Why can readers identify with Anita, despite her brilliance?
(Female First magazine http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/books/harriet-moore-legacy-of-the-mind-545703.html#ixzz3Ly3oRqV2)
Anita is just like you or I. She has friends, goes to the pub, keeps fit, has trouble with men; and despite her obvious skills, is very down to earth, keeping herself to herself. Her only difference is that she happens to have some exceptional talents, just like loads of women out there. She’s a bit like Jessica Ennis, or Victoria Pendleton; a normal person, just with the addition of some exceptional abilities.