"When you are faced with hard times at home, in love, or at work, reading can be both a comfort and a source of inspiration. Having brought you the wisdom of Austen in Be More Jane, eager reader Sophie Andrews along with her sister Charlotte has turned her attention to what can be learned from the heroines of other stories from the past and present. Whatever your taste in authors, there will be strong female characters you can relate to, from Jo March, the tiger-sister in Little Women, to Eleanor Oliphant, the socially-bemused heroine of Gail Honeyman's prize-winning first novel. There are spirited young women such as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, and Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series; and then there are the survivors—July in The Long Song and Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games trilogy. As well as these six inspirational characters, there are other examples of literary heroines who can guide you through life's pitfalls, and help you become the heroine of your own story."
By Sophie and Charlotte Andrews. Illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova.