Okay, I had to think about this question for a little bit and I thought of two characters, one from a movie and one from a book series I loved in second grade. The first character is Tiana from Princess and The Frog. When I was about 5-6 years old, I ended up watching that movie religiously (like to the point I was watching it pretty much everyday) because I loved Tiana so much! For me, it was awesome to see a hardworking girl that didn’t need a man to get to her happily ever after. As I got older, I grew to appreciate Tiana for that even more and realized how awesome it was to have an amazing princess that looked like me.
My second character is Babymouse and I mainly love her because of how relatable she is. I could identify a lot with Babymouse myself when I was younger since we were both bookworms with annoying siblings, didn’t really like going to school (or math), and we both had out Felicia’s that made our lives pretty difficult. I still find myself thinking a lot about her a decade later (and some stuff from the story is ringing more true than it had before).