Best Characters From Young Adult Fiction Books


The Contenders: Page 2

21 Nico DiAngelo - The Percy Jackson Series

I was surprised to find Nico in the top 20, but I realize that he is such a forgotten hero and he deserves a lot more credit than he gets.

I love the darkness and torture Nico goes through, and the fact that how no matter how bad things get for him he still helps his friends save the world.

Although I feel for Nico I'm not sure what everyone sees in him. He is brave but he didn't try to solve his problems. Only runs away from them.

Some people say that he is not relatable, but for some if us, it is...I was a closet gay and tried to hide myseld in music and black clothes, thinking that If I looked bad ass or whatever, that I would be megt alone. Nico went throigh te same thing, byt in the end with the help of friends he learned to accept himslef.

V 5 Comments
22 Aaron Warner - Shatter Me Trilogy

In starting, Shatter Me, I was actually rooting for Adam. Then this guy shows up, with his AMAZING personality, his PERFECT lines and did I mention good looks? I like how he developed throughout the trilogy and he makes people believe that everything is not what it seems - there are millions of sides to a certain story. He has jagged edges, but that just makes him even more amazing. He can get angry, he can be selfish, but in the end, we all are. I love how he's so humane, yet somehow seemingly unattainable.


He is amaaazing! I LOVE HIM

23 Scout Finch - To Kill a Mockingbird

Scout is a curious little girl who is still trying to figure out life in the South. She acts very mature and polite around important people and people who are important to her. How could you not live Scout.

She teaches young girls that they can grow up to be whatever they want. She is a very empowering person to young girls out there.

She's clever, fun and saved a man's life! - Starsparks

Hell yeah! Scout is my role model.

V 1 Comment
24 Finnick Odair - The Hunger Games

I can't believe no one voted for him. Have any of you seen him in his underwear? Or are you just jealous because he still hasn't offered you a sugar cube?

Hahah, he's hilarious, though. And obsessed with handling bread.

Finnick is my favorite! I love how he's so much more than Katniss thinks he is at first. He's funny, charming, understanding, kind, and brave.

Best character how is he not 2 only to Luna lovegood

"Want a sugar cube? " ^-^

V 2 Comments
25 William Herondale - The Infernal Devices

Will is a fierce lover; he'll do anything to protect those he loves no matter the cost to his emotional well being. He puts others' happiness in front of his own. He is selfless and loving and strong.

Will Herondale has the wittiest, most incredible sense of humour. He gains every readers love and respect through all his inspiring quotes and dark (not to mention sarcastic) comments. I mean, seriously, some of William's most famous quotes are about ducks and an irrational fear of knees! And yet TID still manages to be a tear-jerking trilogy.

I love him and I can't believe no one voted for him. He is witty, sarcastic and dark but also charming, loving, caring and he says the most BEAUTIFUL things

Umm, why isn't Will higher up on the list :D!? he should be in like the top TEN, at least.

V 10 Comments
26 Luna Lovegood - Harry Potter Luna Lovegood - Harry Potter

Luna is fun and insightful character. She is not afraid to believe in things that others find ridiculous. She is a loyal friend to Harry throughout the series.

27 Theodore Finch - All the Bright Places

Finch is a person that lives inside all of us a little. His energy, strength, humor and all of his darkness is something everyone can relate to. His humor and vulnerability makes us love him and his realness breaks our hearts. Theodore Finch is hands down my favorite literary character of all time. All the bright places makes me with he was a real person and is a character that sticks with me long after I finished the book.

Honestly, Theodore Finch is one of my favourite book characters of all time ♥

28 Newt - Maze Runner

Newt deserved so much better! (Warning, spoilers below). He is to me, and I think to everyone else as well, so much more than a fictional character. He had feelings for everyone, he cared for many people, and he was respected by all of his friends. He was innocent, he had a family that cared for him, and he never got to remember his sister, and he deserved a life as a normal human being just like everyone else, even though he wasn't immune. He was one of, if not the, most real characters I think in the book. He is a great leader, people really looked up to him, and he was a great role model for everyone. He deserved so much more. I think every Newt fan will agree!

Newt is so much more than a fictional character! He is a boy with a soft heart, he is considerate and kind! He is the Glue that holds all the Gladers together, but also because people always grow attached to him! Like how can you not love Newt? Such a sweet character who cares for everyone but himself! Newt is sensitive and after all, he is not a hero. He has weaknesses like all normal people, that's why we can all relate to him so easily! Newt for me is not a fictional character. He is a person... And the best role model you are looking for in a book. Basically there are no words to describe how amazing he is! Most importantly, Newt will always be there for you. He will always be your friend... No matter what

Newt deserves to live (spoilers). He was a great leader of the Glade, and he knew order. Everyone liked him, trusted him, and followed him through every step. His words are inspiring and wise. I wish his life would've been easier. But I still ship him with Thomas. Don't you see how much they love each other? I ship it

Newt is perfect, enough said.

V 14 Comments
29 Stargirl Caraway - Stargirl
30 Leo Valdez - Heroes of Olympus Leo Valdez - Heroes of Olympus

Leo is not only a great character to read about but one to be like. He is optimistic and loves others even though he feels like no one loves him ( he hasn't met the fangirls yet though) and always does the best he can do, he is willing to sacrifice himself for people who he thinks think of him as the seventh wheels. He is smart and funny and I am totally team Leo!

Leo is as brave and as funny as (if not more than) Percy Jackson or any other awesome character.

I agree with the random nymph who screamed "TEAM LEO" when they were taking the celestial bronze plate from Narcissus. Where do I buy a team Leo shirt? He is funny and awesome while still having emotional depth. I can relate to him a lot. LONG LIVE THE KING OF HOTNESS CAUSE HE IS A MCSIZZLE BURGER WITH EXTRA HOT SAUCE! Seriously one of the best book characters ever. Which good considering that he shared a series with Octavian one of the worst book characters ever.

Leo Valdez is the best ever! Team Leo!

V 9 Comments
31 Rosemarie Hathaway - Vampire Academy

I will always vote for Rose Hathaway. How can you not love her?! She is strong and fierce and passionate, and though I love the way they portrayed each character in the movie (except Lissa! ), I hate how they made her up to be invincible, because the best part about Rose is that she isn't. She has flaws, though she doesn't want to admit it, and she is a great role model. I wish I could be more like her.

32 Juliette Ferrars - Shatter Me Trilogy

A good character with good development

33 Ponyboy Curtis - The Outsiders Ponyboy Curtis - The Outsiders

Ponyboy Curtis stands out from the people he's grown up with: he's seen as intelligent and quiet, preferring to stick close to his friends and his creative side.

Super underrated and deserves so much more attention! - missyweirdo

Not my favorite, but underapreciated

Clever,nice modest. Has all the qualities of a true heroe

34 Tiny Cooper - Will Grayson, Will Grayson
35 Mira Levenson - Artichoke Hearts
36 Hazel Grace - The Fault In Our Stars

Hazel is one of my favorite characters of all time. She is funny and sarcastic and actually pretty optimistic for someone in her situation. I don't know that I would've been able to keep my sense of humor if I had cancer. She is an insightful and complex character.

V 2 Comments
37 Liesel Meminger - The Book Thief

She's adorable and has a soft side that I think everyone should have. I enjoyed this character immensely.

She is so amazing! Soft and kind but brave and curious too. I think she is so real. Love Markus Zusak and love The Book Thief.

V 1 Comment
38 Ron Weasley - Harry Potter Ron Weasley - Harry Potter Ronald Bilius "Ron" Weasley is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. His first appearance was in the first book of the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as the best friend of Harry Potter and Hermione Granger.

Ron is one of the best characters I have ever read about. Yeah, sometimes he can get a little jealous, but everyone has flaws and Ron is comfortable enough with himself that he doesn't try to hide he's minor imperfections, and that's what makes him the lovable character that he is. He is caring and has a better sense of humor than anyone else in the series (except maybe Fred and George).

How can you not just love Ron Weasley.

"Why are they all staring? " demanded Albus and he and Rose craned around to look at the other students.
"Don't let it worry you," said Ron. "It's me. I'm extremely famous."

"Don't talk to me."
"Why not? "
"Because I want to fix that in my memory forever. Draco Malfoy, the amazing bouncing ferret..."

V 2 Comments
39 Violet Markey - All the Bright Places
40 Clary Fray - The Mortal Instruments Clary Fray - The Mortal Instruments

Clary is the reason why I love the Mortal Instruments series! Clary and Jace have the best relationship that is so heartwarming. Cassandra Clare is amazing. How did you come up with this amazing character and even more characters as well as the story? Cassandra Clare is also coming up with other characters for her spin off series. How can you not love Cassandra Clare when she created the best series on the planet and Clary Fray? Cassandra Clare is the reason why I want to be an Author.

I agree with you guys what is wrong with these people go Clary. She is pretty cool and actually knows that love is one of the most powerful thing in the world she opened my eyes.

The Mortal Instruments needs Clary... Think of Jace without Clary!

Clary is my most favourite character in the book series or even any book. More so with Jace

V 6 Comments
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Young Adult Fiction Books Best Young Adult Fantasy/Science Fiction Series With Amazing Female Protagonists Top Ten Young Adult Books from 2016 Most Popular Young Adult Fiction Novels Best Young Justice Characters

List Stats

1,000 votes
117 listings
5 years, 235 days old

Top Remixes (8)

1. Luna Lovegood - Harry Potter
2. Mira Levenson - Artichoke Hearts
3. Stargirl Caraway - Stargirl
1. Katniss Everdeen - The Hunger Games
2. Harry Potter - Harry Potter Series
3. Percy Jackson - Percy Jackson and the Olympians
1. Katniss Everdeen - The Hunger Games
2. Harry Potter - Harry Potter Series
3. Percy Jackson - Percy Jackson and the Olympians

View All 8


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.