1. Cath from Fangirl
Was Cath not the most relatable character ever? Her obsession with a particular book series (me), her social anxiety (again, me), her desire to be a writer and her distinct awkwardness around boys (OMG, that’s totally me!).
2. Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series
Yet another socially awkward bookworm I identified with a lot. (Yes, she was socially awkward – not in the films, but in the books.)
3. Severus Snape from the Harry Potter series
Because I too hide my hopelessly romantic side underneath a mask of bitterness, cynicism, and cruelty to children.
4. Brenna from The Risk
She wears all-black outfits, is a bit of a smartass and hides her vulnerable side underneath a layer of grit. I’m not as tough as she is – though I sure would like to be.
5. Yukiko from the Lotus War series
I’m not sure if I am like Yukiko, I just know I’d like to be in her place – psychically bonded to a mythical creature. In her case, it’s a thunder tiger; in my case, it would be a dragon.
6. The Archeron sisters from the ACOTAR series
I identify with all three of the Archeron sisters – I can be soft like Elaine, feisty like Feyre, and a fire-breathing bitch like Nesta.
7. Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice
Elizabeth is sassy, enjoys her own company and is unwilling to settle when it comes to romantic relationships. I’ve learned a lot from her example.
8. Harper Grayson from The Fireman
Harper found herself in a relationship where her husband belittled her, making fun of her because she enjoyed reading YA novels and other ‘frivolous’ things. I was in a relationship like that (note: was) and when I read the part where Harper realizes just what a dick her ex-husband is, I feel like that part could have been written about me.
9. Callie from Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake
Callie is a wallflower, not very adventurous and stays home a lot – which describes me to a tee. One day, she makes a list of all the things she wants to try and in doing so, changes her life. I’m thinking I need to take a leaf out of her book.
10. Sula from Sula
When someone tells Sula to settle down, get married and have some babies, she clapped back with ‘I don’t want to make somebody else. I want to make myself.’ I was like GIRL, PREACH!
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