Young Adult Heroines: Apparently all the same?

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Browsing through my personal Facebook, I saw this link shared by a fellow reader. The link has Katniss Everdeen's face on it, and the title of the article is "Why Do All The Girls Who Save the World Look a Certain Way?" Immediately, I was intrigued and clicked on it, hoping that it would be accurate. However, it wasn't... at least, in my opinion.

Below is the photo of the diagram. You can click it to make it bigger. For the actual article, click here to go to the original source. 
I found so many things wrong here. Katniss Everdeen as shy? Hermione Granger has low self-esteem? There was a Harry/Ron/Hermione love triangle? Lena Duchannes didn't have a supportive partner? Bella Swan is a fighter? Hmm...

To no surprise, if you read the comments for the article, everyone's pretty much saying the same thing. I just find it interesting, and thought I'd share with you all. Take the time to look at the diagram, and I would love to hear what you think! :)