Strong Young Adult Female Heroines
In the books I've read, there have been several females that are just plain awesome. They will stand up for themselves and others, and can kick butt! Ahem. So this is the list for them. Smiley face.

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message 18: by Triv (new)

Triv S. Breaking Dawn really, really shouldn't be on this list. Like...really.


message 17: by M/Ðɑηηɑ (new)

M/Ðɑηηɑ Vampire Academy?! Twilight series?! STRONG HEROINE?? Where?!


message 16: by Christina (new)

Christina Triv wrote: "Breaking Dawn really, really shouldn't be on this list. Like...really."

Completely agree...I didn't put that on there.


message 15: by Christina (new)

Christina ♣Ðᾰƞƞᾰ♥ wrote: "Vampire Academy?! Twilight series?! STRONG HEROINE?? Where?!"

I know. I don't know how that ended on the list.


message 14: by M/Ðɑηηɑ (new)

M/Ðɑηηɑ Someone should delete those, it completely ruins the list. I LOVE strong heroines! I guess you do, don't you? :)


message 13: by Christina (new)

Christina ♣Ðᾰƞƞᾰ♥ wrote: "Someone should delete those, it completely ruins the list. I LOVE strong heroines! I guess you do, don't you? :)"
Yup! And in my defense, I haven't read Twilight but I have seen two movies and heard reviews, they were not good.


message 12: by Matt (new)

Matt How is Hermione not higher on the list!?


message 11: by M/Ðɑηηɑ (last edited Apr 20, 2012 12:31PM) (new)

M/Ðɑηηɑ Matt wrote: "How is Hermione not higher on the list!?"

How is she a storg heroine? she;s pretty nerdy and that's all. she is smart, but what else is there?


message 10: by M/Ðɑηηɑ (new)

M/Ðɑηηɑ ♣Ðᾰƞƞᾰ♥ wrote: "Matt wrote: "How is Hermione not higher on the list!?"

How is she a storg heroine? she;s pretty nerdy and that's all. she is smart, but what else is there?"


LOL don't get me wrong, I loved her ;)


message 9: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca dunagan uhh well i am a fan of VA and HG, but they are in the top 100 twice. each. plz edit. plz!


message 8: by Cheyenne (new)

Cheyenne Danna wrote: "Vampire Academy?! Twilight series?! STRONG HEROINE?? Where?!"

Rose in Vampire Academy is definitely a strong heroine! A better question would be why the Need series is on here... Zara is one of the worst heroines I have ever read about.


message 7: by M/Ðɑηηɑ (new)

M/Ðɑηηɑ What's strong about Matched's Katsa's character?!


message 6: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Arrow What about Belly in The Summer I Turned Pretty? Strong!


message 4: by Maniacreader (new)

Maniacreader Ðɑηηɑ wrote: "Matt wrote: "How is Hermione not higher on the list!?"

How is she a storg heroine? she;s pretty nerdy and that's all. she is smart, but what else is there?"


How is she not a strong heroine?

She taught kids it's okay to be yourself even if the "cool" kids tease you. She taught the importance of knowledge, logic and research of a task before taking it up. She taught the value of friendship and courage. She taught that romance is not the only thing in life, that even if your love leaves you, it is okay to sit and cry, and then MOVE ON.

She was the girl who could display incredible logic even at times of danger at age 11. She solved the mystery of the chamber of secrets at age 12. She became a master detective (Rita Skeeter) and a passionate activist (house elves) at age 14. She formed a secret rebel society to defy her dictating government at age 15. She was a target of genocide and was tortured, but while others could go insane, she had the strength to make up a story to protect herself and friends. All at the age of 17.

And yet, she has her flaws. Bossiness, know-it-all-ness, pride in her cleverness, jealousy when someone beats her, narrow-mindedness, sometimes the refusal of seeing other people's views... But all this simply makes her human, and more relatable.

So tell me, how is she not a strong heroine?

Sincerely, an over-passionate Hermione fan :D :D :D :D


message 3: by M/Ðɑηηɑ (new)

M/Ðɑηηɑ Maniacreader wrote: "Ðɑηηɑ wrote: "Matt wrote: "How is Hermione not higher on the list!?"

How is she a storg heroine? she;s pretty nerdy and that's all. she is smart, but what else is there?"

How is she not a strong ..."


Thanks, you maniac :) I totally needed that kick


message 2: by Niala (new)

Niala Wesley M wrote: "Vampire Academy?! Twilight series?! STRONG HEROINE?? Where?!"

Why do you think the Vampire Academy series doesn't have strong heroines? What about Rose Hathaway and Sydney Sage?


message 1: by Amo (new)

Amo A M/Ðɑηηɑ wrote: "Vampire Academy?! Twilight series?! STRONG HEROINE?? Where?!"

Rose is extremely strong and Bella is stronger than people gives her credit for . In eclipse and new moon she came out as weak but in twilight and breaking dawn she had the guts to stand up for what she wanted against older men like charlie and Edward. She takes care of both of her parents, and doesn't let anybody interfere with what she wants. Not many YA heroines have those kind of guts. IMHO.


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