Even though the characters are focused, for the most part, on waging a war, love creeps into the story. There are lots of kinds of love in <em>Mockingjay</em>: love for one's country, one's people, one's district…for family, for friends, and for partners. There's your average love triangle (two guys, one girl) in an anything-but-average situation. The Katniss-Peeta-Gale love story reaches its resolution here. In <em>Mockingjay</em>, romantic love is an uncertain thing. Feelings grow and change; circumstances get in the way. Katniss (not to mention us readers) is at times left wondering "what if…" In the end, romantic love seems to be a based on trust, sacrifice, and friendship.