Top Ten Tuesday: Inspiring Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this weeks topic is top ten most inspirational characters.  Here are mine (in no particular order):

10. Azar in Reading Lolita in Tehran- for being the kind of teacher I can only hope to be.
9. Offred in The Handmaid's Tale - for reminding us how important stories can be.
8. Marjane in Persepolis - for moving through what is hard, and never forgetting what is funny.
7. Abdulrahman Zeitoun in Zeitoun - for caring about others at a time that it would have been absolutely forgivable to care only about himself.
6. Ma in Room- for sacrificing her sanity so Jack could have his.
5. Tiny Cooper in Will Grayson Will Grayson- for rocking in the face of adversity.
4. Bone Boatwright in Bastard Out Of Carolina - for being a survivor.
3. Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice: for choosing to make a choice.
2. Huck Finn in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: for making friends with whomever he wants and for having the guts to "light out for the territory."
1. Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter: for choosing exile over conventionality and betrayal.


  1. Great list! Reading Lolita in Tehran is on my shelf...gotta get that one read :)

  2. Great choices! I had totally forgotten about Hester. She is a great one.

    Reading Lark's Top 10

  3. Well said. I like the way you put your list together. Brief but powerful. I considered Huck Finn...and I wish I'd kept him on my list.
    My Head is Full of Books

  4. Wow, you really said a lot in so few words. I'm probably the last one on Earth who hasn't read Room yet but I'll get to it eventually!

  5. Don't we all want to be teachers like the teacher from Reading Lolita! Excellent choice.

  6. LOVED Will Grayson, Will Grayson. So glad to see Tiny on your list!


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