Let’s talk

about The Boy with The Bread.

Who else this week but Peeta Mellark, who redefines the notion of a hero. If Collins’ Katniss is a role model for girls, then Peeta is  definitely an ideal boyfriend. Not the usual macho, strong hero, but a hero who is  brave enough to know his shortcomings, secure enough  to know that the girl he likes is better than him, and yet he continues to love and support her without any feelings of envy or insecurity. 

The line ‘He bakes, I hunt.’  overturns the notions of gender in a  relationship. It is amazing to find it articulated so succintly and powerfully in a book for young adult’s.

While Katniss’ weapons are bow and arrow and her gritty determination, Peeta’s are his resilience against all odds, his capacity to lift unbearable weights and the icing used on cakes! Yet he is the strongest boy hero I have come across in the recent times.

And so I love the baker’s son…real, very real!!

And she manhandles him after this!!! Check out the romance between the Girl  on Fire and the Boy with the bread, catch the Fire this week!!!

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One thought on “Let’s talk

  1. Note of warning: My reply is completely unrelated to your post. I know nothing about Hunger Games, tend to stay away from Y/A fiction actually, so, apologies in advance.

    I cannot find the post you made on P&P, but recently I watched this You-tube series based on it, called The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Very meta, brilliant modernisation of the novel and the many films, and some sparkling humour. If you haven’t watched it already, do give it a try. 🙂
    http://www.youtube.com/user/LizzieBennet

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