In honor of International Women’s Day, which was yesterday, March 8th, I’ve decide to highlight some of the great women characters in books.
Hermione Granger: The Harry Potter series
Hermione is a brilliant, super-smart friend of Harry Potter in the widely successful book series. She used her intelligence to get out of multiple tough situations, not only saving her friends, but the Wizarding World as a whole.
Katniss Everdeen: The Hunger Games series
Katniss Everdeen saves her little sister’s life by volunteering to enter the Hunger Games in Prim’s place. She shows determination, leadership skills and perseverance to get through multiple Hunger Games throughout the series and lead and inspire a rebellion against her corrupt government. Her storyline inspired many copies and similar stories about strong girls in a dystopian society.
Tris Prior: The Divergent series
One of the very first and probably most successful Katniss Everdeen knockoff, Tris and the world she lives in is a compelling story on it’s own. Tris is a young woman just trying to figure out who she is in a world where that is frowned upon. Like her predecessor, Tris helps to overthrow and inspire a rebellion against her corrupt government.
Scout Finch: To Kill a Mockingbird
Scout is an inquisitive, kind, tomboy who grows up in a world of racial tension that she is unaware of. When her father defends a African American man in court however, Scout is thrown into reality and discovers many things about race and the way that people treat each other.
Clary Fray: The Mortal Instruments Series
Clary is a creative teenager with a normal life ahead of her—except when she learns that she’s actually living in a world of monsters, and she is born into a family of Shadowhunters—the ones who kill them. Clary develops from a innocent and normal teen to a fierce warrior, who also saves the world.
What female characters in books are your favorite?
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