Saturday, April 12, 2014
My favorite "K" character
Though I’ve provided several examples of YA series where I related more strongly to the mail characters than the female narrators, there is one very clear exception.
K is for Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games
In the first book, Katniss is everything a female heroine should be in my book. She is smart, resourceful, humble, protective, and brave in the face of terrifying circumstances. Beyond all of this, she is simultaneously compassionate and fierce.
While Katniss’ character arguably grew far less likeable as the series progressed, as Hollywood’s first foray into the YA novel-to-move senstation post Twilight, I will always love her for showing young women that it is perfectly wonderful to kick some *ss without your abusive vampire boyfriend.