Who is the Cleverest and Most Resourceful Young Adult Book Hero? (from iO9)

This is a social post from io9, so there is no list of "definitive" heroes, but for my two cents, yes Hermione is indeed a hero, whether she is the main protagonist or not (and I would even argue that point as well- Harry would literally be dead without her).


I would vote for:


Hermione from Harry Potter




Lyra Silvertongue from His Dark Materials



Roald Dahl's Matilda





Princess Cimorene from Dealing with Dragons



There are lots more, but I am woefully behind on my YA reading, either classic or new.