I’ve always wondered what heroine — or, okay, fine, character — I would be if I were in a YA book. Haven’t you? Well, now’s your chance to find out! I’ve created a short but fairly simple test for all you eager beavers out there to take. Your honesty counts. In order for this to be the most accurate, you have to be honest when answering the questions. I’m hoping to include some of the lesser-known heroines here, but just in case you’re not familiar with them, I’ve also included short descriptions so you can get a bit of information on them.
Welcome to the ultimate test.
1. A kid suddenly appears in your room, claiming to be from the future. Do you…
A: Yeah, right!
B: Ask them to take you to the future
C: Ask them to prove it
D: Rush to get your brother to see this kid from the future
2. You are trapped in a burning room with two other people. One is your mother. The other is your best friend. The only escape is a hole big enough for two people at max, and the house will burn down in mere minutes. What do you do?
A: Save yourself
B: Take your best friend/mother and escape
C: Examine the room; maybe you missed out an escape route
D: Let them escape while you stay behind
3. You are in the Great Hall, one of the many first years waiting to be sorted into their houses. Which house do you think the Sorting Hat would put you in (based on your personality and traits)?
4. What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?
B: Adventure and fun
D: Everyone’s happiness
5. What, in your opinion, is the greatest virtue?
6. You are about to enter the Hunger Games. You manage to snag a backpack from the Cornucopia without getting butchered. The backpack contains only three items. What would you find?
A: Camouflage suit (can adapt to any kind of surrounding), trap-making kit, small dagger
B: Bow and arrow, balm that can heal most wounds, insulation blanket
C: A bottle of water, a small dagger, insulation blanket
D: Balm that can heal most wounds, a bottle of water, nightlock berries
7. A physics test is tomorrow and you haven’t prepared at all. What do you do?
A: Take a piece of paper to the school bathroom and look for answers there
B: What the hell — how bad can I do, anyway?
C: Pfft! Of course I would have studied beforehand. And even if I didn’t, I’d try to stay up all night to cram knowledge into my brain
D: Study the next morning while on the way to school — a good night’s rest counts!
8. You see someone bullying a helpless kid. Do you…
A: Walk away
B: Teach the jerk a lesson, even if you might get beat up as well
C: Walk away, but make a point to tell the teacher
D: Try to reason with the bully.
Your YA heroine is Beatrice Prior, from Divergent. You may seem weak and selfish at first to many, but you’re brave in an entirely different way. Tris is one of the most original heroines out there because she’s selfish, but she isn’t afraid to be who she is. You also have a strong sense of what’s right and wrong, which is what makes you both cunning and independent.
Your YA heroine is Mackenzie St. James from The Lost Prince. Kenzie is brave, stubborn, and loyal. The only thing is that people aren’t always sure whether you’re actually being brave, or if you’re being reckless. These traits can be both good and bad: they can save you… or kill you.
Your YA heroine is Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson. Smart, stubborn, bossy — yep, those are the personalities for offspring of Athena. Your keen eye often helps you out of tight spots. But your intelligence might prove to be a setback if you aren’t careful with how you treat other people.
Your YA heroine is Allison Sekemoto from The Immortal Rules. You are another brave soul — and also willing to give up much for those you hold dear. Allison isn’t only sacrificial love and patience, though. She’ll also fight her way out of any situation if possible, and will protect those close to her with a fiery passion. You are selfless, but it may ruin you.
Over to you!
So which heroine were you? Please share! Do you agree with my heroine choices? What other heroines do you think would have fit the bill for these four categories?