POPSUGAR LoveSource: What We've Learned From Young Heroines in Literature
It's back-to-school season, and we've been reminiscing about classic books from our school days. Many of them, including To Kill a Mockingbird and A Wrinkle in Time, featured heroic young girls who inspired us growing up. Some of our favorite "kids" books - that are just as relevant and enjoyable to read today - feature strong, multidimensional heroines who persevered despite being overlooked because of their size, age, and sex. These adventurous young women hold a special place in our hearts and minds, so let's take a look at some of the most inspiring 16-and-under heroines in literature.
Lewis Carroll's titular character Alice from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass is a curious 7-1/2-year-old who is trying her best to be proper and mature, but longs for some excitement in her life. We can all relate to that restlessness she feels, and you can't help but feel for her when she's trying