I say the word "favorite" a lot. I can't help it. I get so enthusiastic about books. But yesterday I was talking to the wondrous Sarah Wingfield, our Random House Children's Book rep, and I repeated that Flavia de Luce is my favorite character in literature...but is she? After a significant amount of thought, I have decided that, yes, Flavia de Luce really is my favorite character in literature. She had some competition, though, from these wondrous ladies:
1. Flavia de Luce, from The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
2. Mum from the Tapestry series by Henry Neff
3. Lisbeth Salander from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larsson
I also love:
Quentin Compson from The Sound and the Fury (why?? I don't know!)
Which characters do YOU love?
18 hours ago