Why is Tobias my favorite?
Have no idea.
Its... he's... come on, he's Tobias
! Even his name
Or maybe its the fact that I was more of an outcast in school that he was (erm, before he (semi)permanently became a birdy, that is) and so out of all of the characters there's more to him that I can identify with than there is with the rest of the characters? Fortunately for me though, I never got my head shoved down a toilet. Probably because I was too tall for the bullies to pick up. And you know, a girl. (For some reason, swirlies don't usually happen to girls... Maybe because the female bullies are more about emotional warfare than physical torment...)
Of course, if I could have chosen a second favorite, it would have been Rachel, because she has the personality that I wished I had.
Thank goodness highschool is six years in the past... Man I feel old