Friday, March 27, 2015

Favorite MG Speculative Fiction Heroines

The Top Ten Tuesday topic from a few weeks ago was Favorite Heroines and I wanted to include so many girls that I decided to keep that post for my absolute top ten favorites and then do a series of lists through out the year that celebrates smart, fierce, independent female characters who EVERYONE should read. Celebrate the girls. That's never seemed more important. While I was working on this the #womeninfiction tag happened on Twitter and it was amazing. Check it out if you haven't yet.

I'm starting with the age category and genre most near and dear to my heart, MG Speculative Fiction.

Kat Stephenson from the Kat Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis: Kat loves her family and is fierce about protecting them all even when they don't appreciate it. 

Fer from Winterling by Sarah Prineas: She is a heroine who saves her people and land. She is a leader who makes some hard mistakes and does the harder work of atoning for them. 

 Ivy from Swift and Nomad by R.J. Anderson: She has the courage to speak out even when it costs her everything and then has the courage to fight to get it back.

Alunna and Callie from Above World by Jenn Reese: Both of these girls are leaders. They have different strengths, but together they make a great team.

 Eilonwy from The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander: She is a princess and a warrior and owns both roles in equal measure.

Zita from Zita the Space Girl: She is fierce, smart, and sacrificing.

Neverfell from A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge: Neverfell is trusting and kind and good in every way imaginable. And she's a true hero.

The MG SFF heroines that were in the original post who you can read more about here
Kate Sutton from The Perilous Gard
Meg Murry from A Wrinkle in Time
Hermione Granger from Harry Potter Series
Millie Chant from the Chrestomanci Chronicles
Aravis Tarkheena from The Horse and His Boy

Do you have any favorite MG Speculative Fiction heroines?

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