There's no doubt that books can have a huge influence on people. Most of us have found ourselves profoundly changed after reading one tome or another.
Which childhood characters helped make you
who you are today?
For me, it was most def: Nancy Drew, Anne of Green
Gables, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. Badass chicas. Oh, and I can't forget Pippi Longstocking (she of the unruly spirit) and Ramona Quimby, too. How 'bout you?