Because you like Fantine in Les Miserables
An outgoing and quirky optimist, Louisa Clark has a zest for life. See them in Me Before You.
Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara is a heart-melter who has no problem looking after herself. See them in Gone with the Wind.
Kathy is a natural caretaker who strives to find hope in even the darkest of times. See them in Never Let Me Go.
Formerly a "sweater-set-wearing, mojito-drinking sorority girl", Paige Collins is now a successful sculptor with slight memory loss. See them in The Vow.
The Warden of the camp says that digging holes in the desert builds character, but Stanley Yelnats suspects there's more to it. See them in Holes.
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.
Peter Pan is a boy who never grew up. See them in Peter Pan.
Sam Roth is sensitive, musically gifted, and scarred by his past. See them in Shiver .
A literal fallen star, Yvaine is temperamental, sarcastic, and a bit on edge. See them in Stardust.
Robbie Turner has been accused of a crime he never committed, changing the course of his life forever. See them in Atonement.
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.
Stranded on Mars, Mark Watney is armed with quick wits, an electronic diary, disco music, and an undying resolve to make it back. See them in The Martian.