Why: Kind, smart, and easier to sympathize with than Katniss, Rue's an important part of what makes Katniss leap off the page as a compassionate protagonist.Proof: "First they show a photo of the tribute, then flash their score below it. The Career Tributes naturally get in the eight-to-ten range. Most of the other players average a five. Surprisingly, little Rue comes up with a seven. I don’t know what she showed the judges, but she’s so tiny it must have been impressive."