Because you like Huck Finn in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara is a heart-melter who has no problem looking after herself. See them in Gone with the Wind.
Romantic, tortured, and at times cruel, Heathcliff is an intense man. See them in Wuthering Heights.
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.
As Marlena Rosenbluth is finding out, confidence in the limelight doesn't always translate to power at home. See them in Water for Elephants.
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.
World domination and Superman's demise are next on Lex Luthor's to-do list. See them in DC Extended Universe.
Gollum is slimy and seething with hatred, the last person you would want to meet in a dark cave. See them in The Lord of the Rings.
Miss Havisham is the creepiest old rich lady in town. See them in Great Expectations.
Smart but insecure, Tally Youngblood is torn between what she wants and what her society demands. See them in Uglies.
Daisy Buchanan is beautiful and rich, and seems to have it all. But beneath the glitter and the glam, things are more complicated for her. See them in The Great Gatsby.
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.
Raised to happily follow the rules, Cassia might actually be more rebellious than she thinks she is. See them in Matched .