The strong, feminist lead in JK Rowling's Harry Potter series. Although sometimes seen as bookish, nagging or standoffish, she is also startlingly intelligent, instinctively brave and loyal and also the focus of much of the humour in Rowling’s later installments. The young Miss Granger does suffer for her intelligence, being labelled an “insufferable know-it-all” by her own teacher (evil Snape *hiss*)...
all credit to Wendy Boswell's ''Why We Like Hermione Granger: An Essay''
(Romilda Vane and Harry are staring at each other across the library)
Hermione Granger: (snaps her fingers) Hey! She's only interested in you because she thinks you're the Chosen One.
Harry Potter: But I am the Chosen One.
(Hermione smacks him on the head with the newspaper)
Harry Potter: Sorry... kidding!