In the spirit of St. Patrick’s day, which I am sure had significance at one point in time, I thought I would start a meme.

Pick 3-10 characters from any of your favorite young adult dystopian novels and tell everyone about 3 things:

  • What would you be drinking?
  • What would you toast to?
  • What would you ask them?

It can be as boozy or as dry as you wish!

Haymitch Abernathy

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I would have to kick things off with a strong whisky, at 6 in the morning, with Haymitch Abernathy. Haymitch is a cynic’s cynic and I’m sure we wouldn’t want to talk to each other, but that’s what the alcohol at 6 am is for. Of course, Haymitch has already probably been drinking.

What I’d be drinking:

Whatever is in Haymitch’s flask. At least one swig anyways. Then it’s on to an Irish Coffee to prove I’m a rebel too. Haymitch heckles me most certainly.

What we would toast to:

The odds.

What I would ask him:

How would you have beaten Katniss if you had to play against her?


That Guy from Red Rising who Destroyed an Entire Planet

Now it’s off to Jupiter for a rare meeting with a Gold.

What I’d be drinking:

Death in the afternoon

What I would ask:

Isn’t there a better way to microwave your popcorn?

What we would toast to:

Ashes…and the Phoenix’s that rise from them.


Plutarch Heavensbee


Suzanne Collin’s indelible Hunger Games series of books supplies a whole host of characters who I would love to sit and have a drink with. And while I’ve eulogized President Snow, there’s definitely no other person than the lord of war I mean the Head Gamemaker, Plutarch Heavensbee who I’d rather be sharing a drink with right now.

What I’d be Drinking:

Champaign. He won after all.

What we would toast to:

To more wars, bigger wars, longer wars, social media, and short memories.

What I Would Ask:

Can you imagine the ad revenue on social media you could have made on the Hunger Games?




What I’d be drinking:

Moscow Mule.

What We Would Toast to:

Hearts and secrets.

What I would Ask:

I think I know the person you are based on in real life. And it’s really weirding me out right now. Speaking of kicks to the face, it’s time to drink this Moscow Mule.


Ghost of Tris


I’ve only had 5 drinks and I’m already seeing ghosts. Not too bad I suppose since I’ve also been traveling across multiple universes all in a single day.

Luckily for me I’ve been traveling with a gigantic pile of books like Divergent, all of which are incredibly more difficult to read when traveling at light speed while intoxicated.

What I’d be drinking:

A Galeic Flip. I’ve never had this but it looks delicious.

What we would toast to:

La differance.

What I would ask:

If you were writing a book about Veronica Roth, what kind of ending would you give her?



It’s only fitting that a modern philosopher wind up drinking alone. In ancient Greece it would be quite different.


What I’d be drinking:

Hemlock, the only drink for a philosopher.

What I’d toast to:

The shadows.

What I would ask:

What else would I have done, anyways?


What YA Dystopian Character Would you like to Enjoy a Drink With?