I saw a post on Pinterest that called the childhood game, Hungry Hungry Hippo the original Hunger Games. I thought that was funny. I also heard a story about a woman who is competing the the next Olympics in archery who trained Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) to shoot for the movie. (Read article here)
I am struck at how this character Katniss has touched America, especially our young women, and if we’re being honest about it, some of us older chicks too. 🙂 It’s is great to finally have a “badass” and capable heroine, who is just that, a heroine, and not to knock the recent vampire series, because I liked those too, but truly the heroine in that was all shucks and clumsy and clearly NOT capable. So, thank you, Suzanne Collins, for giving our daughters a new role model, one who is tough, but fair, resourceful and has a heart for others.