In this first Mockingjay Countdown mini challenge, Morgan from Smitten With Books asks participants to cast a lead actress for the role of Katniss Everdeen.
This is tough. I've read the first and second books in this series several times now, and have even taught them. (Which is a vastly different experience than just reading alone.) I have a firm picture in my head of Ms. Everdeen, but I don't know that this girl exists in real life.
The closet match that I can find is Troian Bellsario. She's pretty, but not ultra-glam. She's confident, but not a show-stopper. She's mysterious and looks a bit sneaky. She has a dark complexion. She's not super buff, but looks like she could pull back a bow. And, probably most importantly, she looks smart. Here she is:
What do you think? Who would you cast for this important role?