Before we get into it, I just want to say I love this prompt so much. Thanks so much Kirsty! I had so much fun revisiting some old buddies.
My whole life books have been my everything. As a child, the characters in books were my friends, they took me on adventures and taught me things I needed to know. As an adult, I read the way most people breathe oxygen, constantly and without realising I’m doing it most of the time. When I was a kid, my mum used to take my brother and I to the LifeLine Book Fest every year. She’d give us a box each and tell us to fill it up with whatever we wanted. Forget Christmas or my birthday, Lifeline Book Fest was my favourite day of the year.
Chronicles of Narnia
Lucy Pevensie was my hero growing up. She’s whip-smart, compassionate, kind, brave and is all round one of the best written female characters I think I’ve ever seen.
Anne of Green Gables
Growing up, there were very few role models with red hair. I pretty much had Anne Shirley or Ginger Meggs. For that reason I adored Anne, mostly because she hated her hair too and through her I came to terms with mine.
Harry Potter series
Harry Potter came out just before I left high school and I devoured it in the school library. While I love Hermoine, my favourite character was always Tonks. She was amazingly comfortable in her own skin which to teenage me was a true magical power. She was the cool big sister I never had.
I’ll be talking more about my particular love of the Discworld books on Wednesday when I review the final one in the series, but for now let me just say Tiffany was the hero I needed in my twenties. She’s incredibly intelligent and capable and spends her life caring for others.
Ready Player One
I only very recently stumbled across this novel and Art3mis is definitely the character that I relate to most in my thirties. She’s a female gamer acting as a gunter, which appears to be a male dominated area and she’s geeky, smart and strong. And she’s a blogger!
Which fictional characters would you choose to befriend? Share in the comments or join the link up over at My Home Truths!