Because you like Mark Watney in The Martian
The brilliant and well-adjusted Ender Wiggin is being groomed for the next generation of military leaders to fight alien invaders. See them in Ender's Game.
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.
Brian Robeson is a true survivor through and through. See them in Hatchet.
Cooper says he used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, but now he looks down and worry about our place in the dirt. See them in Interstellar.
A ruthless militant, Raza will do anything to take down Tony Stark. See them in Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ishmael is a quiet observer on a larger-than-life quest. See them in Moby Dick.
Eragon is one part brave but three parts fool. See them in Eragon.
With an undeniable sense of adventure, Huck Finn is an expert at getting into and, more importantly, out of sticky situations. See them in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Curiosity and compassion aren't always to Jonas' advantage. See them in The Giver.
Jesse Tuck dreams of finding someone to join his unusual family. See them in Tuck Everlasting.
As Marlena Rosenbluth is finding out, confidence in the limelight doesn't always translate to power at home. See them in Water for Elephants.
The Warden of the camp says that digging holes in the desert builds character, but Stanley Yelnats suspects there's more to it. See them in Holes.