Ponyboy Curtis - The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
I’ve always had a “thing” for the underdogs, and Ponyboy Curtis definitely qualifies! He is hyper-aware that he, his brothers, and friends are not as fortunate as the preppy socs and despite his tough appearance, he is wise beyond his years.
Adso of Melk - The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
I did not actually choose to read The Name of the Rose, it was required for a job. However, I felt a huge sense of pride upon completing this novel. Protagonist, Adso of Melk, is the obedient and very curious student of William of Baskerville. I connected to Adso because of the respect that he had for his teacher. He wanted to soak up as much knowledge as his teacher was willing to dispense to him and his unending curiosity really resonated with me.
Netti Sayuri - Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
I really like Sayuri because she is confident and insecure all at the same time. She never really seems to fully understand how or why she became such a successful geisha, but she also knows how to get exactly what she wants. Her loyalty and dedication to the chairman throughout her life is also worthy of admiration.
Do you have any literary soulmates? Which characters would you love to chat with over a cup of coffee? Let us know!