Someone who is compassionate, can be very energetic, is independent, and/or is very passionate about their ideas not caring if others disapprove.
Man! That girl sure is free spirited
. No one can stop her when she gets excited about something!
I wish I were a free spirit
like her. She's a good leader, and she understands people.
He definitely was a free-spirited
boy... one could say he was stubborn. He wouldn't listen once he had an idea bouncing around in his head.
Stories that are written in a way that readers can make connections situations and characters and their own lives.
An example of this is Medicine River by Thomas King.
"Medicine River is associational literature."