Why this book?
I love Katniss Everdeen as much for her strength as for her quirks; the things that make her feel like a real person. She finds relating to people challenging, which is something I struggled with growing up. Her anxiety can be felt when she plays with objects to calm herself, which I still occasionally do. Yet despite her difficulties in connecting with people, everything she does is for the sake of others. She is strong and capable in the face of adversity, which is something I work to achieve in my own life. Learning that her character may be on the spectrum, and my ability to identify with her, led me to start wondering if I may be on the spectrum as well.