Character Connection is a weekly meme hosted by Jen at The Introverted Reader every Thursday. It’s where we get to discuss our favorite book characters and what we love about them!
ep·ic /[ep-ik] /
–adjective Also, ep·i·cal.
1. heroic; majestic; impressively great
2. of unusually great size or extent
In my opinion, the word epic is overused. I’m not criticizing people that use it, not at all. Just, for me, it isn’t a word to be thrown around in daily conversation. It should be saved for something that really is…you know: epic.
That being said…
Katniss Everdeen? Yeah. She’s EPIC.
I thought it would be fitting to talk about her this week since we’re within a few short days of the release of Mockingjay, my most anticipated book release since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It will complete the Hunger Games trilogy that features Katniss.
If there are still people out there that haven’t become part of the phenomenon, I’ll avoid talking about specific plot points, because I definitely don’t want to spoil anything for anyone!
Katniss starts out as the unwilling participant in a barbaric yearly game, and then (somewhat accidentally) becomes the face of a rebellion. When people close to her get hurt, Katniss gets angry. When Katniss gets angry, she inspires a nation to get angry with her.
She also has two rather excellent menfolk at her beck and call. Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne are both pretty amazing, but whether Katniss ends up with one of them or on her own, she is and will remain her own person.
So, if you haven’t yet picked up The Hunger Games: I hope I’ve helped inspire you to do so.
If you’re waiting in breathless anticipation for Mockingjay like I am, tell me what you hope happens to Katniss in the end, I’d love to talk to you about your opinions!
(To see some of my post-Mockingjay thoughts, you can check out my thoughts on Gale Hawthorne here!)