Character Recommendations Based on Lyra Belacqua

Marlena Rosenbluth Water for Elephants

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

Kathy Never Let Me Go

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

Yvaine Stardust

This literal fallen star is temperamental, sarcastic, and a bit on edge

Meggie Folchart Inkheart

This avid reader is loyal, intrepid, and a little too idealistic

Sabriel Abhorsen Series

Smart enough to understand the dangers that await her and brave enough to face them anyway

Phoebe Caulfield The Catcher in the Rye

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

Sam Roth Shiver

This werewolf is sensitive, musically gifted, and scarred by his past

Robbie Turner Atonement

The humble son of a servant, surrounded by aristocrats

Rhett Butler Gone with the Wind

The black sheep of his family who grew up to have charm and to see things as they are

Karou Daughter of Smoke and Bone

A rebellious blue-haired art student with mysterious connections to a magical world