Very cool post about one of our favorite heroines, Katniss Everdeen. I love author Jack Flacco’s column “Women Who Wow Wednesdays,” which has featured Katniss in this article here and the likes of Mary Jane Watson (Spiderman), Jane Foster (Thor) and Carrie (Carrie) in previous posts.

Jack Flacco

Among the hopeless faces rises a hero of unlikely countenance. A natural hunter. A survivalist. She sports a razor-sharp aim, a handy skill to kill a pheasant from a hundred feet. And she gives of herself to fight in the blood-soaked Hunger Games. Meet Katniss Everdeen, this week’s Women Who Wow Wednesday‘s champion.

They come from the twelve Districts of Panem. Sacrifices to a totalitarian nation bent on keeping its ideals intact. The uprisings years ago created The Hunger Games, a warped kind of Olympic circus where contestants, tributes rather, fight to the death for the enviable bragging rights as winner.

Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is District 12’s female Tribute.

From a humble family, Katniss lives a gray life where the girls wear plain dresses, and food comes to the table as a scarce commodity. But she’s done well for the family, providing meat…

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