Character Recommendations Based on Pi Patel

Marlena Rosenbluth Water for Elephants

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

Celie Johnson The Color Purple

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

Kathy Never Let Me Go

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

Ishmael Moby Dick

A quiet observer on a larger-than-life quest

Miss Havisham Great Expectations

The creepiest old rich lady in town

Huck Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Free-spirited, mischievous, and lacking in manners, Huck staunchly refuses to be "civilized" by anyone

Quasimodo The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Though raised to think of himself as a monster, Quasimodo's heart holds nothing but compassion

Rachel Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Despite the undeniably awful turn her life has taken, Rachel handles herself with remarkable grace

Don Quixote Don Quixote

The original windmill-tilter

Lyra Belacqua The Golden Compass

A half-wild child who loves as fearlessly as she breaks the rules