Book Superlative Saturday (2)

Book Superlative Saturday is a meme hosted by Kayla at Bengal Reads. Each week Kayla picks a superlative (like the ones from your high school yearbook: “Most Likely to Succeed” or “Class Clown”), and we can pick which characters or books we think fall into those categories.

This week’s superlative is:  Biggest Literary Charmer/Flirt

I’d have to say the biggest charmer/flirt that I can think of in the books that I have read is Finnick from Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. He was especially charming in Catching Fire, but then in Mockingjay we learn a lot more about him and he definitely became one of the most interesting characters in the series.

While I was looking for fan art of Finnick to add to this post, I saw that someone online had suggested Garrett Hedlund to play the part in the Catching Fire movie.  I must say that I wholeheartedly agree with this! With his smile, he could definitely be the charming Finnick from Catching Fire, and I also think that he could totally pull off the more complex Finnick that we love in Mockingjay.  (Fan art by and Garrett Hedlund image from

So, who would you pick?  Let me know in the comments, or leave a link if you participated in the meme and I’ll stop by your blog!


  1. Bittner

    April 21, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I'm listening to a lot of flirting going on in Fade by Lisa McMann but it is creeping me out, and it is between a student and a teacher! So, my pick would be Dex from One Day because he is flirt and it is one of my favorite books!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      April 22, 2012 at 2:31 am

      Oh, yeah, Dex is a perfect candidate for this superlative! Good one!

  2. Bengal Reads

    April 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I'm really loving this picture! Finnick sounds like a flirt and I think that the actor in the picture fits the bill perfectly… he just looks like he's dripping with flirtation lol! Great choice, I can't wait to read the rest of The Hunger Games series to read about Finnick :) Awesome pick!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      April 22, 2012 at 2:31 am

      You totally need to read the other Hunger Games books! Do it! Now! ;)

  3. Jac

    April 21, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Garrett Hedlund would be a PERFECT Fennick!! PERFECT!!! *swoon* I don't know why I didn't think of that myself, but as I re-read (which I'm in the middle of right now!) I'm just going to picture him from now on!!

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      April 22, 2012 at 2:32 am

      Swoon is right! And yeah, next time I reread the series I am totally picturing Garret Hedlund as Finnick!

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