A is for Arya from The Song of Ice and Fire series.
If I had read this series when I was 15 instead of 30, I am sure that I would have:
- been slightly traumatized
- instilled Arya in my list of literary inspirations right next to Ender Wiggin
Perfectly case in the HBO series Game of Thrones, Arya has come to life for me on many fronts. Though 15-year-old-me would have loved her for being different, 30-something me loves her for being so exciting.