Thursday, February 28, 2008

Heroine - Booking Through Thursday

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 can't believe I'm capable of choosing just one. It came to me immediately - Anne of Green Gables. I love the books, I love the films, I love her. I read all the books (I can't remember how many there are, but they go until Anne has a family of her own) - I remember I got the whole set in Polish for my Name Day when I was 12 or 13.

Anne is a brilliant heroine. She's spunky and strong and fun and sentimental and a total dreamer. She messes up a lot, but in the end finds her way. I like that she didn't lose her character when she grew up - she changed of course, she wasn't a kid anymore, but you could always see where she came from.

I wanted to be Anne. I wanted to live on Prince Edward Island - to go there is still one of my biggest dreams, one that will hopefully come true soon. I wanted to have her courage, her strong will. I find it funny that to this day, after so many books read, Anne has not been replaced in my heart. She's my ultimate female heroine.

14 comments:

kat said...

I can't believe I've forgotten about Anne! I love her! ^__^

BooksPlease said...

It seems I've missed out - I haven't read Anne of Green Gables!

gautami tripathy said...

I too have not read Anee of Green Gables. Someday soon..

Here is my BTT post

joanna said...

kat - I'm glad there's more of us Anne fans! :-)

booksplease and gautami - you MUST read it! ALthough I'm curious what the books are like to an adult reading them for the first time... I think I have so many childhood memories tied to Anne that I can't be objective...

Melody said...

I've yet to read this book, although I've heard a lot of raves about it. I guess I need to pick it up soon! ;)

Happy BTT!

Barbara H. said...

I read all the Anne books after seeing the first film on the PBS station. Love her! She's one of the ones on my list, too.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Becca said...

I first encountered Anne through Kevin Sullivan's miniseries starring Megan Follows as Anne. Then I read the books. Anne is indeed a wonderful heroine!

Booking Through Thursday with heroines

Val Gryphin said...

I loved Anne, but I didn't like it when the stories became about her kids, and Anne faded to being a Mrs. :(

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Veronica said...

Such a good choice, I love her! Of course, I've only ever read the first two, though I always mean to read them all one day.

Table Talk said...

Oh yes, Anne Shirley is a great choice. Not only is she attractive as a child but she grows into a wise and imaginative woman as well.

GeraniumCat said...

I've only read the first two, so I don't know how Anne's character develops, but I liked her a lot.

Chris said...

I love Anne. I hope you get to PEI. It's a beautiful place.

Sya said...

I really liked Anne of Green Gables, too. I only picked up to read it because my parents were such big fans of it.

Teena said...

Anne's a good choice. Can you believe I've never read any of those books? And I only lived a province away!!

I played too :)