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3 FAVOuRITE HEROINES, BOOKS THEY’RE IN, AND WHY YOU LOVE THEM.
It was difficult to choose just 3 but here they are (in no particular order):
1. Celaena Sardothien (The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas)
I loved Celaena's character. She was everything I love in a female protagonist- cunning, brave, decisive...a bit cocky and arrogant (but I guess she's allowed that liberty by virtue of being THE most feared and revered assassin of the Kingdom). She is definitely not a damsel in distress and and can kick butt of men four times her size. I liked that she was clear about her priorities and wasn't afraid to take a stand for what she thought was right. Her impulsiveness and straight forward behaviour were also appreciable. I loved that being a badass in no way stopped her from being distinctly girlish- what with her love for parties, beautiful dresses, music or boys.
“My name is Celaena Sardothien. But it makes no difference if my name's Celaena or Lillian or Bitch, because I'd still beat you, no matter what you call me.”
2. Scarlett O' Hara (Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell)
Scarlett is possibly one of the most flawed heroines of all time. Then you must be wondering that what the hell is she doing on my list! Well, it is precisely because she was so flawed. Her character was so beautifully and painstakingly crafted by Miss Mitchell- be it her extreme stubbornness, her innate selfishness, her bitchiness, the love that she bore for her family, her obsession with a married man, the love she had for her own husband...
There is no one way to describe her complex character. Yes, I despised her for a major portion of the book. I felt bad for her. I admired her And then I loathed her again. I wanted her to be punished for her selfishness. I wanted her to get rewarded for her resourcefulness and bravery. She was courageous and manipulative, thick skinned and pigheaded. She was a rollercoaster of emotions! One of the best female protagonists of all time!
“Hunger gnawed at her empty stomach again and she said aloud: 'As God is my witness, and God is my witness, the Yankees aren't going to lick me. I'm going to live through this, and when it's over, I'm never going to be hungry again. No, nor any of my folks. If I have to steal or kill - as God is my witness, I'm never going to be hungry again.”
3. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter series by JK Rowling)
Need I say much about this awesome character? Let's just say the the wizarding world wouldn't have been freed from the tyranny of one noseless douchebag if it hadn't been for this beauty with brains.