A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Sara Crewe is an amazing character who helped me in more ways than one. Her ability to imagine herself in a better situation than the horrible one that she was forced into was such a great thing to read about, especially during middle school.
The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
Piper McCloud can fly! And it's because of this extraordinary gift that brings her to the top secret school for others with powers. I remember reading this book over and over again and the poor book has some damage to show for it.
Truly Devious Series by Maureen Johnson
Stevie Bell is one of the best characters that I've been able to follow through a novel. Everything about this series stayed a mystery to me and that's what made it such a great read. (I made a whole review about this series on my main page.)
The Evil Queen by Gena Showalter
Everly Morrow is the Evil Queen. And not the Evil Queen. This is a fantastic fairytale retelling and I recommend it to readers who are 16 years old or older because there is a particular part that may not be appropriate for all readers. (I have a review for this book as well on my main page.)
The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson is one of the best summer reads I've ever done. The sarcasm and jokes through out the series along with seriousness of all the situations the teenagers should not have been in, made sure that the series never got boring. This book series, along with some of the authors other book series, is what made me interested in both Greek and Roman mythology.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Conor O'Malley's story hurts. I haven't read many books that have the ability to make me openly weep as much as this book did. And continues to do so every single time I read it. This book is for anyone 12 years or older, but there are some sensitive topics, the biggest one being cancer.
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Clary Fay's adventures are some of the first that introduced me to the fantasy genre. She is thrown into so many different situations and none of them go the way that she expects them to. The series continuously made me immediately pick up the next book and keep reading.
Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
Ama is an amazing character who is hurled into some of the worst situations. All of these situations made me want to throw the book out of the nearest window. It was so infuriating and that's what made it a great book. This book contains some sensitive topics and I don't recommend it for anyone under 17 years old.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Tana is another character that I love. She fights back and doesn't let what's happening to her keep her down. She doesn't just sit back and let the fates decide, and that's one of my favorite traits in a character. While this is about vampires, it doesn't follow the same plot line as most stories and it's wonderful that I couldn't predict the ending.
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
Romy Silvers is such a heart-warming character. Her story, however, is a little less so. While reading this book, I freaked out with Romy so often that I lost count. And yet, I read the book over and over again. This book talks about mental illness and portrays it accurately. This book will be a favorite for a long time.