Good evening all, I am currently working on developing my main character of my first work of fiction. She is a no nonsense cynical jersey girl who is sent to Ireland for a semster abroad. She is suddenly thrusted into a position of extreme power and handles it with grace and authority. She is fiery. Always does the right thing, doesn't care what people think and stands up for what she believes in-- regardless of who she is going up against. Basically, she doesn't screw around. She is warm, compassionate, kindhearted and endlessly selfless with a passion to help the less fortunate. I have taught myself all I know through reading and observing other characters. Here is my question: Does anyone know of any books with lead females, real or historical, who are strong/independent/badass women? I would really love to find some females who can teach me about how to portray my own character? all suggestions are appreciated!