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Susan Caraway joyfully dances to the beat of her own drum. See them in Stargirl .
Count Olaf is a traveling actor, except he can't act and his homicidal tendencies make finding work pretty difficult. See them in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.
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.
Celie Johnson says she's poor, black, and may even be ugly. But dear God she's here. See them in The Color Purple.
Phoebe Caulfield is a wise-beyond-her-years 10-year-old with an empathetic spirit. See them in The Catcher in the Rye.
Dallas Winston is headed down a dangerous, criminal road. See them in The Outsiders.
Formerly a "sweater-set-wearing, mojito-drinking sorority girl", Paige Collins is now a successful sculptor with slight memory loss. See them in The Vow.
Smart but insecure, Tally Youngblood is torn between what she wants and what her society demands. See them in Uglies.
As Marlena Rosenbluth is finding out, confidence in the limelight doesn't always translate to power at home. See them in Water for Elephants.
Jesse Tuck dreams of finding someone to join his unusual family. See them in Tuck Everlasting.
Sam Roth is sensitive, musically gifted, and scarred by his past. See them in Shiver .
Sabriel is smart enough to understand the dangers that await her and brave enough to face them anyway. See them in Abhorsen Series.