Top Ten Tuesday:
Literary characters that remind me of me (at least in part)---
1. Jo March from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott---I have two sisters. When I read Little Women as a kid, I imagined myself to be Jo March, my older sister was Meg, and my younger sister was Amy in my mind.
2. Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee---Scout was precocious, I wasn't. But I did have a gigantic imagination like Scout, and I used to spend hours playing outside with my friends inventing games and dramas.
3. Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen---probably the most beloved female literary character, I don't think of myself that way, but I am very strong-willed and sometimes have made opinions about situations or people based on bad data which may have prejudiced my thinking like Lizzy did about Mr. Darcy at first.
4. Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rawling---Almost all my best friends in high school were boys just like Hermione's friendships with Harry and Ron.
5. Anne Shirley from the Anne of Green Gables series by J.M. Montgomery---we have the same first name. I even tell people how to spell my name with an E just like Anne of Green Gables. Need I say more?
6. D.J. Schwenk from The Dairy Queen series by Catherine Gilbert Murdock--- D.J. had a boyfriend break up with her from a dumb reason that was mean and thoughtless. I had the same thing happen to me in college. I cried my way through the series because her heartbreak was mine, too.
7. Skeeter from The Help by Kathryn Stockett---Skeeter had frizzy hair, so do I. Everyone had their opinion how to manage my hair, just like they did about Skeeter's hair. Also, she was very clear about doing the right thing, not the popular thing. I'd say I lost some friends during my life for that very reason.
8. Leah Price from The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver---of the four sisters Leah was the most idealistic. I, too, am very idealistic. My parents were also missionaries in Africa like Leah's parents, though mine were nice, whereas her father was awful.
9. Fannie Price from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen---often overlooked and always moral.
10. Lazlo Strange from Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor---a dreamer and a librarian, Lazlo is the only male character on my list because I, too, and a librarian and a dreamer.