1. Veronica Mars from Veronica Mars
Let me count the ways I love this girl! First off, she's a detective, she's witty, she kicks butt and takes names, has a really close relationship with her Dad and always manages to snag the really hot guys! What I really like about her though is that underneath that tough girl exterior, she really cares about her family and friends and I love when she let's her guard down and is vulnerable.
2. Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls
I love Rory because her and I are a lot alike: we're both painfully shy around the opposite sex, we dress comfortable and modest, we have close relationships with our friends and family, we both want to be writers (!) and we would rather sit in our room and read then attend a raging party! See, soul mates? :P I love Rory because she's real, she experiences real teenage problems and is someone who I really admire, plus, I really want to live in Stars Hollow! (And marry Luke Danes, heehee!)
3. Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series
I love Hermione, because, like Rory, she's my soul mate! She's super smart, loves to read, is fiercely loyal to her friends and, hello, she's a witch and goes to Hogwarts, what's better then that?! Plus, I love the fact that she's can be strong and tough, but also heartbreakingly vulnerable (especially when it comes to Ron, *swoon*!)
4. Stacey Brown from the Blue is for Nightmares series by Laurie Faria Stolarz
OMG, I love this girl! Stacy rules because she's a witch (do you see a pattern forming here? :)), lives in an awesome boarding school, has a hilarious group of best friends and spends her time trying to save one best friend from falling into the hands of a psycho stalker, while trying to hide her feelings for her BFF's boyfriend...Stacey's awesome because, again, she's real, she's not glamours with model-like looks, she gets zits, has bad hair days, is sometimes late to class, has fights with her friends, experiences the ups and downs of romance, I just love her! And I could read this series again and again!
5. Violet Ambrose from The Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting
Violet is awesome, plus I feel a little sorry for her since she has the ability to find the bodies of people that have been murdered...Not only that, but Violet is daring and brave and not afraid to search for the truth, no matter what it takes! She also has a really close relationship with her parents and extended family, which I love, she has an awesome group of friends and a raging crush on her BFF, Jay! This girl has it all...Kind of. Plus, Kimberly is a total sweetheart! :)
Now that you know some of my faves, it's your turn: who's your favorite leading lady and why?