This is the problem I'm having. In the novella I'm writing called Dreaming in Daisies I have this character named Hayden. Hayden does have Mary Sue qualities and is very much a goody two shoes. But she wasn't always like this. When Hayden's mother Daisy began to start dying cancer from cancer it hit her father Daniel the hardest. Since Hayden was the oldest her father began to start expecting out of her than his other four children. If she messed up ,even a little, her father would blow his temper which would upset her gravely ill mother. So to prevent her father from getting anger and her mother from getting upset, she started acting like the perfect seventeen year old every parent dreams about to keep down drama and please everyone. So could someone please tell me do they think of her as a Mary Sue?