Hello! Today I’m linking up over at The Broke and the Bookish for their weekly feature, Top Ten Tuesday. The latest prompt is: “top ten book characters who would sit at your lunch table at school.”
I’ll get to the list in just a second, but first I would like to say two things.
1. I haven’t sat at a lunch table with anyone in nearly ten years, since I stopped going to public school at the end of second grade. This makes me feel weird.
2. …on the other hand, maybe I have – unless only real people count here. I often read while eating (which isn’t quite the same thing as eating while reading), so I suppose I have fictional characters at my lunch table everyday, in a matter of speaking. I usually read the newspaper during breakfast, read a few chapters from a book during lunch, and eat dinner with my family whilst wishing I had a book in my hands.
Time for my list.
1. Cameron from The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
Because she’s smart and sarcastic and I feel like we have a lot in common. We would probably point out all the cute girls in the cafeteria to one another
and end up being too shy to even say hi to any of them.
2. Johanna Mason from the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
I think Johanna would be the biggest troublemaker in this group, and that’s saying something because nearly everyone listed here is rebellious to some degree. She’s bright enough to be at the top of all her classes, but I feel like she’d always be in trouble with the teachers for making smart-aleck remarks.
…she would be an awesome, amusing friend.
3. Sadye from Dramarama by E. Lockhart
She has a good sense of humor and she’s smart and creative and kind of a nerd. We would have excellent conversations.
4. Arya Stark from the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin
Let’s just say that if anyone were to start a food fight, it would be Arya.
5. Tiffany Aching from the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett
Although she’s one of the youngest members of this group (along with Arya), I think she’d probably help the rest of us with our homework. I mean, she’s read the entire dictionary. (…but she’s not that great at pronunciation. Like me, actually.) Plus, she’s very sensible.
6. Frankie from The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Frankie would plan epic pranks for us to carry out, and the two of us could geek out about books we’ve read lately.
7. Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I need a quiet person on this list, to balance things out. Cath and I would have a BLAST
together, constantly talking about our favorite books and analyzing our favorite characters. We might even write stories together!
8. Ruby from the Ruby Oliver series by E. Lockhart
Ruby reminds me of myself. She’s a massive nerd who stresses out over silly little things and is quite fond of making lists. Her demeanor is similar to mine, too – sometimes she’s quiet, but sometimes she just DOESN’T SHUT UP.
9. Blue Sargent from the Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater
BLUE! Blue is cool. I can’t decide whether I want to be like her or be her girlfriend. Maybe both? I just really admire her. She can be quiet at times, but she’s not afraid to say what she really thinks.
10. Grover Underwood from the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
Because he would eat any and all empty soda cans after the rest of us finished our lunch.
Just kidding. I mean, yeah, he would eat them, because that’s just what satyrs do. But he’s also a really nice dude. I wish he were in the Heroes of Olympus books. I miss him.
Aaaaand for the record, I would like to state that if I could A) pick an eleventh member for this top ten list who was B) far too old to attend school, it would be Gandalf. He would tell very interesting stories, I’m sure. Alas, alas, this isn’t a top eleven list.
Before I began my list, I made a few short observations. Now that I’ve finished my list, I’d like to make a few more.
- I really, really like E. Lockhart’s books. I’ve read nearly all of them! And I will post a review of her latest work, We Were Liars, sometime later this week. (Spoiler: It’s the only one I don’t like, though. Blergh.)
- I like people who have a good sense of humor, especially if it leans towards sarcasm. This is probably due to my parents. They both have an excellent sense of humor so I guess I just expect the same from other people.
- I don’t have many boy friends. Do I have any? I’m not sure. They might be just acquaintances. None of the boys I know are interesting… fictional guys are better but even then, this list is ninety percent female.
Which characters would sit at your lunch table? And what do you think of my selections?