Friday, 29 February 2008
Who is your favorite female lead character? And why? (And yes, of course, you can name more than one . . . I always have trouble narrowing down these things to one name, why should I force you to?)
The first heroine to spring to mind was the incomparable Elizabeth Bennett, she has been a favourite of mine for a long time.
I also love Linda from the Pursuit of Love firstly because she is the Radlett’s distilled. Then because she will not settle for second best, she doesn’t let one mistake ruin her life she goes on trying to find happiness.
Lyra Silvertonuge is another favourite. I love how we see her change and develop across the books. I love how she finds herself and strives to become the person she wants to be. I love how loving Will changes her too but she is still strong enough to give him up and go through life without him.
Finally I adore Stephanie Plum she just makes me laugh out loud. Her narration of the Plum novels are what make them brilliant.