The thing the readers of I Choose Mars #ichoosemars seem to like most about the main character, Tommie Candour, is that she is an ordinary person. She is not a "hero type." She strives to be good at her job, but she's not "the best" or a world renowned anything. She is clumsy, scrawny, and immature - and has a foul mouth. But, when it matters most, she pulls it together to do the right and Noble thing... And becomes one of those every day heroes we read about in the paper or see in the news and remember for all time. Maybe not their names, but what they did. That's Tommie.