Viola Eade (Chaos Walking Trilogy)
This was a tough one. There are a lot of great female characters in books that I’ve read but Viola comes to mind immediately. She’s smart and rational, brave but also vulnerable. I think she truly shined in Monsters of Men. I appreciated that she had the most difficult decision in the world on her shoulders and she’s self-aware enough to know that she’s human and the choice that she wants to make is probably the wrong one. She loves Todd but Viola and Todd spend the majority of The Ask and the Answer and Monsters of Men apart and Viola takes charge and gets shit done. She also serves as Todd’s conscience, the one pure thing in him that the Mayor can’t touch. Viola’s just really great.
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