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.