I would have to say I identify with Sydney from Vampire Academy/Bloodlines pretty well. Always wanting to be in control, scared of things she was raised to be scared of, without question, but then growing to question them once she gets older and that scaring her even more, the underlying hints of her having an eating disorder, among other things.
I always like/related to Nobody Owens in “The Graveyard Book”. Growing up with unusual circumstances, always curious and restless, and yet still confined to one spot because of those circumstances somewhat, and always so concerned with everyone’s stories.
I would have to say Cress (Crescent Moon) from the Lunar Chronicles series. It’s a rather recent book, so I didn’t read it as a child, but Cress reminds me rather painfully of a more outwardly eccentric version of myself: somewhat easily scared or intimidated, shy/socially awkward, and so reliant on her imagination that she often slips into imaginary scenarios and worlds of her own, especially as a method to deal with her abusive guardian (another point of relatability, unfortunately) or the other hardships in her life.
They die, but they are the ones making Steinbeck’s books. At least in of mice and men.
I generally don’t identify very much with a character, they are more something to discover, but if I have to choose at the top of my head, it would be Griet from the girl with a pearl earring. While I read it, I thought we shared the same gaze about things and people: colours, forms, light, all that make a painting.
Of course, now that I say it, the movie is better known than the book and it could be as if I identify with Scarlet Johansson, but I am sadly not, at all, so …
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