Character Recommendations Based on Jesse Tuck

Marlena Rosenbluth Water for Elephants

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

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

Celie Johnson The Color Purple

Though life tries to break her down, Celie always finds the quiet strength to keep going

Natasha Rostova War and Peace

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

Ishmael Moby Dick

A quiet observer on a larger-than-life quest

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

Scout Finch To Kill a Mockingbird

Growing up means learning the world is a more complicated place than you once thought

Brian Robeson Hatchet

A true survivor through and through

Sam Roth Shiver

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