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Sabriel is smart enough to understand the dangers that await her and brave enough to face them anyway. See them in Abhorsen Series.
Though raised to think of himself as a monster, Quasimodo has a heart that holds nothing but compassion. See them in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Sharply perceptive and stubbornly principled, Jane Eyre might not have a very loud voice, but she knows when and how to use it. See them in Jane Eyre.
Lyra Belacqua is prone to getting in trouble, but she's also clever enough to get out of it. Most of the time. See them in The Golden Compass.
A literal fallen star, Yvaine is temperamental, sarcastic, and a bit on edge. See them in Stardust.
Though seemingly caring and calm, this motel owner has a mysterious streak of intensity. See them in Psycho.
While Jay Gatsby doesn't necessarily like to attend his parties, he knows how to throw a world-class bash. See them in The Great Gatsby.
Daisy Buchanan is beautiful and rich, and seems to have it all. But beneath the glitter and the glam, things are more complicated for her. See them in The Great Gatsby.
Emma Woodhouse knows what's best for everyone else. Just don't try to tell her what to do. See them in Emma.
Sam Roth is sensitive, musically gifted, and scarred by his past. See them in Shiver .
Dimitri Belikov is a stoic vampire guardian who has the reserve, focus, and discipline of a soldier. See them in Vampire Academy .
Alex DeLarge likes his favorite milk-based, drug-laced cocktail. It helps him get in the mood for a night of "ultra violence." See them in A Clockwork Orange.