Favorite Fictional Women: Nani
Nani may be impatient or brash at times, but at a very young age (probably around 18-20), she is coping with her parents death, sole responsibility for her home and family, and a troubled younger sister. As Lilo’s legal guardian and as her big sister, Nani is loving, protective, and extraordinarily strong; she is willing to face down aliens to save her little sister.
When I first saw this movie, I was a kid; I didn’t realize how young Nani was, and how much pressure she was under. Now that I’m her age, I’ve gotta say, she really is the true hero of this story.