02/16/2012 08:17 am ET

Bella Swan, Katniss Everdeen, And Hermione Granger: Who Would Reign Supreme In A Battle Royale?

About the author: Walter is a junior at Saint Patrick and a reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools.

Love Interest

Bella: Edward’s thin like a stick; he’s pale and he wears the same dark clothes all the time. Seems like the opposite of GTL.
Katniss: She can’t even decide if she’s into Peeta or Gale. C’mon, you can’t have both of them!
Hermione: Don’t get me started on Ron’s orange hair! Really, dude, do something about it.
Winner: Bella. At least she knows who she wants to be with. After all, Edward sparkles!

Voice tone

Bella: She gets no vote; she’s basically whispering throughout the whole series!
Katniss: Her wildness and ferociousness scares me. She yells too much.
Hermione: Her brilliant British accent is soooo lovely.
Winner: With Hermione’s accent, I can’t help but be mesmerized.

Fashion sense

Bella: She has an awfully conservative closet. But what do Seattle girls know about fashion?
Katniss: She has no style! She’s practically a female Tarzan in the forest!
Hermione: Her Hogwarts uniform is pretty hot. ... Call me.
Winner: Ding! Ding! Ding! Hermione’s wizard uniform takes this category by the whip of a wand! (Seriously, call me.)

Survival skills

Bella: Really, can she even protect herself? She’s a textbook damsel in distress.
Katniss: She has archery skills and is strong enough to survive the Hunger Games.
Hermione: She may be book smart but she’s got magic on her side. And let’s face it, she’s pretty wicked with that wand.
Winner: With Katniss’ archery skills, everyone else would end up wounded way before Hermione casts a spell or Bella yells for help.


Bella: She may care about her family, but wanting to have a hybrid baby screams selfish to me.
Katniss: C’mon, she took Prim’s spot in the Hunger Games. What’s more compassionate than that?
Hermione: She’s quick to help the defenseless, especially Neville Longbottom.
Winner: Both Katniss and Hermione got my vote on this one.
Overall WINNER: Hermione’s got the full package: Smart, powerful and a strong heart. (Really, call me.)