody green skin, crazy dyed hair, and other over the top cosmetic enhancements, Katniss describes them as “freakish.” In fact, reading this book gave me motivation to not to shave my legs anymore (I only lasted for about 2 days) so I could start being more natural. I admit I still dream of the day I will get a tummy tuck! Sometimes, I feel like our society just sucks the life out of other countries, just like the capitol does with the districts. I just saw on the news about the horrible working conditions at the apple factory in China and we know a lot of our imported goods are made by paying people/ sometimes children pennies a day for a special brand name pair of shoes. Getting off of my soap box, Suzanne Collins is an amazing writer! Thanks Suzanne for the incredible story!

  • Jessica

    My favorite part would have to be the stunt Peeta and Katniss pulled with the berries. I was waiting for the explanation of how they BOTH were going to get out of the games.

  • Brianna Oakley

    My favorite part is a toss up between when Katniss screamed PEETA! when when realized they both could live and the entire cave scene where their relationship really begins to blossum. <3 GO PEE-NISS! ;)

  • Rawan Sultan

    My favorite character in the book is Peeta! I love him so much and i cant wait to see Josh Hutershon play Peeta in the movie!!

  • Ruby Sultan

    My favorite part is when Katniss takes the place to go and fight in the Hunger Games. it shows that she is a strong leader!

    Please pick me!

  • Mandi T

    Gosh, there are so many good moments. But my favorite part of the hunger games is when Katniss volunteers for her sister. A close second is when Peeta shares his love for Katniss. :D

  • kylakat13

    My favorite character is Prim. She’s the reason why Katniss went through all of this. Without her, there would be no book!

  • tbond85

    I’m going to say my favorite moment in the 1st book was at the end when they realize the capitol lied to them so they decided to eat the berries. They would both rather die than kill each other. That was very powerful.

  • Prutha Patel

    Favorite part from Hunger Games for me was when Katniss volunteers for her sister, I myself have a 12 year old sister and I know that if the time ever came, I would do the same for her. I think this part of the plot was one of the best ways any author could portray family relations…we’re human in the end…we love.

  • Kerrin K

    My favorite part of The Hunger Games is when Peeta and Katniss learn that the Capitol has changed their mind and has decided that one of them must die at the end of the games. The plan that Peeta and Katniss devise to thwart the Capitol, eating Nightlock together as a joined suicide, is genius and tragically beautiful. Although they are not true lovers, I feel as though this moment is very Romeo and Juliet-esque in that their love exists under such dismal circumstances and nearly leads to their deaths. For me, this part of the book made my heart pound and my eyes tear up a bit. It was truly very emotional.

  • Kate

    Katniss is an amazing character, she is a strong and tough leading lady. It is important for the literary world to keep making such powerful heroines and continue to empower young women of the world. I love that Katniss is strong, self aware, and does not let frivolous things get in her way. Her character can be a role model for women struggling in their situations.

  • Maria

    My favorite moment is when all of District 12 silently salutes Katniss for volunteering for the games (and for saving Prim).

  • My favorite part is when Foxface hid in the cornucopia, retrieved her backpack and ran off.

  • T.Madison Nakayama

    I’m looking forward to the relationship between Katniss and Cinna. They were not trusting of each other in the beginning, Cinna seen as self-absorbed, living in the Capitol’s bubble. This relationship will be the foundation to the later stories and how it plays out. I think this rings true to people today. We are quick to judge, but once we understand where an individual is coming from, their passion, we learn a newfound respect for them… AND…I really want to see the wolves! Let’s see if it’s better than twilight’s CGI wolves.

  • Mackenzie

    My favorite part is the scenes with Katniss and Peeta in the caves. In those moments the relationship between Katniss and Peeta really flourishes. From then on I could tell they were meant to be together. At first Katniss doesn’t realize what Peeta really means to her, but through the moments in the cave their relationship strengthens.

  • Bedros

    my favourite character is Finnick cuz he was the underdog.

  • Eimi

    My favorite scene from the book is when Katniss shoots the arrow into the apple in the pig’s mouth when the Capitol is taking a first look at all the tributes. To me, it represents the start of the rebellion and it displays Katniss’s courage and determination despite her shyness at first.

  • Vi Nguyen

    My favorite scene is probably at the very end where Peeta realizes that Katniss has been lying to him the entire time. I just breaks my heart in an incredibly gentle way because Peeta goes through the whole games thinking that he probably wont’ end up making it out alive and with Katniss. It just crushes me thinking that he probably thought that they had outlived it all, and just when he let his guard down, she told him it was all for the games.

  • Maria

    My favorite moment in The Hunger Games book starts when Claudius Templesmith’s voice announces that there can be more than one winner in the 74th Hunger Games if both people standing at the end are from the same district. After that Katniss goes on a search for Peeta and finds him, making that my favorite moment in the book.

  • Tara

    My favorite moment, by far, is when Katniss and Peeta stand back to back and almost eat the poisonous berries right before Claudius declares them both winners. That was totally the most tense part for me. I stayed up until 6 in the morning just to finish the entire book. As a result, I fell asleep in one of my classes. :/

  • Personally…..And yes, i’m a boy ..(obsessed) I am excited for the scene where Clove is seconds away from slitting Katniss’s mouth open…I mean, everything about the book is awesome. But this will definitely be the most suspenseful scene in there..Even though I know what happens…I’ll probably let out some shrieks here and there!

  • Haley

    My favorite moment in the book is when it was announced during the games that both tributes from one district could win the games. As lame as it sounds, my heart literally jumped for joy. In fact, I’m pretty sure I squealed/giggled like a little girl. I was so excited that Katniss and Peeta were going to get a chance to survive. And that’s when Katniss went looking for Peeta, otherwise he would’ve died (GASP, a world without Peeta?!). And that led to their nights in the cave with changed their relationship forever.

  • Savannah M.

    My absolute favorite part in the Hunger Games was when Katniss covered Rue in a bed and crown of flowers. Katniss was showing the Capitol that everyone was “more than a part in their games” and that no matter what the Capitol did to the District people, they couldn’t take away the people’s ability to love, care, and fight back.

  • Cinna tops my favorite character list. He has this way of fighting back so subtly, you feel this utter sense of respect for him. At first he seems to just be a brilliant designer, but as the books and the games trek on, you realize he is much more than that. He understands more than most, and knows the frivolities of the pampered Capitol life he lives. He takes nothing for granted.
    He has the style of the Capitol and the heart of District 12.
    Cinna is the bomb.

  • EmilyyRoseD12

    Peeta is without a doubt my favorite character. Not just because of the things he says to Katniss, but just his entire being. I think it’s amazing that he doesn’t even care what happens to him and that he just wants to save Katniss. That is why my favorite part of the book is when Katniss pulls out the nightlock berries at the end, because she was finally giving back to Peeta what he had been giving her all along, life.

  • Amanda Cooper

    My favorite moment in the “Hunger Games” is the end of the 74th Hunger Games. When Katniss and Peeta ate the nightlock berries, it showed that neither of them could live without each other. They couldn’t bear the heartache of knowing they won, and the other had died. Even Katniss finally said that she couldn’t live without Peeta, no matter how much she didn’t want to admit it. When it was finally announced that the were both the winners, this was a victory in more ways then one. Yes, they both were able to live and didn’t have to kill each other. But, this was also the point where it showed the Capitol had weaknesses and could be broken. It revealed that more could be done, to “win” against the capitol (they could find a way to succeed in rebelling).

  • hazel

    my favorite moment when i read the hunger games was when katniss volunteered for prim. it was so sweet to sacrifice her life to keep her sister safe and sound. I am doing this for my little sister so we can both go to the premiere. I love the hunger games!!!!!

  • hazel

    my favorite part was when katniss volunteered for prim. it was soooooo sweet when she sacrificed her little sister to keep her safe and sound. i am doing this for my little sister so we can both go to the premiere!! I LOVE THE HUNGER GAMES!!!!

  • Amy

    I surprisingly found myself loving Haymitch! He can be quite a big ass hole, but you realize through the books why he’s become such a miserable drunk. Haymitch, who starts off as the most undependable, unhelpful mentor, becomes one of Peeta & Katniss’ greatest assets. He’s tough for all the right reasons! :)

  • Lisa Ramirez

    My favorite part of the Hunger Games would have to be when Katniss is trying to find water right at the beginning of the games.I know this seems like a rare part to like but shes cant find any water and she thinks about how haymitch should send her some. Except she realizes he isnt going to send her water because she is near it. I love this part because it shows that though Haymitch has a bad reputation he truly does care about his job as being a mentor. I like this connection that Haymitch and Katniss have and how easily they understand each other because they are so alike. I do love the relationship that Peeta and KAtniss have but for me the relationship with Haymitch and KAtniss is worth loving as well.

  • My favorite scene is, of course, the cave scene. It’s where Peeta and Katniss love actually starts come out. It’s where Katniss’s sensitivity is shown and the audience really gets to know who Katniss really is (because she’s telling the story about how she & Gale bought Lady.)

  • Paige Austin

    Peeta Mellark was the character that really caught my attention from the beginning. He’s so full of love and compassion, and constantly just shows what an all around good person he is throughout the series. He has a certain ease about him that Suzanne Collins describes so well, and I can’t wait to see this character come alive!

  • Alicia Lewsadder

    Favorite part: This is a toughie cause I loved the whole series! If I had to pick a favorite part it would probably be when the games were involved. I loved imagining what the battles must have looked like and how courageous Katniss was in all of them.
    Character: DEFINITELY FINNICK ODAIR!!!!! No doubt about it. For me he even beats Peeta… I know the heart throb, but he is a definite close second for me:) I picked Finnick because of the depth to his character. At meets the eye, he is believed to be this haughty , seductive man but as the story line progresses, his character blossoms into a true beauty, a beauty not only on the outside but also from within. Finnick captured my heart in the series.
    Moment: Whenever Peeta spent the night with Katniss to make sure she was alright and to protect her from her nightmares. My absolute favorite was when she asked him to stay with her and later you discover that his answer was “always.” :)
    Revelation: When I realized that Suzanne Collins was writing the story in a way that Peeta was the for sure chosen one. In the beginning, I so badly wanted Katniss to be with Gale because I knew that Gale was going to be Liam Hemsworth and I mean who wouldn’t want to picture themselves with him :). However, I really began to like Peeta and that was when I knew that the author was writing in a way that Gale was never the chosen, but it would always be Peeta.

  • Woo Kim

    My favorite character is Haymitch because he not only has a dark sense of humor but he also gives that hint of mystery I really wanted to figure out throughout the novel. He also played a crucial part in THG because, to put it simply, without him Katniss would not have won. He’s like the OTHER Katniss, the less noticed, less fiery one, but much more of an interesting and complex character to me.

  • Elizabeth

    My favourite part of The Hunger Games was definitely the feast scene. Things were so rapidly paced, and the entire chapter/chapters left me hanging on the edge of my seat. The scene’s conclusion was completely unexpected.
    Favourite character: I think the main characters are great, but let’s have some side character love, for once. Foxface, Clove & Johanna Mason have to be my top three, as I can’t choose just one! Even though Katniss was the embodiment of a strong female protagonist, these three side characters all had strengths that even I admired, despite their (excluding Foxface) ruthless personalities.

  • Lindsay

    My favorite scene is the opening cermonies. I love all of Cinna’s designs and the opening ceremonies costume is one of his best! I love how Katniss and Peeta hold hands and shoe their little bit of rebellion. I favorite character aside from Peeta and Katniss is rue. I think she is so cunning and so brave and I truly admire her strength.

  • Sophie

    My favourite character is Finnick. I love Finnick because he is a such a damaged soul but a strong individual. He is smart and kind and funny. He is amazing.

  • Andrea W

    My favourite part of The Hunger Games is during the interviews when Peeta tells Caesar Flickerman that he came here with the girl he loves! Katniss is so shocked and wondering what the heck is going on. And her reaction afterwards is the best: she punches him! Then she realizes it is all part of a strategy…except for Peeta it really is love.

  • loveCHICAGO

    My favorite character is Cinna. I always appreciate the encouragement he has to give Katniss, and he is so unique and selfless compared to all the other Capitol people!

  • Christine

    Rue dying is one of the few times in the first book that lets us see Katniss reveal any emotions. There are clearly glimpses when she reacts with her sister, but largely she is closed off to the world, even when she considers Peeta and Gale. Even in the midst of the killing, Katniss has to stop and mourn this child, and it’s a tender, sorrowful moment.

  • shayna

    My favorite moment is when we are introduced to Peeta Mellark. It’s such a beautiful moment. He was a reminder to Katniss that the entire world is not cruel, that their is still an innocence in the world.

  • Macy Fuscsick

    My absolute favorite character in the books is Peeta. The way that he so obviously loves Katniss gave me butterflies while reading the story. The moments when Katniss has to care for Peeta were some of the most conflicting and cute times during the book. Loved it!

  • Kirsten

    My favorite scene will probably be the cave where Peeta and Katniss really open up to each other.

  • Kalin Johnson

    My favorite character is Cinna. He is what keeps Katniss grounded in the capitol and is so much more than just her stylist. You know that he always had her back and he gives her the first glimpse of being able to be a threat and to maybe win the games.

  • Ali

    My favorite part of the book is when Katniss sings the song for Rue after she dies, even though it’s defying the Capital!

  • Monica

    my faviorte part is when peeta and katniss are in the cave and they get syrup and she puts it in peetas berry.:DD

  • Monica

    all he parts with peeta:DD

  • cariitorosales

    My favorite part is when the Rue’s District, district 11 send Katniss the bread in sign of gratitude. When that happened i thought that even with all the anger they are felling for this games they proved to be thankful to katniss because she honor Rue’s dead body, and it was the first time a district did it!.

  • I’m sorry but I would have to say everything with Peeta Mellark in it :D<3

  • jenkuh

    Of course, I love Katniss Everdeen. But I also have to say that one of my favorite characters has to be Finnick. He has such a tough exterior but he is so much more than he makes himself out to be.

  • Sonia

    Part: My favourite part of the book is the arena, the whole conflict and action involved, I couldn’t stop reading, I wanted to know what happened to Peeta after Cato’s injury on him, how it would end, because at the beginning you didn’t know they could both live, so the whole arena part was very emotional.
    Character: Though the character I identify myself the most is Katniss, my favourite character of the book is Peeta, he’s such an adorable and a good person, he’s dedicated to society but would never let anyone hurt Katniss even if that meant his own death. He’s everything I want, I want to marry a Peeta Mellark, because he would make me happy andwould understand me when no one would do. I love Foxface as well, she’s the smartest of them all and she’s a redhead.
    Moment: The cave moment, it’s so overwhelming, it’s like I was there watching the whole scene and crying my eyes out cause I wasn’t sure that Katniss would survive when she went to take Peeta’s syrup, when she kissed him goodbye, unsure if she would come back to protect him.
    Revelation: Peeta’s love confession, at the beginning I liked Gale and Katniss together, but after Peeta’s interview I couldn’t ship them anymore, it was then that I realized Gale was more like a father for her, though he had strong feelings for her and she clearly loved him, but I don’t think her love for Gale was stronger than her love for Peeta in the end.

  • adrienne n

    My favorite character is Primrose Everdeen. I am able to identify the most with her. like her I am compassionate and timid. A lot of things frighten me but like how she is able to heal people and animals, when I am involved with something I don’t back down. Like Prim I also have a headstrong sister who would do anything to keep me safe. I am excited to see the Reaping scene when Prim is called and Katniss volunteers for her. I am also hoping to see the scene where Katniss and Rue become allies and that Rue reminds Katniss of Prim. I hope I get to see The Hunger Games movie with my sister whether at the premier, later that month, or when its on Redbox.

  • Randa

    Peeta Mellark is by far my favorite character. He is full of compassion and kindness, and as the story develops you see what a genuinely good person he is. He exudes an aura of charm as well as warmt, making it impossible to not love him.
    My favorite part of the books is really any scene with Peeta in it. However, the biggest impact the book had on me was when Katniss finds out how Snow operates as this reminded me of the current situation in Syria, and really the Arab spring in general. As an Arab-American, the entire series really hits close to home as is a nearly exact portrayal of the revolutions going on in the Middle East.

  • lmshuford

    I love the scenes in the cave where Katniss nurses Peeta back to health.

  • My favorite part is during the first book when Katnis is singing to rue as she dies. It is a very sweet and you can experience the connection that they had.

  • Tierney

    My favorite character is Peeta and I can’t wait to see Josh Hutcherson play him!!!

  • Maddie Grothaus

    One of my favorite moments in the book is when Katniss finds out that her and Peeta can both win and she yells out “Peeta!”. I think that REALLY reveals ALOT about the whole series. Another one of my favorite moments is when Katniss and Peeta are in the cave and Peeta tells Katniss how much he loves her, and how he’s loved her for the longest time. But my ULTIMATE favorite moment is when Peeta says in the interview the he loves Katniss. I think he pretty much saved their lives at that moment.
    My favorite character has to be Katniss. I am totally in love with Peeta, but without Katniss there wouldn’t be a relationship. And then there’s Prim. Little Prim, who Katniss did this WHOLE thing for.
    All in all, this trilogy is absolutely rediculously AWESOME. & If I got this tickets I would just.. be so INCREDIBLY happy. The Hunger Games books have become my life and I just can’t even wait to see these movies. Ughhhhh <3
    Thanks,
    Maddie :)

  • Elizabeth

    Katnis is my favorite cause she’s a badass independent woman, but she still has a heart and everything she does is for her family.

  • Lauren Lee

    I’m really excited to see District 12 and the Seam. I know there was already a still of Katniss at the Hob and for some reason, I want to see not only what it looks (or looked) like, but how the people interacted with each other. I can just imagine everyone looking similar in the Seam with their olive skin, black hair, and grey eyes.

    Of course, I’m excited for every other part of the movie too, especially the cave scene (hehe, do you know what reference I’m making? 8D).

  • Karina

    My favorite part of the book is when Katniss stops hiding from the careers and goes on the offensive, I love how strong and confident she is in that moment.

  • D12Tribute

    My favorite part is when Thresh spares her and takes out Clove. Shows there is some honor in the games.

  • steampunk84

    My favorite part of the trilogy is when Katniss, after seeeing Prim die, finally sees snow face to face and he tells her that Coin was the one behind the killing of her sister and the children inside the pen out side of Snow’s mansion. It wakes up the part of her that was thought to be dead.

  • steampunk84

    My favorite part of the trilogy is when Katniss, after seeeing Prim die, finally sees snow face to face and he tells her that Coin was the one behind the killing of her sister and the children inside the pen out side of Snow’s mansion. It wakes up the part of her that was thought to be dead.

  • Sarah

    There are so many scenes in the trilogy for me to pick from! Although, I would have to say one of the scenes that I found to be the most touching was when Peetah plants a primrose bush outside of Katniss’ house in District 12. Peetah is able to reach Katniss in her time of pain and grief for her sister; showing her that he understands and will always be there for her. I love the series so much and cannot wait for the movie!

  • Tina

    I love Finnick. He has such a charming and attractive character. There’s nothing you can’t hate about him.

    • David

      My favorite scene is the berries scene. So intense! I cannot wait for the hunger games!

  • Melinda

    I LOVE PEETA MELLARK. he is so down to earth and sweet! and has a tolerable sensitivity that is very compassionate. total love. i would love to go!

  • Sharon

    I love the scene where Cinna is dressing them up. It’s so amazing how he puts together the outfit!

  • Mel

    I LOVE THE CAVE SCENES OF PEETA AND KATNISS. I love Peeta. And I love Katniss. And the cave scenes were remarkable cute, and their conversations were so breath-taking. Especially when Peeta explained to her when he first saw her in her red dress.

  • Mary Mullen

    My favorite part is when Peeta says “Winning…wont help my case…because…because…she came here with me.” It was so shocking and I love Peeta! He’s the perfect guy!

    I came across some other great lines as I was reading it today for the fourth time… When Katniss starts having feelings for Peeta :) “This is the first kiss where I actually feel stirring inside my chest. Warm and curious. This is the first kiss that makes me want another.” and…

    Peeta- You’re the one who wasnt paying attention
    Katniss- I am now
    Peeta-Well, I dont have much competition here
    Katniss- You don’t have much competition anywhere

    Sigh! I have many more favorite parts but I didnt wanna copy down the whole book :P This movie is gonna be so great! Its my favorite movie of all time and I havent even seen it yet haha

  • Constance

    My favorite part of The Hunger Games is when the tributes are in the arena and it is announced that there can be two winners. Without yet knowing it Katniss shows her real love for Peeta by setting out to find him. You want her to find him and hope that there is a chance for some real romance. It is one of the first times that Katniss give into her emotions.

  • Daira

    My favorite part of The Hunger Games was when Katniss volunteered for her sister to go into the games. I was heart wrenching.

  • Kelley Ramer

    I love how Katniss holds out the poison berries, taking a stand against the Gamemakers, forcing them to pick two victors, saving both of their lives.

  • Kelatztli Mendoza

    The Hunger Games is revolutionary. It’s breeding in us a chance to be the change we wish to see… this novel will change our generation into a meaningful group of individuals who is inspired to come together to fight all that is wrong in this world. The Hunger Games is feeding us with a hunger for justice.

  • Erika

    The moment that touches me most is when Katniss sings Rue to sleep as she is passing away from her injury.

  • Taylor Wolter

    I love The Hunger Games because it shows how strong women can be, and how we don’t need to be completely dependant on other people. It shows that any person can overcome any and all odds to achieve you goals.

  • Sydney

    My favorite character would definitely be Peeta. From the first moment he is introduced in The Hunger Games, I just fell in love with him! He has qualities that ever person should have and I admire him a lot (even if he is a fictional character) And I think by choosing Josh Hutcherson to play Peeta Mellark was honestly a perfect choice. :)

  • Eva Chenoweth

    My favorite caharcter is Peeta Mellark. He is so humble, modest, sweet, loyal, and protective!! He’d risk his life and family for Katniss and I just ADORE him!! I dyed my hair like Katmniss’s so I could officially say he is mine. I own OVER 600 PICTURES of him on my ipod touch. In art class, I drew his face for a portrait project. I’m also doing a mixed media of his face, words from the book, and sheet music and lyrics of “Safe and Sound” for a cubism project!! In my science class, (when I take notes) I draw or write little things that relate him to the notes to remmber the notes. In my english class, I am writing an essay on him for why he would be a good spokesperson. Lyrics to the trailers and teasers, his face, and my favorite quotes litter my bedroom and plaster my wall. I have them meorized. I have nine interveiws of him on my ipod (Josh Hutherson) and have THEM MEMORIZED. I have this friend, Chloe, and when she and I get together and talk about him, we make these weird squeaky/squealy noises and hyperventilate/cry. We are holding a bake sale to raise money to buy Peeta shirts, Peeta necklaces, Peeta bracelets, Peeta keychains, Peeta PILLOWCASES, and BOWS AND ARROWS. When I found out about how Lionsgate was giving away two tickets to each of 50 different websites, my heart LITERALLY stopped. I was walking to a trash can to throw away trash when chloe sent me an “imessage” about it. I IMEDIATELY veered off to the right (the opposite way of the trash can) and sat in a corner and hyperventilated. I lost my breath, regained my breath and cried for half an hour then, video chatted Chloe. We FREAKED out!!!! Yesterday, when he was on the Ellen show, my friend had to hold me down from breaking her T.V. I was screaming and jumping up and down and was so happy, so blissfully happy. I creid 52 TIMES over him throughout reading the trilogy. I would really like to win these tickets (and take Chloe with me) so, that we may be able to meet him!! I LOVE Josh/Peeta!!! Thank you for considering me!!!
    -Love, Mrs. Peeta Mellark

  • Arantxa

    My favorite character in the story would bee Rue. She’s a twelve year old girl, whose had o live in a place full of oppression taking care of her little siblings, only to be entered into the games. Yet she’s able to get through the games, making alliances and fighting to survive. Even though she does die in the end, I think that in some ways, she’s stronger then Katniss

  • Arantxa

    My favorite character in the story would bee Rue. She’s a twelve year old girl, whose had to live in a place full of oppression taking care of her little siblings, only to be entered into the games. Yet she’s able to get through the games, making alliances and fighting to survive. Even though she does die in the end, I think that in some ways, she’s stronger then Katniss.

  • Olivia

    My favorite moment of the story is when Katnis adn Rue become alliances. becasue at that moment i felt as though in a way Katniss was proving that not only does she still have human instincts, but that the games have notwarped her into an insane, mindless, adn emotionless, machine!

  • Sofia Saviola

    My favorite part of the Hunger Games is when Katniss and Peeta are in the cave because they become closer and dependent on each other. It’s like their only “home” in the games and in a way they feel safe because they have each other.

  • One of my favorite characters is Madge. Her innocence but quiet strength of friendship to Katniss is something that I think many people miss out on. Sometimes the most intentional people are the quiet ones and we neglect them too often.

    Thanks for doing this by the way! The Hunger Games is one of the few books (I think) that deserves all the hype for its social commentary.

  • Molly

    Cinna is definitely one of my favorite characters. His support of Katniss, and how he treated her like an actual human being really made him a likable character. I felt like his and Katniss’s relationship was the strongest.

  • Amy Barry

    the most touching part of the books for me was rue’s death it was sooo sad an beautiful the way katniss sang to her and lay the flowers on her body to show her love and respect for her and it was her first way of rebelling against the capitol xxxx

  • Annalise

    My favorite character in the Hunger Games is Peeta. I am officially in love with him. My mom told me that it is unhealthy to be in love with a fictional character, but I don’t even care. He is sweet and nice and funny and perfect. Not to mention, I also am obsessed with Josh Hutcherson and have been ever since Little Manhattan. The fact that he is playing Peeta couldn’t make me happier.

  • Megan Burch

    My favorite character is Katniss. She is a great role model for girls. She is strong and stands up for what she believes in.

  • My favorite part is when katniss sings to Rue, as she passes on.

  • Annie

    I loved Effie. She’s completely outrageous and totally captivating!

  • Christine

    My favorite part about the Hunger Games is the deeper message it sends. It tells a story of survival, sacrifice, family, and loss. It conveys a sense of strength, especially female strength in the character of Katniss, and provides young adult readers with a love story that’s based on more than superficial looks and chemistry–a true love match. All in all, the books are inspiring and refreshing, and share an important message to all readers.

  • allie

    My favorite part of the series is Finnick and Annie’s wedding. It is one of the only few true joyful moments in the series when people actually danced and took a break from all the negativity and hard times going on in their lives. People were genuinely happy and it gave a burst of hope.

  • Halie Wickiser

    My favorite part of the Hunger games was the part where Peeta declares his love for Katniss, because no one was expecting that and it completely changed the chemistry between them and how Katniss felt about Peeta. It made the drama of the story intensify times 10.

  • Sam Thomas

    My favourite part of the entire trilogy is the romance of Peeta and Katniss, as I’m sure is for many more. But my favourite line is: “You’re still trying to protect me. Real or not real,” he whispers. “Real,” I answer. “Because that’s what you and I do, protect each other.” I think it just shows that even if Katniss didn’t know it, she has been protecting him as long as he has protected her and in her subconscious she choose Peeta a long time, maybe because didn’t need to be protected or whatever. Together Peeta and Katniss are unstopable.

  • My favorite part is Katniss’s first rebellion – where she adorns Rue’s body with flowers and sings to her. Gives me the shivers just thinking about it!

  • “I’m relieved Peeta’s alive. I tell myself again that if I get killed, his winning will benefit my mother and Prim the most. This is what I tell myself to explain the conflicting emotions that arise when I think of Peeta. The gratitude that he gave me an edge by professing his love for me in the interview. The anger at his superiority on the roof. The dread that we may come face to face at any moment in this arena.”
    — The Hunger Games; Suzanne Collins

  • My favorite part is when you find out that Peeta’s father loved Katniss’s mother and then you find ou when he started loving Katniss.

  • Kelly Lemaster

    My favorite part in the entire series is the selflessness that Katniss constantly shows. No matter the self sacrifice, she does what she feels is right, and what would greatly benefit everyone else. Before the games, she risks her life in order to provide for her family. Then she takes her sister’s place to fight until the death. After the games, she continues to make the best for everyone else, no matter the consequences to herself. I love the fact that the main character is so selfless. Usually I find a little resentment for a main character, or viewpoint, in which I read. Many are selfish, or plainly just stupid. I love the depth in this book, easily making it one of my favorite book series.

  • Hayley

    My favorite part of the Hunger Games is when Katniss finds Peeta and is nursing him back to health and she goes< "No. Shut up and eat your pears!"That made me laugh even though the book has a lot of sad parts!

  • Marco Melloni

    Love the Hunger Games, My favorite moments are every time someone finds a way to use the arena in a way that wasn’t intended. Such as how Katniss won the games in book two.

  • Jazmine Espinoza

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  • Jazmine Espinoza

    #HungerGames50
    My favorite part of the book was when Katniss was singing a lullaby to Rue as she was dying. I never really cry or get emotional with books but this part really got to me.

  • Rian Sondag

    My favorite part in the entire series is in Mockingjay when Peeta asks Katniss, You love me real or not real, and Katniss answers real. I loved the romance between Peeta and Katniss and when Katniss finally realized she loved Peeta that made the series for me.

  • Janessa

    I have two favorite parts. The first one is when Katniss finds Peeta and nurses him back to health in the cave. Even if she doesn’t want to admit it then you can tell how much she truly cares about him and how much he cares about her. My second favorite part is at the end of the third book when Peeta says to Katniss, “You love me. Real or not real?” and Katniss replies “Real”. This is the best part because Katniss finally realizes her love for Peeta and the fact that he’s always been there for her and did everything in his power to protect her.

  • Caylin Jimenez

    My favorite part in the hunger games is the cave scene. It made me so happy when it is announced there can be 2 winners of the hunger games if they are from the same district and Katniss just yells out “PEETA”. That whole part of the book where she nurses him back to health and they have these beautiful heart felt moments just make me melt. This is the part where you can tell they are falling for each other even though he has already fallen for her. It was so beautiful when Katniss goes out into the cornucopia and almost dies trying to save Peeta’s life. Their relationship reached new heights here and it was just great watching them work together in the games. They are just perfect together. Another part i loved is when Peeta declares his love for Katniss, i had a feeling it would happen but never in this way. It was just so cute he made every girl on the planet want a guy like him!

  • Teresa Tyndorf

    The utter shock I felt when I read that Peeta announced his love for Katniss in his interview. He noticed her from day one!!! And the whole time she didn’t think he thought of her like that OR how she could never thank him for the bread.

  • Theodore

    My favorite part in the first book would definitely have to be the scene in the cave with Katniss and Peeta because this was when their relationship really started to form and we got to see them interact on a more intimate level.

  • Allison Wilson

    My favorite character is Rue. She was so innocent!

  • kelsey brunner

    My favorite part of the series is when Katniss took her sister’s spot in the games. That is my favorite part because it shows true love between that family. I would follow that example any day. If I win, my sister will be taking my place at the Premiere. It is her birthday, and I have been entering all 50 contests to get her a ticket.

  • Kaitlyn

    My absolutely favorite part(s) are when Katniss and Peeta have their scenes together:) I know this book isn’t about romance, it’s about survival. But I really enjoy those parts! In the cave scene, the roof top, in the arena the second time. I just love them! Besides those parts, I really liked the tracker jacker part or when Katniss blows up the Careers’ food and supplies. I can’t wait to see how they portray it in the film! I’m so excited to see how it all flows together in the movie. May the odds be ever in your favor! ~Effie Trinket

  • In this dystopia there are few pleasant memories. For me the final release of Finnick in the tunnels when he pushes everyone on and fights for the cause, Katniss making the hardest decesion to drop the holo to [spoiler] end his suffering the way he helped Annie and the way Mags sacrificed herself to the mist. On a pleasant note, I would definitely have taken the sugar cube just to be coy.

  • Jennifer Casanova

    My favorite part of the entire series falls in book 2, Catching Fire. It is the moment Mags sacrificed herself so that Peeta and the rebellion could live on. Even know thinking about it my eyes begin to fill to the rim with tears. I think through everything, that is the one moment of complete unselfishness in the books. Mags, although a small part in the books, was completely unselfish, first taking the place of Anne during the 75th hunger game and then giving her life so that the others could live on. She knew that even if she tried to wobble along with the group running from the fog she would slow them down, as Finnick would never want to leave his mentor, the woman who saved the woman he loved, behind. By giving up her life she ensured that the others would live. She showed strength through her last kiss and fearlessness as she bravely faced the fog and went without a second thought, to her death.

  • helen

    my favorite part of the hunger games is the last line before the epilogue when peeta asks katniss “you love me, real or not real” and katniss answers “real”. <3

    • Mitchi

      My favorite scene from The Hunger Games is when Katniss sang to Rue as she died. Honestly, I cried. <3 Rue is my favorite character because at only twelve, she showed more bravery than most of the tributes in the arena. She was smart, she was witty, and she was small, but quick. Even though the other players were older, stronger, and more experienced, she had a strength on the inside that most players didn't have, and I admired her for that.

  • Delaney

    My favorite part is the moment when they step down into the arena. All this buildup, and finally you can see what it’s really like in the games!

  • Chloe

    ok. so me and my friend eva, are completely obsessed with the hunger games ( obsessed is an understatement!). i have incorporated the hunger games into everything i do! at school, i wrote an essay all about Peeta, in art class we are doing cubism, and i am basing it on the Hunger Games, and i am even having a bake sale to raise money for Hunger Games merchandise! i am also learning how to shoot bows and arrows just like Katniss! My firend and i always make funny squeaky noises whenever we talk about the Hunger Games and Peeta! Speaking of Peeta, he is my most favorite character in all of the books! He is smart and adorable! I love that Josh Hutcherson s playing him, he is going to do great!! on my ipod i even have a whole entire album of Hunger Games photos and it would just mean sooooo much to me if me and my friend could see the first showing ever of the Hunger Games with the cast actually in the same room as me! It would be a dream come true! Thanks for considering me and I hope to see you all in L.A.!

  • Sydney Neilson

    My favourite part of The Hunger Games is the buildup. It sounds strange but the backstory of their lives is so interesting, so inspiring.
    Specifically, Katniss supporting her family after her father’s loss. The entire explanation of “the boy with the bread” and the first dandelion of spring inspired me the most. I even used the first dandelion of spring as inspiration for a tattoo, representing the hope that Katniss was given through her small encounter with Peeta that day.
    I would do anything for these tickets.

  • Jacqueline

    The moment Effie called out Primrose Everdeen my heart stopped beating. I could just feel all the emotion that Katniss was feeling and I was overwhelmed. The trailer has done a great job portraying this… I cry every time I see Katniss volunteer. I think this scene, the reaping, shows exactly what the Hunger Games are about: sacrifice.

  • Bailey

    My favorite part/revelation in the book is when Seneca Crane announces that there can be two winners if they are from the same district. Katniss immediately forgets her bad thoughts about Peeta and runs to save him.

  • stephanie

    My favorite parts all involve the actual games. From Katniss facing off with Clove to singing to Rue. It’s ALL good!

  • Marnie

    My favorite part from the Hunger Games would either have to be when Rue is shot and Katniss comes to save her but she is to late to save her and Katniss sings a lullaby to Rue as a final goodbye or when Katniss is running in the woods yelling for Peeta and he responds and he is right next to her.

  • Ruby Luna

    My favorite part is when Peeta and Katniss are in the cave. I mean their relationship takes a big step in the cave. Katniss starts falling in love with him and starts to confide in him. And I know this is no romance story, but I am a total sucker for Peeta’s sweetness.

  • jessicacohn

    I love the moment when Katniss and Peeta step out in their fabulous, fire-inspired outfits created by Cinna.

  • Jt

    I have to say, the part that makes the entire series is the moment Katniss decided to cunningly “commit suicide” a Romeo and Juliet moment. This action literally changed everything. And also, any interaction with Peeta, I really loved when she found him camouflaged in dirt, that Peeta always sweet and witty even when dying *sigh.

  • lovelyasiangirlx3

    My favorite part of the book is the moment when Rue was shot. Even though it wasn’t a happy part, but it definitely gave Katniss more motivation to win. Katniss sees Rue as her sister, Prim. Rue and Katniss have an unique bond/relationship. And when Katniss sees Rue getting killed, she knows that she would do anything to win for Rue. This was also a part that made me cry. When Katniss sang to her while she dies, I can feel like I was actually there. I felt that I was Katniss watching over Rue and singing. This was definitely one of my favorite moments in the Hunger Games.

  • Kiera

    My favorite scene would have to be when Katniss allied with Rue. I love how strong their bond was and how Katniss cared enough to sing her to sleep. I also like how Rue becomes incorporated into everything Katniss does. In all of the books she mentions Rue. It was nice to see someone made a big impact on Katniss like how Katniss made a big impact on me

  • Tammy Morrell

    My favorite part was when Cinna was beaten. Not that I enjoyed it, but it has stuck with me. It was so graphic and I cried forever.

  • Jeff

    My favorite part was when Gale says “Katniss, there is no District 12″ I was just like wow. It really hit home and gave me the motivation to keep reading.

  • Evan

    I liked when they both attempted suicide with the berries. It was really touching

  • Gabrielle

    “real or not real, you love me.”

  • Jennifer Hutchins

    “you love me, real or not real?” “Real” Looooooovvveee PEETA!

  • alex manolis

    I would love to be from district 12 because i would be independent and it is my favorite district. District 12 is the most free, easy going district of all. The peacekeepers are friendly, and don’t over-inforce the rules. i want to have grey seem eyes, I want to trade at the hob, I want to be friends with Madge, I want to be able to hunt, I want to be able to fend for myself, I want to be tough, I want to be strong, I want to support my Family, I want the good things in life to be hard to get, I want to be free in the woods, I want freedom, and most importantly I want the boy with the bread and gale<3 to love me. I want to be Katniss. I want to be an independent survivor.

  • Jade Field

    My favorite moment was in Mockingjay when Katniss, instead of shooting at President Snow, she shot at Coin. She realized Coin was the true evil, how they killed kids(including her sister) to achieve their goal. And while the capitol and Snow were evil, she was trying to make it a better place so should’ve achieved their goal without evil. I was so proud of Katniss there for doing what she believed was right.

  • Kenza Derkaoui

    Everyone is excited for the cave scene! As am I. But the scene I am DYING to see? That’s easy. The scene between Katniss and Peeta on the roof. That part of the book sends you a message, on the Games’ cruelty, the Capitol’s ignorance and Peeta’s personality, I just hope that the movie will reflect it as well. This scene was the beginning of an understanding of Peeta and his mission.
    «I keep wishing I could think of a way to… to show the Capitol they don’t own me. That I’m more than just a piece in their Games.»
    -Peeta Mellark
    I have read the Hunger Games books a dozen times, I am without a doubt the most excited Hunger Games Fan! The soundtrack, the trailer and the cast only add to my excitement! Winning the tickets would make me the happiest girl in the world!
    AND MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN MY FAVOR!!

  • Emma

    hey there! I’m not going to write you a novel on my love for this book but something that it short and to the point. My favorite scene from the hunger games book would be when Peeta says he is in love with Katniss. My face when reading this book dropped because of this scene and all i wanted to do is read it again and again and again it just makes me smile how Katniss doesn’t even know her love for Peeta yet! thank you!

  • savannah melcher

    My favorite part in the hunger games is when Katniss drugged Peeta to go to the Cornocopia to get medicine to save him from blood poisoning. Some people may think that it was wrong to lie to him but I think it just showed how much she truly loved him, and that she would risk her life to save his. That’s why Katniss is my favorite character. The bravery and passion she has still amazes me, even after I have read all of the books. She put her emotions into actions and gave 100%. Even after Peeta was hijacked in Mockingjay, she still had faith in the love that the capitol stripped away.

  • Kate Graue

    My favorite part of the The Hunger Games is when Katniss sings to Rue. Katniss is always trying to limit the people she loves, yet with Rue she is so open. In this part of the book you start to see the real Katniss. She is strong, yet weak. SHe can’t help loving someone so much like her sister. She is about to lose the only one she loves in the games, and she is willing to do anything to hold on to her for a little longer. She is showing love for a lost cause, and she is rebelling against the capital. All in one act she shows that she is not a part of the capital, she is Katniss.

  • Reese

    Peeta is my favorite

  • ann

    please let me win

  • Brenna Louis

    My favorite character is Peeta Mellark. I absolutely love the connection between him and Katniss. I can’t wait to see the scene involving the tracker jackers.

  • Caroline Porter

    My favorite part about The Hunger Games was Peeta’s never ending love for Katniss. No matter what she did or how she treated him he always loved her and did things to help her. It was not until the end of the books when she saved both of their lives with the berries that all he had done for her was in a way repaid.

  • Kelsey Mumford

    My favorite part of the whole book is any part with Foxface in it. I absolutely love her character. She is sneaky, like me. If I were to be in the arena I would play it exactly how she did, except for eating nightlock. I believe that had she not made that mistake, she could have won. Go Foxface! :)

  • Peter Nover

    My favorite part of the Hunger Games is when Katniss is taking care of Peeta in the cave. Even though Katniss is queasy at the sight of blood, she gathers up the courage to help him. I am really inspired by her bravery and without her Peeta whould have died. I know that lots of other people love this part too, but it a really important part of the book and is full of so many raw emotions.I am most looking foreward to the tracker Jacker scene in the movie. Josh Hutcherson said that it was really good, so it makes me even more excited. I want to win so bad! May the odds be ever in my favor.

  • Lauren

    I don’t even know where to begin! Besides the cave scene, which is the scene everyone is dying to see (including me), I’m excited to see the part where Katniss impulsively shoots an arrow at the gamemakers because they aren’t paying attention. It’s a scene that is often overlooked, but I think it defines who Katniss is to a tee; determined, courageous and instinctive. I’m also looking forward to seeing the reaping, where everything begins! Actually I’m just so excited to see the entire movie! I can barely wait.

  • Marnie

    I LOVEEEEE EVERYTHING. but i think everyone is waiting to see the bread scene.

  • julia medina

    well, i loved the whole book so it is hard to say which is my favorite. but if i had to choose it would be in cave scene because it is such a cute scene when petta tells katniss about the first time he knew he loved her and how they slept together because they where alone. but best of all when she kisses him and feels something REAL.

  • Tami Brennan

    My favorite part in The Hunger Games is when Katniss sings to Rue so that she can “fall asleep” peacefully. This moment shows how much Katniss compared Rue to Prim and how much she really cares about her.

  • Theresa

    Katniss is my favorite character. She’s just a kick ass heroine!

  • Kelley

    I am most looking forward to the scene in which we see the arena for the very first time. I know the landscape will be breathtaking, and the immediate rush to the Cornucopia will hopefully be one of the most visceral scenes in the entire movie.

  • Tatenda Manika

    My favorite scene is when Katniss destroys the careers food with three arrows and help from Rues distractions. I just loved the girl power and innovation it took.

  • Jewel Curameng

    Well I certainly hope that the odds will ever be in my favor for this one.

    I think my favorite part in the first book, was the night where the Careers are trying to get Katniss out of her tree. I thought i was hilarious how Katniss was so nimble on the branches and others would simply fall. They couldn’t even reach her with ranged weapons. And then how Rue signalled Katniss about the tracker jackers. I think that’s what really got my attention. Besides the jabberjays, the tracker jackers were these muttations that were lethal, and reading about them in action gave me the chills. I mean yeah it’s like you’re on a bad trip, but not only are you imagining what’s right from wrong, but you’re still fighting for your life in the arena. So I think this would be an interesting scene to see in the movie.

  • Amanda Garland

    There are soooo many things I am excited to see from the actor’s character development to costuming to set design. I believe everything in the movie will be EPIC! I am also super intrigued to see the movie portrays the relationship between Katniss, Peeta and Haymitch.

  • Christine H

    Favorite part of the The Hunger Games is when Katniss sings to Rue!

  • Annie Vento

    My favorite part in the Hunger Games was Rue’s death. Although it was sad and I cried buckets for days, I think it demonstrated just how caring Katniss is, and how, even though she could’ve died protecting her, she did anyways to protect her new friend. I also think it was a pivotal moment in the book, because after Rue has passed away, Katniss gained the encouragement she needed to win the Games.

  • angel

    The scene I am most excited for is the Cave scene. The cave scene is one of the most important part to me because it truly shows that Peeta loves Katniss. I can’t wait to see the actors portray the love between the two characters! (I’ll probably get a little jealous of Jennifer though for kissing Josh!)

  • Patrick

    My favorite moment of The Hunger Games is the final moment of the games when Katniss and Peeta realize that only one of them can win, and they’re both willing to sacrifice themselves for each other. This moment with the berries is also a catalyst for the next two books!

  • Taylor Janoe

    My absolute favorite moment in the book is when they announce that if both tributes from a district are alive at the end of the games, then they both win. When Katniss immediately screams Peeta’s name and then covers her mouth, my heart dropped and i had to reread that entire part over several times. I was so excited both Katniss and Peeta could live that my heart started beating really fast and I was dying to know how badly Cato had hurt Peeta and for Katniss to go find him and nurse him back to health.

  • Marnie

    the cave scene!!!

  • Melissa F

    My most favorite part in the Hunger Games was when Katniss and Peeta rode their chariots in their astonishing fire-themed outfits through the cheering crowd. This is the moment in the book where Katniss is the happiest, therefore making me feel happy too. I loved how envious the other tributes were of Katniss and Peeta because there outfits were nothing compared to the blazing headpieces on the District 12 couple’s costumes. Everything about this moment in the book made it my favorite.

  • Melissa F

    Slight grammar mistake; posting a second comment! :)

    My most favorite part in the Hunger Games was when Katniss and Peeta rode their chariots in their astonishing fire-themed outfits through the cheering crowd. This is the moment in the book where Katniss are the happiest, therefore making me feel happy too. I loved how envious the other tributes were of Katniss and Peeta because there outfits were nothing compared to the blazing headpieces on the District 12 couple’s costumes. Everything about this moment in the book made it my favorite.

  • Melissa F

    Ignore that last comment; I never made a grammar mistake after all! x3

    My most favorite part in the Hunger Games was when Katniss and Peeta rode their chariots in their astonishing fire-themed outfits through the cheering crowd. This is the moment in the book where Katniss is the happiest, therefore making me feel happy too. I loved how envious the other tributes were of Katniss and Peeta because there outfits were nothing compared to the blazing headpieces on the District 12 couple’s costumes. Everything about this moment in the book made it my favorite.

  • Melissa F

    Oh my gosh I am a stupid Hunger Games loving idiot! I did make a grammar mistake! Dx

    My most favorite part in the Hunger Games was when Katniss and Peeta rode their chariots in their astonishing fire-themed outfits through the cheering crowd. This is the moment in the book where Katniss is the happiest, therefore making me feel happy too. I loved how envious the other tributes were of Katniss and Peeta because their costumes were nothing compared to the blazing headpieces on the District 12 couple’s heads. Everything about this moment in the book made it my favorite.

  • Teresa

    There are so many parts and characters that make me smile and that remind me why I’m so in love with these books. Each and everyone of the characters are special to me. Each and everyone of them has their own unique and magnificent personality. There are so many things in the books that make them so perfect to me, and that make me the fan I am. I could never describe all of the things that have kept me strapped to the books, that have made me their guest, but I’ll try to explain, First of all, what really stuck to me are the feelings of selflessness, love, respect, strong ideals. The ongoing fight for what we consider right. Perseverance, bravery. All of the things that make Katniss a great heroin, and all of her friends such rich, full characters. Another thing I love about these books, the story, how it keeps you chained into it’s pages, how it pulls you in and promises to never let you go until you are satisfied. So many things have I learnt while reading this book, and too many words to explain my favorite parts, my exact favorite moments, the book itself to me is wonderful, and it’s made such an impact, I’ll never forget all it’s given me, and all of the things I love and inspire me. I hope I’ve made myself clear. Thank you for this opportunity.

  • awwwsheet

    The scene in the cave when Katniss kisses Peeta and starts to feel something for him.

  • Hannah

    My favorite part of the Hunger Games is when Katniss sings her song to Rue; this was probably to most emotion-evoking scene in the entire book.

  • Brent Castro

    I would have to say that my favorite part of the Hunger Games book has to be dinner at cornucopia. That was just a very intense scene and very well written. I love how fox girl just got in and out of that place before anybody noticed. And how Katniss almost lost her life there until Thresh came along. It was just a very exciting scene because of the danger that arose from the scenario and how it was also a life and death situation for Peeta.

  • Bill Martin
  • My youtube posting best describes. I think my favorite part was “The smartness of both of them eating the poison berries” because it was brilliant and smart… and unexpected

  • brittany

    My favorite thing about “Hunger Games” is the realistic aspect of the books. I was astonished throughout by the raw and very (I think) realistic characters. All of the actions, reactions, feelings of these characters in the districts accurately represent an oppressed people. I loved that the districts gained hope and tried to come together against the Capitol to create a revolution and new/better lives for themselves. The characters in the Capitol were blissfully unaware that what they were doing was wrong, they had an uncaring snobby air about them that oppressors usually have. While some of the plot was unbelievable the story was weaved so well by Suzanne Collins that everything was believable and even more thrilling.

  • Meghan Murphy

    My favorite part of the Hunger Games is when Katniss volunteers for Prim at the Reaping because this is such an incredibly courageous thing to do. I have a younger sister that reminds me a lot of Prim and I hope that if I were put in such a position that I would be able to make the same sacrifice Katniss did.

  • Lauren

    I love Rue. I think the way her character is written is a perfect contrast to the politics through the rest of Book 1.

  • alyssa

    My favorite character is Peeta. He is the sweetest guy ever, and he cares for Katniss so much, i love it. Peeta is also my favorite because he’s a good fighter, a nice person, good artist, and because he wants to defy the capitol. but even though he doesnt act on it, it’s still pretty amazing that he would rebel if Katniss wanted him to. Peeta is very loyal and cute. i love him!
    My favorite scene is when Katniss & Peeta are on the roof and Peeta is saying how he doesn’t want to just be a piece in the capitols hunger games, that he wishes he could do something about it. its a very intense moment. :)

  • Julia R. Medina-Morin

    Well, my favorite part is when Peeta tells everyone in his interview that he has crush on a girl. Revealing that his crush is Katniss.

  • Julia Medina-Morin

    My favorite character is Peeta. There are many reasons why he is my favorite. Fist of all, he had a crush on Katniss since they were 5 years old, he wants to keep her alive eventhough it means that he would have to die.

  • Derek

    My favorite moment is when the contestants first rise onto the field. The tension. The suspense. Knowing the chaos that’s about to ensue, yet not know what is really about to happen.

  • Sophia Medina-Morin

    My favorite scene is where Katniss and Peeta are in the cave talking about their lives back in district 12. This is were he revealshe fell in love with her when he first heard her sing when they where 5 years old.

  • Sophia Medina

    My favorite moment is when Peeta and Katniss were on the chariots and they stood out from all of the other tributes. Peeta and Katniss holding hand and everyone was waving and loving the.

  • Cayla Jolley

    Wow, I love so many of the Hunger Games characters, but I’m thinking my favourite has to be Peeta. He is so sweet, kind, and genuine, and exactly the kind of guy I would want to get to know in real life. He also impresses me with his bravery, he’s willing to defy the Capitol, and he wants to show the Capitol that they don’t own him. I know this whole movie is going to be drop-dead incredible, I can tell just from the trailers, but I think the part I’m looking forward to seeing the most is the scene where Katniss blows up the Career’s food supplies. I’m a big fan of action, and that scene is sure to blow everyone away! The tracker-jacker scene is also highly action-packed so I’m looking forward to that one too. I can’t wait to see all the cool effects, because in the books when Katniss was stung she started hallucinating, so that should be interesting to see! The whole part of the movie that takes place in the Arena should be great, I’ve always liked movies with a bit of blood and guts, and hopefully this movie will stay true to the books (from what I heard it will), but what am I saying, the whole movie is going to be mindblowingly awesome! I would want to see it no matter what, and meeting the cast would be an unbelievable dream come true!

  • my favorite character is Katniss because she is very brave and took the place for her sister! i admire her because she is a strong teenager, is courageous, and not afraid to hunt.

  • Megan Duquette

    My favorite revelation from The Hunger Games was when we realize that, although Haymitch put Peeta up to confessing his love for her during his interview with Ceasar Flickerman, he truly has loved her since childhood. I also love when we see Katniss start to love Peeta in return, especially when she risks her life to get medicine for him.

  • Daniella

    My favorite scene is the cave scene with Katniss and Peeta. Although I’m a big fan of the action scenes, this scene shows Katniss falling for Peeta and it’s ADORABLE. You can really see how everything is not black and white, how there are some gray shades in life. She loves Gale AND Peeta, and it’s ok! It just felt really.. REAL to life. I love The Hunger Games.I’m obsessed!

  • mary

    my favorite scene in the hunger games would have to be when madge gave her the mockingjay pin. Without that symbol the entire series might have to be changed like in catching fire book 2 when cinna burns away the wedding dress and katniss turns in to the mockingjay. also i think it was the perfect symbol for her because at first she didnt mean to start a rebillion just like the capitol didnt mean for mockingjays to exsist. also that was the reason rue decided she could trust Katniss so without that scene or moment katniss and rue wouldnt have made the alliance and rue would never have touched our hearts like she did.the pin was also a way for katniss to remember magde because she magde dies

    • mary

      sorry its madge

  • Emily M.

    My favorite character is Peeta of course! Thanks so much for the contest; hope I win! :D

  • missingpaige

    “This is the first kiss that we’re both fully aware of. Neither of us hobbled by sickness or pain or simply unconscious. Our lips neither burning with fever or icy cold. This is the first kiss where I actually feel stirring inside my chest. Warm and curious. This is the first kiss that makes me want another.”

    Within each individual is a hunger just waiting to be fed. This hunger can pertain to love, success, acceptance, and knowledge, anything that a person has been denying themselves. While some people may not even know this hunger is within them until an event takes place, others choose to starve their hunger and hope that it will eventually go away. No matter the case though, a hunger must always be fed.
    In The Hunger Games protagonist Katniss Everdeen is a prime example of how an individual needs and wants to have their hunger satisfied. When Katniss and Peeta share their first kiss that they are both aware of, Katniss’s unknown hunger is being fed for the first time. Prior to this moment Katniss had neglected her own needs in order to provide and care for her loved ones. Since the death of her father, Katniss has lived a life of struggle, despair, starvation, and even isolation. With the broken pieces of her life, Katniss barely gets by never understanding that there is more to life. This kiss with Peeta allows Katniss’s hidden hunger to surface and become present. Concealed and curious feelings arise in Katniss and this is all due to her hunger finally being fed. In this moment it is relieving and promising to see that Katniss is finding something in life which makes her have such a foreign yet positive, desirous feeling. Katniss has faced and conquered so many obstacles in her life and this kiss with Peeta finally releases a feeling in her that she wants more of. Additionally, what makes this scene even more special and crave worthy is that Peeta is feeding Katniss’s hunger. Peeta has declared his unconditional love for Katniss and has proven this love for her can face any obstacle even near death. Since the age of five he has had his eyes on this girl from the seam, and he can help her in a way that she cannot help herself. Throughout her life Katniss has always had to rely solely on herself yet this hunger within Katniss shows that she does not need to be alone in life. In fact her hunger can only be satisfied if there is someone else with her in her life. Katniss cannot feed her own hunger and Peeta, the boy with the bread, is there to take care of it now and she only wants him to keep feeding her.
    As proven by Katniss, a person can face hardships and struggles but their hunger can still be satisfied. Whether a person has an unknown hunger or a hunger they attempt to ignore, this hunger must eventually be fed. Once this hunger is taken care of an individual will find a meaning and purpose in life they did not think was possible and can no longer live without. The Hunger Games demonstrates that one’s hunger can be satisfied at any time, in any place, and by anyone.

  • Martin Zamora

    My favorite character is Peeta, I was blown away by his dedication to Katniss, even going to the point of fighting the careers to protect her. Plus with all of his dialogue, and what he said in the cave how could you not love him?

  • elizabeth van flandern

    peeta is my favorite, but i love when katniss is talking about taking prim hunting and prim just wants to heal all the animals

  • Cindy C

    Rue is my favorite character. Her innocence represents something that is lost, and her will is something to be admired and cherished.

  • Nicole Semik

    I absolutely love Peeta. He is truly an inspirational character. He vales the importance of family and love. He absolutely loves Katniss and would do anything for her.

  • Sophie

    Effie Trinket is my favorite character from the Hunger Games Trilogy. She reminds me of myself in the way that we are both very optimistic and positive people.

  • maria

    my favorite character is Peeta because he is such a sweetheart and really nice in such a cruel world and my favorite part of the movie is where peeta and katniss are in the cave :)

  • Bianca

    My favorite part is just before the berries scene, when Katniss aims her arrow towards Peeta while he gets rid of the knife in the lake.

  • Carolyn

    My absolute favorite part is when Caesar interviews Peeta and he confesses his love for her. She thinks it’s all just a tactic to stay alive and get sympathy but it really is true. Peeta is just so sweet:)

  • Kaitlyn Russell

    My favorite part of the book is Cato and Thresh’s epic off-screen two-day battle. In the rain. Aaawesome!

    Aaaand my favorite character is Buttercup the cat.

  • lauren morrison

    hey Pink is the new Blog, my name is lauren morrison and i am 19 years old. I have decided that I would write for you a mini essay that explores the complexity that is Katniss Everdeen. My goal here is to show you that i have a deeper understanding of the characters and the story. I refrained from talking about the reaping, berries, peeta, rue, prim, and the rebel. I want to be unique and provide you with a very different type of response from those who have already entered the contest. i hope that you find my essay intriguing and thoughtful. in addition to my mini essay, i am going to post another comment outlining what i have been doing for tickets thus far. i think it is equally important that you see how hard i have been working for this.

    “So I learned to hold my tongue and to turn my features into an indifferent mask so that no one could ever read my thoughts.” Katniss Everdeen is more than just a hero, she symbolizes “the freedom of speech.” When I say speech I do not only mean what comes out of the mouth, but what one expresses through thought and action. The thought of “freedom of speech” is viewed as the worst possible form of freedom any person can have in the country of Panem. Thoughts and opinions are clouded by the fear instilled by the Capitol. To be able to retain individuality on the inside while portraying the opposite on the outside is not only difficult, but encouraged for the sake of survival. Katniss had to learn this lesson from a young age. We live in a world where freedom of speech and choice is accepted. Everyone has a voice, and every voice deserves a chance to be heard. We are very fortunate to live in this kind of world because to even imagine what it feels like to be constantly on edge over personal thought and action is something very hard to picture. Suzanne Collins made the brilliant decision to write The Hunger Games through the eyes of Katniss. It provides the reader with the opportunity to enter the world that opposes our own, but even so, we have to consider the thought that she too may be masking her thought from us. For this reason, it is important that we the readers look deeper into her thoughts and actions to truly gain an understanding of what it means to live without “the freedom of speech.” What I love so much about Katniss is how she is still able to openly express herself in a game where it is apparently being controlled. The best example would be when Katniss learns that Thresh had been killed by Cato. “I burrow down in the sleeping bag next to him, pulling my hood up over my face to hide it from the cameras. I just need a few moments of privacy where I can let my emotions cross my face without being seen.” This is the only moment in the book where Katniss truly lets her guard down and allows the readers to enter with her. On the outside she comes across as confident and strong. Speechless. On the inside her ability for speech remains untouched by the Capitol. It comes to show that the power of fear does not control the power of speech. Furthermore it shows us that the power for Katniss to release her inner voice is her strongest weapon, not her bow and arrow, but her freedom of speech.

    Everyone has thoughts and ideas, but how many of us actually take these thoughts and act on them? There are many people who never take action on what they believe in. There are many people who stand on the side lines and simply watch as someone gets bullied. To simply think is not enough to make a stand and not nearly enough to make a difference. Katniss Everdeen’s inner voice is the driving force behind her ability to act. The reason why the Capitol is so against the freedom of speech is because they fear that a single thought may lead to a single action and that the action may threaten their Government. All of Katniss’ actions are driven by thought. This is why Katniss is seen as a major threat to the Capitol’s perfect world. She has a mind of her own and not afraid to stand up for what she deems is right. I feel that her ability to act on her thoughts is something that everyone should learn from. Everyday, hundreds and even thousands of kids are being bullied and I am willing to bet that 90%+ of bystanders refrain from helping. Imagine how many kids could be saved from being bullied if we were to learn to let our inner voices take action towards bettering the world around us. It takes one person with one thought and the ability to act to truly make a difference in the world. To me Katniss symbolizes THAT person.

  • Kate Graue

    My favorite character is Peeta. He isn’t stuck up, and would do anything for katniss. Even if this means dying. When it comes to the games, he can play the camera better that anyone else. He has a gift with people, and their emotions. He is a kind hearted guy, who wants nothing but the best for everyone he meets.

  • CF

    My favorite scene in the hunger games is when Katniss is in the tree and she says hello to the careers below (Peeta included). She knows that they won’t be able to climb up to her while she is so high up in the tree!I love this scene because it adds humor to the intense setting of the hunger games! I couldn’t help but laugh with Katniss as the careers struggled to climb the tree. One of my favorite lines in the book is:

    “now i smile. ‘hows everything with you?’ i call down cheerfuly. This takes them aback but I know the crowd will love it.
    ‘well enough’, says the boy from district 2. ‘yourself’?
    ‘its been a bit warm for my taste’, I say.

    This quote really shows Katniss’s witty and sarcastic personality that makes everyone absolutely love her.

    I also love this scene cause of course it is the first time Peeta and Katniss see eachother in the games!:)

    • Emily

      i actually really like this, it’s different! everyone always jumps to the powerful sceness, and I loved that you picked something unique! it really shows katniss’s spunk ;)

  • lauren morrison

    as promised, here is a detailed description of how hard i have been trying to get tickets. i guarantee you that everything here is 100% true. i have proof for it all. i really hope this helps show you how much this means to me.

    i am literally trying all ways of winning tickets to the hunger games premier! TRUST ME WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ IS A LOT! where to start! i have been emailing the Ellen Degeneres Show for 40+ days straight with pictures, drawings, poems, comics, videos, cheers, letters, essays, etc all hunger games related. i am doing this for 79 days straight. yes i know they havent even announced a contest, but i am doing this because i am obsessed with the books! additionally, i bought a hunger games tshirt online, have all three books (read the series in less than a day and a half, then read them again 3 days later), i have applied to every contest in North America to get premier tickets, but due to geographical restrictions am unable to enter over 40 of the 50 contests Lionsgate released. i cry when i watch the trailers, i have an entire wall full of pictures of Peeta, my Facebook status has a 79 day count down till the movie with a quote each day from the book, i have the same thing going on my bbm, my display picture is hunger game related (its of me a picture of a pita that says Peeta, and my cat as Katniss. the caption says, “tough luck Katniss, i got Peeta first,” everyday i go search for every update regarding the movie. i signed up for the capitol website, the facebook “the square” fan group, i have gotten 10 of my friends to read the series, my computer backgorund is of peeta and katniss, i know every word to the trailers, and know everything about all three books. I have recently started attempting to email every single person involved in the production of the movie and from the Ellen Show asking for help. I have even started calling from Toronto (one of them being Gary Ross himself). I have created a professional portfolio that has everything i have done to this date. I have the support of several companies hosting Hunger Games Contests in the USA on their facebook pages (Alliance Films, Crushable, NetFix [made me a spotlight on their HG fan page], etc). They all know how dedicated I am and how much i want tickets. My most recent attempt, in the past 2 days has been emailing LA newspapers asking if they would write an article about me and what i am trying to do. my hope is that it will convince someone out there that i am really trying. I was the first person in Guelph, Ontario (where i go to university) to purchase the Hunger Games Official Illustrated Movie Companion! i am basically CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY OBSESSED WITH THIS SERIES AND AM BENDING OVER BACKWARDS DOING EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE TO WIN EVEN ONE TICKET TO THE PREMIER! I have posted several hunger games related youtube videos, i am planning on painting my nails too look like flames for the premier, and i cant attend the midnight screening on the 23td of march, because i have a cheerleading competition in florida and wont be able to see it that night which literally kills me inside so this is my ONLY WAY to see it!!!!!!! if you are looking for the worlds most obsessed hunger games fan, I SWEAR THAT YOU SHOULD LOOK NO FURTHER! i am a die hard fan, with insane love for the books. just so you know, i have ficticiously married peeta mellark because he is the hottest most romantic person alive! please please please please please x100000000000000000 help me make my dream come true! i never ask for anything and to me this would be a miracle! as effie trinket says, “may the odds be ever in MY favour” i am the biggest hunger games fan there is! i am having anxiety attacks over this on a daily basis and i am already terrified that i wont get tickets. i swear i would break down if i didnt. I doubt you will receive an application from anyone else who has done nearly as much as i have. i doubt anyone has tried to directly contact the Ellen Show or Gary Ross personally. Or someone who has been at this for 40+ days since they finished the books. I have done all this in 2 months. i am begging you to make my dream come true

  • Lia Godinez

    HEY PINK friends! My favorite part of the series is when Katniss befriends Cinna and finds hope in such a cruel “game”. He helps her become the confident rebel she is. At the same time in the novel, she starts having feelings for Peeta [whether she admits them to herself or not]…It’s simply perfect! =) Ahh…may the odds be in my favor because I’m dying to see these amazing characters in their beautiful actor-forms!! Haha

  • Erika Burgos

    My favorite character is Peeta! He was always true to himself, even when he was hijacked, he still struggled to be the best he could be! he was alwas so selfless, so ready to give his life to a girl he wasn’t sure loved him back. His manner was so soft, even when he had a right to be angry at some situations; he was kind to Gale, even when he knew he was someone more important to Katniss than himself, he was smart and always ahead of the game in every plan Katniss and haymitch had.. so that’s why he’s my favorite.. because even though he was a flawed character, he was still pure..

  • Adam Byrd

    The best part of the book is Katniss shooting the apple in the pig’s mouth because the game makers are not paying attention. Not only does this gain her a high score essential for Haymitch to get her sponsors, but it shows a lot about Katniss. She showed them that shes worth noticing, that district 12 and its tributes should never be so easily written off like they have been in almost every hunger game. Kudos to her for having the guts to stand up against a social norm.

  • lauren morrison

    dear pink is the new blog, this is not an entry what i am about to write lol, but i want to let you know how much your contest means to me. let me explain why. first off, you are not restricting your contest to the united states only. you do not understand how much that on its own means to me. as my previous post says, i have been literally obsessing over a ticket for 2+ months and have been consistently shut down because i am not from the usa. secondly, your contest is not based on lottery. that is something i also appreciate. the fact is that you are really looking for someone who has a true love for the books and you want to make sure that your tickets are not just handed out to some person who is a sorta fan. i like that you are allowing us to express ourselves in a way that we can show you our passion for the series. its refreshing. with everything i have done, to think that i would have had to leave my fate to chance is pretty scary, but to know that i am able to express myself and prove to you how much effort i have been putting forth is amazingly helpful! anyways, this is not to butter you up and suck up to you, please dont be mistaken, but i do feel that as a CRAZY FAN you deserve to hear this from someone and i wanted that someone to be me. now, i posted weeks ago, but after posting i realized that i had a better answer to your question. yes i put a lot of effort into my original post, but PLEASE DISCARD IT! as soon as i submitted that first post, i went right to work on my essay for you. i am a slow writer because i want to make sure that i produced the best possible work i could. to be honest (and i am not just saying this), what i wrote yesterday is probably the best thing i have ever written in my 19 years. i am not a strong english student and am not the best writer, but i really took my pen to paper and tried to really express myself for you. thank you once again for your contest and i truly hope from the bottom of my heart that some how some way you end up choosing me as your contest winner. i am anxiously waiting for the results. AHHHH THE CONTEST ENDS TOMORROW :S good luck to my fellow tributes (well not too much luck lol :P)

  • Krystle

    My favorite is Gale!

  • Kate Graue

    My favorite character is Peeta. He is knid, and he is sweet. He has the heart of a champion. He is still young, and is just as bright as an older person. He knows what the people want, and gives it to them.

  • My favorite part is at the end of the book when Peeta and Katniss are amd at each other and Peeta says “One more time for the cameras?” And holds out his hand. And Katniss wishes she would never have to let go. Another of my favorites is in the very last book. When she thinks about this game she plays with herself and the very last line in the boo is “I Guess there is worse games to play.” I love that line it is so good!!!

  • I think that my favourite part of the Hunger Games when be Rue’s death. It was one of the saddest moments and I believe that the scene is going to be so beautiful. It’s basically the turning point for Katniss. This is it. This is where she knows that she has to do something about the way these Districts are being treated. She knows that she has to do something about these games they are forcing children to participate in. This moment changes Katniss forever.

  • May Martin

    Wow, I dont know where to start. My favorite character is Peeta. He is a lot like me. I love every scene with Peeta and I think Josh Hutcherson is going to be the best Peeta ever!!! <3 I am so excited for the movie and love all of the books, although Hunger Games is my favorite. It would be a dream come true to be able to go to the premiere. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity! <3

  • April

    Stirring my emotions with ease, it is exceedingly difficult to choose just one scene I look forward to seeing from the Hunger Games novel. However, the scene that personally moves me is the one in which Katniss finds Peeta injured on the bank of the stream. Peeta’s simple words “Nice of you to find what’s left of me.” truly captures the essence of his kind hearted character and his gratitude toward Katniss. When looking at Peeta’s comment, I find that it ultimately shows his surprise at her selflessness in coming back for him and it seems to go much deeper in his mind than expressed in his words. That is why I feel this scene would be so powerful visually and I’m exceedingly looking forward to watching it portrayed by Jennifer and Josh. As Katniss nurses Peeta back to health, a strong bond is formed between the two of them, which can only be formed under the constant threat of death and the reliance on each other to survive. The progression of their relationship within the Hunger Games book is both so touching and so tragic, but I find that this start of their time together in the Games is one of the most beautifully impelling moments of all.

  • lennamorrow

    hello fellow hunger games fans!! my favorite character is peeta and i would love to meet josh hutcherson who plays the character that finds his way into my dreams every night =p

  • bijouxcupcake

    Besides all the simply obvious reasons of why The Hunger Games is a great book…I really like that one of the main characters is a baker. I am baker and I operate my own cupcake business out of my home. I love that Suzanne Collins describes Peeta as being strong from lifting all those heavy bags of flour! Made me feel pretty proud! My whole life I have loved dystopian type of adventures but the The Hunger Games collection is one of the best I have read. There are so many underlying themes that can be found in modern day America that are written about to describe the Capitol. We have to remind ourselves not to get so caught up with our appearances and other shallow desires but to remember to be kind and giving to our fellow “citizens”.

  • Kimberly Pazmino

    Rue would be without a doubt my favorite character. It was amazing that even though she was so small, she still managed to become a very tough opponent. Suzanne Collins showed that one can be as tough and extraordinary as they’d like to be no matter what their size. When I began to read the book, I thought that Rue would’ve been one of the first to get killed. I became so surprised when I realized how talented and remarkable she was that I even began to believe that if Katniss didn’t make it, Rue would. It was amazing that a 12 year old was able to remain calm and collected and knew how to protect herself. It just goes to show that every single human being is capable of doing something so amazing and remarkable. One just has to believe in themselves. Rue did just that. I bet she’s become such a huge inspiration to so many people :) Rue was, in my opinion, one of the toughest competitors in the Hunger Games.

  • missingpaige

    I have already entered my entry however this is a comment for everyone that has been entering. I love reading your entries! Each one is so unique and just makes my love for the series grow even more. Many of you have in-depth thoughts that I find very interesting and reflect on. It is just so thrilling to see how a book series can touch the lives of so many people in unexplainable ways.

  • Yanely Marin

    My favorite part of the series is this moment: “I want to do something, right here, right now, to shame them, to make them accountable, to show the Capitol that whatever they do or force us to do there is a part of every tribute they can’t own. That Rue was more than a piece in their Games. And so am I.” This is the moment where everything changes, at least in my point of view. She finally understands and empathizes with Peeta, and I feel like that is the moment where thanks to Peeta, she becomes a better person. I think this is also the moment where we can see that Peeta is the one for her. He empowers her. Thanks to that empowerment she finds the courage to stand up in what she believes in and to defy the capitol and in the end, ignite the rebellion that changes the future of Panem forever.

  • Kelyn Naughton

    I find Effie’s character to be hilarious and disturbing. For some reason she just helped cement this book as truly wonderful!

  • Deshyra Hubbard

    My favorite character is katniss of course :) Because she’s… Fearless. She is brave, beautiful, and tough in her own way. My favorite part of the hunger games is the feast because I love how in the book katniss sticks up for rue and after clove makes that snotty comment. That’s my entry

  • Pepper Chastain

    TIE: Katniss and Cinna. Obvious choice, Katniss. She is strength without cruelty, confidence without vanity, humility without weakness; humanity at it’s best. But Cinna is by far the most clever of them all -creative yet calculating, compassionate yet collected- a great example of passive resistance in the face of oppression!

    • Pepper Chastain

      — my vote for the tickets goes to the Canadian girl (Lauren Morrison). If my daughter worked half that hard for something she believed in, I’d take two night jobs, stalk the press, stage a sit-in and call the president to make it happen for her. Very nice to see a young person so dedicated!

  • Kristi Saylor

    Oh, wow. There are so many things to choose from. But my favorite part, by far, is at the very end when Katniss and Peeta are given the poison berries. I think it’s an incredibly powerful scene/section of the book; they are thinking of eating them together, rather than one of them dying and the other winning. It intensified my love for them as a couple and I knew that it was a big turning point. And even if there was much more to come, I was hoping in my heart they would somehow get through it all together.

  • Saba Tauqir

    My absolute favorite scene in the book is towards the end when Katniss and Peeta both swallow the poisonous berries! Such a powerful, symbolic scene!

  • Patti Lucchesi

    One of my favorite moments in the books is when katniss pulls out the the berries to save both her and peeta! I love this moment because it shows the love between the two and also that the capitol cannot control everything. Can’t wait to see my favorite book on the big screen!

  • Kate Graue

    My favorite characer is Peeta. He is a loving, caring, and respectful yuoung man. He would do anything for tose that he loves. He would do anything for Katniss. Even that meant that he had to die. He is also very good with people. He knows how to play the emotion of the viewers. He would do anything to save those he loves.

  • Hillary Ostby

    My favorite character is Cinna! He wasn’t at first, but by the end of the trilogy it’s clear how important his role is in the evolution of Katniss to the Mockingjay. He helped empower her through his designs by hard work and talent. He made her glorious when she didn’t feel so, and always knew what’s best for her, even if she didn’t herself. Being from the Capitol, he accepted the danger his Mockingjay designs put him in and ultimately lost his life for the greater cause of freedom. And he did it with grace and style.

  • Danelle Morrill

    My favorite moment is when Peeta reveals the painting he did of Katniss in the cave to her in the second book.

  • Caroline Grard

    I loved the cave scenes between Katniss and Peeta. They were so sweet and it made em love Peeta even more! :) <3

  • lauren morrison

    i know that i have posted several times here, but i wanted to write to you once more. this is by far the most personal and vulnerable i have been. what i have written comes from the heart and hope. this is my story.

    i am bending over backwards trying to win tickets. i have posted several times here and i hope that my constant effort will show you my dedication. As an insane hunger games fan, i was utterly disappointed when i saw that i could not enter 90% of the contests for premiere tickets. i knew from the day i finished the book (last december) that if i wanted tickets, i would have to start now. and that is what i did. i spent about a day brainstorming ideas to show my enthusiasm and love for the books. later that day i got to work. since at the time no contests were announced, i thought that i would try emailing Ellen Degeneres asking her for her help getting premiere tickets. I immediately went on my computer, opened Word and began my 79 day countdown list. Each day i have been sending Ellen a letter along with a video, comic, picture, video message from me, poems, cheer, you name it. Now one week goes by, then two, and I am still emailing her and sending her stuff on a daily basis, then day 50 comes around. each morning i get up and search for new updates about the movie. i was so excited when i saw that the contests for tickets have begun. i went on to a website where they posted the list of all 50 companies, as well as age restriction and geographical restriction. my excitement went from 200% to 0% within a matter of seconds. there are maybe 2 contests that i am eligable to enter. i could not believe it! as such a committed fan, i knew to not give up. i knew that if i continued putting in the work, someone will notice it and hopefully help make my dream come true. so at this time, i have been emailing ellen for about a month, and now i have begun entering the few contests i could. even though i could not enter the American contests, i still chose to put myself out there and show my insane excitement and dedication to all the companies hosting contests on facebook. I began posting on their walls daily expressing how eager i am for a ticket. after about a week, not only did my friends know how massive of a fan i was but so did Alliance Films, Crushable, and Netfix (they even made me a spotlight to help me win tickets on their HG facebook page). another week or two goes by and NOTHING! Still doing everything i have been doing, but felt that my efforts are still going nowhere and i would have to step it up a notch. my parents always told me that hard work pays off and that you have to put yourself out there to make things happen. i was watching an episode of the Ellen Show on my computer from school and it was a clip of her interviewing Josh Hutcherson! I immediately froze. I kept watching. Suddenly, Josh pulls out two tickets to the premiere and hands them to two audience members. I WAS IN UTTER SHOCK! i could not believe that after all i have done to show my love for the series, my only chance just crumbled before my very eyes. Now please do not interpret this as selfishness, i was merely shocked. i did not expect it nor see it coming. i do realize that there are tons of other people with a serious need for ellen’s support and are the priority over me. Anyways. I stood staring at my computer screen for about 10 minutes with my jaw dropped open unable to process everything. i sat there and thought to myself, i have two options 1) give up or 2) try harder. and that is what i did. i took my parents advice to keep trying. I thought that if emailing Ellen does not work, why not try calling her studio and speaking with someone directly. So i picked up my phone and dialed from Toronto to LA to Ellen’s studio. A receptionist picked up the phone and was very kind, but basically told me “to keep emailing because that was all i could do.” As soon as i hung up the phone i had an epiphany. If i could contact ellen’s studio, why not try contacting someone who was involved in production for the movie! so i got to work and started to look up ways of contacting Gary Ross, Nina Jacobson, Suzanne Collins, etc. Please do not take me as a stalker haha. i am just trying to make my dream a reality and am doing everything i can because if i just sat around and did nothing, then i would never get a ticket. so i sent out over 200 emails to production of the HG movie as well as the production team for the Ellen Degeneres Show (this is on top of my letters to ellen). I chose to make a professional portfolio for them to read at their own convenience. it includes all my work from day one to this very day as well as photos of me and a personalized letter from me. Out of the hundreds of emails sent, i got 4 replies. i was grateful that they took the time to respond, but they all said that they could not help me. So where do i go from here. Just as i did with Ellen, i tried phoning Gary Ross’ company in hopes to possibly speak to him or leave him a message. it has been 3 weeks and no response (i do understand that he is very busy). so everything up until now has not worked. so i thought that if production cant help spread my name around and what i am trying to accomplish, why not try spreading my name around in LA newspapers? i emailed several newspapers asking for their support. i asked if they could possibly write a mini article about me in hopes that someone will read it and make my dream come true. now i sit here, on the 18th of february having got no further than i was day 1. i sit here on my computer typing to you because i have not stopped trying. i will not stop trying. if i have to start writing the day after the premiere to let you know how much i want to attend the premier in 2013 for Catching Fire, i will. there will only be 5 premieres ever. 5 chances for tickets and if each of those years the contests are still not open to Canadians or nobody has been able to help me, then i will be absolutely heartbroken and devastated. Please do not take what i have written as creepy or stalkish. that is not my intention. my only intention is to grab the attention of someone who can make my dream come true.

    With Love,
    Lauren Morrison

    “it only takes one person to say yes to make a difference in someone else’s life.” – Lauren Morrison

  • Carey Cole

    Finnick, Finnick, Finnick. I love him–he makes me want to learn to swim better.

  • My favorite moment in The Hunger Games is when Peeta saves her from Cato after the Tracker Jackers attack. Of course she is disoriented at the moment and thought he abandoned her, but later finds out he was saving her from Cato. This realization makes her see Peeta really cares about her in more of a way than she thought before and it shows just how caring and amazing Peeta really is.

  • awbsue

    I would really like to be there for the Hunger Games premiere because I am a feel good, lucky fan. I feel that I really relate to the world of Panem because it is so much like our own world. I think it would be so awesome to talk to the stars about this movie and see what their take on all of this is.

  • Alexandra Acheson

    My favorite character is Katniss becuase she sacrificed herself to the games for her sister and she couldn’t kill Peeta even when he said it was okay. My favorite part is when Katniss drugs Peeta so she can get the antidote to save his life.

  • Erica

    Picking a favorite Hunger Games character is hard when all of the characters are so amazingly complex, however if I had to pick one it would be Finnick from the last two books in the series. He is loving and strong as well as good-natured. His sense of humor is a delightful addition to the heavy, intense books and yet he is one of the most developed characters in the series. He is selfless and loves deeply, as shown with his relationship with Annie. Even at his lowest point he is kind and caring. He never falters from the cause and what he believes is right. His death is also a testament to his stunning character. Finnick goes down fighting for Katniss, and I think that is the only way that would suit him. He is strong and brave in a way that so many people wish they could be. I truly appreciate Suzanne Collins for creating a character like Finnick. 

  • Alexis

    Asking me to choose a favorite Hunger Games character is like asking Katniss to choose between Gale and Peeta. Reading the books, I developed love for almost all of the characters and each has stood out as a favorite at different points in time. But I think the character that has stuck with me the longest is Johanna. She is a character with many layers, originally introduced as cold and detached, but later becoming a valuable ally to the rebellion and one of Katniss’s only real friends. She was put through so much as a winner of a previous round of Hunger Games and is one of the few people who can understand Finnick’s pain as well as Katniss’s. Johanna is also an incredibly strong female character who lost everyone she cares about, yet she is also clearly intelligent as she won her games by making herself seem weak. She puts on mean exterior in order to mask her pain, and she is truly one of the bravest and most selfless characters in literature, who is willing to risk everything to save the chance of rebellion.

  • Laura

    My favorite part of the book is the song that Katniss sings to Rue when she is dying. It’s incredibly moving and shows how strong and brave both Katniss and Rue are.

  • Arielle Bamba

    My favorite part of the hunger games is when Peeta and Katniss are both in the cave, and for the first time Katniss gets that tingling feeling inside of her while kissing Peeta. I really like this part because it is so cute and i absolutely love Peeta and Katniss together!

  • Samantha Holland

    I love the part where Katniss volunteers for Prim in the beginning. It gives you a very quick show of her courage and it instantly gives you a connection to her character. While she is the centralized character of the books, she isn’t my favorite character. Peeta is. He overcomes some of the biggest challenges in the entire series and he REALLY loves Katniss and would do absolutely anything for her which makes him a strong willed and loving person, which is what every girl looks for in a guy. He and Katniss are true inspirations and heroes through out the entire trilogy.

  • Karen Holland

    My favorite part is when Katniss meets Cinna because she finally found someone she can connect with in the capitol and she really really cares about him and he cares about her genuinely and it shows such a strong character relationship.

  • Karen Holland

    My favorite part is when Katniss meets Cinna because she finally found someone she can connect with in the capitol and she really really cares about him and he cares about her genuinely and it shows such a strong character relationship.

  • Guadalupe Martinez

    My favorite character is Peeta Mellark because he’s just so kind at heart♥

  • Kate Graue

    My favorite character is Peeta. He is sweetand loving. He would do anything to protect the ones he loves. Even if that means death. Peeta was always there for Katniss. When she was starving she helped. When she was scared he comforted her. Peeta is very good with people, and can play there emotions. Peeta is a man of many talents, and that is why I love him.

  • Syrene

    My favorite character is Effie, because although she’s from the Capitol she helps Peeta and Katniss thoughout their journey into the games. Plus she’s extremly stylish- she’s got a pink wig!

  • Carolin

    My favorite part of the hunger games is when Katniss and Peeta come up with the idea of using the berries to force the capital to realize that they can no longer control people and use them the way they do.

  • lauren morrison

    just want to make sure you guys all know. the contest is over. There is no point posting anymore

  • Emma

    My favorite part was when Rue died because it was the saddest most well written scene of a book I have ever read. It was the first and only book to make me cry and I can’t wait to see how the movie portrays it. Thanks for consideration!!!

  • Hanna Sundberg

    My favorite character is Gale, because he’s a really good, solid friend.

  • I know everyone is going to say that they’re obsessed and I am. I love the series and how one person can effect so many lives. Katniss shows true strength. She has held her own throughout everything. She shows me how to protect my new little sister and she shows me how to love. She may not be perfect, but she tried and she has so much courage. She shows me how to believe in myself and helps me push through every obstacle in my life. The characters are all easily relate-able and they each show me how to truly live my life with passion and love.

  • Joel Alcaraz

    When Katniss is in the cave with Peeta, and Peeta asks her to tell her a happy story. She tells him the goat story, how she got a goat for Prim for her birthday.

  • Kate Graue

    My favorite part is where Katnis sings to Rue. Katniss has always tried to keep her world small. She doesn’t have to worry about more than her family. In this part you start to see that Katniss is more loving than she lets on. She didn’t want allies, yet she ended up with a small one. She claims that this is becasuse she is so much like Prim, but if you look deeply you can see that she liked her from the begining. She is starting to care for someone other than her family. This is the start of where he starts to trust someome.

  • James Skidmore

    Katniss is my favorite character.

  • Hannah Montgomery

    Finnick is my favorite character in the book because, he seems like a jerk when he is first introduced, but then you learn he is a very sweet person. My favorite part in all the books is when the Mockingjay and the army from District 13 is raiding the capitol. Go Hunger Games!

  • Danielle Carrol

    My favorite part is when Peeta saves Katniss’s lives after she drops the tracker jacker nest on them. That’s when you know for sure that it’s more than a game for Peeta, he really loves her.

  • Rebecca Carrol

    I love when Katniss sings to Rue (:

  • Laura Graup

    My favorite is when Katniss holds out the berries!

  • Jonah Carrol

    My favorite moment was when Katniss shot an arrow at the Gamemakers.

  • Alisa Behne

    My favorite part was when Rue died, I know it sounds mean but there was sooo much emotion and started sobbing

  • lauren morrison

    people the contest is over

  • Ashley

    My favorite part from the first book is when the Gamekeepers announce the two tributes from each district can win as a team, and the first thing Katniss does is she shouts Peeta’s name. Them taking care of each other afterward is adorable, too.

  • My favorite moment in the book ad movie is the cave scene. You learn so much about Katniss and Peeta and their relationship progresses very much.

  • Kate Graue

    My favorite character is Peeta. He is sweet and loving. He would do anyhting for Katniss. Even if that means death. Peeta is the only ne that understands what is going on with her. He tries to help her in the best way that he can. I also like him because he is so deceptive. We all think that he is innocent. When if you loo at him closely he is as bad as the rest. Peeta lies like no one else, but he does it in a way that tricks us. When others lie you think that it makes then a bad person. When he lies it makes you like him more. That is why I love Peeta. He has a gift that is hard to find.

  • Joshua Baron

    My favorite character is Katniss because she is brave and never gives up

  • Kamryne Castleberry

    My favorite scenes are the cave scenes because that is where you really see Katniss and Peeta’s relationship begin to blossum and grow.

  • Margaret Fay

    My favorite character is Peeta because he is the first to play the games for someone else, Katniss, and he shares my values of never wanting to let anything change who he really is

  • Brian Richmond

    My favorite character is Peeta because we both believe in staying true to yourself and i really connected with this character and understand how he feels throughout the book

  • Jill

    My favorite part is when Peeta and Katniss are in the cave and Peeta is telling Katniss about the first time he saw her he knew he loved her. Reading that makes me so happy! Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Grace

    My favorite part of the book is the cave scene because you really get to see how much Peeta and Katniss care about each other and you get to find out more about their past! It makes me so happy to read it over and over! I can’t wait to see it on the big screen!! Thank you for the opportunity!!

  • Doni

    my favourite character is Peeta, because of all the reasons everybody knows. He is the example of a good human being, we should all try to be better people, to be peetas. He is charming, humble, strong, he cares for others, he is too innocent to harm people, and he would die for his loved ones. Just like everyone (difficult of course)should be. My favourite moment of the book is the part of the berries, because that is when you really realize how much katniss and peeta love each other…they just can’t stand killing one another, or dying alone….this show their true link, and their strenth to provoke the capitol

  • Julia

    My favori part is when Katniss pulls out the berries and gives them to Peeta, so they can eat it , because she prefers to die than go back without Peeta

  • Taylor

    My favorite part of the book is when Peeta and Katniss are on the roof of the training center and they discuss identity, and particularly when Peeta talks about wanting to still be himself when he dies.

  • Marissa

    My favorite moment in the book is definitely Rue’s death. Not because I have a problem with the character, in fact, I love Rue. However, this moment is such a breaking point for Katniss. She has always known how tragic and violent The Hunger Games were, but at this very moment she doesn’t want to think about the Capitol or her friends and family or anything else in the world. She just wants to make Rue happy for the last few moments of her life, and this memory haunts her throughout the series.

  • Kate Graue

    My favorite character is Peeta. He is sweet and loving. Peeta would do anyhting for Katniss. Even if that means death. Peeta is the only ne that understands what is going on with her. He tries to help Katniss in the best way that he can. I also like him because he is so deceptive. We all think that Peeta is innocent. When if you loo at him closely Peeta is as bad as the rest. Peeta lies like no one else, but he does it in a way that tricks us. When others lie you think that it makes then a bad person. When he lies it makes you like him more. That is why I love Peeta. He has a gift that is hard to find.

  • My favorite character is Katniss because she is fearless and cares so much for her family. She is someone I inspire to be, she protects the people she loves just like I took care of my dad when my parents got divorced. I want to be like Katniss because she had her eyes on the prize and nothing was going to stop her, she didn’t care what people thought of her. This is why she is my favorite character.