Top Ten Characters I’d Like to Revisit as Adults

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme / feature created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Today’s topic is: Ten Childhood Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults (i.e. a novella or something to see what they grew up to be) — you could always just pick YA characters you’ve read recently you wouldn’t mind revisiting in 10 years or so. Or you could pick 10 characters and guess what you think they’d be doing in 10 years or 20 years. OR you could go the other way and wish for coming of age stories for adult characters you love. 

My list is going to be a mixture of childhood and YA characters, and the last one is a coming of age story I’d love to read. In no particular order, here goes!

1. Joe Hardy from The Hardy Boys

I was a huge Hardy Boys fan as a little girl. Reading about them solving mysteries used to be extremely thrilling. I would love to revisit Joe Hardy to see if he’s still the fun, mischievous person he was as a teenager.

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2. George from The Famous Five

George was my favorite character from The Famous Five. She was bold, mischievous and resolute. And her dog! I adored Timmy. The books just wouldn’t have been the same without the two of them.

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3. Julian from The Famous Five

The most mature of the group, Julian was an absolute delight to get to know. At 12, he displayed exceptional intelligence and was one of the most reliable childhood characters I knew.

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4. Jack from The Secret Seven

Jack was very headstrong character who didn’t think twice about standing up to the group leader, Peter, when he was being too unreasonable. I loved reading about Jack and his arguments with his little sister Susie.

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5. Fatty from The Five Find-Outers

All my favorite childhood books were mystery books. I am still a fan of the genre, but I suppose ‘Fantasy’ overtook ‘Mystery’ after I read Harry Potter. Fatty, though boastful and annoying at times, was very clever and shared all his money with the group. He was a kind soul, always being nice to Bets, the youngest in the group, whom the others didn’t want around. I would love to revisit him to see if he perhaps stopped boasting after he grew up.

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6. Jesse from Bridge to Terabithia

This book broke my heart. I would love to see how Jesse grew up to be. Did he ever get over the death of Leslie? I know I haven’t.

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7. Teddy Lupin from Harry Potter

I’m sure Teddy never felt unloved. But I would love to see him grow up with a little bit of both Remus and Tonks. JKR, if you’re listening, please?

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8. Minnie from Mini Shopaholic

The shopaholic series was a guilty pleasure for me. The books were absolutely hilarious, and with Minnie, trouble was bound to ensue. Did she grow up to be a hot mess like her mother? I need answers!

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9. Elizabeth from The Naughtiest Girl

This book made me want to go to a boarding school. That never happened, so I visited her world instead. I would love to see if she remained as mischievous as she was a little girl.

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10. Young Sherlock Holmes

In keeping with my love for the genre, I would love to see a young Sherlock sleuthing around.

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Well, this was my list. Who are your top ten picks?

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Delights

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I’m new at top-ten Tuesday. In fact, this is my top-ten post. The theme for today is Bookworm delights (Easy enough. 10 things about books that bring me joy).

Here goes!

1. The smell of a book

The pages of books smell like magic! Every time I get a whiff of that, my heart stops.

2. Meeting someone who has read all your favorite books

Oh the discussions could go on for ages!

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3. Characters you can relate to

It’s just wonderful when the book contains characters you can relate to. Even if it is a fantasy book, when you can empathize with the characters, laugh with them, cry with them, I feel like you found my soul sister!

4. Book shops

When I walk into a book shop, it’s like I’ve come back home and all my favorite books are there to welcome me. I love spending time in book shops, just browsing through the books by my favorite authors and seeing what’s new, even if I don’t actually buy anything.

5. New books by favorite authors

Whenever I hear any of my favorite authors is going to release a new book soon, I can’t contain my excitement!

6. Beautifully illustrated covers

I’m a sucker for beautiful book covers. It’s very rare that I find a book with a cover so beautiful that I could just sit and stare at it and admire it, and when I do find one, I do exactly that.

7. Meeting a new character you have an instant connection with

Sometimes, I come across characters I just want to pull out of the book and bring to life because they’re so perfect! Yes I know they’re fictional, but they set my expectations very high.

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8. An actor portraying the character perfectly

Even though I love it when my imagination comes to life in a theater, It’s disappointing when it doesn’t turn out the way I was expecting it to. So when I see an actor/actress portraying a character from the book perfectly, or even better than I imagined, how can I not be overjoyed?

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9. Fandoms

Belonging in a fandom, discussing plots, theories and discovering clever secrets hidden throughout the series has a strange sense of satisfaction.

10. Weather complementing your mood

There’s nothing better than when the weather outside complements your mood while reading a book. Cosying up with a heart-wrenching story and a box of tissues when it’s raining outside, or reading a romantic novel out in the garden when it’s pleasantly windy is one of the best feelings in the world!

This was my list. What are your bookworm delights? 🙂