We’ve all been through it.
You remember those awesome-tastical female heroines in books and/or movies that just…stick with you for ever and EVA? Where have they gone?? Or am I just reading the wrong books? It seems like every book I’ve read lately has had this ‘paper-cut’ female lead that is just so cliche and so… boring. It’s always the same unconfident girl, the same drama and problems. It just gets old after a while. I just… I just have so many sads and I you guys, you guys, I just can’t take it anymore. I need to know there are still some good heroines out there.
Here is my awesome list of “must-have’s” for a female heroine. (For the sake of brevity, I shall not name them all because I’m sure there are a Mammoth’s butt-load of them. You are so very welcome.)
I want to be able to look back on what she went through so I can then apply it to my own life and my own situations. Whenever I’m going through something and need to be strong, I think about one of my favorite female characters in one of my favorite books. And usually, it helps me. Of course, our problems may not be exactly the same, like, of course I’m not going to be all kick- butt and beating up bad people, nor do I live in the era of da caveman… (although that, would pretty cool. Just sayin’.”
She HAS to have confidence.
I repeat. She HAS to have confidence. I don’t mean she has to be, like, totally mean girl-ish and stuff, because EW. I’m jus saying I’ld like for her to have a backbone and to actually knows she’s worth a sexy guy’s attention.
NOT A SOFTIE.
This kind of ties in with the confidence portion, but Idk, you guys let me know. Am I the only one that does not get along with a character when she seems so dang passive? Like, she doesn’t feel like she has a voice to speak up for herself? It’s like she’s afraid to have a say in what she truly wants and lets others make her decisions for her?? Or, she may feel that she can’t have a voice because people or her ‘love interest’ won’t like her for it.
Girl. puh-lease. Go sit down. Right now.
4. *Rolls eyes* And if I read about another character that instantly falls madly, deeply, hopelessly in love with this one character in like two point nine seconds of meeting…. For some reason this is all the rage now in all the books that I’ve been reading latelywhich is probably why they’ve mostly been all 3 stars… Just. No.
This is the most important for me as a reader. I want to be able to connect with her so much that I feel like she is some long lost friend that I may possibly meet some day. I want to think about her and her problems she’s faced and apply them to my own life. I just want a strong female lead. A home-girl. A cool chica. Somebody.
IS THAT TOO HARD TO ASK FOR THESE DAYS?
Who are some of your favorite female heroines in YA? or NA? In your opinion, what makes a female lead strong? Oh! And, would you rather ‘give’ or ‘receive’?– I totally mean ‘gifts’, so you people with the dirty minds… STAHP.