Mockingjay 13 District Blog Tour & Giveaway: District 12 (or, Why Katniss Rocks)

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the penultimate stop on the Official Mockingjay 13 District Blog Tour:

District 12

Despite this coal mining district’s status as one of the poorest in all of Panem, District 12 has no shortage of guts or glory. For the first time since Haymitch Abernathy’s win decades earlier in the 50th Games, for the first time since the inception of the annual Games District 12 has had not one, but TWO victors emerge from the Arena – Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark.

And, while other districts have shed light on everything from music to the romantic entanglements of The Hunger Games books, we District 12 Tributes bring you a look at the reason why these books are so resonan. We’re talking about the reason for the revolution, the symbol of defiance against the Capitol, the Mockingjay herself. We give you:

Katniss Everdeen

I am the mockingjay, The one that survived the Capitolโ€™s plans. The symbol of the rebellion.

~ Catching Fire

A child of the Seam – one of the most dangerous and poorest areas in one of the country’s poorest districts – Katniss has had to fend for herself and for her loved ones from a young age. Following the death of her father in the coal mines and her mother’s subsequent breakdown, Katniss was forced to provide for her family, or starve. At twelve years old, Katniss started to put her name into the dreaded reaping lottery in exchange for tesserae:

Say you are poor and starving as we were. You can opt to add your name more times in exchange for tesserae. Each tessera is worth a meager year s supply of grain and oil for one person. You may do this for each of your family members as well. So, at the age of twelve, I had my name entered four times. Once, because I had to, and three times for tesserae for grain and oil for myself, Prim, and my mother. In fact, every year I have needed to do this. And the entries are cumulative. So now, at the age of sixteen, my name will be in the reaping twenty times.

~ The Hunger Games

But even the meager tesserae was not enough to keep Katniss’s family fed and warm. To survive, Katniss learned to become an expert with her bow and arrow, sneaking out beyond the district’s fences to illegally hunt for food (and then to sell or trade some of that food for other goods on District 12’s black market).

For the 74th Hunger Games, when Katniss’s younger sister’s, Prim Everdeen’s, name was called at the Reaping as the female tribute from District 12, a horrified Katniss volunteered to take her younger sister’s place in the Games. Alongside the male tribute, Peeta Mellark, Katniss defied the Capitol by surviving the Arena not once, but twice – managing to stir up a rebellion in her wake.

So, why do we love Katniss so much?

1. Because she’s brave and stubbornly loyal – when her sister is called, Katniss steps in to take her place without a thought in her mind except to protect her family. Throughout the first book, her loyalty to her best friend Gale and her memory of her family is a driving force in the Arena.

2. Because she’s badass – the only Tribute to receive a score of 11 out of a possible 12 using her skills with a bow and arrow, Katniss is has mad skills hunting and trapping. Her survival in the Arena – in the Quarter Quell and the first Games – is testament to that ability to survive, and her determination to fight.

3. Because she is cunning and utterly capable – Badassness only gets one so far, and in order to survive the Games and the Capitol’s machinations, Katniss has not only had to be skilled; she’s also had to be smart, even ruthlessly so, to keep herself and those she cares about alive. Whether that means putting on a girly facade, hiding quietly in the background, or even killing, Katniss does what needs to be done.

4. Because, underneath it all, she has grown from completely clueless, to empowered and in control – in The Hunger Games and to a certain extent in Catching Fire, Katniss was completely clueless of her own worth and effect on people. (See revolution.) But by Mockingjay, she comes full circle – acting for herself, and taking control of a life that has been out of her hands for so long.

Over the course of the two books, Katniss has gone from a girl struggling to keep food on her family’s table to a Hunger Games tribute, victor, celebrity, and leader.

Regardless of where your loyalties lie concerning the romance, at least we can all agree on one thing: Katniss Everdeen is one awesome heroine. In a sea of bland, damsels in distress, existing simply to serve as arm candy for sparkly vampires, the calculating, defiant Katniss, bow and arrow in hand, stands triumphant.

“The question is, what are you going to do?”

It turns out the question that’s been eating away at me has only ever had one possible answer. But it took Peeta’s ploy for me to recognize it.

What am I going to do?

I take a deep breath. My arms raise slightly — as if recalling the black-and-white wings Cinna gave me — the come to rest at my sides.

“I’m going to be the Mockingjay.”


About Mockingjay:

The next and final stop on the Official Mockingjay 13 District Blog Tour is at Beth Fish Reads on Monday, August 30th. Make sure to stop by for the chance to enter another awesome giveaway!

Also make sure to check out the official Hunger Games Facebook Page for more HG goodies, and for a list of the other stops on the blog tour to date. You can read our reviews of The Hunger Games HERE and Catching Fire HERE (a review of Mockingjay will be up shortly) – and for those diehard fans looking for what else to read now that the trilogy has come to a close, you can check out our post on listing 10 helpful post-Mockingjay recommendations.

Finally, before the giveaway, we’d like to give a gentle reminder to every exuberant Hunger Games fan. Mockingjay officially hit stores on August 24th, and has begun receiving rave reviews. However, in all the excitement we’d like to remind everyone to please be respectful of your fellow readers – please remember to spoiler tag or refrain from spoilers altogether.

Giveaway Details:

For our stop on the tour, we have twenty-five Mockingjay iSkins up for grabs! (Please note, these are just the skins – not the actual iPod/iTouch/iPhones) The contest is open to addresses in the United States only, and will run until September 1 at 11:59 pm (PST). To enter, leave a comment here telling us why YOU think Katniss is an amazing heroine. Only ONE entry per person, please! Multiple comments from the same I.P. address will be automatically disqualified. Good luck!

In order to avoid another site meltdown, we ask that all new entries complete the form below. The same rules apply, and earlier entries will be fed into the same spreadsheet to select a winner. Good luck!


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  • TJ
    August 27, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Although I had some trouble getting into Katniss’s character in Mockingjay, I love her honesty. And strength. She’s endured quite a lot through the series, but her nature will always be that of a fighter.

  • Erica
    August 27, 2010 at 12:53 am

    Am I allowed to enter if I don’t think she’s an amazing heroine? I just wasn’t a fan of Katniss throughout the series. She rounded out a bit more during Catching Fire though which I liked – and I do admire the courage she holds throughout the series and her will to keep pushing through what is thrown at here though.

  • Lauren
    August 27, 2010 at 1:12 am

    I think Katniss is one of the better heroines out of most novels because she actually grows naturally. Plus, even though she was made into a celebrity of sorts, she is still a fighter and hunter at heart.

  • Kate
    August 27, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Katniss is a great heroine because she is strong and skilled but also has some emotional baggage which keeps her motivated to fight for what is right.

  • Kokoro
    August 27, 2010 at 3:05 am

    She is an amazing person – not just a heroine, or fighter, or any of numerous other things she had to become to survive. Not all of them good, nor bad, just the growth, and spunk to face life, and continue on.

  • Kim
    August 27, 2010 at 3:23 am

    I think Katniss is a great heroine because she is rational, she thinks of all the consequences and doesn’t make rash/emotional decisions. She also is a believable character in that she is awesome and skilled, but she has doubts and is troubled, as well, by being a heroine/symbol of the rebellion.

  • Marie O.
    August 27, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Katniss is an amazing heroine because she is strong and always thinks things through.

  • Bella F.
    August 27, 2010 at 4:41 am

    I LOVED this series and am still reeling from Mockingjay; in fact it’s been gently haunting my thoughts since I finished it and I’ve decided I need to re-read all 3 this weekend so I can really digest it all. I think the best thing about Katniss is her complexity; she’s such a well developed character that makes her seem so real instead of just some fictional girl in a book. I’d like her one moment and then hate her the next, and then suddenly relate to her and feel simpatico; it’s been a long time since a series/book has grabbed like The Hunger Games trilogy. bellsDOTfrancoATgmailDOTcom

  • KarenS
    August 27, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Katniss is great because, after everything, doesn’t have a huge ego, she’s scared, she doesn’t think she’s worthy and she doesn’t believe she’s as awesome as everyone else thinks she is. And what’s also great about her is that there’s no guarantee she’ll succeed at the things she’s forced to do.

  • Cathy
    August 27, 2010 at 5:31 am

    I like Katniss because she’s not perfect. She’s very smart and a skilled hunter, but she can’t instantly use every weapon, she totally flounders with interpersonal relations, struggles to be charming, etc. She’s a survivor, with all the good and bad connotations that has, and I love her for never apologizing for any of that.

  • Helen M.
    August 27, 2010 at 5:34 am

    I like Katniss, but wish she wasn’t quite so clueless. That said, I agree with Cathy that Katniss is smart and skilled. I also like that she is independent and can, mostly, take care of herself.

  • Meredith
    August 27, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Katniss is a great heroine because she’s flawed. The reader is aware from the very beginning that she has a lot of faults and she isn’t perfect. It makes me feel better about my own faults – if Katniss can save her country, flaws and all, then I can do something great too.

  • Kitten
    August 27, 2010 at 5:50 am

    I knew Katniss was awesome when she took her sister’s place in the games because even though she’s a total badass, she still loves her sister.

  • Cheri H.
    August 27, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Katniss is an amazing heroine and a strong female character which is often lacking in YA books these days. Part of what makes her so unique is her concern and love for others, to the point of sacrificing herself. In today’s world of selfishness and greed, Katniss is a refreshing change!

  • Maidenveil
    August 27, 2010 at 5:54 am

    I think Katniss is a great heroine because she’s reluctant from the start but steps up and do her best for those she cares about. And along the way she has never forgotten who she is and what she fights for.

  • April (Books&Wine)
    August 27, 2010 at 5:59 am

    I think Katniss is awesome because she is unflinchingly loyal to those she cares about, in obvious and not so obvious ways. I mean, clearly what she does for Prim is amazing. Then, there is during the games, when she forms the friendship with Rue, and she sings to Rue as she passes.

  • Michelle
    August 27, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Katniss is simply awesome because of who she is. The skills her father taught her helped her to be able to not only survive in Panem but thrive. She remains fiercely loyal to family and friends, in an era when loyalty can cause death. She is a quick learner and is able to adapt to any situations thrown at her. Most of all, she has unlimited quantities of love and heart. What makes her the mockingjay is that she genuinely and honestly cares for others in need. She is not the cold-blooded killers from Districts 1 and 2 but rather someone who can sing in times of great trial and cry for those in need. She is the penultimate heroine.

  • Al
    August 27, 2010 at 6:24 am

    I think Katniss is an excellent heroine because of her best and her worst quality-her singlemindedness. Her determination to save Prim, then Peeta, are what makes her who she is.

  • Marci
    August 27, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Katniss is just amazing – I think the blog post already hit on everything!

  • Sandy Williams
    August 27, 2010 at 6:54 am

    I think Katniss is amazing because she’s real. I’ve read a lot of reviews that complained about how all she does in MOCKINGJAY is hide in dark corners, but that didn’t bother me at all. I understood it because *I* would want to hide in dark corners. She’s real. She’s not super-human (for the most part). She has a strong will to survive, but like everyone else, she has a breaking point. She reached that point and will never fully recover from what happened to her. *No one* could recover from that.

  • Sarena
    August 27, 2010 at 7:07 am

    I think Katniss is a great heroine because she’s flawed, which makes her all the more believable. She’s not afraid to stand up for those she loves, or for what she believes in. A strong heroine willing to fight for herself and to protect her family and friends at all costs is rare in today’s YA fiction.

  • Allison B.
    August 27, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Katniss is a good heroine because though she doesn’t want to be heroic, she rises up to fight for those she loves.

  • Alicia T.
    August 27, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Katniss Everdeen. The Girl on Fire.
    She’s gutsy, she’s hardheaded and she’s afraid to let anyone in her heart because deep down she doesn’t want him to break it.

    But Katniss isn’t just a hero. She never wanted to be famous, or even yet, be the face of rebellion. I really admire her because even still, she steps up to lead this war.

  • Rachel
    August 27, 2010 at 7:20 am

    After her father’s death Katniss became the foundation of her family’s survival by providing food through poaching illegally and signing up for tessarae despite facing a high possibility of death as a consequence. Along with being the food provider, Katniss also provided her mom and Prim emotional support to help them cope with the lost the father and continue on with their lives. Katniss’ love for those she cared for is what I like her the most. No matter what, whether at home or in the games she always tries to protect them from the dangers thrown to them. Her loyalty is the source that makes her strong-willed and determined to stay alive at all costs.

  • Amanda
    August 27, 2010 at 7:32 am

    I think Katniss is a great heroine because she’s not perfect. She makes mistakes, and can be mean or cruel, or judgmental. But she tries to do better, and to do what’s right, and I respect a character who recognizes her flaws and still strives for something good.

  • rose
    August 27, 2010 at 7:36 am

    katniss is awesome because she was willing to sacrifice herself for her people, and the people of the future. she knew she had it better,becauseshe had an escape and a means ofgetting food-hunting. but while even she was doing badly, she knew others were doing worse, and those are the people she stoodup for. the helpless. the defensless. irespect her forthat, because i don’t know if i wouldhave that kind of courage myself.

  • Simone
    August 27, 2010 at 7:42 am

    She is brave and does not listen to others and follows her own instincts.

  • Ruthie S.
    August 27, 2010 at 7:44 am

    I’d say Katniss is a great hereoine because she knows where she stands. She’s pressured by others (Haymitch, Coin) to do other things but in the end she does what she thinks is ultimately right.

  • Claude
    August 27, 2010 at 7:44 am

    I love Katniss because through all the hardships she endures she is still able to stay optimistic about everything and so caring, espescially with Rue after she dies in Hunger Games

  • Michelle
    August 27, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Katniss is an amazing heroine because she always thinks of other people rather than herself. In the Hunger Games, she doesn’t hesitate at all to take the place of her sister, knowing that there was a possibility that she would die. She also defied the Capitol when she and Peter were going to die together. She is also amazingly modest, which is very refreshing.

  • Tina
    August 27, 2010 at 7:53 am

    I think Katniss is an amazing heroine because she’s flawed. She makes mistakes but she also works really hard to protect the people she loves– it makes it easy to love her. She’s also very cunning, stubborn, and modest. She’s a great character.

  • Carrie Wuensch-Harden
    August 27, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Katniss is awesome becuase she is unselfish. She always puts others first and tires her best to make sure that she does not hurt anyone. Of course this is also her downfall. She is strong and hardworking and just plain AWESOME!!

  • Jennifer
    August 27, 2010 at 8:08 am

    I love Katniss! She had some moment where she seemed to be a bit up in the clouds, but she had shinning moments too. She was an excellent contender for the Games, and really the only one who could pull this whole rebellion off. She’s awesome.

  • Margoooo
    August 27, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Katniss is a Survivor, with a capital S. There are very few things that she can’t deal with or overcome.

  • Marie
    August 27, 2010 at 8:19 am

    I love this series! I think Katniss is a great heroine because she’s ultimately selfless, defending individuals regardless of how she feels for them.

  • Dasha Myer
    August 27, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Katniss wasn’t just a tribute. She had a fierce fiery attitude that I admire. Her perseverance to end the Hunger Games and keep all of her loved ones is heart-wrenching. What she has gone through to achieve all this is unimaginable. If these Games were part of the American future, only a person like Katniss would be able to survive.

  • Chaim Gartenberg
    August 27, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Because she rocks. Totally dominating all over the place in the Hunger Games, and yet is completely believably vulnerable when it comes to Peeta/Gale/Family/Prim, etc. Strong, yet honest. Great books b/c of it.

  • Chelsea
    August 27, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Katniss is a great heroine, because of the lack of truth, and humanity she was shown. She was raised watching kids kill eachother, and being reminded over and over, how she and the other 12s-18s, and their parents, are at the Capitol’s mercy. She beat that, when she took her sister’s place, when she sang Rue to sleep/death,when she took out the poisoned berries, when she blew up the arena, and when she chose to be the Mockingjay. She refuses to be a piece in the Capitol’s games, and will do anything for the people she loves. Her refusal to give in, and accept lose even in the face of death, is shining.

  • Heather
    August 27, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I loved Katniss because she was a reluctant heroine. She never set out to be admired, she did what she did for others (First Prim, Rue, Peeta, etc. The list goes on.)

  • Mandy Clarke
    August 27, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I think she’s a great heroine because she is one of the few to realize that everything is coming full circle at the end of Mockingjay and has the guts to act on it.

  • KosherAcademic
    August 27, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I love Katniss’ flexibility, that she attempts to think things through before making a decision. I also love her as a heroine–what a good role model for young girls!

  • Ekram
    August 27, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Katniss is so full of strength and character which she gives to those around her, inspiring those fighting for their loved ones and values. She has faults, like her extremely headstrong personality but this only makes her more human in the eyes of the rebel and the readers.

  • Genny Colby
    August 27, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Katniss is a strong young woman. One who will what is necessary for her family and friends. She is willing to sacrifice herself so that those she cares about could potentially have a better life. It takes a lot for a young woman of her age to stand up and be ready to take on such responsibility. She does not look for recognition for all she has done, she just sees this as the way life is and steps up to the plate time and time again.

  • michelle brzozowski
    August 27, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Because Katniss is a simply a regular person dealing with a very irregular situation. She’s not overly smart or athletic but she knows her strengths and weaknesses and she uses them to win the Hunger Games and save her family and Peeta. Her main purpose first and foremost is the preservation of her family and that is very admirable.

  • Maya
    August 27, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Why do I love Katniss? She’s just a girl in a book! Well, not for me. She’s actually kind of my role-model. When Prim was called up to be in the Hunger Games, without thinking, she volunteered herself, and that, right there, is amazing. She saved her little sisters life. She’s also smart, I mean, when Peeta said he liked Katniss and said she was pregnant, she didn’t tell him to “back off” or whatever, she knew it was a strategy to keep them alive.

  • Say Hoque
    August 27, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Katniss is a fantastic heroine because despite her strength, courage, selflessness and stealth, she still has flaws and is human like the rest of us. Katniss is an interesting protagonist because she still has insecurities and weaknesses to her, which reminds us that bravery doesn’t mean not being flawed, it means overcoming those flaws.

  • Darya
    August 27, 2010 at 8:56 am

    “To enter, leave a comment here telling us why YOU think Katniss is an amazing heroine.”

    Ok….I think Katniss is a amazing heroine because even though she can’t withstand the responsibilities of being the Mockingjay, she still manages to help others, and accept Peeta


  • kristen j
    August 27, 2010 at 8:58 am

    I love Katniss because she’s real. She’s not some superhero without any flaws. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Alicia Wheeler
    August 27, 2010 at 8:59 am

    I don’t think there is anything that isn’t awesome about Katniss! Ok, sure she does have some personal issues, but who doesn’t? She is everything that a rebel should be- determined, clever, strong, and she has great instincts. Katniss Rocks!

  • Leann
    August 27, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Katniss shows growth as a person during the series. She has shown just what she is capable of, yet we see that she is still human and can be affected.

  • Megan
    August 27, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Katniss is strong, bold, courageous, and doesn’t allow herself to be pushed around. I like that she stands up for herself and doesn’t forget about what’s really important. It makes me respect her. I hope that my little girl will grow up with the same kind of attributes. It’s a tough world, and it’s important to be able to stand your ground.

  • Julia
    August 27, 2010 at 9:00 am

    I love that Katniss is perfectly flawed, too many heroes and heroines are just so darn beyond reproach they are hard to relate to – without question or thought they jump into action and immediately just do the right thing. Katniss has doubts, makes mistakes, questions herself and that just makes her so much more real.

  • Arabella
    August 27, 2010 at 9:02 am

    She brought Buttercup back to Prim in D13. Whne in doubt save the cat! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Laura D.
    August 27, 2010 at 9:02 am

    I love how Katniss is so devoted to protecting those she loves, even the her own demise.

  • mia
    August 27, 2010 at 9:03 am

    the reason i love Katniss is because she is so different from normal girls. she is brave, strong, stuborn but can love unconditionaly. she pervails against all odds. she never gives up. she is always thinking of other people; even when for once she could think of herself. Every girl should strive to be like Katniss Everdeen. oh and i agree darya. she should have ended up with Gale!!! he makes her strong.

  • Normal2Natalie
    August 27, 2010 at 9:03 am

    I think Katniss is amazing because she gave up everything to keep her younger sister out of the games!!! After that it seems that most of her “inspiration” has been by accident.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Christa Allgood
    August 27, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Katniss is an awesome heroine because she always puts others before herself!!

  • HannahK
    August 27, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Katniss is the greatest heroine ever because she does not lose sight of her family and everyone that loves her when she becomes famous. She may have to be girly and sweet sometimes, but on the inside she remains true to who she really is. Also, she never stops fighting. She never gives up. She will never let the Capitol win.

  • Thea
    August 27, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Thanks for all the thoughtful entries, folks.

    Just another reminder – Please do not post any MOCKINGJAY spoilers in your entries. Your fellow Hunger Games fans appreciate it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Athena
    August 27, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Katniss is amazing for her courage and strength. While she is strong, both physically and mentally, she also cares deeply for her friends and family

  • Carolyn R
    August 27, 2010 at 9:05 am

    She is an amazing heroine because she did not lose who she was in the Hunger Games. She survived!

  • Yun-Jae Lee
    August 27, 2010 at 9:05 am

    I personally think that Katniss is a strong character. Katniss is forced to change her lifestyle, as well as her personality throughout the series, but I admire how she adapts to everything.

  • Ashley
    August 27, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Katniss is an amazing heroine because she’s strong, independent and follows her heart. She’s easy to love because she IS flawed and that makes her so much more real.

  • Kevin Norman
    August 27, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Well to be honest I love Katniss, but I have to disagree with your #4 reason why she is so awesome. If you have read Mockingjay you will see that even in the rebellion which she is the symbol of she still has no control whatsoever. She thought she was the leader of the rebellion, yet she was just simply a pawn for district 13 and this is something you feel as soon as you start Mockingjay. I think Katniss is amazing is because she is such a strong character. After all she’s fought , struggled, and achieved she still remains strong when the outcome is not how she pictured. She has faced so much tragedy for such a young age yet she is still able to cope with the idea that there may be good out there in some people. She’s a fighter and no matter what she will not give up, and I think thats something everyone can look up to.

  • Elie
    August 27, 2010 at 9:07 am

    I think what makes Katniss so great is the way she evolves from a girl with a starvation for solitude and independence, to being aware of her dependence on other people. She realizes that she can’t do everything alone. She needed Haymitch’s help in the arena to survive in first book, and to keep Peeta alive in the second. She noticed that she can’t face the nightmares alone, so she asks for help from Peeta to sleep with her. She does all of this without losing her ability to know when she needs to be by herself, either.

  • Kim Mills
    August 27, 2010 at 9:07 am

    I think Katniss is a great heroine because, through all of that she’s been through. She’s always thinking about someone else in her decisions.

  • lorelei casing
    August 27, 2010 at 9:08 am

    katniss is a heroine for the young. somebody who leads not only with her mind but also with her heart. she moves to the beat of her own drum. there’s really no reason not to love her.

  • caren
    August 27, 2010 at 9:08 am

    She was strong, and she took care of herself.

  • Amy S.
    August 27, 2010 at 9:08 am

    I think Katniss is a great heroine because even in the most impossible situations she is able to remain strong, think clearly and make it out alive.

  • Kaitlin C.
    August 27, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I believe that Katniss is an amazing heroine because she is an unintentional heroine. She didn’t set out to become the face if this rebellion, it just sort of happened to turn out that way. It was unintentional, but what makes her a truly amaIg heroine is that she is embracing it. She sees all the potential of this rebellion and she is willing to play her part in hopes of success.

  • Jerica Speer
    August 27, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I think Katniss 8) is an astonishing heroine in this book series because she never gives up and cares so much for others especially rue ๐Ÿ˜ฅ in the games and is willing to be the leader of the rebellion against the capital just because she can and the people of panem will follow her through it all :mrgreen:

  • Lauren
    August 27, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Katniss is amazing heroine. She is a strong girl and by the end of the series a strong woman. Even though she has mixed feelings for both Peeta and Gale, she realizes that she doesn’t need them. Too many women now a’days depend on being with someone. Katniss has set a great example that you do not need to be with someone. She also grows in the entire series. She has strong loyalties to her friends and family. She also has the ability and confidence to make a decision even if it is a tough one. She also has compassion. She makes tough decisions but they are ruled by her compassion but not hindered by it. Katniss is a great heroine.

  • kjovus
    August 27, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Katniss is an exceptional young woman. She has values and integrity. Fights for what is right. Believes in what she does. Young people (and old people) everywhere can learn something from her.

  • Britney W
    August 27, 2010 at 9:11 am

    I love Katniss because she is such a strong female character, and she doesn’t even realize it. I still want to cry over Mockingjay because it was so good. Absolutely love her!

  • Britt
    August 27, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I love Katniss because she always does what she wants and still protects everyone she cares about. Katniss seems to care more about other people than she does about herself. I think this is an amazing quality and Katniss does a great job in the rebellion!

  • Paige
    August 27, 2010 at 9:14 am

    I think she’s amazing because even at 17 and having been through all that she has she remains for emotionly sensitive. She doesn’t become calloused to death or killing. she does it but she is still affected by it. A great heroine is strong but still very human.

  • Rachel C
    August 27, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Even through all the madness and horrors she faced throughout the series Katniss managed to stay true to herself. She totally rocks.

  • aimee stevenson
    August 27, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Katniss is an amazing heroine because she is brave, and also humble, she doesn’t consider herself a hero of any kind and yet has given so much hope to the rebels.

  • Iris
    August 27, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Katniss is an amazing heroine but proved it from the beginning by stepping up for Prim…

  • Erin
    August 27, 2010 at 9:17 am

    She’s awesome because she survives. Who else could make it through all of that hell?!

  • Faith Mason
    August 27, 2010 at 9:18 am

    I think Katniss is so easy to relate to which is a reason why she is a great heroine. She isn’t necessarily easy to become friends with, but she has many qualities that one can relate to. She is driven by those she loves, works hard to protect the ones she loves, isn’t swept up by power, yet she strives for the greater good. Altogether, she is how many would want to be if they were in her situation.

  • Monica
    August 27, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Katniss is an amazing heroine because she does what she believes to be right even when she is afraid of the consequences. She does all that she can to provide for her mother and Prim. She doesn’t wait around for a boy to save her. Katniss has the courage to go out on her own and risk everything to protect the people and the home that she loves. She isn’t perfect but she certainly brave.

  • Katelyn H
    August 27, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I think Katniss is a heroine because she only fights for what she believes in. She doesn’t just go with the flow but thinks about what’s best for her and others, and acts accordingly. Plus she kicks butt with a bow and arrow ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Amanda Isabel
    August 27, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Katniss is amazing because she never forgets what she’s fighting for – for family, and all the kids who died, and for a better life – and that makes her the ultimate hero.

  • Lydia
    August 27, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I like Katniss because no matter how many times she went into the arena or lost someone she loved she always remembered who her enemy was. She was willing to do whatever she could to help the districts even if it meant her own life. Katniss is my heroine because she disobeyed orders to kill Peeta but didn’t because she still remembered who he used to be and that the new him wasn’t his fault. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Katy
    August 27, 2010 at 9:25 am

    There are too many things to say about this book, and too many things to say about Katniss. It’s been awhile since I have read a book that truly engulfed like the Hunger Games, and that is all due to the characters (well, and wonderful writing). Katniss was so easy to connect to; she had so many flaws and irritating things about her, such as her back-and-forth attitude towards Peeta, but that would made her seem oh-so much more real to me, and it made her positive characteristics stand out even more when they showed up. Throughout the series, she really did grow into a true, honest, worthy hero. I love the Hunger Games, and I love Katniss Everdeen!

  • Lucy
    August 27, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Katniss is incredibly amazing. She is persistent and strong, while at the same time fiercely protective of her loved ones. She is a hero that we can all relate to – someone not exactly perfect, but strives to do the best she can.

  • Laura Rodriguez
    August 27, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Katniss is amazingly perceptive. I love that she considers what she is saying and how it will affect others before she reacts to anything. She puts others, her mother, prim, Gale, Peeta, even Haymitch, and other secondary characters ahead of her own feelings so much, and maintains this strong front even though she is screaming on the inside.
    I love how fierce she is when fighting, and how compassionate she is even for her enemies. She is AMAZING!!!!

  • Jason Ongtengco
    August 27, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Katniss takes the mantel of the Mockingjay… first to survive… then to be great… then to be free… even with all the self doubt and loathing. The prep teams try to replicate the strength and conviction of her character… but in the end… Katniss’ action and words show her heart and resolve. Hoping for more stories about her….

  • Lia
    August 27, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I like Katniss because of her resilience and how at a young age gathered the strength to provide for her family when her mom failed to do so.

  • melissa garner
    August 27, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Sometimes just surviving makes you a hero. Katniss did it against all odds. There were so many times along the way that she could’ve given up (and she almost did), but just as in real life, you have to press forward through the misery.

  • Xuewei Ouyang
    August 27, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Katniss is the best heroine ever because she’s so amazing at survival and in combat. She’s very unselfish and cares for people.

  • Melissa Askew
    August 27, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Katniss is an amazing heroine because she never loses sight of what is most important to her-her family and her friends. Her own safety and well being is is always overlooked when it comes to the people she loves. There are so many points where she could give up as most people would yet her love for others continues to pull her through. It’s not often you come across an intelligent, kick ass heroine who doesn’t wait around to be rescued. She is the rescue squad! But what most amazes me is her ability to still be capable of a relationship at the end after everything is said and done. Her spirit and capacity to love was not completely crushed. The fire in her heart continues to burn! I love the girl on fire!

  • Heidi
    August 27, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Katniss is an amazing heroine because she overcomes. She has her black moments but she keeps going. That’s real.

  • Christine
    August 27, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Katniss is awesome because she’s working from the strength of her convictions–she decides to do the right thing on instinct and then figures out later how she can survive. But at the same time she’s flawed and has alot of inner conflict. Because of that, you can totally identify with her as a person.

  • Marisa
    August 27, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I love Katniss because she is human. Yes, she can be a ditz but she fights to the end in a very realistic way for her time period in my opinion. Many a time she has annoyed me because she has needed to open up her eyes but I’m sure we’ve all frustrated some guy or gal ’cause we didn’t realize they liked us. As someone said, she isn’t perfect. And she definitely isn’t eye candy. She’s simply Katniss.

  • Katie Hambor
    August 27, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Katniss has and always will be a survivor, no matter what happens. She is more like Elizabeth in Pride & Prejudice than other heroines of late. She is strong willed, smart, and has many things to deal with that she comes through on. There aren’t many characters-male and female alike- that can endure such events.

  • Heidi Gleb
    August 27, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Strong, capable, intelligent, humble, cautious, generous. A daughter, a friend, a winner, a survivor. In times of gloom, she somehow manages to come out on top; in times of joy, she spreads it around. She’s a heroine who just can’t help herself–we love her!

  • Jessica Kanarek
    August 27, 2010 at 9:37 am

    I like Katniss because she isn’t afraid to show who she really is, and because everything she does isn’t for herself because she’s selfish, but she does it for her family, her friends, her country.:P

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  • Lizzy
    August 27, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Why is Katniss a great heroine….
    So many different reasons.
    She’s strong, caring, and, of course, about a hundred more adjectives that I could throw about like crazy to attempt to prove a point. Honestly, I think Katniss is a great heroine not because she is the embodiment of the rebellion or because she is able to withstand anything the Capitol throws at her because honestly, neither of those are totally true. In “Catching Fire,” Katniss did all she could to stifle rebellion, not flare it up more! And those of us who read “Mockingjay” know what the Capitol threw and how that ended.
    I think Katniss makes a great heroine because she is just so human. She has wants and needs, can be selfish, and has a problem with authority. She’s a bit unstable and seems to find trouble around every corner. She is anything but perfect.
    And yet, she still finds a way to do what she can to save those whom she loves. It is because of this trait that I believe Katniss Everdeen is a true Heroine.

  • Becky Wright
    August 27, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Katniss, to me, was strength! She had been through so much but never gave up! She was also very bright and seemed to be 1 step ahead of everyone. The love she had for her family was unconditional and was she loyal up to the end of the books! :0)

  • vvb
    August 27, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Katniss is an amazing heroine because she has the superhero-do-gooder gene.

  • Casey
    August 27, 2010 at 9:42 am

    ***Mild Spoilers Enclosed***

    Collins has told us a story that addresses the horrors, sorrow and cost of war in a REALISTIC way. She didnโ€™t make it pretty, or easy, or light. She didnโ€™t make Katniss a hero. When I finished Mockingjay I was devastated, and Iโ€™m not sure Iโ€™ll be able to read them again and Iโ€™m also not sure that that wasnโ€™t EXACTLY what Collins was doing.

    This book is about children fighting to the death for entertainment – and in the first two books it was easy to be entertained. I tried to examine the irony of that – but couldnโ€™t.

    Collins REALLY brought home for me the horror of the Games – and the horrors of war and the series will never be the same for me. Itโ€™s not entertainment anymore because the characters that I love truly suffered and Collins made it all real.

    THAT is why Katniss and Collins are both badasses. To make me love someone for all the right reasons, and use them to teach me something true that I will NEVER be able to forget – THAT is badass.

  • Okie
    August 27, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I think Katniss is a great heroine for a couple of reasons rolled together.

    She is a reluctant heroine who wants to see change happen but doesn’t want to be the one to initiate the change…a large part of her just wants to be left alone and to be free to live her life. She has wonderful skills that allow her to be a great fighter but she also has great compassion for (almost) everyone and is frequently conflicted as to the grey area between “right” and “wrong” and yet she has an inherent sense of what is right and she follows that instinct.

  • Marlena
    August 27, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Katniss is the epitome of the characteristics that anyone would want in her situation and that makes her a heroine. She is strong, skilled, smart, cunning, caring, devoted, loving and a survivor.

  • Eryn Adams
    August 27, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I think Katniss is a great Heroine because while she kicks ass and takes names, she is also very real. She is constantly searching within herself to find out where the answers lay. She is honest with herself about her short comings and humble about her strengths. She never pretends to be more than she is when it comes to the people closest to her. And she grows into a woman of strength, honest, and character by the end of the series. Katniss ROCKS!!

  • Nelly
    August 27, 2010 at 9:58 am

    i think that katniss is AMAZING because she is really brave. In the 1st book she was brave enough to take Prims’ place in the games. Also, she is really smart because she has tricked the capitol like 3 times. โ—

  • Laurel Lee
    August 27, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Katniss is determined and feirce,even if she is frought with indecision in her life. She will do anything to protect her loved ones,and if she doesn’t know about something,she will find out.

  • ivy
    August 27, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I love how she’s so independent and self sufficient. We need more strong girls like her as role models!

  • Chloe
    August 27, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Katniss is an awesome heroine because she is fiercely protective of and loyal to her loved ones.

  • Weston Gardner
    August 27, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I’m glad the book is written from Katniss’ perspective because the insight we get into her constantly scheming mind really defines her as a heroine. At the same time, I think her authenticity as a caring individual is one of her most uniting traits and make people trust her and want to help her.

  • Calvin
    August 27, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Because she is a good person and doesn’t even know it. She makes the right decisions even when conflicted with herself. She tries to proctect those around her, even if it mean endagering herself. She stands for something unique. The true will to live and make life better for those around her.

  • Samantha Affarano
    August 27, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Katniss is a great hero because she isn’t looking for power and doesn’t exactly want to be the mockingjay. it shows how pure her heart is and how she truly just wants all the fighting and evil to be vanquished from her world

  • Matt J
    August 27, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I think she is great because she is put through so much throughout the series and yet still has the fire in her to continue. I wont point on specifics due to spoilers but there are times in each book where anyone would of given up after certain people died yet she took it as a reason to go on. Also she did not need a man to help her she was capable of doing everything herself. Taking care of her family along with others has always been her strongest attribute.

  • Michaela
    August 27, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Katniss is an awesome leader and a strong fighter. She will do anything to protect her family and the people she love. She not only has to face life threatening things, but she also has to think about who she really loves. Gale? or Peeta? I have already read mockingjay, so i know what the answer is. But for whoever hasn’t, I’ll leave it open. Katniss is AMAZING!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Elizabeth
    August 27, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Katniss Everdeen is an amazing heroine because she is willing to stand up and do the right thing. The one thing that comes to mind is that she doesn’t hesitate to volunteer for Prim at the Reaping.

  • Di
    August 27, 2010 at 10:15 am

    I think Katniss makes a great heroine because regardless of the danger to herself she always protects the people she loves. The fact that she has so many character flaws only helps make her a more believable character.

  • Jordan G.
    August 27, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Katniss is an amazing heroine because she is loyal. She took her sister’s place even though Katniss thought it was a guaranteed death sentence. She and Gale could’ve left the districts and the Capitol behind so many times, but she stayed to care for Prim, her mother, and all of the people of District 12. After some convincing, she reluctantly became the face of the rebellion. She saved Peeta though everyone told her to kill him. Katniss was willing to risk everything, even her life, to save everyone, Capitol or otherwise.

  • Tracy
    August 27, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I think Katniss is an ahmazinngg heroine because she risks her life continuously to save her family and friends. When Prim’s called, she doesn’t even need to think before volunteering. And during the Quarter Quell, she does whatever it takes to keep Peeta alive.

  • Kristen Hickman
    August 27, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I love Katniss because although fear rules her life, it doesn’t hold her back from doing something about it. Her fear is almost always for others. “What will happen to them if I fail?” It is a remarkable person who can live their life wholly for others.

  • LostcauseFoundeffect
    August 27, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Bc she considers more than just herself in the decisions she makes
    And it is not all about her

  • Kaitlyn in Bookland
    August 27, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I think Katniss is an amazing heroine because she is flawed. She is perfect in no way and it makes her so much more appealing. Thanks for the contest ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Robyn Miner
    August 27, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Katniss is the woman deep inside of us all. The one we would all become to save our mothers, our sisters and our communities. The one we pray we would never have to become… a survivor. That is why we can all relate and love Katniss and still pray we don’t have to be like her. Ever. -RM

  • Austin
    August 27, 2010 at 10:28 am

    She rescued Peeta when she knew that he might die anyway. She risked her life for him, and didn’t give it a second thought.

  • Julia
    August 27, 2010 at 10:28 am

    She’s stood up to so much and didn’t let it all stop her.

  • Bryan
    August 27, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Katniss’ only wish and desire is to help other people live, survive, or become better: Prim, Mother, Peeta, Gale, Finnick, Rue, hospital patients, and all the rebels.

    She is willing to break all rules necessary, putting herself at risk to help another survive, and she hates being controlled, because she has never liked being the center of attention.

    What makes Katniss awesome is her love, her fighting skills, her intellect, her selflessness, and that burning fire inside: Mockingjay.

  • Sandyg02
    August 27, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I think Katniss is awesome because her actions (that she didn’t really think about) moved an entire nation which turned her into the mockingjay. She became the symbol of the rebellion just by being herself.

  • Leah
    August 27, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I think Katniss is an awesome heroine because of her strength. Sometimes, she’s even a bit cold, but I actually really like that about her. She has REASON to be cold and calculating, and it would be completely unrealistic if she was completely trusting. However, just when I was thinking that she was completely heartless, she’d do something to remind me that she really cares deeply about so much and so many people, and she really is warm at heart.

  • Nicole
    August 27, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Katniss is an amazing heroine because she is genuine. Though she knows how to put on a particular face, she also possesses a sincerity in the moments that make her a resonant character.
    She is someone who can be admired because, ultimately, her evolution is believable and can br recognized by everyone. At the end of Mockingjay, we understand that where she ended up was where she truly felt she belonged; we believe her and, hopefully, agree.

  • Emily
    August 27, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I think Katniss is a heroic character because she is selfless. She always puts others first. She does have flaws, but learns to work with them so she can be the best Mockingjay. She has super girl power! ๐Ÿ˜€ She always keeps going, even in the worst of times.

  • Ro
    August 27, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Because she’s human.
    Nothing more, nothing less.

  • Sara
    August 27, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Katelyn is a survivor. She’ll do anything to protect the ones she loves

  • payton
    August 27, 2010 at 10:37 am

    i think katniss has a thing about her that makes a a hero not only is she strong and brave she knows how to follow her own instincts to save the ones she loves thats a thing that will never lave her

  • Jeff D.
    August 27, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I think Katniss is an amazing heroine because she doesn’t think she’s all that. She very much wants to be true to who she is, and she is always at her best when she is being herself and not pretending to be something she is not.

  • heather
    August 27, 2010 at 10:39 am

    katniss was compelling because she felt so real. she came across as someone ordinary who was thrust into the extraordinary. she never really tried to make herself anything other than what she really is, not even when she assumed the title of mockingjay.

  • Kayti Butts
    August 27, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I don’t think Katniss is so much a heroine as she is someone who just deals with everything that happens to her. Especially in the 3rd book she has to deal with the fact that everyone, even herself, is not perfect, and no one is really a hero. That being said, I think I understand Katniss very well: having to choose a side is harder than just standing aside and letting things happen, and choosing the right side is the hardest decision of all.

  • Marissa
    August 27, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I think Katniss is a amzing heroine beacuse she will to stand up for what she believe in, and willing sacrifice herslef for sister. To me she a person that’s Girls of all ages that look up too.

  • Aliah Eberting
    August 27, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I really like is fierce about protecting the people she loves.

  • liz
    August 27, 2010 at 10:43 am

    katniss is really so-so to me i like how she steps up to fill her fathers spot and takes the responsibility. i dont like how she acts like she loves peeta and he really likes her but she lies about the love and it tears him apart

  • Serena
    August 27, 2010 at 10:44 am

    She’s amazing because she thinks for herself.. she doesn’t blindly follow anyone.

  • Lynn
    August 27, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Katniss is a heroine because she rises to meet the circumstances that life throws at her. She does what she can, which is what most of us have to do in our lives. She lives the life she is convicted to live and inspires an entire nation. She suffers a great deal for her beliefs and still makes it through to the end.

  • Ann Tait
    August 27, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I love Katniss because her love for her family overshadows everything else, even the war, and even over her confusion with Peeta. It’s stayed as strong as the day that Prim’s name was called in the reaping, and was the same and even stronger on the day of her death.

  • Kayleigh Butler
    August 27, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I love Katniss because of how she took Prim’s place in the Hunger Games without thinking about herself- just that she couldn’t let Prim go into the Games. I love how she slowly lets her feelings for Peeta evolve.

  • Maggie
    August 27, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I like Katniss for her mad skills ๐Ÿ™‚ but even more I like her for just being herself. I really can’t say much more without giving things away from Mockingjay. But she just does things as they feel right to her. She just does the best she can do.

  • amanda miller
    August 27, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Katniss is a breath of fresh air in young adult fiction. I think she is great because she didn’t have her voice yet, being so young, but we journey with her through the series in finding her voice. She has strong resolves to begin with and a strong sense of who she is but I feel she could never expect what life threw at her. So, we see set backs and second thoughts from her perspective but that just lends to her being a well rounded chatacrer and person to admire.

  • Melody
    August 27, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Katniss is epic. Although she is a little (okay, a lot) fickle, especially regarding boys, she’s just cool. She’s so tough, she’s been through so much and she’ll go through so much more.

  • Kala
    August 27, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I think Katniss is one of the best heroine’s out there, because she’s the tough one, the one that’s fighting. And she kicks butt! She’s got skills. But I think why I love her the most is that she knows it’s ok to break down sometimes, she’s not so fiction that you can’t relate. And, as an avid reader of books, I need to relate to the characters, if I can’t, the books not good. So I love Katniss for how real she is.

  • Christin Dangel
    August 27, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Katniss lives for her family and the people she cares about. Not for herself.
    That’s about the best you can ask of anyone when it comes to life. Not to be a hero to yourself but to others above all. She’s a heroin simply because she doesn’t care for her own happiness, she cares about the happiness of those she cares about!

  • Megan
    August 27, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Simply put, she is the BEST charecter, and judge thereof in all hunger games history :mrgreen:

  • Megan
    August 27, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Because she’s brave and awesome!

  • mila
    August 27, 2010 at 11:01 am

    She’s a survivor

  • Jay
    August 27, 2010 at 11:01 am

    katniss is an amazing heroine because she cannot be controlled by the Capitol. When she had to be the provider for her family, she had to break some laws the Capitol set. When in the arena, after Rue’s death, she placed flowers all around the body showing that the Capitol doesn’t have the grip on her like other people.

  • Ed Stiefvater
    August 27, 2010 at 11:04 am

    I thought that Kat enveloped what every teen, not just girls, goes through as they get older in a way. It was a great demonstration of how you can use your strengths to your benefit, and even improve your weaknesses. Ask my wife, I am not a book reader, but I loved these.

  • Melissa
    August 27, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Katniss, in my opinion, is an amazing fighter, she has all the skills for it, but her personality is a little undesirable. She’s unstable, fickle, and doesn’t listen to orders. I felt like she was a little insane at the end of Catching and throughout Mockingjay. Eh. Anyway. She’s cool, but a little crazy.

  • Evie
    August 27, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Katniss is a great heroine because she has so many qualities that everyone can relate to on some level. She’s brave, caring, innocent, fierce, talented, loving, confused, smart, strong, everything. She’s been there. The fact that she has so many believable emotions and so many qualities that everyone, no matter how strong, have. You want to root for you. You want to comfort her when she’s down. You want to push her forward when she’s doing the impossible, when she’s leading. Katniss is one incredible heroine that I think everyone can look up to.

  • Christy S
    August 27, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I love Katniss as a character because she seems so realistic. She doesn’t start out with grand ideals and vision of saving the world. She starts out hardened, wanting only to keep herself and her family alive Her emotional and moral growth throughout the trilogy is so well developed, and her character is so very believable.

    As a person, I think Katniss’s best attribute is her unwavering loyalty. She will do absolutely anything for those she cares about (although it may take her a while to decide to care about them), disregarding personal comfort and even personal safety.

  • Evie
    August 27, 2010 at 11:11 am

    to root for her** Typo! haha!

  • Natali
    August 27, 2010 at 11:12 am

    It’s an inexplainable combination of every awesome thing in this universe that makes her up. ๐Ÿ˜€ Simply inexplainable.

  • Anonymous
    August 27, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Katniss is beyond amazing! She doesnt do what she is supposed to, she does whatshe knows is right. She is awesome with her bow too! She is one of those kind people who tries to watch out for more than just herself. Katniss is a badass when she is out on the hunger games field and she doesnt place herself higher than anyone. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Shane Johnson
    August 27, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Katniss is an amazing heroine because right off the bat, Katniss thinks of the well-being of others before herself (by taking Prims spot in the games). Then, although her motivations aren’t has true as Peeta’s, she does keep him alive throughout their first Hunger Games. When, in the second book, she decides that it is her goal to keep Peeta alive, that is just one more notch on the belt. Then, in the last book, when she learns that everyone around her has used her for their own agenda, she still goes with the flow of things to save Peeta and the nation. She uses her wits to secure the safety of a few people that she thinks deserves it and speaks out eloquently to get her point across (instead of being just their puppet). When she finally learns that nothing will be different when the rebels have one, she even takes care of that without hesitating. Katniss is an inspiration to us all.

  • Brittany
    August 27, 2010 at 11:15 am

    i love katniss and her and peeta make a great team and i love katniss who is kind and caring. like when she helped rue and put the flowers over her and that was her first rebellion against the capital

  • karen
    August 27, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I think Katniss is great because she’s such a “real” character. It’s easy to relate to her, which is one of the things that makes the story so compelling… you want to know how things will end up for her.

  • Meg
    August 27, 2010 at 11:19 am

    I love Katniss most of all because of how flawed she is and how often I want to shake her. I think she is such a real person, amazing, strong, inspiring, but so so real. There is no hint of Mary Sue in her characterization as so often happens. She kicks ass, but sometimes she gets kicked too, and then she has to figure out how to get back up and stumble on. Good stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • michelle523
    August 27, 2010 at 11:20 am

    i think she is amazing because of her loyalty.

  • Gavin
    August 27, 2010 at 11:21 am

    I believe that Katniss is a heroine in more than one way. First, She is a hero for her family. She pretty much runs the house! She has to clean, hunt, barter with the people around town, and cook for her family. Without Katniss the wouldn’t survive. Also she is a heroine because she was smart enough, strong enough, and tough enough to go through the Hunger Games twice. And last, she is a heroine for all the people who are against the Capitol because she stands up for what she believes in.

  • Krystal Simoni
    August 27, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Oh Katniss, what can i say about Katniss…. Well there is no doubt that she is probably one of my favorite heros. She is strong, brave and most of all has that great sense of humor we all love, which of course helps in the most difficult situations. But i can honestly say that its hard not to love our mokingjay. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Erica
    August 27, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Katniss is a girl trying to survive and in that survival I think learns more about herself then she thought she ever would. She has a strong spirit and determination. When you read this series you are living with them and you’re in the arena. You’re not reading, you’re fighting. I believe she is the spark that the districts needed to really learn to stand on their own. She is brave and willing to lay everything down for the ones she loves. I believe that she makes the reader think twice about the luxury we have in our everyday life. The hunger games will continue to haunt readers forever. May the odds be ever in your favor.

  • Tanya Hopkinz
    August 27, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I think Katniss is an amazing hero in the hunger games trilogy because she risks her life and her family to help save the world. Another reason why I think shes an amazing hero is because she is a really nice person and would do anything to stop the capitol.

  • Viviana
    August 27, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I find Katniss to be inspiring. She doesn’t seem to be afraid of anything except losing those she loves. Even if she has almost been killed several times she is still able to get back out there and fight for what she believes in no matter the consequences. Sure she may be a heroine, but she is also a teenage girl who is confused about love and has some problems at home. She’s what everyone wants to be.

  • Nikol Prak
    August 27, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I think Katniss as an amazing and beautiful character because of all the things she lost just to beat the capitol. She lost her father. She lost Rue. Her sister, Her home, her life. She’s totally kickass, lol. And everybody can at least somewhat relate to her. Having to lie to keep someone you love safe. I just think she’s probably the best character in any book. I love her. <3 Suzanne Collins is a pure genious! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Kayci
    August 27, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Katniss is an amazing heroine because she peservered, despite all the hardships she went through; she didn’t give up, give in, or back down. She saw where she had to be and somehow, someway managed to get there. (She did go a tad bit crazy at moments, but she brought herself back, which is also an admirable trait.)

  • Erica Andrews
    August 27, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I think Katniss is a wonderful hero! I love that she takes the place of her sister. From there, she just discovers more and more what she can do. It’s fun watching her discover her potential.

  • Kate
    August 27, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I love Katniss because, besides everything mentioned above, she always wants to do what’s right. Not, necessarily what she wants to do, but what;s best fir others. I think that is an amazing feat,that amount of selfless-ness. I also like that she actually has presevingnce and can do things for herself, not ha a guy doing it for her.

  • Sarah
    August 27, 2010 at 11:38 am

    She is amazing because she just wants to do right by her family and even though it leads to hard things, she keeps pushing on.

  • Justin Plaugher
    August 27, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Katniss is a beast for many reasons. One how much she loves Prim! Two the way she risks her life all the time! Three the way she trusts nobodyvuntil she really knows them. Four the way she is the mockingjayโ€ฆ the face of the rebelion! Five her courage. Six her neverending love towards Peeta ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Sarah
    August 27, 2010 at 11:44 am

    i think katniss is amazing is because of her loyalty to her family, not ever sibling would take another siblings place in a battle to death.

  • Brooke Armstrong
    August 27, 2010 at 11:48 am

    She’s a trend setter! She’s just like the rest of us, which makes her a heroine, being brave, being true, being her. which we should all do: be ourselves. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Katniss is amazing! I admire her! ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Janet
    August 27, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Katniss is a great MC. Yes, she has flaws…she’s a teen girl in a horrible situation and we all have flaws…but her brains, brawn and bravery are amazing. It has been said already, her greatest gift is her selflessness, though it often leaves her vulnerable and it seems like she’s making the wrong choices for herself. Some people see it as a weakness, but to be kind and to love and help others is really a strength. I would be so proud to have her as a daughter- worried and scared a lot- but proud ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Amanda W.
    August 27, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Katniss is a refreshing break from the heroines given to us in recent literature (looking at you, Bella) because of her strength, smarts, tenacity, loyalty and passion. Men, while nice to have around, don’t define this independent girl’s existence. Dare I say young women finally have a worthy role model?

  • Kristen
    August 27, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Katniss is an amazing heroine because she cares deeply about her mom and Prim. Even while in the Hunger Games arena, she constantly worried about their safety more than her own. She cares about the people of District 12. Katniss said that if she were to die in the Hunger Games she wanted Peeta to win so that District 12 would get food. Also, Katniss took Prim’s place when she was chosen to go into the Games. To me, Katniss is a TRUE heroine.

  • Kristin Nelson
    August 27, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Katniss is an awesome heroine because she doesn’t depend on any guy to live, she even says in Mockingjay that she can survive without Peeta and Gale. Also, Katniss is has some pure aspects about herself, knows what her priorities are, and always puts her family and other loved ones and their needs above her own- a true heroine.

  • Alice
    August 27, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Katniss Everdeen is awesome because she doesn’t *try* to be a badass or start a rebellion. She just does. It’s great.

  • AndreaS
    August 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I think Katniss is amazing because of how she approaches her sacrifices. She doesn’t even think about not volunteering to protect Prim. Her thoughts after finding about the Capitols ministrations are all about her family. While she may be a little slow on the uptake and prone to ignoring anything she doesn’t like, she’s not afraid to stand up for what she believes in. And when her back is against the wall, she does what she needs to to survive.

  • Laura
    August 27, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I love Katniss because she’s so hard on herself – I think it’s a big part of what makes her such a great hero. If she doesn’t do everything in her power it eats her up inside.

  • Peach
    August 27, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    She’s awesome because underneath her tough exterior, she’s loving.

  • ces
    August 27, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    She never gives up!

  • Felicia
    August 27, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I think Katniss is an amazing heroine because she’s skillful and headstrong. She knows what her goal is (most of the time) and she’ll fight to obtain it. She doesn’t need a man to lean on. She hasn’t run away from all this pressure. She’s still here to stay as an incredible character.

  • Monna
    August 27, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    The reason I love Katness Everdeen is because she’s selfish, smart, and an emotional pendulum; in other words, she’s a real person. No mary-sues or breathtaking beauties here, Katness is as real as you can get for a person in her circumstances. She never really tries or wants to be anything other than what she is (extenuating circumstances aside) and her character stays true an honest to all of her faults.

  • Anonymous
    August 27, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Katniss is amazing because she inspires people and she’s fair. She’s also not afraid to take risks, and she’s kick-ass!

  • Linda Septer
    August 27, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I think Katniss is a great heroine because of her adaptability. She provided for her family after her father died, she basically became the head of household when her mother couldnโ€™t manage and she saved Prim from the games. In every situation she finds a way to overcome her fear and cope with the situation and protects the people she loves.

  • Courtney
    August 27, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Katniss is the kind of heroin that, sadly, we rarely see in this dismal world. She’s incredibly brave to stand up for what’s right and protect her family. For someone who has had little schooling her intelligence knows no limits. She deservers to have the readers by her side, because that’s where I’ll be-even if just in my mind-by her side through torment and triumph! Down with the capitol!!!! Down with President Snow!!!

  • Mackenzie
    August 27, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    She’s strong although she gets confused with tough feelings but she goes through all this crap with president snow but she will protect her family to the end thats why i like katniss everdeen she’s determined

  • Shane
    August 27, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Katniss is a great heroin because she shows how average people can become great and she can help people just by being herself and doing what comes naturely without any special training. The whole situation makes you excited about what she is doing even though it isn’t real.

  • Esteban Barreno
    August 27, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I think Katniss rocks my socks because she unites all the Districts to rebel against The Capitol, even though her whole family and friends are threatened by President Snow…that’s why ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Rachel W.
    August 27, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    I love Katniss because of her inner strength. She doesn’t let anyone take her for granted and she doesn’t let the world and anything bad bring her down. Surviving the Hunger Games and leading the rebellion is an outward display of all of her strength and determination.

  • Zeva
    August 27, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I think Katniss is the strong but quiet type, brave, but she still has feelings. She cares about her loved ones, and would die for them.

  • Maggie
    August 27, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Katniss is an awesome heroine because she is selfless throughout the entire trilogy. Her self-sacrifice is especially apparent when she volunteers as tribute to save Prim in the Hunger Games, but it also shows in Catching Fire when she helps Bonnie and Twill in the woods. Even in Mockingjay, everything she does for the resistance is to aid the rebels and give hope to the citizens of Panem caught in the crossfire of the war. Katniss’ unselfishness not only makes her a great heroine, but also a great person.

  • Taylor
    August 27, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    I think she’s an amazing heroine because she never gives up! She’s willing to do anything to save the ones she loves and um hello! she’s beast with a bow and arrows!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Hailey
    August 27, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    I think that Katniss is an amazing heroine because she’s strong and brave, but most of all, because she is such a selfless character. If you think about all that she does through out the books, she always keeps her family and loved ones in mind and how it will effect them. Prim most of all, but she also keeps Peeta and Gale in mind and anyone else that she cares about. She is fiercly loyal and in a way, she also lives passionately in her own way. She is a great role model for young girls.

  • Emily R
    August 27, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    I think she’s an amazing heroine because she’ll do whatever it takes to get the job done. She very selfless and she won’t give up. In Catching Fire, she did everything she could to keep Peeta alive and she broke after she thought she had failed. In The Hunger Games, She made a promise to win for Rue and Prim, and she won for them. She knows what she wants and she won’t let anyone else interfere with what she KNOWS she wants.

  • Toby
    August 27, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Katniss is incredible because she reads people so well.

    Everyone knows about her thousands of unspoken conversations with Haymitch–how those two get each other so well. Not only does Katniss understand Haymitch, but she also understands Peeta, Prim, her mother, Gale–the list goes on. Her incredible knack for understanding what people mean and are trying to tell her is a key element to her many successes.

  • Brenda
    August 27, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    The reasons of why she is an amazing person are too many for anyone person to mention without writing a book just on why she’s so great. but here are some(of the inifinite)reasons:
    -she’s self-less(even though she wants to just leave and let the coins fall where they may. she sticks through, caring for her family,friends and others who she doesn’t really know.Few charecters(in books and real people) have even an ounce of what she has)
    -she learns so fast and can adapt to practicaly any situation she’s thrown in.
    -she has such a natural survival instinct(both in the wild and with other people)
    —Overall she’s an amazing role model for everyone to follow—

  • Rachel
    August 27, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I think Katniss is one awesome gal who is a great symbol for rebellion, because she really believes what she is fighting for.

  • Brittany
    August 27, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Katniss was amazing from the beginning, while her mother was wasting away in depression and her sister Prim was too young to do anything for the family. Katniss stepped up and fought to keep her family alive. She didn’t even hesitate to sacrifice herself in order to take Prim’s spot in the Games. Her natural gift to survive in the harshest conditions was monumental in her survival in the Games and life in district 12. She continuously shines as a beacon of inspiration and hope for the oppressed districts.

  • Corey
    August 27, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I think Katniss is a heroine because she never shows fear! She always keeps her composure even though the inside of her is freaking out!

  • Lizzie
    August 27, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I think Katniss is the one of the best heroines I’ve ever read about in YA. While she’s very damaged from the life she’s endured, she remains strong and sticks to what she’s trying to achieve, no matter what. Immediately after her father died and her mother became distant, she stepped up to the plate and took responsiblity and I believe that shows what kind of person she is. She’s honest–brutally honest–and I like that about her. She doesn’t need to constantly be saved from herself or the danger she faces. She’s pretty badass, what with her skills with the bow and arrow and the way she takes out the other Tributes in the Games. And she’s always unpredictable. Like many of things she did in Mockingjay, well, they surprised the pants off of me. I don’t think I’ve ever loved a book character more than I do Katniss. Well, besides Prim. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great post and giveaway!

  • janice
    August 27, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    katniss is awesome because she sticks to what she thinks is right, she’s loyal, and she’s not afraid to admit it when she doesn’t know what to do.

  • Vania
    August 27, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Katniss? God you dont get braver then her. She can do anything and with such strong conviction.

  • Alexandra
    August 27, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I think what really drew me to Katniss in this series was her determination and strength. The fact that she survived the Hunger Games twice is astounding, and that she had the will to do so made me really respect her. Also, not everyone could be so courageous as to volunteer themselves to save their sisters life, and by trying to save her family’s life through the years as she hunted illegally in the woods, signed up for the tesserae numerous times, and generally supported them when her mother couldn’t. Adding this to the fact that she IS a badass (what with her amazing bow, knife, and snare skills) and her cunning thinking, Katniss is a really ideal example of feminism at it’s best! Katniss can do anything and more than most men can do, and I love that she is not just sitting on the sidelines and waiting to be rescued. Taking advantage of these aspects she became an amazing and fearless leader for the rebellion, giving everyone strength and hope. All girls should say they want to be Katniss when they grow up :)!

  • Carrie Wagler
    August 27, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I began to love Katniss when she took Prim’s place.
    She is so strong even in the face of her worst nightmares.
    Katniss grew on me as I was with her in the arena.
    She grew on me as she began to fall for Peeta.
    I cried when she decided to be the Mockingjay.
    Even though I hated Mockingjay, Katniss’ character grew a lot in the third book. In the past few years I’ve seen her grow from a scared kid who only wants to protect her family, to a wonderfully strong, loyal woman leading her country in rebellion.
    She will always be one of my favorite literary characters of all time.
    Go Katniss! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Serena
    August 27, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I’ve loved Katniss from the beginning… because of her mental attitude and morals.

    I’m not sure how, but during the first chapter of The Hunger Games the first time I read it through I imagined Katniss as a male. Just a more empowered and in control figure and that Gale was her best friend with no love interest in mind.

    I’ve also decided long ago what I would name a male child of mine, but now I know the Christian name I’m going to give a female child if I have the opportunity: Katniss.

  • cories
    August 27, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Katniss does the best she can under the circumstances. This does not meant that she does everything perfectly or knows what to do and when to do it. Even though she’s made older due to her upbringing, she’s still a teen and acts like one at times. All this makes her a good character that the readers can sympathize with and relate to (which is good because she’s the one through whom we get to know her world).

  • Anna
    August 27, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I think Katniss is wonderful because of her power to continually find and fight for that and those whom she loves. The majority of the other fighters have become desensitized, and simply view the plight of Panem as sad. Katniss however, despite being tough, is so irrefutably kind that each wounded child, each bombed building rekindles her passion for the people and reminds her why she fights. Moreover, she uses this passion to fight for the people of Panem, not for herself.

  • Alli
    August 27, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    I honestly love Katniss for her strength, and how she’s not always perfect. She makes mistakes, and I think that’s what really made me like her- that she’s just human, like all the rest of us

  • Kyle
    August 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Katniss is amazing cause she has her undying love for ppeta and gale at the same time… THAT LITTLE TWO-TIMER. LOL JK 8)

  • Julie
    August 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    She was brave!! I mean, she took her sister’s place!! I loove that!

  • Ruth Anne
    August 27, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I love Katniss because she’s strong and has been able to handle everything that is thrown at her. She is her own person and stands up for what she believes in even if it could get her killed.

  • Viki S.
    August 27, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I think Katniss is an amazing heroine because of her intelligence and strength (both physical and mental). No matter what is thrown at her she figures a way to continue on. I really like her.

  • rose-rayne
    August 27, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I love her determination. Once she decides what she wants to do, nothing stops her and I admire that.

  • Erin
    August 27, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Katniss is an amazing heroine because she is the realization of what every girl hopes to become. She is strong, brave, beautiful and powerful, making sure that everyone around her is aware that she can take care of herself and her loved ones without hesitation. Katniss is a brilliant heroine fit for a brilliant book series like The Hunger Games.

  • melody godinez
    August 27, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    omg i love katniss she’s strong willed, honorable, and tough . she scared of doing a few things but she always does good in the end :mrgreen:
    she has the guts i only wish i had and the courage to take on wolves. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Yujia
    August 27, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Because she is willing to sacrifice her life to save her loved ones. She proved this when she signed up for tesserae, when she goes hunting illegally, goes to the black market, put her self in the hunger games to save prim, plays along in the games, and that’s just in the first book.

  • Camila
    August 27, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Katniss isn’t just a great herorine. She is an extraordinaire herorine. When I first read the Hunger Games I could feel her pain, her emotions, her world crumbling down. But she faced it, her destiny, and made it something great. Her love for Prim is incredible, she just has so much love in her heart that she shares it with everyone. She also sorta loves Buttercup. She is the best big sister in the world. Peeta hs two older brothers, one was too old and the other one was just plain scared, to really do what Katniss did for Prim. She is the perfect example of a strong young woman evolving in to an adult. At first I hated her character, but then I saw her yelling to be a volunteer and thats when the book and her mind grabbed me an didn’t let go untill I finished. All I have written is what makes her an extraordinaire herorine! Go Katniss! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Lauren
    August 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    She is brave and couragous. She pulls through whatever problems she faces. She is an amazing teen with wicked talent!! She is always keeping her family in mind-not herself, just like me. I love Katniss!:)

  • Hales
    August 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Katniss can’t be described in a few words, she’s just too amazing. She’s witty, caring, determained and just straight up awesome. the way she things is just…whoa. I don’t even know. I wish I could be more like her because she is brave and still loving. She’s way different from any character I have ever read. Now that the hunger games book series is over I will miss her ๐Ÿ™

  • Blake Wilson
    August 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Katniss is awesome because she is caring and has a sweet shot with her bow

  • Shelby
    August 27, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I love Katniss because she’s her own person. No one can stop her from doing something she knows is right.

  • Skye Tackkett
    August 27, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Katniss is awesome because she had serious skills, and is so willing to fight for what’s important to her. Whether it be Prim, Peeta, Gale, or anyone else, she’s willing to go out, risk everything, just to save them.

  • Bretney Stotelmyer
    August 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I think this is a trick question. Katniss isn’t a heroine. That’s what makes this story so irresistible. She is very normal and uses skills that she has learned from childhood. It is everyone’s persona of her that makes her a heroine. But in reality she makes mistakes, kills, loves, laughs and looses. Just like a normal human being.

  • Cassidy Grady
    August 27, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Katniss is a gem among heroines and always will have a place in Americas heart because she has told us what north America will become if we don’t change. She never backs down to a fight, if she doesn’t know what’s going on she won’t just stand and ask she will act like she knows what she is doing and will soon figure it out. Always will Katniss be the heroine of the hunger games no matter who wins because she did more than survive, she witnessed hurt, pain, ambition, love, and loss all that is weight upon her shoulders and her only way to get rid of that weight is to destroy the Capitol and the hunger games. When she does that all of that weight is destroyed along with it and she has freedom and victory!!!!

  • Saba Molai
    August 27, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Katniss is an amazing character because she is very relatable. She goes through tough times, but even while making mistakes, learns and get’s through it. She is very loyal to her family and will do anything for them which is something we can all relate too.

  • Dustin Chen
    August 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    ALthough I haven’t read mockingjay yet ๐Ÿ˜ฅ I still think Katniss is the best character. K, she can obviously fend for herself. She is cool, doesnt procrasanate, (which believe me, i’m an authority on) and she’s again, cool. she fights for her loved ones(FYI Gale, her family, Peeta, district 12,) she doesnt always kiss people kin Finick or the careers buts, se instead befriends people like Nuts and Volts, or Beetee and Wiress.

    And of cours, shes a good shooter
    and her suits are preety cool (Kudos to Cinna) theyre hot, … just like her!!

  • Christine Palmer
    August 27, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I think Katniss is a terrific heroine because she she shows young readers that young women can be strong, smart, and independant. As a mother of two daughters, that is priceless!!

  • Natalie
    August 27, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Katniss makes a great heroine because there’s almost no other heroine like her. She’s strong, smart, and independent. I got my little sister reading the series mostly because Katniss is a good role model. She’s not perfect, but she works hard at everything she does.

  • Kaitlyn
    August 27, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I love Katniss for many reasons, the ones stated and mony others, some of which are that she cares so much for the people around her (Prim, her mother, Peeta, Gale, Cinna) and will do everything in her power to protect them, even if it means giving her own life. She is such a devoted and powerful individual, and there’s not one better suited to lead the rebellion!
    TEAM KATNISS!!! :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† 8)

  • Christi
    August 27, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Katniss is awesome because she always keeps the big picture in mind…she’s fiercely independent and loyal to those she loves with all her heart.

  • Mitchell Aardema
    August 27, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Im still only on chapter eight of Mockingjay ๐Ÿ˜• , but I still think that Katniss is awesome because her bite is better than her bark. She gets her hands dirty and is very strong in what she does. The Hunger Games is my favorite series.

  • ANNA
    August 27, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I love love love Katniss. She’s my favorite!!!!!!!!! I like everything about her. She’s soo kewl and strong and brave.I can totally relate to her in sooo many ways!! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜‰ โ“ :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ก 8) ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    I LOVE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE’S AN AMAZING HEROINE!!

  • Helena
    August 27, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    I believe that Katniss is an amazing heroine because she is responsible and can take care of herself. She doesn’t let some man swoop in and act all helpless while he takes care of her, like in a certain novel that I know of *cough cough Twilight cough cough*. :]

  • NerdyBell
    August 27, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    I loved how REAL she is. I felt like she was relate-able, and acted like a girl would if brought into those circumstances. Even though I am still not sure what I think about Mockingjay, I still love this series.

  • Calvin Huffer
    August 27, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I like Katniss because she is the main character and the cause in the Hunger games series. She has a personality that I would like also.

  • Elayna Bisby
    August 27, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Katniss is smart… and she makes the right choices.

  • ramlover
    August 27, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    well let’s see, Katniss is an amazing heroine beacause 1. her name rocks and is original (meaning i love her name XD) 2. even though i’ve only read the first book i love her strenghth, courage, smarts, and mind-set 8) 3. her love for her family โžก and lastly 4. her obliviousness ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Sandra
    August 27, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Hello, I think what makes Katniss a heroine is she never gives up. She always stands up for her self & her family/friends. She is different, she has her own ways to deal with things. Her personality is very strong.Something which i have learned from her. Also, she has a heart for her family & friends. She would put her life in danger for them. Katniss is an amazing person.

  • Arantxa
    August 27, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Throughout the whole of three books, sure she makes some major changes, but she stays the same stubborn, skilled, great, impulsive girl who is strong beyond belief but still has her flaws. After reading these books I can honestly say that Katniss Everdeen will forever be my role model.

  • Sarah
    August 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Katniss Everdeen, a girl who lost her father at the age of 11, who was the sole provider for her family, who took on extra tesserae so her sister didn’t have to, and sacrificed herself to the deadly Hunger Games in place of her sister. Katniss showed bravery and courage, and that was before the real adventure even started. Throughout all three books Katniss Everdeen proves herself to be an amazing Herione not only because of her courage and bravery, But because of her firey determination, and her instincts to trust her gut.

  • mitchel
    August 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    ok i ‘m not gonna go on and on i will simply say she is th mockinjay and is the hero and hope of all panem she is brave honorable and modest

  • Janine
    August 27, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Katniss is strong brave and always willing to give her life for her family and those she loves. WE could all set an example and be the Moackingjay for our own family and friends just like Katniss.

  • Finnick Odair
    August 27, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I think that Katniss is great in the Hunger Games Trillogy. She is the person who inadvertadly starts the revolt and helps out the districts.

  • Anonymous
    August 27, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Katniss is an amazing heroine because she never gives up. Even when things went wrong Katniss never lets the Capital win. She is real. It is so easy to connect with Katniss because her emotions run deep. She tries to come across as tough guy letting nothing bother her but we all know she has a soft heart for the things that matter. Gale, Peeta, Rue, Finnick even Haymitch just to name a few. I love Katniss she is one tough chick!

  • Amanda Hutton
    August 27, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I believe Katniss is a wonderful Heroine because she symbolizes the strong, beautiful woman hiding inside all of us. Without doubt, we can see one aspect of her that we would love to have. She thinks along the same lines as we do and she even has the same boy issues that most of us do. Her battle in the arena is like the one raging inside each of us every day. Each decision she has to make mirrors the ones we have to make, though hers are on a much larger scale. I believe Katniss is the epitome of who we want to be.

  • Susan Rosenquist
    August 27, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Loved Katniss in Hunger Games and Catching Fire, but found myself missing the firebrand she is in Mockingjay.

  • Kim Starck
    August 27, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Katniss is utterly awesome because she isn’t in total control but she continues on anyway.

  • Kimmi
    August 28, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Katniss is an amazing heroine because her imperfection makes her perfect. She’s ignited by passion and love. Her character has so many layers, and the best part is that certain layers stick out to one reader, while another layer will catch the attention of another. If there’s a word to describe Katniss Everdeen, it’s balanced. She’s what we all want to be: strong, driven, caring. She’s also what we all are: human. There’s a little Katniss in all of us; and that is why she’s such a real character.

  • Faith
    August 28, 2010 at 4:02 am

    How is Kattnis not an amazing Heroine? She’s unselfish, a fighter who is WAY more bad-ass than any males in the series, has this strong aura about her that makes her character hard to resist. Even though many of the readers have most likely not gone through what she has you automatically feel an connection to her and can relate to her feelings. She’s also a strong person. I mean who can’t like that?

  • Melissa Hughes
    August 28, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Katniss is willing to endure tremendous amounts of pain, the loss of those close to her, even the loss of her own life in the name of what she feels is right.

  • Aven
    August 28, 2010 at 6:09 am

    shes a amazing heroine because shes so relateable and strong! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Mary Kate Locke
    August 28, 2010 at 6:12 am

    The character of Katniss offers to the reader a personality who is firmly grounded in her space and time, but also timeless in her courage, introspection, and heroism. She rocks!

  • Katarina
    August 28, 2010 at 6:14 am

    KATNISS!!! she kicks butt, does not follow orders when she knows it wont work, and she fights for EVERYTHING!!!!

  • Jessica Billings
    August 28, 2010 at 6:23 am

    I think Katniss is a great heroine because she’s absolutely not perfect, but she tries to do what’s best for her family and friends. It makes her easy to relate to.

  • Katie
    August 28, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Katniss is a great heroine because she’s just so… human. She’s strong. She’s smart. She has trouble making hard decisions, but always does the right thing. She makes mistakes. She volunteered her life to save her little sister. She saved Peeta from death. Katniss is a girl of courage, strength, love, and compassion.

  • Liv
    August 28, 2010 at 7:10 am

    I liked Katniss until Mockingjay, she was kind of dramatic about things towards the end… But in the first she was strong and brave, willing to risk her life for her family. She was a person to admire and look up to.

  • Amy
    August 28, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Katniss is awesome because she doesn’t take crap from anyone. She stands up for what she believes in, but does not ignore the cost. She protects her family and friends as much as she sees possible while she rebels.

  • Emily C.
    August 28, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Katniss is awesome because she loves her family fiercely and will do whatever it takes to help them.

  • Michael R.
    August 28, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Katniss is an amazing heroine because she’s strong enough to make her own decisions, even when all seems lost, and have others follow her, not because she’s a symbol, but because she’s doing what needs to be done.

  • Melissa D.
    August 28, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Katniss is a great heroine in the Hunger Games trilogy. She always done what she thought was the best way to protect her family and friends that are close to her. She not only won the 74th Hunger Games but the 75th as well. That takes alot of strength and determination, not to mention skills to do. Although I really enjoyed Mockingjay i was dissappointed with the ending. I will not write anymore than that in case someone has not finished it yet!

  • Rachel
    August 28, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Katniss is everything from caring, protective, and strong, to intelligent, agile, and considerate. Her badassness reaches through the text and makes her part of you, and you part of the story. More than anything, she’s human; as normal a person as any of the readers. She’s just able to adapt her life experiences to her overall survival in her world.

  • Elizabeth E.
    August 28, 2010 at 8:11 am

    I like the rebel in her. for like how she doesn’t let pep;e tell her what to do if she has other plans, or if it won’t work. through out the books i always respected her for that.

  • Nick Reed
    August 28, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Katniss is not only strong willed but she has a perseverance that’s not often seen. Her drive is the kind that only a fool would get in the way of. She is also a warrior to be reckoned with, and is cunning, smart, and not afraid to do whatever it takes to protect the ones she loves. Even if the cost is her life. I also admire how much she can go through before she looses hope. She endures far more than most people could ever even think of. If anyone can bring down the capitol and restore peace to Panem, it’s Katniss Everdeen.

  • Laura
    August 28, 2010 at 8:58 am

    I believe Katniss is an amazing heroine because of how brave she is. She cares so deeply for the ones she loves and will do anything to protect them, even if it means putting her life at risk. I love Katniss!! ๐Ÿ˜†

  • holden
    August 28, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Katniss is stubborn, the point of stubborn that ends up saving her and peeta’s life. she took on the smallest and lightest competitor when nobody else would. she is so strong that she saw Rue die in front of her and walked away, sad yes, but with her chin held high. she is strong mentally, emotionally, and physically.

  • Mary Catherine
    August 28, 2010 at 9:07 am

    I like Katniss because she is a strong person. Not just in the fighting sense; but she is also strong willed. She doesn’t give up and fights for what she believes in. I also find her very refreshing from other heroines because of her honesty and her ability to get through everything and still manage to keep those she loves close. Not only that but Katniss is also a very relatable character because of the struggles and indecision she goes through that is much like our own struggles through our teenage years.

  • Elizabeth
    August 28, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I simply love Katniss because even though at times she doesn’t feel worthy or capable of being the symbol of rebellion she is strong, patient and selfless enough to understand that she inspires those around her. She gives others something to believe in and serves as a reminder to everything they are fighting for…freedom from control, freedom from oppression and chance to make a new life for the world they live in.

  • danielle
    August 28, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    May I just say you just basically wrote my summer reading report for me? So thanks.

  • Christiana
    August 28, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Katniss is an amazing herione because she acts like a real human being not some invinceable super hero. She feels pain and grief and sometimes can even lose herself in these emotions and yet, she has the ability to get back up and do what needs to be done. She is uncertain of herself at times but this helps her to act based on the needs of others. Katniss is amazing because she can symbolize different things for people like strength, retaliation, endurance, etc.

  • Michelle
    August 28, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Katniss is truly one of the best female protagonists ever. She has strength, vulnerability, courage and loyalty all of which propell her forward when so many people, myself included, would curl up into the fetal position and give up. No matter which side a person falls on in the romantic equation I think it’s safe to say that we are all Team Katniss.

  • Sarah
    August 28, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Yeah i wasnt a total die-hard fan of Katniss. I liked her though. Yet I liked Peeta more. Like Katniss said, he always knows the right thing to say, when others don’t. And he has many friends, is sweet, and probably the perfect guy. He also has amazing blue eyes, which I’m a sucker for ๐Ÿ˜€ i really like him. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also like Gale. He’s funny, smart, and handsome! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Linz
    August 29, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Katniss is amazingly strong, and yet a big softy. She volunteered for her sister, which is very rare, even when concering family. Plus, she loves Peeta, who’s just spectacular.

  • Erica O.
    August 29, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Katniss is strong and loving. She doesn’t show her love like a regular person, but thats what makes Katniss Katniss

  • shawnine
    August 30, 2010 at 9:08 am

    shes not your average hero. I would call her an antihero, she doesnt want it but does a great job at not following what others think she should do.

  • Rebecca
    August 30, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Katniss is an awesome heroine, because she is true to herself and her beliefs. Even though she is a pawn in The Hunger Games, she does lives life according to her own terms. As a result, she evolves as a genuine symbol of rebellion and freedom.

  • Stevie
    September 3, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    who won? โ“

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    October 16, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Katniss… What to say? She has so many problems, and so do several others. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ So how would she find the solution? Fight as a team. Work as a team. Bring down what is remained. And as they say; United we Stand, Apart we Fall, comes into play when she realizes that two heads is better than one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • katy
    October 17, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    i absolutely love katniss and the hunger games trilogy. i have up my weekend plans to read the book and i read it in two days i read about 200 pages each day and i absolutely loved it! but i havent read mockingjay and it is killing me trying to not read spoilers!

  • Celine
    August 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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