Character Recommendations Based on Leslie Burke

Matilda Wormwood Matilda

A girl so smart, she taught herself how to be psychic

Effie Trinket The Hunger Games

Utterly enamored with all things fashion, make-up, and style

Inigo Montoya The Princess Bride

A master fencer who's working as a mercenary to pay the bills

Violet Baudelaire Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

An accomplished inventor and gifted leader. Pretty impressive for a 14-year-old

Alastar Mad-Eye Moody Harry Potter Series

A grizzled survivor and fearsome fighter who counsels "constant vigilance"

Maria von Trapp The Sound of Music

Her spirit is too free for the abbey to contain

Beast Beauty and the Beast

Grumpy, furry, and lovably awkward

Lucy Pevensie The Chronicles of Narnia

A healer, a warrior, and a friend to animals

Merida Brave

Sometimes a girl has to be her own hero

Alice Kingsleigh Alice in Wonderland

It's a mad, mad world, but Alice has a surprisingly level head