Because including one and not the other is just rude. Whichever side of the Hunger Games love triangle you side on, you have to admit both guys have their merits. Peeta is the compassionate and articulate baker, the boy with the bread, and fellow District 12 tribute. He’s willing to sacrifice everything for Katniss, and puts her before himself. Gale is the fiery rebel, the childhood friend and brother-like figure. He taught her everything she knows about hunting in the woods outside the district, supports Katniss’ family through the Games, and takes the initiative to stand up for what he believes in.
For those who haven’t read Mockingjay yet, I won’t spoil who Katniss ends up with– but both of them are worth adding to the HFGYSKA series.
(Oofta, that sounds like a really cheesy anime title or something. We need a better acronym.)
Anyway, here goes.
Age: 17 when the series begins
Personality: He’s kind, quiet, compassionate, and always puts those he loves before himself.
Skills: wrestling, baking, painting, lying
Name: Gale Hawthorne
Age: 18 when the series begins
Personality: Fiery, spirited, bold and tough. Protects Katniss and others with a fierce responsibility that makes him trusted to all–and a danger to the government.
Skills: hunting and trapping, military planning, trading, persuasion
So, this begs the question: Team Peeta or Team Gale?