After seeing some cool Instagram story templates recently, I thought I’d do a fun little book related post instead of a book haul this month, as I’ve been reading a lot of repeats for some reason.
Anyway, I saw a question that asked if I would rather meet a fictional character or an author. And I got to thinking, with the ways books have impacted my whole life, wouldn’t it be amazing if I could meet some of my favorite characters. So, here’s a little list of characters I would love to meet, and why.
1. Effie Trinket (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)
Effie never fails to make me laugh. Her character was such a bright light in one of the darkest stories. She’s a wise woman in a different way. She knows she can’t change the world in it’s awful state, so she’s gonna shine light in the ways she’s good at. Not just that, but I could use some fashion advice.
2. Lara Jean Covey (To All The Boy’s I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han)
I relate to Lara Jean a lot, but this has nothing to do with her awesome personality or innocent mind. Nope, this is pure business. Your girl needs some baking tips, and LJ seems to have that figured out. I respect a woman on a quest to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie.
3. Amy Dunne (Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn)
I, too, am a revengeful woman. However, I feel like I need to work on my technique, hence, Amy. Amy Dunne is in this revenge game for the long haul. Any woman who’ll fake her kidnapping to bring down the man who cheated on her is a genius in my book. So, Amy, what’s going on in that head of yours?
4. Atticus Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee)
This is my all time favorite book. A bit unusual, but it’s just a brave, honest, timeless piece of work. Atticus is one of the great literary heroes, everyone knows this. But I’ve always wondered about him, since his character is only described by an adoring daughter, who obviously doted on her heroic father. I would love to know how the outsider viewed him. Was he still the hero with unquestionable morals?
5. Ginny Weasley (Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling)
Ginny was always a powerful character early on in the Harry Potter series. To hold your own as a youngest sibling is tricky, and I only have one sibling. Her character broke the usual literary stereotype of annoying younger siblings, and she was brave and strong minded, making her more of a true Gryffindor than all her fiery headed siblings combined. I wanna talk power with Ginny. And sport, because becoming a sport journalist and being married to Harry Potter himself? A dream.
6. Nancy Drew (Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene)
This is one of my most beloved characters, as a healthy dose of Nancy Drew lit my interest in books. When you’re a kid who sees women in stereotypical situations, it’s really cool to see a female private detective who is brave and stands up to men who think her place is in the kitchen. She’s a hero, truly. Mostly, I just wanna talk conspiracy theories with Nancy, because she might believe my crazy theories.
7. Tom Riddle (Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling)
Yes, guys, I know I’m risking death here. But I don’t mean the Lord Voldemort Tom. I mean, Hogwarts Tom. I’ve always wondered about the mind that made the villain. What, besides a quest for power, fueled Tom? We know the story from every other perspective. I’d love to know his perspective. Let’s hope it doesn’t result in me becoming a Horcrux or seeing that flashing green light.
There are so many more characters I’d wanna meet, but I’ll save that for another day.
What are some of the characters you’d love to meet?