This week’s theme is favourite characters in X genre. Guys, I tried not to choose all contemps, but I just couldn’t. They’re not all YAs, though!
In no particular order…(I’ve taken a lot of images from movies, because I feel like I need faces!)
1. Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – still my fave character from HP. She’s so strong and sassy and fierce. I wish she’d had more of a role than being Penelope to Harry’s Odysseus in the last book. I really missed her.
2. Amy Haskell from Secret Society Girl series by Diana Peterfreund – Do you even have to ask? Another strong, sassy female who is way cooler and smarter than I was in college.
3. Vicky Austin from A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle – Vicky IS me at fifteen. She’s a poet, a dreamer, interested in science, and trying to find her place in the world. If you haven’t read this, it’s a total classic.
4. Bridget Vreeland from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares – Bridget is so damaged and beautiful – she’s such an amazing person, and she’s so broken by her mother’s death. I loved how real she felt throughout the series.
5. Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – can anyone top this lady? I mean, she’s sassy in the 1800s, and she wants to marry for love! Who does that?
6. Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery – Anne “walks in an atmosphere of things about to happen.” She’s a total klutz and a dreamer. And she likes pretty dresses. She’s basically awesome.
7. Jessica Darling from the Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty – if only I could be as funny as Jessica Darling. She’s a true writer. I hope she and Marcus are living happily somewhere where she’s writing brilliant novels like Megan McCafferty.
8. Clarissa Dalloway from Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf – this is my all-time favourite novel, and Clarissa, as flighty as she can be, she…understands. She gets what makes things beautiful and how people are connected. Also, she’s a true British snob, and it’s kinda awesome..
9. Dee from Just One Day by Gayle Forman – Ok, don’t get me wrong. I loved Allyson. I loved Willem. But Dee…he pretty much owned my heart the moment his sweatsuit-and-pink-Uggs-wearing arse stepped into the pages of Forman’s book. READ IT, people. And glory at the awesome that is Dee.
10. Peter Fortune from The Daydreamer by Ian McEwan – not sure how many of you will have heard of this wonderful children’s/MG book by Ian McEwan, but it’s fabulous. Peter, the titular daydreamer, gets into so many scrapes because of his daydreaming, and the short stories are wildly funny and so perfectly whimsical. If you’re into MG, this is the perfect read for you.