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.


  1. I still haven't read this series! I definitely need to do that!

  2. What a great A to Z theme! I have to admit that I haven't read Hunger Games yet. I'm not sure what my hesitation is, but I'm sure I'll read the series eventually. :-)

  3. I've not tried that series yet though I know so many who love it. My favorite K is Kate Daniels from Ilona Andrews UF/PNR series. She's one tough heroine.