What makes heroines stand out to you? Personally, I love characters with flaws, who struggle but work hard. Characters who can be insecure, yet confident at the same time. Heroines are tricky! I can like one for the same reasons I dislike another. Here is a list of some of my favorite YA book heroines:
Zofia spoke to me as an older sister. She survived something no one should ever have to and naturally she came out changed. But the one thing that didn’t change was her commitment to her family. Without giving any spoilers, it is this commitment to family that drives her. Zofia is strong, cable and truly incredible.
Liv. I just love her. She didn’t let her situation really get her down. She did something that people say are only for boys and she did it better. Liv is confident but not cocky. She is amazing. I just want to be her friend.
CAMMIE “THE CHAMELEON” MORGAN
A spy! Who doesn’t want to be a spy? Cammie, is living the dream. It’s amazing to see a character so sure of herself when it comes to being a spy and her abilities, be so uncertain about other things, and yet still learn exactly who she is. Because while she is a Gallagher Girl, she is still just a girl.
More over S looks like Little J is the new It Girl. Jenny left Brooklyn and went to boarding school in her own series and it is fabulous. She gets to reinvent herself and show everyone who she really is and who she is can be.
Anna had the hard time of trying to balance what her family wanted, doing what she thought was right and figuring out who to trust. It was great to see Anna grow and start to come into her own.
RYN (ADERYN VERCH GWYN)
Ryn is strong, brave, loyal and fiercely protective when it comes to her family. She comes across as brass and cold, but she becomes soft. As the story goes on you see her open up to someone new, someone other than her family.