When you finish reading a novel, are you ever sad to see the protagonist go? Does it feel like you’re saying good-bye to a good friend? Those are signs of well-crafted main characters, like the ones in our excerpts this week.
There are many protagonists whom I’ve met in my life who have felt like old friends, and I miss them at the end of the book.
Here are eight of my favorite protagonists and their characteristics which I found most endearing as a young reader and still admire to this day:
- To Kill a Mockingbird- Scout Finch’s imagination.
- Pride and Prejudice- Elizabeth Bennet’s wit.
- Mouse and the Motorcycle- Ralph S. Mouse’s sense of adventure.
- Charlotte’s Web- Wilbur’s loyalty.
- The Baby Sitter Club Series- Kristy Thomas’s organization skills.
- Jane Eyre- Jane Eyre’s conscience.
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe- Lucy Penvensie’s bravery.
- Mandie Series- Madie Shaw’s crime solving skills.
Amanda Flower is an academic librarian for a small college in Ohio. Her first novel, Maid of Murder, was released in 2010. When she is not at the library or writing her next mystery, she is an avid traveler, aspiring to visit as much of the globe as she can.
She is the author of Maid of Murder