Because you like Jesse Tuck in Tuck Everlasting
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.
As Marlena Rosenbluth is finding out, confidence in the limelight doesn't always translate to power at home. See them in Water for Elephants.
Celie Johnson says she's poor, black, and may even be ugly. But dear God she's here. See them in The Color Purple.
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.
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.
Brian Robeson is a true survivor through and through. See them in Hatchet.
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.
Sam Roth is sensitive, musically gifted, and scarred by his past. See them in Shiver .
Curiosity and compassion aren't always to Jonas' advantage. See them in The Giver.
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.
Raised to happily follow the rules, Cassia might actually be more rebellious than she thinks she is. See them in Matched .
A girl who grew up on stories, Meggie Folchart is as loyal and intrepid as one of her fictional heroines. See them in Inkheart.