A fantastic question! While I have touched on the subject previously, I haven’t specifically answered this question, so here goes:
- Alanna, The Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce
- Betsy Warrington Ray, Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace
- Lucy Karate, The Line series by Courtney Brandt (yup, that’s me – Lucy is a bit of a self insert, but she will forever hold a dear place in my heart – as will my other protagonists: Bronwyn, Julia, Rigby, Liz, Ayah and Queen Juliette)
I also have a special place in my heart for Katniss Everdeen, Laura Ingalls, Shahrzad, and Alexia Tarabotti.
Given the above list, I think it’s no surprise that I gravitated towards writing in the genre of Young Adult (and am continuing to do so).
Who are your favorite book characters?