what I look for is something I can relate to, something mysterious that will draw you into the story. you can feel a sort of connection to what the character is feeling. you get why they’re getting emotional. you get their hesitation, sadness, pure joy, and their creeping jealosy. when they create an underdog, you are intrigued by them. the person you root for could be good or bad depending on your point of view. in dork diaries I root for Nikki Maxwell, who is an enjoyable, lovable, and undeniable dork. her adventures make me laugh, and truly sypathize with her halarious mishapps. she opens a window into the drama fest that is teenage life. and creates depth of understanding that we all crave.