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!!!