TOP TEN TUESDAY IS HOSTED BY THE BROKE AND THE BOOKISH.
THIS WEEK’S TOPIC: Ten Childhood Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults
When you are in bed one night, staring at the ceiling, do you ever let your mind stumble over a character and think, “Hey, what HAPPENED to that person in that book? Why can’t I look when up on Facebook like I can my first high school crush?”
I often have this zap of insight with characters from my childhood and from books that have stayed with me in my recent book rediscovery. Sadly, there is no social media or public records to snoop around in to discover the fate of our wonderful fictional friends.
This week, I am sharing old a new characters that I would love to grab some Starbucks with and see how they are fairing today.
These are the ones I miss from my elementary and middle school years. How are they as adults? How much have they changed? What do they do for a living? Do they have children, or pets? How do they fit into the world today, with social media and technology? Did the tales I read about affect them, and leave a trace of who they are today? When I created this list, I was surprised how much I missed them, and how much they meant to me growing up.
The entire Baby-sitters Club (especially Mary Anne and Claudia!)
Bradley Chalkers from There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom by Louis Sachar
Dicey Tillerman and Jeff Greene from The Tillerman Cycle by Cynthia Voigt
Marcy Lewis from The Cat Ate my Gymsuit by Paula Danziger
Mary-Lynnette Carter from Daughters of Darkness by L.J. Smith
When I returned to reading, I soon found that there were characters that my heart was not quite finished with. How are these characters doing? Are they happy? Did they find a purpose and maybe even happiness? Did they find love? Are they going to grow old? These are characters with stories to tell, and with enough spirit to keep me wondering about their own futures.
Sturmhond from The Grisha Series by Leigh Bardugo
Katniss, Peeta and Gale from The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
Asha from Speechless by Hannah Harrington
Liraz and Ziri from The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Series by Laini Taylor
Addison Coleman from Pivot Point by Kasie West