A couple of weeks ago, Maggie contacted me and asked if I’d like to participate in this year’s Book Madness. Basically, Book Madness is a month-long event where people get to vote for their favorite characters based on what bloggers, bookstagrammers, and/or booktubers have said about those characters in their posts. There will be several rounds of voting and the first round goes through March 6th. I chose to represent Katniss from THG because Katniss is badass and I always have and always will love her. There’s a link at the bottom of the post for you to click on if you want to vote! If you do, you have the chance to win some awesome prizes like ARCs and Amazon gift cards! So let me tell you why I love Katniss and why you should vote for her.
Perhaps one of Katniss’s strongest traits is that she’s not afraid to stand up for what she believes in, even if means putting herself in danger. Even though she doesn’t always understand the gravity of what she does and even though she’s often hesitant to lead, she never backs down from a fight once she’s in it. She’s not afraid to stand up to her tyrannical government and let them know she’s not okay with what they do. These decisions nearly get her killed, but she stands by them and continues to make them again and again.
Similarly, Katniss is willing to do anything (including making sacrifices) for people, especially those that she loves. Of course, we see this right from the beginning of the series when she volunteers to take Prim’s place despite the fact that Katniss thinks this will mean certain death for her. Wanting to help people is her driving force 99% of the time and is often the reason why she stands up to Snow. It’s an incredibly admirable trait.
Finally, Katniss is simply a real character. While she’s an extraordinary character, she’s still flawed. She makes mistakes and doesn’t always make the right decisions. She also doesn’t walk through her challenges unscathed. She, like anyone in the real world, is deeply affected by the experiences she goes through. Her mental health suffers from the trauma. She isn’t the same person at the end as she was in the beginning. But she also doesn’t let these things stop her. Because of this, she’s not only a character we can look up to and admire, but also someone who we can relate to.
Now that I’ve done my best to convince you that Katniss is a great character, head on over and vote for your favorite character! You can click HERE to cast your vote. Don’t forget: there are prizes you can win for voting!