7) Fanny Price, Mansfield Park by Jane Austen: I LOVE this girl. She doesn't act stupid. No seriously. She sees the 'bad boy' of the book that all the girls like and says, "nope. A wolf is a wolf. They freaking eat people." And doesn't buy into it. (edit: okay she does--kinda--but only because she's heart broken and he pounces on the chance, the sly fox! She comes to her senses though!) I like her because I relate to her in many ways. She stays true to herself even when people tell her to change her mind. Quiet Resolve. Honest, kind, and has a very keen eye about people. I like to think I'm a little like her. Maybe not the Quiet part though--let's be honest!
10) Percy Jackson, The Lightening Thief: I love this kid. I find it's very hard for adults to write teens well, but Percy is all teen. And for that I love him. He makes the wrong choices, he messes up, but he's loyal and kind and he's just trying to do right (and in the process look like he's doing wrong. Like...socks with sandals wrong.). I love him for all his faults. He's the most believable teen boy I've read in a long time.
WHEW! You did it! You read through my list! CONGRATS! And now....the fun begins! Below is a list of 10 friends I've chosen because I'm a nosy friend and I just have to know their choices! I'm so excited to see if any of them pick something I do! Although I doubt it! And that's why I'm so glad there are so many books in the world!
(Friends I tag: you don't HAVE to do this of course, but I would love to see your answers!)