I’m in a list making mood. Last week I listed my top 5 picks for summer reading. if you missed that post, check it out here. This week I’m going to share five of my favorite female characters. I read and write young adult fiction, so it should be no surprise all of my favorite females come from YA books. These are in no particular order. None of my favorite females are weak or whiny. They all have romantic story lines, but they don’t need guys to define them. These girls are smart and funny and they have minds of their own. So, without further ado, here are my five favorite fictional females (how’s that for a tongue twister?).
*Beware of spoilers
Talk about a girl with a good head on her shoulders. Katniss fights for what she believes in. She’s willing to die for her sister and she’s not easily won over. She’s reluctant to go with the flow of social norms and she doesn’t care about fitting in (even if that hurts her opportunity for sponsorship). I love Katniss because when she loves you she loves you, but if she hates you, watch out! Aside from her wits and feisty attitude, I think what I like most about Katniss is her willingness to put the needs of others before her own, no matter the cost.
This girl has it all. She’s beautiful, but she doesn’t know it. She’s strong willed but respectful. She’s a fierce friend and loyal to her family. What I like about America is that she’s not a swooner. She doesn’t fall into Prince Maxon’s arms the minute she meets him. Their relationship begins with friendship and eventually blossoms into something more. The best thing about the entire Selection series is that I still have no idea who America will end up with. She cares for her first love but has genuinely fallen for the Prince at the same time, and her love for him isn’t superficial. She has no desire to gain a crown or fame or even status. America just wants to be loved, ulterior motives not included.
I think you all know by now how much I love Doon. More than the gorgeous, fairy tale setting or the swoon-worthy princes, I love the girls in this book, particularly Veronica. While it’s true that Veronica‘s story is driven by her desire to figure out if she has a future with Prince Jamie, I think her actions are fueled more by her longing to be loved…I mean really loved. Her mom doesn’t care, and her boyfriend cheated on her. I think so many girls can relate to Veronica because there is always the question, “Am I good enough?” lingering in their thoughts. When Veronica finally finds the answer she’s been looking for, she doesn’t just roll over and follow her Prince around like a puppy dog. Veronica has the kinds of qualities I think we all strive for–honor, integrity, and sacrificial love, to name a few.
This one even surprises me a little. Sam is a total brat (to be kind) at the beginning of her story. I think the reason why I picked her is because of the total and complete transformation she makes from beginning to end. At first, Sam is selfish and arrogant. She treats others poorly and only seems to care about popularity. In the end though, she becomes someone we care about and relate to. Someone who realizes the faults of her actions and tries to right her wrongs. I think Sam is relatable because we all have a mean girl in us, however small. Sam‘s story shows that true change can take place if we change our perspective and see the world from another’s point of view.
Enna of Bayern
Enna is the original “girl on fire”. She’s strong and brave, but she’s also vulnerable. She wants to see the best in people, and that is perhaps one of her biggest flaws. Enna is a true friend. She knows what it means to sacrifice her own desires for the sake of others. She hates the idea of being a villian and through her story, she comes to accept her ability as a gift, rather than a curse. She learns to hone and use her talents for good, rather than for evil. I love Enna because she is so human. She makes mistakes and learns from them, just like everyone else.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my favorite female characters today. Who are some of your favorites? I love hearing from you! Until then, happy reading!
Yours in Messiah Yeshua,
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