Last month’s article about gifted female characters lead to a flurry of responses. Here are seven more recommendations from Byrdseed readers for excellent novels starring unique young ladies:
Shared via Twitter:
- Constance Contraire from The Mysterious Benedict Society, suggested by Mselke01. This book has been recommended to me on several different occasions.
- Violet Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events, recommended by DylanFern.
- Petra Andalee from Chasing Vermeer, from ChristinaYBell. Interesting to note that this novel was inspired by another recommendation: From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler.
From the Facebook page:
- John shared Deza Malone from The Mighty Miss Malone
- Denise recommended Hermione from Harry Potter, contrasting her with Meg from A Wrinkle in Time.
- My college roommate Chris popped in to recommend Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice, great for older readers.
And a final recommendation from me: the gifted Matilda from Roald Dahl. Much like Harry Potter, Matilda lives with a terrible family, possesses magical abilities, and feels like an outcast until meeting a special mentor. I loved it in fifth grade, and I still love it now!
Note: If you purchase books through the links above, I’ll get a small kickback from Amazon.