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:
by Monica Hesse
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.
by Ally Carter
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.
Lisa T. Bergren
Gabi is a treasure. She’s smart, kind, resourceful and I think she handled falling back in time extremely well—not an easy task! She meets the royal family and realizes her ability to change history. She also paid better attention in school than I did.