Tired of those characters who talk like AI, have the emotional range of a teaspoon (coughs), and in no way appeal to our bookwormish hearts? Here are some books to make you fall in love with fictional characters again. By no means are these the only ones out there, but just a few to get you started....
- The Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
"I feel like a mucker from the ends of my hair to the mud of my bones.”
Dashti isn't a perfect looking, unfortunate damsel in destress. She is a plain, pocked-marked mucker girl, who's shining personality pulls you into the story. Strong, yet flawed, she is the perfect character to take you on a journey to a new land of magic, Lords, Ladies, castles, and towers.
2. Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen
"My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”
An old fashioned tale, Pride And Prejudice isn't every bookworm's cup of tea, but if you can reached past the elaborate writing and see the Lizzy beyond, you will understand why every aspiring young lady should take her as a role model. With A plus wit and sass, Elizabeth is a character to be reckoned with.
3. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
“It is helpful to know the proper way to behave, so one can decide whether or not to be proper.”
We all love Cinderella, but we have to admit in terms of character she isn't the most interesting princess... or is she? Welcome to Ella of Frell, who slides down banisters in the company of Prince Charmont, queen of sass and spunk. If you need characters who will make you laugh until you cry, this is the book for you!
4. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
“People laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas, you have to use big words to express them, haven't you?”
We all love Anne, with her fluffy absentmindedness, an imagination so strong she can terrify herself, and temper that matches her fiery, red hair. Please read, and if you have already read, reread!
5. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
"Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have." (Coughs again. Please admire my self-restraint as I refrain from putting anymore Hermione quotes in)
Big controversial statement coming up... I personally don't think Harry is what makes this series tick. The reason I included this book/series in here is because all the side characters are amazing! Don't get me wrong, Harry isn't bad, but Hermione's sass, Ron's loyalty and occasional daftness, Fred and George's humour, Luna's... well... Lunaness, all make these books shine in their own way. So read Harry Potter for a host of lovable characters who will lodge themselves in your heart and demand to be loved.