I know that this is a bold statement that might elicit a lot of arguments from people for their favorite female characters or Harry Potter haters, but this is my blog, so I think it is okay for me to voice my HP love. Hermione Granger is THE best, most well-rounded female role model out there right now. I have grown up with these books and then the movies, and it is the only series that I constantly go back to.
Hermione is willing to MOVE TIME just to take more classes. We sadly live in a generation where students don’t often value their education Hermione, though, she does everything in her power to educate herself. I love the fact that she is really, really smart! Too often in YA novels, tv shows, and video games, girls are absolutely gorgeous with zero brain power. Or, they are smart with so many other annoying traits that you have a hard time liking them. Hermione is not perfect at all and she can be annoying, but can’t we all? As a whole, she is kind, funny, and so freaking SMART! I love that what is celebrated about her is that she is “the smartest witch of her age.”