Katniss Everdeen compared to Peb Corbo

For those who’ve read the Hunger Games trilogy and are considering reading my YA Dystopia Discarded Faces, I’ve prepared the following comparison between Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games and Peb Corbo of Discarded Faces. It would look better if I could import a spreadsheet from Excel into WordPress, but I don’t know how to do that.

Physical appearance.
KATNISS: Petite but athletic, somewhat underweight.
PEB: Petite but athletic.

Coloring.
KATNISS: The Seam look: brown hair, brown eyes, olive skin.
PEB: Blonde hair, blue eyes, pale skin.

Dad’s occupation.
KATNISS: Coal miner (deceased).
PEB: Long haul trucker.

Mom’s occupation.
KATNISS: Herbal healer.
PEB: Restaurant cook.

Siblings.
KATNISS: One younger sister.
PEB: One younger sister, older brother MIA in a previous war.

Favorite pastime.
KATNISS: Bow hunting.
PEB: Team sports, video games.

Stimulants.
KATNISS: Problematic relationship with morphine.
PEB: Beer, she’s been drunk once or twice.

Residence.
KATNISS: Small coal-mining town.
PEB: Large city, capital of her country.

Favorite weapon.
KATNISS: Bow and arrows.
PEB: “Beam” rifle.

Hangs out with:
KATNISS: Gale.
PEB: A clique of friends called Young Heroes.

Educational level.
KATNISS: Didn’t finish high school.
PEB: Didn’t finish high school.

Advisor in ethics.
KATNISS: None.
PEB: Dibloonid, Daat.

Advisor in politics.
KATNISS: Heymitch, maybe a little bit.
PEB: Kanath, Daat, Zel.

Advisor in personal deportment.
KATNISS: Effie, Cinna.
PEB: None.

Role in her country’s revolution.
KATNISS: National symbol of the insurgency.
PEB: Local hero, obscure elsewhere.

Bad guys overthrown?
KATNISS: Yes.
PEB: Sorry, no spoilers.

Condition after revolution.
KATNISS: Bad skin, emotionally wrecked.
PEB: Sorry, no spoilers.

To get your own downloadable copy of Discarded Faces, go here: http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/single.php?ISBN=1-55404-740-4

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About bettysrants

Betty Cross has published a sci-fi novel called "Discarded Faces." It is now available both as a paperback on Amazon.com and as an ebook from Double Dragon Ebooks. It’s a dystopia with a happy ending. Her second novel is a fantasy named "Mistress of the Topaz." She has signed a contract with Double Dragon for this one also. It should be available for sale by early 2012.Both will have sequels. In April 2010, after 3 decades in the computer field, she became a full-time writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy. She writes every day, and records her daily word count on a spreadsheet.
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