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Is there a literary character you identify with (not one of your own)?
I identify with characters all the time in my reading--that's part of the joy. But the most important characters that remain near and dear to my heart, are characters I found when I was young: Jo March and Meg Murry, from Louisa May Alcott's Little Women and Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, respectively.
|The book covers I remember for Little Women and A Wrinkle in Time|
I read both of these books in elementary school. If I had to guess, I'd say around fourth grade. Both are determined young women, fierce at heart, stubborn, and brave.
It's not uncommon for women who grew up to be writers to hold these two characters in their hearts, young female characters who defy the odds and expected gender roles to make a difference in the world? One of them becoming an author? Yes, please!
They're still important to me here in my fifties because they inspired me by showing me what was possible.