…if by all time, you mean in recent years AND in a book I’ve read.
The common denominator with all my favorite heroines is their self-confidence. Even if they question or doubt themselves from time to time, I like a girl with a mind of her own. I’m not talking about a girl who has an inflated self-image, or a girl who always knows the right thing to say or do, I’m just talking about a girl with a backbone, a girl whose self-respect raises the moral climate around her. She’s flawed, but her will to do and be better is strong.
I want to give my readers a girl worth looking up to–a girl who makes them stop and think … Hey, I DO deserve fairness, respect, and love.
(Stepping carefully off the soapbox.)
Here they are:
5. Tris, DIVERGENCE series
4. Clary, MORTAL INSTRUMENTS series
3. Katniss, HUNGER GAMES series
2.Hermione, HARRY POTTER series
1. Julie, WARM BODIES
Who gets your vote? Did someone important not make my list?
Holly Lauren is the author of Tempus, a Young Adult Science Fiction romance available now at Amazon.com.