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Katniss Everdeen

Katniss Everdeen

Katniss Everdeen is the protagonist of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. She is portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games films.

Did you know?

  • Author Suzanne Collins came up with the idea for the book after watching footage of the invasion of Iraq and a reality TV show.
  • The name Katniss comes from the name of an edible plant species, genus “Sagittaria,” commonly known as “arrowhead.” This is a reference to Katniss’s archery skills.
  • Jennifer Lawrence, who played Katniss, actually sang the song and recorded “Rue’s Lullaby” for the Hunger Games soundtrack.

“The hard thing is finding the courage to do it.”

Katniss Everdeen