Character Recommendations Based on Susanna Kaysen

Effy Stonem Skins

"Sometimes I think I was born backwards. You know, come out my mum the wrong way."

Andie Walsh Pretty in Pink

If the awesome Andie is from the wrong side of the tracks, we don't want to be right

Janis Ian Mean Girls

Comfortable in her own skin, she doesn't really fit in but doesn't really care, either

Unnamed Fight Club

A troubled insomniac in search of a moment to rest and a meaning to his existence

Morticia Addams The Addams Family

Shadow-loving matriarch with a bone-dry wit

Rebecca Doppelmeyer Ghost World

A former high school outcast who's tentatively shaking off her misanthropic personality

Jillian Holtzmann Ghostbusters (2016)

Holtzmann’s madcap mind is always whirring and she’ll transform anything into one of her machines

Cassie Ainsworth Skins

While her head is always in the clouds, her heart is always in the right place

Edward Scissorhands Edward Scissorhands

His deadly hands disguise a gentle heart

Clarice Starling The Silence of the Lambs

Patiently working with one serial killer to stop another