Because you like Eponine in Les Miserables
Romantic, impulsive, and captivated by the joys of life, Natasha Rostova is on the messy path of growing up. See them in War and Peace.
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.
Celie Johnson says she's poor, black, and may even be ugly. But dear God she's here. See them in The Color Purple.
Never shy about sharing what she thinks, Beatrice loves to make smart remarks and keep men on their toes. See them in Much Ado About Nothing.
Years of being a social outcast have taken a toll, but Elphaba is willing to be wicked if it means she can do good. See them in Wicked .
As Marlena Rosenbluth is finding out, confidence in the limelight doesn't always translate to power at home. See them in Water for Elephants.
Catherine Linton was once spontaneous and rowdy but ever since marrying the wealthy Edgar, she has morphed into a boiling pot of emotional outbursts. See them in Wuthering Heights.
For Scout Finch, growing up means learning the world is a more complicated place than you once thought. See them in To Kill a Mockingbird.
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.
Stuck on a lifeboat with zoo animals without food and fresh water, Pi Patel uses his intelligence to face the greatest test of all: survival. See them in Life of Pi.
Despite the undeniably awful turn her life has taken, Rachel handles herself with remarkable grace. See them in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl .
Angel is fighting as best as he can, but the disease might be too powerful for even his strong, positive energy. See them in Rent.