Celebrate Katniss Everdeen with The Girl on Fireball Cocktail!
Hi, Hunger Games Nerds! I am starting a new series on the blog called Literary Libations and I honestly can’t think of a better one to kick us off than The Girl on Fireball! If there is any doubt, I am totally a Katniss Everdeen fangirl (oh, and I should also just get it out there that I am definitely Team Peeta). I feel like Suzanne Collins offered us something that can often be lacking in literature and movies – strong, interesting and complicated female characters. Katniss isn’t perfect – but there is something in her fallibility that makes it hard to look away. Fallibility should be celebrated. I know this sounds strange but go with me here for a minute. We humans tend to push down vulnerability and mistakes. We become embarrassed, even angry when our mistakes or flaws are discussed. But to be flawed is to be human so to have great characters means to write flawed characters.
We connect with Katniss because we understand her emotional drive. We understand why she races out and yells “I volunteer as tribute”; we understand why she often reverts inward to shield herself from her own fear as well as the emotions of others around her; we understand the struggle over Peeta and Gale because we have also struggled with deciding who is better for us. Katniss and all of her struggles and fallibility should be celebrated – so we will start with a fun literary cocktail in her honor.
- 1 bottle of hard cider
- 1 shot of Fireball Whiskey
- Slowly pour the two together to reduce any foam. Enjoy!
Now, here are some other Killer Hunger Games Ideas you are going to love!