I tried. I really, REALLY tried to come up with a female character from a book that I haven’t written about yet that I could call my favorite. I went through my Shelfari about 5 times hoping to suddenly remember how much I loved the female lead in that book. But, it didn’t happen. I considered writing about Anne Boleyn- since I’m obsessed with her and have read MANY historical fictions about her. But it didn’t seem right seeing as how she’s an actual person and not a character. Plus, simply cannot mention my favorite female character and not follow it with:
Hermione Granger. I know, you’re totally Harry Pottered out by now and I apologize. Hermione is uber obnoxious in the beginning of the series, something most Hermione fans don’t want to admit. But, she’s an awkward adolescent girl who just discovered that there’s a whole other world out there full of magic. She’s uprooted from her home and sent to live with a bunch of wizards. She’s incredibly smart and loves to read. None of these things add up to stellar social skills, but she tries. Eventually, once the boys finally take her in, she lightens up and you can see that she’s deeply caring and can even be funny. She’s a wonderfully written character and very underappreciated in the Harry Potter world.
Now, I’ll give you my second favorite female character. See? I understand you want to read more than “fifteen ways to spin my love for Harry Potter.” So I give you the book:
And my favorite character? Skeeter. An amazingly strong, caring, daring girl (who just happens to be writer- hellooo of course I instantly bonded with her). This book is about her breaking social customs to do what she believed was right- even if it meant ending relationships with those closest to her. She did what no one else had the balls to do in a time when women were thought of as nothing more than eye candy. She’s not just pure angel though, she had a great snarky side that makes you love her even more. If you haven’t read The Help, read it and fall in love.
Ready for “Favorite Book Quote” Tomorrow?