I'm looking for a book with a character or characters that I can really relate to and get close to. This usually more easily happens to me when watching a movie because there can be an attractive actress and that goes a part of the way. For example Evan Rachel Wood in Thirteen, Emma Watson as the character of Hermione in Harry Potter (movies), even Elisha Cuthbert in The Girl Next Door to an extent (despite the character not being as deep as the two aforementioned). There were probably more but I'm having trouble remembering. The girl the protagonist likes in Perks of Being a Wallflower (There's a good example of a book). I think regardless of plot or anything the one thing that can always make me like a book more than any other is an alluring female character who can be loved. Ohhh just remembered - the female protagonist in Richard Linklater's film Before Sunrise. I fell in "love" there too... perfect example. So ~ I'm looking for books with extremely loveable interesting and clever female characters. And to keep this thread unisex and for all sexual orientations, feel free to recommend books with alluring men too... just be sure to mention which it is your recommendation contains: a loveable female, or a loveable male. because I'd be less interested in the loveable male books. Post away!