I wasn’t a child or teenager when I read “The Hunger Games”. I was in my forties and it was one of the books that I thought I would never read. The idea that children and teenagers are taken into an arena and fight to the death was just too revolting for me.
But then someone suggested to read it as a lesson on how to create intriguing characters and how to write a really cool novel. I suspect it was Randy Ingermanson. And as serendipity wanted it the books were on offer so I just got them.
And I have to say Katniss Everdeen hooked me from the beginning. I suspect her character was the only reason I devoured the books. I just love kick-behind heroines. I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s and most female characters were not particularly kick-behind. Of course, as a redheaded girl, I read “Pippi Longstocking” and “Die Rote Zora” both of which did do some kicking of behinds. But that’s about it.
Not sure if it would have made a difference in my life if there would have been more. It doesn’t matter now anyway I guess.
I have posted this quote from “The Hunger Games” a couple of times lately. It resonates with me for some reason. I am not someone who cares too much about her looks. There are much more important characteristics in my books like being a caring and authentic person. But I would like to be radiant.
Someone once told me that my aura is quite bright. She wondered why I wasn’t able to see auras and had not explored the psychic abilities that to her I obviously have/had. I still haven’t even though I am more aware that there is more to my senses than most people can experience. But that is a topic for another post.
Today I just want to tell all of you out there who have problems with their self-esteem that you don’t need to be pretty or beautiful. Just be radiant in your own unique way and you’ll be fine.
May the odds ever be in your favour 😉