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HPEF - Ascendio 2012
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Katniss, Bella, and Hermione: Finding the Balance Between Asskicking Prowess and Emotional Realism in the Girls of YA Fiction
Track : Sessions
Program Code: 110
Date: Friday, July 13, 2012
Time: 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM  EST
Location: Tuscan III
Panelists: Veronica Roth, Lindsay Ribar, Libba Bray, Beth Revis, Aimee Carter, Michelle Hodkin - You've got Katniss, the champion fighter whose hard life has left her with little room for romantic emotions; and you've got Bella, who lives for love but trips over her own shadow and needs supernatural boys to save her. With literary role models like Hermione in the mix Hermione, known for both her sensitivity and her asskicking skills why are there still so many high-profile heroines who tend toward one extreme or the other? This panel will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of extreme portrayals of these various female protagonists, and what kind of heroines we want next from the YA market.

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