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Monday, August 2, 2010

My Favorite Book Heroines

This is part of my Favorites Week here on the blog, be sure to check out the others!

These are the girls that I feel like I can look up to simply for being awesome ;)

10. Dru from Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
She lost her grandmother, and her father. Now she has to fight the evil things that go bump in the night all by herself. She kicks butt the whole time, but she still has emotions and acknowledges them.

9. Cammie from The Gallagher Girls Series by Ally Carter
She's trained to be a SPY and she's a TEENAGER! She's super smart and excellent at sleuthing, but has guy troubles like the rest of us. Plus she's a great friend.

 8. Thirrin from The Icemark Chronicles by Stuart Hill
So Thirrin is basically a viking, though it's sort of an alternate reality. Her father, the king, dies, and she's left to lead her country in to war, and does it wonderfully. Badass!

7. Meggie from Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
She's normal. Then she finds out her father can read characters out of books. Even then she's still a normal, book loving girl thrust into situations that she never imagined. She's strong, and clever, and yet still has an air of normalcy.

6. Tally from Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Tally is fun to read about, because you never know what she's going to do. She has faults, and a lot of them, but that's why it's so awesome to see her making the right choices.  Especially after messing up (again).

5. Rose from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Rose kicks major ass. She is the best fighter in her class, despite the fact that she wasn't in school for two years. She truly cares about her best friend Lissa, and wants what's best for her. She does what she wants, but it's all for what she thinks is right.

4. Ella from Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
She's gifted (more like cursed) with having to do whatever anyone tells her to do. The decision she's forced to make when she falls in love with a prince is heartbreaking. I'm tearing up just thinking about it!

3. Hermione from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
The idol of bookish girls everywhere! Sure she's kinda shy and a little bit bossy, but she always knows what to do to get Harry and Ron out of sticky situations.

2. Suze from The Mediator series by Meg Cabot
She can see ghosts, and she OWNS it. She doesn't need anyone's help, and is sure to let them know it! She has a snarky sense of humor that always makes me laugh and doesn't rely on any guy to help her, ever.

1. Katniss from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Do I even need to explain this one? She's basically the definition of awesome!

Come back tomorrow for another list of favorites!


  1. Great list of favorites. I think I have read most of the books but now I need to read the rest. =]

  2. Great choices! Though I've only read four of those books, Hermione's probably my favorite.

  3. Nice choices! I definitely agree with the Hermione one.

  4. Ella's a fantastic heroine, she manages to be feisty despite being burdened with that curse! Ella Enchanted was definitely one of the books I re-read the most often when I was younger (and is still on my favorites shelf!)

  5. Aww! some love for Suze! I love her too! :D


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