What are ten words that describe Katniss in The Hunger Games?

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The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins is about a futuristic world where the government shows their power by systematically killing off two people from each district each year. 

Katniss Everdeen, the main protagonist of all three books, has many different character traits that present themselves throughout the trilogy. Katniss can be described as resourceful, due to how well she can live off the earth in the form of hunting and gathering. She can also be described as determined, because she perseveres through the hunger games to make it back home to her family. Another word that could be used to describe Katniss is mature, especially for someone her age! She takes care of herself, her sister Prim, and even her mother. Katniss is also defiant, as is clear through her actions, like pretending to eat nightlock (poison berries) with Peeta at the end of the first hunger games (resulting in two victors instead of one); Katniss has no problem defying the rules of the Capitol. Katniss is also compassionate, which she demonstrates by volunteering as tribute for her sister, as well as when she holds a proper ceremony for Rue after she is killed. Another word to describe Katniss is modest because she often wants to stay as far from the spotlight as possible (think all of the interviews she hates doing). Katniss is also a bit short-tempered, especially with Haymitch. When she feels like something is not being done well she is quick to react in an explosive way. Furthermore, Katniss is independent; throughout all of the Hunger Games she often resists or rejects help from others. She does not want anyone harmed unnecessarily, so she often tries to go off on her own to accomplish things. Katniss can also be described as clever or cunning; she knows how to use her resources to accomplish her goals, and can often do so in a pinch! Lastly, Katniss is brave, because she continually puts herself in harms way to fight for what she believes in and to protect the people she loves.

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