Because you like Jesse Tuck 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.
Phoebe Caulfield is a wise-beyond-her-years 10-year-old with an empathetic spirit. See them in The Catcher in the Rye.
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.
Celie Johnson says she's poor, black, and may even be ugly. But dear God she's here. See them in The Color Purple.
Ishmael is a quiet observer on a larger-than-life quest. See them in Moby Dick.
Romantic, impulsive, and captivated by the joys of life, Natasha Rostova is on the messy path of growing up. See them in War and Peace.
The black sheep of his family, Rhett Butler grew up to have charm and to see things as they are. He just doesn't give a damn anymore. See them in Gone with the Wind.
For Scout Finch, growing up means learning the world is a more complicated place than you once thought. See them in To Kill a Mockingbird.
Brian Robeson is a true survivor through and through. See them in Hatchet.
A girl who grew up on stories, Meggie Folchart is as loyal and intrepid as one of her fictional heroines. See them in Inkheart.
Sam Roth is sensitive, musically gifted, and scarred by his past. See them in Shiver .
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.