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When author-inserts go wrong
All characters are, of course, representations of their authors in some form. I’m speaking about the borderline Mary-Sue’s and Gary-Stu’s with the perfect hair and bodies who have virtually no faults (other than, say, running away with a sparkly vampire). The two which come to mind are Clary (Mortal Instruments) and Bella Swan. Funny how most of these characters are in YA fiction.