Character Recommendations Based on Alex Cross

Celie Johnson The Color Purple

Though life tries to break her down, Celie always finds the quiet strength to keep going

Marv Sin City

A brutish but principled thug who'd be right at home on an ancient battlefield

Robbie Turner Atonement

The humble son of a servant, surrounded by aristocrats

Marlena Rosenbluth Water for Elephants

Confidence in the limelight doesn't always translate to power at home

Harry Dresden The Dresden Files

A gruff, sarcastic everyman who just happens to be the world's only wizard PI

C. J. Cregg The West Wing

White House Press Secretary who's a master of verbal karate and the best damn basketball player in Ohio Valley history

Kathy Never Let Me Go

A natural caretaker who strives to find hope in even the darkest of times

Brandon Teena Boys Don't Cry

An adventurous young man with the courage to be himself

Max Fischer Rushmore

President of every club who's fighting to save Latin at school and kiss his teacher