The bloggers at The Broke & The Bookish's Tuesday blog hop ask us to offer up our top ten "Rebels in literature (The people who stood up for what they believed in despite the cost of doing so.)"
Despite the fact that the explanation doesn't exactly fit my idea of a rebel, I'll give it a go!
Henry Bright in Josh Ritter's new Bright's Passage. Marry the daughter of a powerful - and deranged - man who hates you, then burn your house down to keep him from touching your now-dead wife's memory while you escape with your newborn son so her father can't touch him either. Risk all for love: rebel.
Taylor Rene Krystal Hawkins, Miss Teen Dream Texas in Beauty Queens, Libba Bray's newest young adult satire/parody. When Taylor finally "gets it", she's not just a rebel, she's a rebel with a vengeance. (Stay tuned: full review here on Thurs. or Fri....) And then again, so's Petra and so's Adina and so are quite a few of the other characters in this "Survivor" meets "Miss America" mash-up. (More said would surely spoil the story...)
Who's on your list of rebels today?