Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Ten Childhood Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults (ie 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.”
- Susan Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. We got a glimpse of grown-up Susan in The Horse and His Boy (pictured), but her character really got shafted by Lewis in The Last Battle. I’d like a do-over please.
- Meg from A Summer to Die by Lois Lowry. Meg is one of my favorite angst-y YA characters. I’d love to revisit her as a fully realized adult.
- The other children from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. You know you’re curious if any of them actually learned a lesson and changed their ways!
- Matilda from Matilda by Roald Dahl. Did she become a teacher like Miss Honey?
- Annemarie Johansen from Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. Did she survive WWII?
- Gregor from The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins. The series had a bittersweet ending. I’d love to find out if Gregor eventually found some happiness.
- The Baudelaires from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. Somehow, 13 books just weren’t enough.