Hey guys, in this week’s blog post I’m going to be talking about my top 10 characters who I aspire to be.
1. Tess Baker from Silence is Goldfish
When I read Silence is Goldfish, the first thing I noticed was how confident Tess was. She was comfortable in her body how it is. She didn’t care how anyone looked at her or what they said. All she cared about was her friends and family. Tess is one of the 10 female characters I aspire to be because of her fearless attitude towards life and not being afraid of who she is.
2. Tracy Beaker
I adore Tracy. She’s one of the female characters I aspire to be because of her can do attitude and the fact she still acts like a child. I recently read My Mum Tracy Beaker and it was adorable. Tracy deals with so many issues in her life and makes up porkies. But she gets away with it because of her confident bravado. She is such a character, I would love to be her real life friend (although I think I’m a bit too timid.)
3. Kaitlyn from Floored
Floored is a YA novel I adore written by tons of authors, including Non Pratt and Lisa Williamson. Kaitlyn is going blind in the book and she struggles knowing she’ll have to rely on people one day. But she is a strong minded person who takes no shit and is the wisest one in the group.
4. Sam from Sasquatch, Love and Other Imaginary Things
Another YA novel with a big twist. This family go on a TV show to look for Bigfoot. Sam, the middle child in the Berger family is bold and courageous. She pretends not to notice her parents are struggling with money so she goes along with the plan to win a TV show. She tries everything she can to beat the other team for her family and she values her family and their support. I aspire to be as caring and supportive as Sam is.
5. Stevie from Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
Stevie is a quiet girl who lives with her depressed mother in Lewes in the UK. She makes them dinner, cleans and goes everywhere because her mother can’t get to the shops. She’s tired but she takes on another job to support them. She even makes a friend who’s a refugee and helps him paint his community centre as it was vandalized. Stevie would do anything for her friends and family and that’s why she’s one of the 10 female characters I aspire to be.
6. Penny Lee from Emergency Contact
Penny Lee starts college and meets a cute guy but she’s so shy and introverted. However, Penny has her own style and won’t let anyone come in the way of that. She knows what she wants and goes for it. She keeps herself to herself which is what I do. But Penny grows in the book and blossoms. I hope to always keep my authentic self, even if other pressure me to change.
7. Rhiannon from Every Day
Rhiannon from David Levithan’s Every Day starts off a quiet character, not wanting to upset her boyfriend Justin and keeps out of everybody’s way. However, as the story goes on and she meets A, she slowly discovers who she is and fights for what she wants. She breaks up with her boyfriend and goes on the hunt to find A. I hope to be as driven as Rhiannon is.
8. Isabel from Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy
Isabel is your typical high school bitch who is hard on the outside but soft on the inside. She has problems opening up but it doesn’t mean her heart isn’t full of love. Throughout the books her character develops more and she starts to let people in. She still acts like a bad bitch and I hope I can be soft on the inside while having a thick skin like her.
9. Grace from Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy
Grace wants to be with Sam and she will make that happen no matter what. Grace does what she can to be with him and take care of him. She hates disappointing her family but I found myself cheering her on when she left them behind. Sometimes, you have to do what you have to do. I hope I can be as loving and take care of my own needs as Grace does.
10. Lucy from The Light We Lost
Lucy is in love with Gabe but she is also in love with her career. He goes off to do photographer in Europe while she stays behind in the US to pursue her dreams. Even though they love each other deeply, they both have things they want to do. I admire Lucy for sticking to her job and doing what she loves and not running off to be with Gabe when he asked. Love is about give and take, not just take take take.
So there you have it, my 10 female characters I aspire to be. I hope you enjoyed reading and I’ll see you next time. Love, Vee x