I haven’t read the books discussed in this blog post (it’s not necessary), but this is a good, quick read about writing “unlikable” female protagonists. I have a lot of thoughts on this subject, namely around the idea that we have SO FREAKING MANY shows and movies with pretty awful dude protagonists who are not apologetic and don’t change by the end of their story, but finding movies and shows with female protagonists of that type is nearly impossible (I can only think of one off the top of my head, Young Adult, and most people HATE it — for the record, I love it). It’s an interesting phenomenon that, imho, just goes to show how much we need more female protagonists of all types in all stories. That’s life, folks.
Anyway, thanks to Sally for the link.