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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book Characters Sitting at My Lunch Table
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, created due to a fondness for lists. Each week they post a new Top Ten topic. After that, it's bloggers UNITE! Participate with your own Top Ten post, have fun, and get to know your fellow bloggers.
This week's list is a back-to-school theme. It's the top ten literary characters who would've shared my lunch space back in school.
I'm picking a smattering of characters from both YA and adult fiction. Just assume that all characters would've been of appropriate age at the time, eh? Oh...and to keep myself from having a crazy character war, I've limited myself to just female characters. We'll also make it simple and avoid a couples table. Why not?
Here we go...
1. Hermione from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I was a bit of a nerd in school, so I'm packing my table with the bookish, socially awkward types. Hermione would have been my best friend, without a doubt. Naive, bookworm, and maybe just a smidge of a brown-noser. We also may have shared some very similar hairstyles. Thank goodness Hermione grew into her nerdiness. That gives me hope, right? It also doesn't hurt that she becomes a total badass.
2. Lena from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
Ah, the smart creative girl who gets her heart stomped on by a guy. Yup. I get that. I loved Lena. Such a sweet girl and so much potential.
3. Tibby from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
I'm putting half of the Sisterhood at my table, so Tibby is in. It's that weird factor. That's me. She's quirky and nonconformist. She's brutally honest to a fault. That's a friend I would want to have. I also wasn't much of a girly girl, so the tomboy quota needs a little more padding.
4. Clare from The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
She's the dreamer living in her own little world, but this girl is full of angst. She's miles ahead of everyone else in her views of the world. Yup. She could hang.
5. Mia from If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Let's avoid the sad stuff on this one and stay on the surface. I need a little musical talent around the table. It doesn't hurt that her family seems awesome and that boyfriend of hers...ooh.
...Sadly...this is where the gifs run out. Believe it or not, only half of my list has been made into movie form. You'll have to use your imagination from here out...
6. Amy from Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
All of the good ones are damaged, aren't they? Amy is certainly no exception. She's kind of a loner, but I think the girls and I could give her a niche to be comfortable in.
7. Ruby from The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
Oh, Ruby. You beautiful disaster, you. This girl...if there's anything to step in, she'll find it. She is a magnet for trouble and awkwardness. Pair that with my tendency to be a klutz, match made in heaven.
8. Julia from The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
This one. I just want to hug her. Bury yourself in baking and make them love you with food. That's always a totally solid way to go. But she's just as sweet as the food she makes. Pieces of her remind me of Sookie from Gilmore Girls. Who wouldn't want Julia for a friend?
9. Cassia from Matched by Ally Condie
Cassia is my tough girl. Sort of. She's not the physical type, but like Hermione, she's going to use her brains all the way. Cassia's not going to let anyone pull the wool over her eyes. She'll figure it all out soon enough. And she'll make sure to protect her friends along the way.
10. Penn from Fallen by Lauren Kate
Sweet, smart, awkward Penn. She just wants a friend, and I'm the girl who wants her sitting next to me. Another girl with some serious brains, but a nice touch of awkward. Penn is loyal and she won't give up if you have something important to you. Penn's the friend to see you through.
This almost makes me nostalgic for school. Almost. If I'd had these girls at my side, maybe my high school years would've been ones that produced memories other than those that make you shake your head at what a complete moron you were. Ya...I don't think I'd want to risk the relive on that one.