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08 June 2011

Do you have a favorite main character?

Today's host:Amanda Flower

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:

1. To Kill a Mockingbird- Scout Finch’s imagination

2. Pride and Prejudice- Elizabeth Bennet’s wit

3. Mouse and the Motorcycle- Ralph S. Mouse’s sense of adventure

4. Charlotte’s Web- Wilbur’s loyalty

5. The Baby Sitter Club Series- Kristy Thomas’s organization skills

6. Jane Eyre- Jane Eyre’s conscience

7. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe- Lucy Penvensie’s bravery

8. Mandie Series- Mandie Shaw’s crime solving skills

My question for you, who is your favorite protagonist?

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April Gardner said... Wednesday, 08 June, 2011

Great list, Amanda!

Never heard of Mouse and the Motorcycle, but I'm right with you on all the rest. Jane Eyre completely swept me away, but it was Rochester's mysterious, almost "bad boy" aura that lured me.

Christine Lindsay said... Thursday, 09 June, 2011

I only get to chose one? Gasp, how can I? I hate to sound like a broken record, but it's Captain Alex Randall of Shadow of the Moon by MM Kaye. It's the stiff-upper-lipped English hero that makes me swoon every time, and I've never forgotten the last page of that novel. Alex is a man who'll do what's right every time, no matter if it kills him, and you'll only know his heart is breaking by the nerve pulsating high up on his jaw.

Michelle Massaro said... Thursday, 09 June, 2011

My favorite main character is Hadassah from Francine's Mark of the Lion series. Sorry for being a broken record, it's just the best book series ever written, lol! I also love Aslan. Lewis did an amazing job bringing out the aspects of Christ's personage in that Lion. I'd love to step into Narnia and bury my face in that mane, feel that warm breath delivering courage to my soul, even have those claws tear away my pride. I think I need to put that into my TBR pile again! =)

April Gardner said... Thursday, 09 June, 2011

Christine, I'm anxiously waiting for my friend to send me Shadow of the Moon. Can't wait! You've got me stoked to read it.
Claws tearing away pride, Michelle? Sheesh girl, you're waxing beautifully poetic.

Michelle Massaro said... Friday, 10 June, 2011

Ha! It's that lovely C.S. Lewis painting such a deep and resonating image for me. =)

Lisa Lickel said... Friday, 10 June, 2011

I remember the first time I read Charlotte's Web; I was in third or fourth grade on a car trip to grandma's, it was raining and I cried so hard at the end I thought I would be sick. Oh, man, love Charlotte. Although I still suck up housespiders with the vacuum.

Anonymous said... Friday, 10 June, 2011

Have you read Ronie Kendig's Nightshade? Max and Sydney both completely captured me. But if you want to know my favorite fictional character ever, it's Tessa Ellis from Steven James' The Bowers Files. She may not be the main character, but she's a pretty significant role. I love how flawed, vulnerable, and completely real she is.

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