Character Recommendations Based on Buttercup

Marlena Rosenbluth Water for Elephants

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

Natasha Rostova War and Peace

Romantic, impulsive, and captivated by the joys of life, Natasha is on the messy path of growing up

Jesse Tuck Tuck Everlasting

He dreams of finding someone to join his unusual family

Emma Woodhouse Emma

She knows what's best for everyone else, just don't try to tell her what to do

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

Quasimodo The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Though raised to think of himself as a monster, Quasimodo's heart holds nothing but compassion

Phoebe Caulfield The Catcher in the Rye

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

Huck Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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

Scarlett O'Hara Gone with the Wind

Free-spirited, shrewd, and can maybe be a bit self-involved – but who isn't?

Ishmael Moby Dick

A quiet observer on a larger-than-life quest