Wednesday, April 11, 2012

K is for Katmiss Everdeen

Anyone out there who doesn't know Katmiss Everdeen? Then you've been asleep for the last couple of years.

What makes Katmiss, the heroine of The Hunger Games, so special? My book club discussed this--yes, we often read Young Adult novels if they look interesting--and we decided it's because she's not a ditzy high school girl who falls for the first vampire she encounters, nor is she even searching for a boyfriend. She's too busy making a life for herself and her family in the most difficult circumstances. strong and tough, loyal and noble, sacrificing herself for her little sister. What's not to like?

She's a heroine young girls (and even boys) want to emulate. Okay, she kills a few people, but she has to in order to survive the Games. Jennifer Lawrence plays her to perfection in the movie.

I think Katmiss is a character who will remain an icon of YA literature for many years to come. What do you think?


Donna Sexton said... [Reply to comment]

My husband hasn't read a book of fiction since required to in college (20 years ago). He's currently reading The Hunger Games.

Cynthia said... [Reply to comment]

I think Katniss would stick around for awhile because she's not the typical teenage girl who's hung up on how she looks or if she'd get a date Friday night.

Cari from Bubble Gum on my Shoe said... [Reply to comment]

I think I adored your post! Very cute, and I'll be following back for sure, if for any reason than what your said about the falling for the vampires! AMEN!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love it when characters break out of the cliche. Give them a twist and you've got my attention.

Chris Fries said... [Reply to comment]

Any heroine who's NOT pining over dreamy, shimmery vampires is a winner by my standards, lol!

Awesome post and fabulous blog!

Best of luck with the A-to-Z!

Rossandra said... [Reply to comment]

I've still to hop on the Hunger Games train. The movie's playing downtown right now. I'm thinking of checking it out tomorrow night.

Brenda said... [Reply to comment]

I guess I've been asleep for the last couple of years! ;) Personally not into the books nor the movie.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Danielle L Zecher said... [Reply to comment]

I'm not sure how I've missed it, but I haven't read the Hunger Games yet. I definitely want to, since I keep hearing such good things.

TMW Hickman said... [Reply to comment]

I liked Katniss from the beginning. She wasn't a wimpy, limpy girl who sat around whining or pining for a boy. She confronted her problems head on, and did what she needed to do. I wish more people did that!


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