Analysis: What's Up With the Ending?
Cliffhanger alert! Cliffhanger alert!
The Hunger Games ends with Katniss and Peeta stepping out of the train onto the platform in District 12. They've just won the Hunger Games, but in order to avoid punishment from the Capitol for their act of rebellion, they are holding hands for the cameras – one last time. Peeta now knows that Katniss doesn't really love him. Katniss now knows that Peeta really loves her.
And then? The book ENDS!
BUT WAIT! What's going to happen when they move into Victor's Village? What's Gale going to say? Will the Capitol make them hold hands FOREVER?
To find out, you'll just have to read the next book!