It’s Hard to be a Protagonist

May 1, 2014

“‘I just want to be normal,’ she said, even though she had amazing powers and a super-family and was mega-gorgeous and better than normal in every way and the entire book would be terrible if she were normal and she had no conception of what normal was to begin with.” At The Toast, Mallory Ortberg lists flaws only a protagonist could have.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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