Top Ten Characters Who Remind Me Of Myself Or Someone I Know In Real Life
This week, we at The Boke and Bookish decided to do a collaboration The collection is below.
Bridget chose Elinor from Sense & Sensibility
Elinor reminds me of me first of all because of her reserved personality and her love of a reserved guy--and also because Marianne is much like my own younger sister, who has difficulty understanding my relationship with my boyfriend. (Just because she wouldn't be happy with him means she can't understand how or why I am.) I don't know if Elinor would necessarily remind me of myself as much if she didn't have Marianne as a comparison, but together it's like reading about my exact relationship with my younger sister.
Daisy chose Juniper and Wise Child from Juniper and Wise Child by Monica Furlong
I love, love, LOVE these books and have read them so many times as a kid and I think it's because Juniper reminds me of my mom and Wise Child reminded me of me as a kid. I can't explain it, but I think it's why I connected to this story in this way. Juniper is such a warm, caring, strong woman and just makes me think of my mom.
Paula chose Hermione from Harry Potter
I hope it's not presumptuous to say that... but when I was growing up I was that geeky over achiever that did extra reports just for the fun of it, who constantly had her hand raised, and thought you were crazy for not wanting to be in class. It was awesome to see a character like that who played such an important role in the series. I really connected with her - and it was fantastic that she grew into this super strong person that was an essential part of the team. AND I had a crush on Ron- soooo... there's that
Jen chose Amy from Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
Like Amy I tend to be somewhat reserved and guarded. I don't open up to people quickly, and usually give them limited information about myself. I've never understood why when you first meet some people they tell you their entire life story.
Daisy chose Trevor from Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett
Trevor reminds me of my boyfriend. Trevor's smart, a really good guy, wonderful brother and loyal friend. Also, he's a totally supportive boyfriend. And he totally reminds me of my boyfriend who I love very much!
Julia chose Lucy from On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn
Lucy didn't remind me much of myself until the second time I read it. What she is going through mimicked what I was thinking at the time. This is the first, and to my knowledge, only review where what an author wrote became myself.
I wracked my brains trying to think of more, but I see myself reflected in every character. If I think of the rest or get more from the fellow bloggers, I'll add it in.