Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Top Ten Characters Who Are Strong Female Characters

Top Ten Characters Who Are Strong Female Characters
April 22: Top Ten Characters Who X (you fill in the blank -- examples: piss me off, are the popular kids, are bookish, would be my bff, that stole my heart, etc. etc.)

Fictitious Strong Women
1.  Katniss Everdeen
The Hunger Games Triology by Suzanne Collins
Before the Reaping she gave up her childhood to take care of her family, at the Reaping she volunteer to give up her life for her sister, and after the Quarter-Quell she gave up her freedom for the rebellion. 
2.  Valentine Wiggin
Several books in the Enderverse by Orson Scott Card
Valentine acted as Ender’s protecter from Peter, their older brother, in Ender’s early years. After Ender leaves for Command School, Valetine and Peter, under the pseudonym’s Demosthenes and Locke, work to break up the Warsaw pact.
3.  Annabeth Chase
Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heros of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan
She’s intelligent and brave.  Annabeth is always looking to help her friends and honor the gods.
4.  Tris Prior
The Divergent Trilogy
Tris was able to choose Dauntless even though it wasn’t the easy choice.  She fought for what was right even went it meant working with Marcus and potentially messing up her relationship with Tobias.
5.  Amal
Does My Head Look Big in This by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Amal is a 16-year old Australian-Muslim girl living in a post-9/11 world full of prejudice, intolerance, and hate.  She chooses to start wearing a hijab, the Muslim head scarves, full-time as an outward expression of her faith.
6.  Lucero-Elisa
Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson
Elisa doesn’t start off as a strong female character; she grows into that role.  She puts her doubts and insecurities aside and fights for the those who don't have a voice.
Runaway by Wendelin Van Draanen
To find happiness, Holly escapes from her foster family and travels across the US in search of happiness.
8.  Tiger Ann Parker
My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Willis Holt
Tiger Ann didn’t have the luxury of being raised by her parents; she had the burden of raising herself and them.  Tiger has to be strong for the entire family.
Real Strong Women
9.  Alice Ozma
The Reading Promise by Alice Ozma
Alice and her father’s story have a beautiful story of how a family can stand strong.  Sometimes father/daughter relationship can be awkward or difficult to maintain in teen years, but even through Alice’s teen years they remained close. She is real example for every girl about the importance of family.
10.       Anne Frank
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The fact that her Anne’s positivity was not snuffed out by her situation is absolutely amazing.


  1. Tiger Ann Parker - what a name! I'll have to check that book out. That's just a great name.
    Totally agree about Katniss, Tris, and Annabeth. Love them. So fierce.

  2. Katniss, Annabeth and Tris are some of my favorites as well! I love reading about a truly strong heroine. Great list!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  3. Great list! I love that you added real people who are in books!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. Thank you! I think it's important for readers to remember that "real" characters can be strong and their stories meaningful.

  4. Great topic! I like that you picked this one. I considered this as one of the topics. I also like that you added real women as well.

    1. I think it's important for the girls of this generation to know that they can be the hero of their story and not wait for a prince charming.