Google+ YA Romantics: Kick Butt Characters YA Hop

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kick Butt Characters YA Hop

I'm excited to be participating in the Kick-Butt Characters YA Blog Hop, hosted by Good Choice Reading and Kathy of I Am a Reader, Not a Writer.

If you enjoy YA books that feature characters who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty, brandish a sword, try out some martial arts, or just plain kick some butt in the interest of what's right, this is the Hop for you.

For my prize, the winner will be able to choose any one of these books featuring a take-no-prisoners heroine.


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Ellie in Wings of the Wicked is the ultimate butt-kicker. She's the Preliator and spends her time killing reapers. If you choose this book, you'll also receive a bookmark for Angelfire that is autographed by author Courtney Allison Moulton.

No, Lena didn't start out as a butt-kicker in Delirium. But after reading Pandemonium, I'd argue that she's graduated to butt-kicker status. See how it all develops in Pandemonium.

And Shatter Me! If you haven't read this, here's your chance. Yes, Juliette may be wearing a poufy dress on the cover, but she's not a girl you'd want to mess with.

New Choice Added!
In comments, a bunch of you mentioned Rhine. So I'm adding Fever by Lauren DeStefano as a choice. Since there are no "tweet daily" entries in this giveaway, everyone still has the same number of chances to win.

Tell me in comments: Who's your favorite butt-kicking character?

To enter to win, just fill out the Rafflecopter:


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I'm sorry to say that my giveaway is US only this time around, but check out the linky, because there are plenty of international options.

226 comments:

  1. That is a hard question! I am going to go with Katsa of Graceling:)Awesome giveaway Jen, thanks!

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    1. That is a good choice. She's one of the toughest chicks out there :)

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  2. I adore Alex from Half-Blood! I think she's definitely on of those kick butt heroines :-D

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    1. I have GOT to read a book by Jennifer Armentrout. She has the most wonderful, loyal fans.

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  3. Katniss from Hunger Games or Rose from Vampire Academy :)

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    1. have u read vampire academy? i read the last book in a day coz i was so excited for it!

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  4. Love Tris from Divergent and Alex from VA.

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    1. Is there an Alex in Vampire Academy? Did I forget him?

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  5. Rhine Ellery from Wither!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Mine is Grace for The Dark Divine!

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    1. Have not read this series but have heard good things :)

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  7. Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy :)

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  8. Mine is stuck between Katniss from The Hunger Games and since I already read Shatter Me, Juliet :)

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    1. It's hard to top Katniss! Am interested to see where Juliette's next adventures take her!

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    1. I have read the Heist Soceity but not Gallagher Girls. Gotta remedy that!

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  10. If all time Ill say Gin from Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep but from YA end ill say Juliette from Shatter Me

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    1. Love Jennifer Estep's Frost YA series but have never read any of her adult stuff...

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  11. Ooh, Cammie is definitely a kick-butt character. Although, at the moment my favorite would ahve to be Saba. =)

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    1. From Blood Read Road?? I haven't read that yet.

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  12. katniss from HG is my favorite !

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

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    1. She is the best! Can't wait to see the movie :)

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  13. Rhine from Wither.

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    1. Enough of you have mentioned Rhine that I added Fever as a giveaway prize!!

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  14. Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy

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  15. I love Alex from the Covenant series by Jennifer L Armentrout. She is definitely a super kick butt character!! Also Lena from Delirium and Pandemonium. Especially in Pandemonium she is awesome!

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    1. I keep thinking I will win a Jennifer Armentrout book, but clearly I need to ask for one for my birthday!!

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  16. Saba from Blood Red Road! She can fight!

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  17. Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy! But I saw the premier showing of Hunger Games last night and I might change my mind for Katniss

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    1. Ahhhh! I have to wait and see the movie tomorrow and I am dying!

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    1. Yay! Someone picked a guy! Though it's cool that there are so many butt kicker girls in YA :)

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  19. I really like zoey redbird from the house of night series and tally youngblood from the uglies series : )

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    1. I have never read House of Night. My Summer TBR is getting longer!

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  20. Cinder from Cinder by Marissa Meyer! I love her. :D

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  21. Cammie from Gallagher Girls
    Emily R in rafflecopter

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway! I really like Rachel Morgan from The Hollows series by Kim Harrison!

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  23. Katniss from the Hunger Games or Raisa from the seven realms series by cinda williams chima.

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    1. I need to read a Cinda Williams Chima book. I've heard really good things about her work.

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  24. Love Rachel Morgan from the Hollows series by Kim Harrison! :)

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    Leanne

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    1. Another vote for Rachel -- got to look her up!

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  25. Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy. Love that series. Thanks for giveaway and the choice of such great books. I think it will be hard to choose. Thanks.
    - Maritza R

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  26. Beka Cooper from the Terrier series, because she's like the Everyday Hero of butt-kickers. No special powers, no money, nothing other than her brains and her fists. And a dog. Eventually, she gets a really cool dog named Achoo.

    http://shelversanon.blogspot.com
    @shelver506

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    1. Haven't heard of that series, but I'm all for a girl who loves her dog!

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  27. Rose Hathaway- you just can't get more butt-kicking than her

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  28. Kaylee from the Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent.

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  29. June! From Legend. She is AWESOME.

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  30. Clary from The Mortal Instruments Series!! :D

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    1. I'm re-reading Divergent to get ready for Insurgent and I agree!

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    1. Ooh, excellent choice. My blogger friend BookAddictNet introduced me to that series and I loved it!

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  33. Favorite butt kick character has to be either Aria from Under the Never Sky (though she isn't too butt-kicky...) or Kat from the Heist Society series. =) Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I loved UTNS. And Kat. Love her! And Hale....

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  34. I love Juliette (Shatter Me)... and The MC of The daughter of Smoke and Bone (ah! what's her name!) lol

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    1. I haven't read Smoke and Bone -- on the top of my pile!

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  35. Katsa from Graceling is definitely my fave. Can't wait to see more of her in Bitterblue!

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    1. Me too -- it feels like I've been waiting forever!!

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  36. My favorite butt kicking character is Merit from the Chicagoland Vampires! She kicks butt and looks great in leather doing it!

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    1. I've read some of the Dark Elite YA series by Chloe Neill, but not these yet...

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  37. MacKayla lane from the fever series by Karen Marie Moning! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    1. Have heard good things about her books but haven't read them yet!

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  38. The ones I featured in my leg of the hop are Harry Crewe and Lyra Belacqua, but my favorite non-YA butt-kicker is Roland Deschain. :-D

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    1. Yep. She's not a book character, but I'd say she's up there with best butt kickers of our time!

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  40. Eve Dallas from the By Death series by J.D. Robb

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  41. Well I was going to say Hermione, but I just got home from seeing The Hunger Games and holy smokes Katniss!

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  42. For YA, it's Katniss. For adult, it's Anita Blake..

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  43. I love Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy. The most kick a** heroine ever!

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  44. Well, this week, it is Katniss. It has to be. No choice in the matter. Usually it's Tris from Divergent or Dru from Strange Angels or Hermione from Harry Potter or Harry Potter. I love Cas from Anna Dressed in Blood. Clara from Mortal Ins. Or Roland Deschain from Stephen King's The Dark Tower series...... I could go on, but I won't bore you!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jaime Lynn- GFC

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  45. Cammie from Gallagher Girls. Awesome giveaway....

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  46. Kali from Every Other Day!

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    1. Don't know her but am looking up all these characters I'm not familiar with!

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  48. There are so many great strong female characters in YA it's so hard to choose. I recently read Grave Mercy and Ismae is one awesome butt kicking female.

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    1. I have Clockwork Collar on my kindle. Very excited!

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  49. Finley Jayne of Kady Cross's Steampunk Chronicle books: The Strange Case of Finley Jayne, The Girl in the Steel Corset and The Girl in the Clockwork Collar! LOVE THESE BOOKS!

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    1. Whoops, I clicked the wrong reply button. That comment above is for Marmaladelibby and to Devan -- I have Grave Mercy coming to me soon -- won it in a contest and I'm counting the days!!!

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  50. My fav is Alex from Half-Blood.

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    1. Ahhh. Reading a Jennifer Armentrout is high on my to-do list!

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  51. Rose Hathaway from the VA series is my fav. Thanks for the giveaway! =)

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  52. Either Rose Hathaway from The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead or Riley Blackthorne from The Demon Trappers Series by Jana Oliver.

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  53. My favorite kick-butt character is either Percy Jackson or Edward Elric from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga and anime.

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  54. Blayne from Beast Having Badly

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  55. Wade from Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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  56. Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy. :D

    Angie @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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  57. I have to say Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games as I just reread it!

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    1. I just saw the movie. I heart Katniss so much!

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    1. Just saw the movie and love her all over again!

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  59. I just wanted to let you know I sub through a different email than my FB one. My rafflecopter name is Kalindy Skittles and my email sub is dontkillkittens8(at)netscape(dot)net

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. I use different emails for different stuff too. No problem and thanks so much for subscribing!

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    1. She is an amazing character -- can't wait for Bitterblue!

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  61. Katniss from The Hunger Games.

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  62. I think it would be Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  63. Cammie from the Gallagher Girls series is my favorite.

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  64. My favorite would have to be Rose from Vampire Academy.
    thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. If I counted up these comments, I think it would be a tie between Katniss and Rose :)

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  65. Katniss from The Hunger Games and Rose from Vampire Academy.

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  66. Yelena from Poison Study and Rhian from the Godspeker Trilogy

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  67. Katsa from Graceling by Kristen Cashore! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  68. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    P.S. Thanks for checking out my IMM oh & lol that would be a very popular meme =)

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books
    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yeah!!
      Paige and I are going to do a "I'm the Last Person on Earth to Read..."

      My first book for the meme would be Clockwork Angel!

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  69. Eve Dallas from In Death series!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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    1. Love Eve -- I think a new book just came out?!?

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  70. Either Katniss from Hunger Games or Eve Dallas from In Death series. As far as guys go, Finn from the Trylle series by Amanda Hocking.

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    1. Good choices! I have two of the Trylle books and am looking forward to reading them this summer!

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  71. I'm going with Katniss too!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

    Brianne @ http://memoriesovertakingme.blogspot.com/

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  72. Cat from the Night Huntress Series

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    1. Don't know her, but Night Huntress sounds really cool!

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  73. That's a hard one. I would say right now, Beatrice from Divergent or I love Yelena from Poison Study too.

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  74. One of my all time Favorite Kb Characters is Claire Redfield from The Resident Evil Books.

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  75. My favorite all time kickbutt character is definitely Katniss Everdeen from THG. She's just so strong, despite everything she endures.

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  76. I love Kaylin Neya from the Chronicles of Elantra series by Michelle Sagara--& this week I really like Kali D'Angelo from Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  77. I love Melanie Stryder from the Host she is a fighter.

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  78. Katniss Everdeen comes to mind for some reason . . . :)

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    1. Yeah, she's a popular choice. I'm going to count the votes: Rose vs. Katniss.

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  79. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games!

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  80. Okay, I counted. Rose is one vote ahead of Katniss!!

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    1. *Smacks head* I totally forgot about her. She's amazing! I read the books and saw the Swedish version of the movie. I still need to see the American one!

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  82. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games :)
    Thanks!
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  83. My favorite is Riley from the Demon Trappers series. She definitely has the coolest job ever and has that snarky attitude I like so much.

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  84. Gin Blanco, (Spider) from the Elemental Assassin books

    tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Another series I still haven't got to, but I just requested Immortal Rules on NetGalley *crossing fingers really hard*

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  86. Katniss of course. But I also love Tris from Divergent!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  87. Rose is my favorite from vampire academy!

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  88. My faves are Sookie Stackhouse & Mercy Thompson.

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  89. Alanna from the Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce!

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  90. I am full of favorites this time I will pick Rachel Morgan :) Thank you for you generous participation in this fun hop!

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  91. I love Katniss and Tris

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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