This One’s for the Ladies: My Favorite Female Protagonist

Blogger and author Cassandra Jade wants to know your favorite female protagonist.  These types of questions are always so hard because it changes according to my mood, my present state of mind, what I’m reading at the moment, and so on.  So, at this moment in time, here’s my favorite female protagonist…

Beka Cooper.

Beka is tenacious, clever, and brave…and brave for precisely the right reasons.  It’s not always easy to do the right thing but she often must set her fear–not only for herself but for others–aside to do right.  She makes mistakes, but learns from them.  Like all of us, she is usually too hard on herself, but is also too pragmatic to keep herself down for too long.  For me she is one of Tamora Pierce‘s best drawn characters…and Pierce is known for drawing exceptionally realistic characters.

So who is your favorite female protagonist?  Feel free to comment here, on Cassandra’s blog, or create a post of your own.

About Shedrick

I am a professional librarian and a part-time writer that's working to do that the other way around. I currently live in North Texas in the lovely city of Denton (“The Home of Happiness“) with my lovely wife and the obligatory demon-spawn cats. When not writing, gaming, or watching cheezy kung-fu flicks, I can sometimes be found in a pub (or the American equivalent) enjoying a fine brew.
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2 Responses to This One’s for the Ladies: My Favorite Female Protagonist

  1. Tamora Pierce is getting a lot of love from this list. I may need to read more of her books – I’ve only read a few so far.

    Thanks for adding yours to this list.

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