Girls With Grit Showdown: Week 2!

In honor of the Girls With Grit series (a collection of stories featuring kick-ass females that we’ll be featuring through early December) we want to know which chick is the grittiest. So you tell us: which girl would come out on top in each of these pairings?

Next weekend, the winners of each battle will be set against each other, and then those winners will go fisticuffs until only the grittiest girl remains. We’re looking for a gumption goddess, a chutzpah chick, and (of course) an all-around gritty girl. Round two BEGINS! 

But first? A moment of introspection for gritty girls gone by. Missed last week’s pairings? Check them out here!

And now to business! Who would win these showdowns?



Girls with grit are fierce, independent, strong young women. They’re girls who face tough situations and sometimes don’t come out on top. They’re girls who work hard, who believe in themselves, and who try to follow their principles.

Groundwood Books’ Girls With Grit series is on Figment because each of these books is about a girl like you, or your sister, or your best friend. We’ll be featuring different books every week, so be sure to check the Figment Features page often!

30 thoughts on “Girls With Grit Showdown: Week 2!

  1. But Katniss has SO MUCH MOR GRIT! Come on people! SHE SAVED A NATION PEOPLE! A NATION! Haha tis’ true Vee, why must it be so tragic though?

  2. Lets not forget that Hermione also saved a nation, and in the 3rd hunger games book Katniss spent the first part hiding in a closet. Just saying.

  3. Okay, I love Hermione, but I have to go with Katniss! Hermione had people to back her up and help her, and she had magic. Katniss was alone with a bow and arrow! But honestly, why did they have to compare these two????

  4. I love Hermione and Katniss, but……I’m gonna have to go with Katniss, since Hermione doesn’t kill people. If it were a battle for who had better character, though, I would’ve picked Hermione.

  5. C’mon you guys. Hermione would definitely beat Katniss. Wands are way better than a bow and arrow! I do love Katniss, but I’m gonna have to go with Hermione on this one.

  6. The battle between Katniss and Hermione:
    Hermione is reading a book.
    Katniss shoots an arrow at her.
    Hermione waves her wand.
    The arrow flies back at Katniss and hits her.
    Katniss says, “Darn. Maybe I shouldn’t shoot at people with magic,” and dies.

  7. When I first saw this I wanted to die!!! You can NEVER and I mean NEVER make someone pick between Hermione and Katniss!!! It’s just not right it’s inhuman, no possible, they are both equally awesome in there own ways they should be the two finalists NOT Buffy( no offense Buffy you still rock) but for real Katniss is so much better than her!!

  8. OMG! They can’t put Hermione and Katniss in the same category, are you kidding me?! They’re BOTH baddass girls, just two different settings and situations.

    Katniss is the way she is because she has to be, to survive, Hermione fights against evil to make the world a better place.

    They should tie 🙂

  9. Katniss is a better survivalist by far, even though if she was in Harry Potter’s world she would hold no match against hermoine.

  10. Eh, I never really liked Katniss much. She’s very… needy. Even if she pretends not to be. Hermione’s got morals, bravery, and intelligence, whereas Katniss is good with a bow and arrow. I think Hermione has stronger principles than Katniss ever did, and not only does Hermione believe in herself, she believes in EVERYONE. That’s what makes her so great- almost every little girl reading Harry Potter wants to be Hermione Granger because she’s kind, smart, and extremely moral. How many times did you stop and think ‘That’s exactly what I would have done!’ or ‘Wow, I wish I had come up with that solution!’ when Hermione did something? With Katniss, it’s exciting to read the books, but her life isn’t really relatable and her actions aren’t very credible. There are times when she makes the right decision, but even then, it isn’t as much of a ‘You go, girl!’ moment as it usually is with Hermione. And frankly, the whole “Gale vs Peeta” thing… well, if you’re just reading to argue over which guy is hotter/more worthy of her love, I know a certain series of red and black books that might just be perfect for you… 🙂

  11. I don’t understand. I mean, it’s all over now, but here it says that Katniss beat Hermione. So why did Katniss get eliminated for week 3, leaving Hermione to move on and take the number 1 prize? Someone, please explain.

    • Hey Nicole-
      At the time of the blog post (when official voting ended), Hermione was wining. Since the official voting closed, more votes have occurred giving Katniss the edge, but these do not count toward our showdown.

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