Friday, April 27, 2012

A Gift for a Girl

A woman came up to me in the aisle of the bookstore holding a copy of CATCHING FIREicon. She had bobbed, dyed brown hair, and was wearing a brown sweater.


"I'm getting this as a gift," she told me. Her voice got quieter as she leaned in toward me, "It's for a girl who just became a woman today. I wanted to get her something to mark the day. A book is good, right?"

"Sure," I said, "I think it's a great idea. And I really like Katniss who is the heroine in the Hunger Games series. She's strong and tough. A nice change from some other, more passive main characters. I think it's great that you're getting her a gift for this day."

"Well, I just wanted to do something for her. I know she read the first one in the series. This seemed like a good choice."

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