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Monday, July 21, 2014

TTT: Deserted island companion

Top Ten Tuesday topic: Name literary characters I would want with me on a deserted island.
(My answers are based on who I think would help me survive the ordeal!)

1. Ayla in Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel---Ayla had to survive a whole winter on her own when her people banished her. She was an expert on finding plants and herbs for food and medicine.

2. Katniss Everdeen in Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins---she survived the Hunger Games, twice. Need I say more?

3. Pi in The Life of Pi by Yann Martel--- Pi survived 227 days afloat in the Pacific Ocean with a tiger aboard his raft.

4. Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling---She could carry her beaded purse that has the undetectable extension charm full of survival supplies.

5. All the characters in Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank---they survived a nuclear holocaust and had to figure out how to do everything without any machinery.

6. The girl in the Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell---she survived alone on a deserted island for four years. She should have the skill set to help others also trapped on an island.

7. Mau in Nation by Terry Pratchett---Mau is deserted on an island, has lost everything, until he finds the ghost girl.

8. Sergeant Mike Flanigan in Mrs. Mike by Benedict and Nancy Freedman---Sergeant Mike's skill set might not be for deserted island life but he was extremely handy.

9. Robinson Crusoe in Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe---he survived on a deserted island for 24 years. He learned to make a canoes and bread.

10. Cassie in 5th Wave by Rick Yancey--- If Cassie could survive an Alien invasion, she could be pretty handy on a deserted island.

This was a lot harder to make than I thought it would be.  Can you think of some other characters who would be helpful on a deserted island?


  1. Well, Katniss is an obvious choice haha. And yes! Hermione is just all charms (pun intended) :) I should have thought about Crusoe though! That's such a no-brainer. Eh. Dammmmmit. Grea list, Anne :)

  2. How could I have forgotten Pi?! Excellent list.

    Here's my Top Ten list!

  3. Oh, my gosh! I love that you included the gal from Island of the Blue Dolphins - what a great pick! I haven't thought about that novel in years; thanks for the reminder! Great picks and great post! Thanks!

    1. It has been so long since I read it that I couldn't even remember her name.

  4. Katniss and Hermione definitely win the popular vote for this TTT :) Great list!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

  5. I picked Hermione too but I didn't even think about that bag! Such a great idea. Awesome list! :)

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    Amanda @ i solemnly swear

    1. My daughter was the one that reminded me about her beaded purse with the undetectable extension charm on it.

  6. Katniss and Hermione definitely have some love in these list today.

  7. Hermione would definitely be a great one, but I left her out because I figured she'd be really popular today. :D Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Tuesday!

  8. Oh, Sergeant Mike! I almost never see him (or the book Mrs. Mike) mentioned in the blogosphere. And yet it's such a good one! You're right, while his survival abilities aren't island-based (much better in a colder climate, lol) I'm sure he'd have some general skills that could be put to good use. Plus, he's a pretty practical guy with a good head on his shoulders, which would just be generally helpful to have around :)

    My Top Ten list

    1. I read this book again just a few years ago so it is fairly fresh in mind. When I think of survival skills I think few people living today match the skills that folks living in yesteryear had to have.

  9. Katniss, Hermione and Crusoe got to come with me to my island too.


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