Katniss Everdeen is everything I like about in a character. More if it's a female character. She's physically and mentally fit, intelligent, quick thinking, observant and most of all she's a loyal, daughter, sibling and friend. She's strong in so many ways the others are not. Not to downplay the other characters such as Gale, Peeta and Rue to name a few, but Katniss is such a character dear to your heart.
Despite the sick, twisted plot, I enjoyed reading The Hunger Games. Does that make me a sick, twisted person too for liking it? Hmm, a good point to ponder upon.
I've yet to watch its movie adaptation. Is it anything as good as the book?
P.S: The Hunger Games reminds me of [b:The Lottery and Other Stories|89723|The Lottery and Other Stories|Shirley Jackson|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1316636539s/89723.jpg|212602] by Shirley Jackson. If you love The Hunger Games, you should give this a go. It's a short story btw.