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My girl Paige may be a grammar nerd--unlike myself--but we are totally similar in our love for Jane Austen and bookstores and our television writing dreams. Although Paige probably has a better chance of writing for TV than I do.
2. Robbie from Atonement by Ian McKellan
Sobs. Robbie could have had it all. He was intelligent, bookish, with dreams way bigger than his low class status. After a lie destroyed his future, he was imprisoned and then forced into the army where all he lost any hope of success or love.
3. Emma from One Day by David Nicholls
Just thinking of this book makes me want to cry. Why're all British books sad? See: Atonement, Me Before You, etc. Emma is legit one of my favorite characters in all of the books I've read. AND she becomes a YA author later on, basing her main character off of a plucky student of hers.
4. Miranda from When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Miranda's favorite book is A Wrinkle In Time which is one of my favorite books which makes WYRM even better, if possible. You should definitely pick up this gorgeous novel if you haven't gotten the chance. It's lovely.
How could I not include Hermione on this list?
6. Charlie from The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
This epistolary novel has become a huge part of the gen x zeitgeist. I love that Charlie was recommended books from his teachers. It's such an adorable book nerd thing to do (and something I'm guilty of. My French teacher would give me french magazines and books to read all the time).
7. Swede from Peace Like A River by Leif Enger
One of the main things that made this book shine was Swede's pieces of epic poem throughout. It added a great depth to the ocean deep novel.
8. Jacqueline from Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
I think I may be cheating here since this is a memoir in verse but it's too beautiful not to mention.
Apple wrote some lovely poetry as she struggled with all she had to deal with over the course of the novel.
10. Echo from The Girl At Midnight by Melissa Grey
SHE LIVES IN A LIBRARY. Nuff said.