SPOILER ALERT: While this is purely speculation about whether Peeta will live or die in the Mockingjay, it does give away the ending of Catching Fire, so if you haven’t finished reading The Hunger Games books, it might be a good time to look away.
At the end of Catching Fire, Katniss finds out that she has been used as a player in someone else’s game. She’s furious at Haymtich, convinced that he’s been the puppet master all along. She also finds out that there is no more District 12 and that Peeta is being held by the Capitol.
The Mockingjay is sure to contain many surprise revelations. We’ll start to see how plans for a rebellion were formulated and to what extent Katniss was manipulated to play her part, along with who else was in on the plan.
And we’re sure to lose some of our favorite characters along the way.
In our poll about who you thought would die in the Mockingjay, out of almost 160 votes, more than a third thought Peeta would end up dead. The rest of the vote was then pretty much evenly split between Gale and Haymitch, closely followed by Cinna. Not too many thought that Prim would die in the final book. (final result: 171 votes Katniss:4% Peeta:33% Gale:21% Haymitch:21% Cinna:16% Prim:6%)
Are there clues to be found in Catching Fire? For example, Peeta asks Katniss what her favorite color is…
” . . . but I don’t know what your favorite color is?”, he says.
A smile creeps onto my lips. ‘Green. What’s yours?’
‘Orange,” he says.
‘Orange? Like Effie’s hair?” I say.
‘A bit more muted,’ he says. ‘More like . . . sunset.’ “
Green equals life (Katniss will live). Sunsets are endings (Peeta will die)
I’m not so sure that Peeta will meet his end in the Mockingjay. I do think we’ll find out that Peeta had been inducted into the rebellion plan even before the 74th Hunger Games. I think Katniss and Gale and probably Finnick, will embark on a journey to save him, but I think (just maybe) he’ll live.
We know that Peeta has been willing to lay down his life to save Katniss…so will he, in the Mockingjay, take it that one step further and willingly give his life for the cause of the rebellion?
Over to you….we’d love to know what you think.
Category: The Books