Character Recommendations Based on Lolita

Amy Dunne Gone Girl

An innocent housewife turned missing person. Then again, maybe Amy isn't quite as "amazing" as she seems

Alice Closer

Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off

Rebecca Doppelmeyer Ghost World

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

Anna Karenina Anna Karenina

A strong, passionate woman who follows her heart – even at a great price

Kathy Never Let Me Go

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

Marlena Rosenbluth Water for Elephants

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

Effy Stonem Skins

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

Alex DeLarge A Clockwork Orange

Violent but witty psychopath

John Yossarian Catch-22

"A crotchety old fogey of 28"

Phoebe Caulfield The Catcher in the Rye

A wise-beyond-her-years 10-year-old with an empathetic spirit