To me honestly... I didn't think The Hunger Games had this weird love interest focus.

I didn't see any romance, it all seemed forced upon the heroine even up until the end. It was more of a story of survival, blah blah. It all seemed one sided (Peeta)

I did notice that when I spoke to different people who read them, anyone over the age of 23 pretty much shared my opinion, while younger people like my sister were all TEAM PEETA and TEAM GALE!