Today we’re sharing some of our favorite characters from 2011. I love pointing out characters that have left an impression on me, because—though every great book needs great characters—not all great characters come from our favorite overall stories. It’s a different way to think about all the books I read, and I’m happy to say that the characters I listed (split into five girls and five boys, in no particular order) have stuck with me like good friends.
Karou from Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Lola Nolan from Stephanie Perkins’ Lola and the Boy Next Door
Marya Morevna from Catherynne M. Valente’s Deathless
Tris from Veronica Roth’s Divergent
Fire from Kristin Cashore’s Fire
Tiny Cooper from John Green and David Levithan’s Will Grayson Will Grayson
Dr. Pellinore Warthrop from Rick Yancey’s The Monstrumologist
Quentin from Lev Grossman’s The Magician King
Adam from Gayle Forman’s Where She Went
Warner from Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me
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