YA is one of the most popular genres in fiction these days. Usually, female characters aren't written very well and are usually just there to fill some empty space. However, here are five popular YA characters, not necessarily the main characters of their books, who I absolutely adored. because of their character development and personalities.
Note: Major SPOILERS, it's best not to continue unless you've read-
5. Alaska Young
One of John’s Green remarkably amazing female characters. Alaska is written so well it makes me feel like she is a real person who I’ve grown to like as the book progressed. She isn’t perfect, every girl has her problems, but she is mischievous, crazy, spontaneous, yet troubled. Her ending was horrible and gruesome, but the book was still exceptional. It showed how even the best people could not overpower death.
4. Isabelle Lightwood
Isabelle Lightwood was one of my favourite characters from the Mortal Instruments because of her assertive, fierce side, and her softer, caring side. She is described as rebellious in the way she goes against what her parents want. On the outside, she appears bold, beautiful and confident, but really, she is insecure about her scars and her height and a lot of other things, which is surprising because she seems perfect. I also have to mention how she is viciously loyal, and will do anything to protect her family and her pride.
3. Hermione Granger
Who doesn’t love Hermione? She’s one of Harry Potter’s best friends, a saviour of the Wizarding World and a pretty badass character altogether. Yes, she is nerdy, likes following rules and can be a bossy know-it-all, but she is proud of who she is, and has definitely saved Harry’s life more than a couple of times. I guess I liked her so much because she was not afraid to stand up for what she believed in, whether it was house-elf rights, muggle-born rights or female rights.
2. Luna Lovegood
I fell in love with Luna from the minute I met her. Everything about her character is so unique and intriguing, you can't help but instantly like her. She is portrayed as an open-minded, carefree person who doesn’t care about what other people think. She’s very blunt, and tells things like it is, which makes people uncomfortable, but she has a very rare personality. Luna is sort of like the opposite of Hermione, since Hermione believes in facts and logic, while Luna thinks anything can exist unless it is proven not to.
1. Margo Roth Spiegelmann
My all-time favourite. I feel like she is the best John Green character, in my opinion. She is the most popular girl in school and very well liked, but she struggles to break free from her normal, everyday life. She’s a wild child and runs away from home occasionally. But in the end, we find out that Margo is not a miracle or an adventure, but a girl. A human girl with insecurities and problems, because nobody's perfect.
So what did you think? Who are your favourite female YA characters? I might do a post on male characters soon.
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