Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My Book Boyfriend (66)

My Book Boyfriend is a weekly meme hosted by Missie of The Unread Reader, in which we swoon over boys in books!
(I--as in me, Amy--don't like to use commercial photos, I like to use the authors' descriptions and my imagination.)

Peeta Mellark
Book: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Series: The Hunger Games

He's a baker in District Twelve and a chosen tribute for the Hunger Games. Medium height, stocky build, blue eyes and ashy blond hair that falls in waves over his forehead. He's honest and sensitive, incredibly passionate and he'll take a beating as long as it means he gets to help the girl he adores.  He's charismatic, charming and protective; a perfect blend for a swoon-worthy guy utterly impossible to resist.


"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, paralized 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."

"I just want to spend every possible minute of the rest of my life with you," Peeta replies.

"Because I don't want you forgetting how different our circumstances are. If you die, and I live, there's no life for me at all back in District Twelve. You are my whole life," he says. "I would never be happy again." I start to object but he puts a finger to my lips. "It's different for you. I'm not saying it wouldn't be hard. But there are other people who would make your life worth living."


  1. I freaking love Peeta! Catching Fire has some of the best Peeta moments too. Great choice!

  2. Swoons for Peeta. He is an excellent choice and probably my favorite male character from THG. Love the quotes.

  3. The Boy with the Bread! I will never forget how instantly I fell in love with Peeta! That's why I wasn't too happy with who they cast to play him in the film, but *shrugs* it's okay, I still have the perfect image in my head. LOL

  4. Oh Peeta, so darned lovable! I'm pretty sure he has some of the most swoon-worthy quotes in all of YA

    Here’s my MBB

  5. Peeta definetly gets bonus swoonage points, I think everyone loves him to bits.

  6. Awww Amy!! You've picked beautiful quotes!! :) <3 <3 Peeta is just so so sweet <3 :)

  7. Wow - just wow! He's the yummiest EVER! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

    Here's mine:


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