Have you ever read a book and thought “Wow! I wish I knew this character in real life”? Many authors are experts in the art of making a character come to life through their writing. And in a way, the characters in a book become our companions while we are reading it. Some are so hilarious, smart and endearing that their personalities stay with you for years to come. Here is a list of heroines you would want as a BFF.
1. Anne of Green Gables
from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
With her upbeat and friendly personality, Anne of Green Gables will always brighten your day. She is the type of person who will always remain loyal to another “kindred spirit.” Just don't ever take her up on an offer to dye your hair!
2. Elizabeth Bennet
from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Smart, lively and spirited, Elizabeth Bennet would be a great best friend. Even Jane Austen liked her own creation so much that she would have wanted to be friends with her.
3. Katniss Everdeen
from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Whether you are struggling with poverty, the government or just need someone to save the day, Katniss Everdeen will help you out. An extremely loyal friend, kick-ass shot and someone with a clear moral compass, Katniss will ensure that the odds are ever in your favor.
4. Daenerys Targaryen
from Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Ever felt like taking a ride on a dragon's back? Then you need to buddy up with Danerys Targaryen. Besides the whole dragon-thing, it could be handy to have a friend who is not only kind-hearted and determined, but has an army to back her if a friend is in trouble.
5. Claire Fraser
from Outlander by Diana Gabalon
Claire Fraser is brave, independent and knows how to keep a cool head in crazy situations. If you need a friend you can rely on and who will your voice of reason, Claire would be the one for you.
6. Hermoine Granger
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
She may be a bit of a know-it-all, but Hermoine Granger is the type of friend you will always want to have by your side. Especially when things don't go the way they were supposed to.
7. Jess Harrison
The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
Jess is the geeky friend everybody needs. Thoughtful, whimsical and with an overactive imagination, you will never run out of topics to discuss with Jess. She is just the one to get you through the winter as she knows exactly how to deal with isolation.
8. Tris Prior
from Divergent by Veronica Roth
Tris' personality is the perfect mix to make for a great, loyal BFF. She is selfless and brave and does not shy away from tough situations. She will never judge you for the social class you find yourself in, but appreciate you for who you really are. Just never get on her bad side – she does have a bit of a temper!
9. Lisbeth Salander
from the Millenium series by Stieg Larsson
Although Lisbeth Salander is a bit asocial and doesn't make friends easily, her friendship is something very valuable. She will never allow people to mess with you, and although she doesn't tend to follow the rules, she has her own moral code and a strong sense for right and wrong.
from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A girl who faces life straight-on and doesn't shy away from asking tough question, Scout may get you in some uncomfortable situations, but will also make you think about life. If you want a friend who always gives an honest opinion, Scout will be that friend.