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Today’s topic is Top Ten Characters That Remind Me of Me and it was fun (and hard) to try and think of characters that really resonated with me. I didn’t want to limit myself, so I also included characters that no longer reflect who I am.
As always, in no particular order!
Bella Swan from the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
No, I have never loved a sparkly vampire. But in New Moon after (spoiler alert!) Edward leaves Bella for a minute, she gets super depressed. The chapters go on for a few months, and they are just chapter headers, because Bella is just… not there, she is hurting so much. This was very relatable to me, especially as a teen.
Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Until Luna was introduced, I would have said I was 100% Hermione. But I am definitely more Luna than Hermione, especially as a teen. I was bullied and strange. Sometimes I cared what people thought, but mostly I just did my own thing. And in the end, while I didn’t have any super close friends, I did have a group I could rely on for the most part. And I am a Ravenclaw.
Murderbot from The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
OK, I know what you are thinking. You want to back away slowly. But if you have read any of the novellas, you will know what I mean. Murderbot is, yes, an AI, and I am not (to my knowledge anyways). But they are also Very Awkward around people. Like, when people pay attention to them, they want to just turn into a corner and not have to deal with it. And that is pretty much me in a nutshell.
Delia Peabody from the In Death series by J.D. Robb
I am nowhere near as badass as Dallas. I am more of the comedic-relief-sidekick. Like Peabody, I adore food, but can sometimes get fixated on my weight. I am goofy, dependable, and a fierce friend.
Eleanor from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
When I first read this book (not long after it was first released), I was convinced I was Eleanor. Except for the red hair, I was HER. I was fat and weird, and Mr Blue (who was just my boyfriend at the time) is Filipino, so the interracial relationship was even on point. I am not proud of it, but for years I ignored the claims of racism, since it had resonated so much with me. I recently saw a blurb from it and it was SO MUCH WORSE than I remember it being. While I still think some things are similar, I definitely don’t identify with it as much as I once used to, and I recognize how problematic the book is.
Calcifer from Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
While I am an air sign (Gemini), I am also a spunky fire demon who will wish burned bacon upon you if you cross me (I think that line is only in the movie). But who also has a heart of gold, and will do the right thing, regardless of how much I groan about it.
Six seems to be the magic number today. I haven’t seen too many people get to the full 10. Did you? Do we share any characters? Did I miss a character that you think I should have included? Comment below, and don’t forget to link me up to your TTT!
Stay bookish, lovelies! ❤