I’m here to confess my devotion to The Hunger Games trilogy. With Catching Fire coming up, I’m excited! Yes, I know that its target audience is my teen daughter, but I can’t help it—I’ve always been drawn to strong female characters, no matter what genre. And oh lordy—Katniss Everdeen, our heroine in this futuristic tale, does not disappoint. She’s insecure, yet fierce, always ready to confront a challenge.