Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Ten Characters I’d Love To Revisit As An Adult.” Like last week, I had a difficult time thinking of ten characters. Mostly because I read a lot of adult novels like The Flowers in the Attic and other VC Andrews novels. So I searched my ancient memory for books I loved as a kid, and even threw in a character from a series I’ve read as an adult to even things out. I guess this is what happens when you spend your childhood reading horror and thriller novels instead of popular children’s classics. So without further ado, here are my “Eight Characters I’d Love To Revisit As An Adult.”
1.) Elizabeth & Jessica Wakefield – Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal
These twins got into some pretty epic adventures, and I now regret giving my books away when I went off to college. Even though I’m no longer a kid, it would be fun to revisit these stories, and remember what happened in one of my all-time favorite book series. Luckily, they’re on Kindle, so I still have the chance.
2.) Fern Arable – Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Charlotte’s Web was one of my favorite books from the time I was in 3rd grade through middle school. It’s such a touching story, and the animals get most of the glory. I’d be interested to see what happened to Fern as she grew up, and if she still loves being on the farm.
3.) Rose Hathaway – Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
I didn’t discover this series until maybe 5 years ago, but Rose Hathaway was always my favorite character in the series. While we did get the chance to learn about some of her life in the spin-off series, Bloodlines, she was a secondary character and I still miss her.
4.) Charlie Bucket – Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Charlie Bucket had such a humble beginning in life, that I believe it would be fascinating to discover how his life turned out once his fortunes improved. Is he still the nice kid we first meet, or has fame and fortune changed him? What’s become of his family? I still have so many questions.
5.) Pippi Longstocking – Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
I used to be really into this series, but I think it had to do more with Pippi’s strange hairstyle, than anything that happened in the book. However, it would be kinda cool to learn how Pippi wears her hair now, and if she’s still an original.
6.) Kristy Thomas – The Baby Sitter’s Club by Ann M. Martin
Another one of my favorite book series growing up was Ann M. Martin’s The Babysitter’s Club. I thought about naming all of the girls, but I’m really interested in Kristy because she’s the one who came up with the idea. I wonder if she’s become an entrepreneur, or found another passion to pursue.
7.) Peter & Thomas – The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
One of my favorite books growing up, and still one of my Top 3 favorite Stephen King novels of all-time is The Eyes of the Dragon. This story is a twisted fairy tale that links to The Stand, and The Dark Tower series by its chief villain. If you’re into spotting Flagg in King’s stories, this is one you can’t pass up. In fact, it may be the mysterious man’s beginning. Though we learn more about him through King’s novels, I’m more interested in discovering how Peter and Thomas’ lives turned out after everything they went through.
8.) Charlie – Firestarter by Stephen King
I own this book, but never read it. I’m more interested in the film starring Drew Barrymore, and wonder what happened to Charlie. She and her father went through a lot of stuff, and it would be interested to see what became of her. Wait… did she die in the end? I can’t remember. If so, then… never mind… Honestly, I’m kinda reaching with this one. LOL!