Character Recommendations Based on Mark Watney

Marlena Rosenbluth Water for Elephants

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

Ender Wiggin Ender's Game

A tough childhood prepared Ender for tough choices

Ishmael Moby Dick

A quiet observer on a larger-than-life quest

Pi Patel Life of Pi

Philosophical, compassionate, and resilient, Pi approaches problems with a composure far beyond his years

Jesse Tuck Tuck Everlasting

He dreams of finding someone to join his unusual family

Brian Robeson Hatchet

A true survivor through and through

Phoebe Caulfield The Catcher in the Rye

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

Raza Iron Man / The Avengers

This ruthless militant will do anything to take down Tony Stark

Huck Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Free-spirited, mischievous, and lacking in manners, Huck staunchly refuses to be "civilized" by anyone

Paige Collins The Vow

Formerly a "sweater-set-wearing, mojito-drinking sorority girl." Now, a successful sculptor