Because you like Meggie Folchart in Inkheart
Lyra Belacqua is prone to getting in trouble, but she's also clever enough to get out of it. Most of the time. See them in The Golden Compass.
Motivated by a strong sense of curiosity, fleet-footed Lina Mayfleet is happiest when she's on the move. See them in The City of Ember.
Eragon is one part brave but three parts fool. See them in Eragon.
Wanderer is a Soul, a parasite sent into a host to take over their body, extracting information from them and colonizing their species. See them in The Host.
Jesse Tuck dreams of finding someone to join his unusual family. See them in Tuck Everlasting.
A literal fallen star, Yvaine is temperamental, sarcastic, and a bit on edge. See them in Stardust.
Dimitri Belikov is a stoic vampire guardian who has the reserve, focus, and discipline of a soldier. See them in Vampire Academy .
As Marlena Rosenbluth is finding out, confidence in the limelight doesn't always translate to power at home. See them in Water for Elephants.
A tough tomboy with a protective streak, Maximum Ride is a human-bird hybrid. See them in Maximum Ride.
Sam Roth is sensitive, musically gifted, and scarred by his past. See them in Shiver .
A responsible kid, Hugo Cabret is still capable of flights of fancy. See them in Hugo.
Raised to happily follow the rules, Cassia might actually be more rebellious than she thinks she is. See them in Matched .