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by Suzanne Collins

Love Quotes in Mockingjay

How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #1

"I doubt they'll ask for details. They saw it [District 12] burn. They'll mostly be worried about how you're handling it." Gale touches my cheek. "Like I am."

I press my face against his hand for a moment. "I'll survive." (2.12-13)

In moments like this one, it's hard to tell if Gale and Katniss are just friends, or if they're something more. The way Gale touches Katniss and the way she responds both seem to suggest that they draw some kind of comfort from being physically close – and might even be craving that closeness.

Quote #2

[…] the Capitol has not killed or even punished him [Peeta]. For right now, that exceeds my wildest hopes. I drink in his wholeness, the soundness of his body and mind. It runs through me like the morphling they give me in the hospital, dulling the pain of the last weeks. (2.26)

It's also hard to tell if Katniss and Peeta are just friends, or if they're in love. Here, it sounds more like Katniss loves Peeta. She compares the discovery of him being alive to receiving a drug like morphine. Finding out he's somewhat "whole" is the best news she could receive in this moment, and, it sounds like, more than she ever expected.

Quote #3

"You're alive," I whisper, pressing my palms against my cheeks, feeling the smile that's so wide it must look like a grimace. Peeta's alive. And a traitor. But at the moment, I don't care. Not what he says, or who he says it for, only that he is still capable of speech. (2.65)

This seems like proof that Katniss loves Peeta, even if she can't admit it to even herself. The mere knowledge that Peeta's alive is all Katniss wants to know. It makes her grin like an idiot and she doesn't even care about the details, like about why he is alive. All that matters is that he is.

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