quote NarphineanI see a lot of blanket terms and pretentious writing. Perhaps you should consider what you say a little more carefully before posting?I've definitely come across better-written female characters, and most definitely better-written child characters. Maybe you need to read a bit more out of the mainstream, yeah? Writing a child character doesn't give an author free rein to make them as bratty as possible. She does mature over the course of the series, true, but she still remains as flat and unremarkable as any other coming-of-age protagonist. Given time I could name at least a half dozen other characters who exhibit the same traits and growth as she does. It's really not hard to find them.
In the end Lyra's a product of her environment, and her impact on the story stems a good deal from a prophecy that she fulfills just by doing pretty much what she wants to. She doesn't exist on her own as a standalone character, and she's not at all unique. Now, if you had tried to argue that Mrs. Coulter was a well-written female character I could buy that... but since you settled on Lyra, I feel I have to question what you even believe good character writing is.
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