No matter what they gave her, she excelled.. Carrie was a three dimensional character as a child and tween. She could be brave, in standing up to Stefano when he kidnapped her, loving and protective of Rojohn and she could be bratty and dismissive of Isabella when she first got with Rojohn. She really kept the family together after Marlena died. I know that I am a minority on here but she should have been the leading heroine of her generation.
Christie had it my opinion, beautiful, talented and the ability to generate chemistry with her co-stars. It is too bad that the writers fucked up her characterization because they don't know how to write a heroine without making her boring, self-righteous and hypocritical. I get why some people hated Carrie but, it just pissed me off how badly she was written. She could have been so much more.