1. Bridget Jones in Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
Okay, I know she swears a lot, far more than I do, she’s not your typical beauty, even for chick lit, she is horribly unhealthy and embarrassing, but if that’s what it takes for me to get a Mark Darcy, I don’t think it’s such a bad character to be. 😛 Also, people seem to like her for some reason. Well, some people, and some good-looking men (and woman, haha). 😉
2. Anouk Rocher in Chocolat by Joanne Harris
She’s a kid, with an adventurous mother who also opens a chocolate shop. What more can I wish for in a mom??
3. Cassandra Mortmain in I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
She’s such a beautiful soul, and even though she’s written about how awful it is to live an impoverished life in the castle, it does seem rather fun and romantic. It’s sad how her love life ended at the end, though. 😦
4. Andy Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
I’m going to cheat a bit and choose the movie character, instead of the character of the book. I love Anne Hathaway in the movie, and I adore the movie; it was everything the book was not to me. Even though the ending was bittersweet (she broke up with her boyfriend) but the growth her character went through was so clear, and she was a strong character for not being caught up in the backstabbing rat race of the fashion world.
5. Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
I know, I know, cliché! But who doesn’t want to be smart, pretty, magical, feisty, principled, and with two of the most important guys in your world as your best friends??
Which female character would you like to be?