Who is your favorite female lead character? And why? (And yes, of course, you can name more than one . . . I always have trouble narrowing down these things to one name, why should I force you to?)
I've been giving this some thought today, and overall, my choices are Jo March in Little Women and Anne Shirley from the Anne of Green Gables series. They appeal(ed) to me because both of them loved to read and write. They both had a tendency to be dramatic, which I must admit is also something I tend towards (my mother used to call me Sarah Bernhardt when I was a little girl). I envied Jo March her "garret" because I had no idea what that meant, but it sounded perfect if it was someplace you could go to be left alone. And I never really understood Anne Shirley's desire to have lots of friends, since I preferred being left alone for the most part (still do). But mostly, they seemed real to me, and I understood a lot of their thoughts and feelings.