All the Reasons Katniss Everdeen Is Our Ultimate Role Model
Team Katniss for the win.
She sacrifices herself for her sister.
What’s an epic futuristic slash post-apocalyptic trilogy without an act of selfless sacrifice? AND for it to unfold that early on in the first book, in order to develop the central storyline – we’ll take it. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that her sister is pretty much the cutest ever (and has grown into such a pretty young thing!) We love you, Prim.
She’s the Girl on Fire.
I mean, duh.
She’s adorably clueless about love.
She doesn’t even seem to realize how gaga Gale is for her until she leaves for the Games. And the whole back-and-forth with Peeta in the first book, before we all realize they’re obviously star-struck lovers MEANT to be together despite the horrific circumstances they’re flung into? Yep, adorable.
Or how about when Gale got whipped in the town square and Katniss stayed up with him all night until she was sure he’d make it through – while Peeta just had to sit there and pretend the whole scenario hadn’t basically just put his heart through a meat grinder? Ugh. I can’t.
(Not even going to go into Katniss rescuing the brainwashed Peeta from the Capitol, because too heartbreaking.)
She’s actually Jennifer Lawrence.
Okay, so this one is kind of cheating because we all know J. Law isn’t actually Katniss, but we really couldn’t see anyone else playing her character, tbh.
Talk about an understatement – Katniss is one of the bravest heroines we’ve come across, way up there with the likes of Hermione Granger and the Black Widow in Marvel’s Avengers.
This leads me to my next point – which is, girl’s got mad skills.
Case in point. Also, she has perfect hair.
She’s remarkably self-aware (not counting the whole love triangle thing).
For someone who pretty much had to raise herself and her sister, she’s pretty self-cognizant; and we can totally respect her honesty. Digging the “no fake bullsh*t” attitude, Katniss.
She can’t stand for those she loves to be put in harm’s way.
And she’ll do anything to stop this from happening, even if it means putting herself in danger innumerable times.
She doesn’t let the traumatic events in her life sway her inner goodness.
Even though they do haunt her, and will in fact continue to do so for the rest of her life (and we don’t blame her in the slightest), Katniss never lets the horrific things that happen to her affect her sense of inner morality. There’s a reason she’s the Mockingjay, after all.
She is still “the good guy” in every way, which is probably our most commendable reasoning for choosing her as our ultimate heroine and role model.
Oh, and she’s pretty much our generation’s Lara Croft.
...and may the odds be ever in her favor.
Tune into ABC Family’s 13 Days of Halloween countdown to catch Katniss in all her Girl on Fire glory. And we seriously can’t wait for the final installment of the series, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, coming to theaters this November!