Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Six of the best Scout Finches from sci-fi & fantasy

Ryan Britt is the author of Luke Skywalker Can't Read and Other Geeky Truths. One entry on his list of six of the best Scout Finches -- "headstrong, stalwart, and true" young characters -- from science fiction and fantasy, as shared at the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog:
Arya Stark (Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire)

Arya’s close bond with her dad, Ned, recalls something of an Atticus/Scout relationship right off the bat. True, Scout never had to adopt male dress to get by in a brutal world where murder and torture are the norm. However, if we think about Westoros as an analog to the American South of the 1930s, maybe it’s not too far off? Either way, it’s hard to believe that Arya would exist without Scout’s literary precedent.
Read about another entry on the list.

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