Jennifer Lynn Barnes (jenlyn_b) wrote,
Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Giveaway: The Girl Who Was On Fire

Any long-time readers of this blog know that I am a HUGE Hunger Games fan. An it-blew-my-mind-the-way-the-Giver-did-when-I-was-eleven level fan. A the-first-book-in-the-series-was-a-perfect-book-for-me-the-same-way-that-Veronica-Mars-season-1-was-perfect-television kind of fan. So when Smart Pop Books asked me if I would be interested in writing an essay about the series, my response was a resounding YES. Even though the essay was due at the same time as the revision of Trial By Fire. Even though the due dates for both of the above overlapped with the three weeks I spent on tour last year. And even though that was the same time that my short story was due for the Enthralled anthology AND the super-short period during which I had to finish writing the first draft of Every Other Day.

Even though I was freakishly, insanely, rocking-back-and-forth-on-my-heels-and-murmuring-to-myself busy, I still said yes. Because I love The Hunger Games THAT much. And because I had something to say.

My essay is called Team Katniss, and it's a tribute to Katniss as a strong female character, independent of the love triangle so many readers seem to have latched onto. Or, to quote the essay: "Sometimes, it's not about the romance. Sometimes, it's about the girl."

So when Smart Pop offered me a copy of THE GIRL WHO WAS ON FIRE to give away on the blog, I knew exactly how I wanted to give it away. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment talking about what you love or hate about Katniss, with no mention of Peeta or Gale. Maximum of five entries per person! Please leave each one in a separate comment. Contest will run until midnight EST tonight!

EDITED TO ADD: You can get ONE extra entry by linking to the contest on twitter, your blog, etc-- just indicate that you did so in the comments!

UPDATED: The contest is now closed and the random number generator has selected a winner (stay tuned for announcement), but please feel free to continue leaving thoughts about Katniss in the comments. I have truly enjoyed reading them all.

About the Book: In The Girl Who Was on Fire, thirteen YA authors take you back to Panem with moving, dark, and funny pieces on Katniss, the Games, Gale and Peeta, reality TV, survival, and more. Essays by: Sarah Rees Brennan, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Mary Borsellino, Elizabeth M. Rees, Lili Wilkinson, Ned Vizzini, Carrie Ryan, Cara Lockwood, Terri Clark, Blythe Woolston, Sarah Darer Littman, Adrienne Kress, and Bree Despain.
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