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31 Times People Shouted, “YAAS, QUEEN!” While Reading

We asked our Community to tell us their favorite female characters from books and why they love them. Here were some of the best responses:

1. Éowyn, The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkein

She’s independent, brave, strong, and determined. She wants to do anything she can to help protect her country and people, despite the preconceived “limitations” against her as a woman. And thank goodness she disguised herself as a man and charged into battle, because she saved their butts since “no man can kill the Witch King.” No man can, but a badass woman sure can! —ziggyj89

2. Liesel Meminger, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

She overcame the loss of so many people she loved and, even though she could have given up, she continued to live her life. I remember staying up all night reading this book and when it was over, I cried. I admired Liesel for her resilience and her love of reading. When I was older and lost people who I loved, I thought of Liesel and drew strength from her story. —elaineelizabethclare

3. Starr Carter, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

She is so inspirational and not afraid to stand up for what is right. She is an aspirational young black woman and I loved her so much, even though she’s not real! —zaaaaaaaaaabby

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