I'm writing a story about a young girl (8 years old) discovering the magic of reading in the forest instead of in her bedroom (a highly simplified plot summary for the purpose of this post). I begin the story saying she was "born beneath an oak tree" and describing the tree and the boulder that's next to the tree, atop which she was "born." I then say she was perhaps born of books more than of the forest, since books were what led her to the forest in the first place, and I go on to describe her reading fantasy books in her bedroom and how that setting never lets her truly feel like she's "in" the outdoor settings of her fantasy novels, so one day she grabs her favorite book and heads to the woods. (I hope all of that was understandable; I'm terrible at summarizing.) I sent the beginnings of the first draft to a friend for feedback, and he said that all of the "born of nature" stuff made her seem very mystical, but really difficult to relate to. I guess I'm feeling like that's almost the purpose of this character – she's a very isolated girl, both in childhood and even more so when she grows up (this story is part of a collection following her throughout her teenage years as well), so I sort of want to emphasize how different she is, how she's not like everyone else, and how that affects her social life as well as her opinion of herself as she grows up. Do you guys think that's an okay reason to have a MC be difficult for readers to relate to, or should a MC always be relatable?