Because you like Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games
Brian Robeson is a true survivor through and through. See them in Hatchet.
Eragon is one part brave but three parts fool. See them in Eragon.
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.
Stuck on a lifeboat with zoo animals without food and fresh water, Pi Patel uses his intelligence to face the greatest test of all: survival. See them in Life of Pi.
Even the smallest person can change the course of the world, if he's brave enough. See them in The Lord of the Rings.
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.
Percy Jackson is an ordinary student thrust into the world of myth come alive. See them in Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
What Ron Weasley lacks in motivation and book smarts, he makes up for in loyalty and street smarts. See them in Harry Potter Series.
Albus Dumbledore oversees the most unsafe school in recorded history, with Dementors and giant arachnids run amok. See them in Harry Potter Series.
Ishmael is a quiet observer on a larger-than-life quest. See them in Moby Dick.
Bridget Jones is a wanton sex goddess, struggling 30-something, and semi-hot mess. See them in Bridget Jones's Diary.
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.