Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Six Scout Finches from sci-fi & fantasy

Ryan Britt is the author of Luke Skywalker Can't Read and Other Geeky Truths. One entry on his list of six of the best Scout Finches -- "headstrong, stalwart, and true" young characters -- from science fiction and fantasy, as shared at the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog:
Primrose Everdeen (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay)

Katniss might seem the obvious choice as the Scout of District 12, but she’s far too cynical even at the start of the first novel to truly attain Scout Finch status. No, it’s fairly obvious Prim is the Scout of this particular dystopia: she’s braver than she lets on, innocent enough to be optimistic, and her quiet tenderheartedness is truly inspiring.
Read about the other entries on the list.

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--Marshal Zeringue