Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Strong Female Protagonists

What am I reading now?  Insurgent (Veronica Roth)

Annnd . . .  what do I think so far?  Did you read Divergent?
And did you love it?
I know--me too!
Hmmmm, how much can I say here without spoiling the first book if you haven't read it yet?
 --Not much, so read this blog post at your own risk!

Tris has impossible choices to make. Can you help someone you don't trust? Can you trust someone you love? The factions are falling apart, or being blown apart. Innocents and the guilty are hunted. What can save their society now? There are pieces of truth hidden, guarded and worth dying or killing for. The truth will rest with those who are Divergent. And the Divergent are everywhere.

Female Protagonist

In a recent class I attended by Michele Holmes, she gave a list of characteristics strong female protagonists should have:

Feminine (doesn’t mean she can’t be a tomboy or “tough”)
She has individual interests (she is her own, well-developed character, aside from the romance)
Strong (she’s not needy, she can take care of herself)
She has a strong value system (reader respect)
She needs the hero (whether she realizes it or not!)


3 comments:

Tasha Seegmiller said...

Great post and so fun to find your blog after meeting you!

Question - can the female protagonist become her own hero?

Donna K. Weaver said...

I'd like to have been able to take that class. Thanks for the notes.

kbrebes said...

Great reminder! Thanks, Canda!