After a month of reading books I didn’t connect with, I’m dragging my feet when it comes to writing reviews. To get myself feeling motivated and out of my rut, I’ve made a list of the female characters with which I most identify. These women are all characters I admire, relate to, and strive to be. On we go!
The Queen of Lumatere from The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta
Traits I love: Determined, loyal, secretive, stubborn. She leads an entire kingdom to reclaim their rightful land. She’s perfect.
Additional note: I would gladly follow her into battle.
Charlotte Lucas from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Traits I love: As someone who loves being sensible, I adore Charlotte Lucas for being the epitome of practicality.
Additional note: Anyone who does absolutely adore Charlotte should read this article and then report back.
Liesel Meminger from The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
Traits I love: Driven, hungry for knowledge, loves stories and believes in their power to bring change, compassionate but still tough as nails.
Additional note: My beloved Liesel is part of the Bookish Girls Trifecta (Liesel, Hermione, and Matilda).
Francesca Spinelli from Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
Traits I love: Reclusive tendencies, quiet when she’s uncomfortable, witty. Unapologetically sassy.
Additional note: Even the relationships in this book remind me of my own life. Frankie and I both know the value of strong friendships.
Ella of Frell from Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Traits I love: Funny, clever, embraces other languages. A heroine who is definitely loved for her personality and mind, and not just because of her looks.
Additional note: I’m sure that my ability to relate to this character isn’t a coincidence. When I was little, I saw in Ella the type of person I wanted to be.
Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Traits I love: Intelligent, good-natured, opinionated, principled, judgmental. The idealist to Charlotte’s realist.
Additional note: I know it’s an unoriginal answer, but I even relate to her flaws. Elizabeth and Charlotte are my favorite Austen duo.
Which characters a person connects with says a lot about them. Let me know what characters you admire, relate to, and want to be.