Wednesday, 14 March 2012

My Book Boyfriend: Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games

Missie at the Unread Reader, has this great meme where we share our book boyfriends - you know the guys who make you swoon and come make for each time in your favourite book? I've still been spying and drooling over other people's book boyfriends for quite a few months now but having read The Hunger Games this week, I finally have a book boyfriend I want to share Peeta Mellark, the tribute from District 12. Now I know others have already picked Peeta as their book boyfriend, but lets face it, he's mine!

Now, I know with the film out next week everyone will be thinking of Josh Hutcherson in this role, but I have to confess I wasn't picturing him in the role while I was reading. I was thinking of Matthew Lewis. Yep, Neville from the Harry Potter films is all grown up and looking mighty fine! :)

What is so attractive about Peeta Mellark? It's his dedication to Katniss. He wants her to survive and will do anything to make sure she does. Even if she is not always sure why.
And then he gives me a smile that just seems so genuinely sweet with just the right touch of shyness that unexpected warmth rushes through me (The Hunger Games)

“Only I keep wishing I could think of a way to…to show the Capitol they don’t own me. That I’m more than just a piece in their Games” (The Hunger Games)

“I wish I could freeze this moment right here, right now, and live in it forever" (The Hunger Games)

Peeta would have won a suit on his victory tour I'm sure!
“Peeta, how come I never know when you're having a nightmare?” I say.
“I don't know. I don't think I cry out or thrash around or anything. I just come to, paralyzed with terror,” he says.
“You should wake me,” I say, thinking about how I can interrupt his sleep two or three times on a bad night. About how long it can take to calm me down.
“It's not necessary. My nightmares are usually about losing you,” he says. “I'm okay once I realize you're here.”    (Catching Fire)

And if all that wasn't good enough, he can bake and decorate cakes! Now that is attractive! :)


  1. aww I love Neville Longbottom lol and Petta Mellark!
    "My nightmares are usually about losing you,” he says. “I'm okay once I realize you're here.”
    That was a great line! I'm so excited for the movie! I've got midnight tickets!
    Here's My Book Boyfriend

  2. YES! The boy with the bread! For me there is no other. And Matthew Lewis really grew into himself well, eh. What a hottie. :)

  3. Yeah cute! I adore Peeta as well...never thought of Matthew, but he could work. Great choice!! Little more than a week until the movie!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  4. Wow, Peeta all grown up is kind of HOT! Nice choice.

    Katrina @ Kindred Dreamheart

  5. That´s Neville???
    Wow! now kill me! lol!
    I love him, both, that guy and Petta. Great pick!!!!

  6. Oh my, oh my, oh my.. it's Peeta :D
    Can't wait to see the movie ;)) Great pick, I love your Peeta :D

    Happy midnight reading!

  7. Soooo team Peeta <3 <3 Can't wait to see the movie in 10 days!! :) ;) Awesome pick! :)

  8. Oh Neville... *sigh* Uh, I mean Josh! RAWR! Don't you love it when they grow up so well. :D

    Oh and I am so going to have to dive into my Hunger Games books. I may have to fight you for Peeta! :D

  9. I don't think the Peeta they got fits either. Your pick is intriguing and I actually can kind of see him as Peeta. I did love Peeta...he was probably the best part of the series for me.

  10. Love your pick! Peeta from The Hunger Games is great - and the images are so perfect for him too! :)

    Here's mine:

  11. I could never decide between the two so I never made a choice ;)

  12. Great pick. I can definitely see him as Peeta. Funniest thing about the last HP movie was how hard they were having to work to disguise Neville's hotness!

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