Top Ten Tuesday: Characters That Remind Me of Myself
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is characters that remind us of ourselves.
I've been listening to The Accidental Beauty Queen on audio, and I immediately connected with Charlotte, the main character. She takes her twin sister's place in a beauty pageant after her sister suffers from a major allergic reaction. Charlotte is a total bookworm who brings a TBR stack on vacation with her to spend a week at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I totally identify with that! I'm a twin, too, and the way Charlotte always compared herself to her sister, mostly negatively, really resonated with me.
TJR's books have such relatable characters, and many of them are of a similar age and stage in life as me. In After I Do, the main character met her husband in college when she was 19, which was the same age and place I met my husband.
In Forever, Interrupted, before she meets her husband, Elsie's idea of a perfect Friday night is eating pizza, watching tv, and reading a book - honestly, this is me more nights than I'd care to admit to!
I love Emma Mills' books because she writes high school characters that actually feel real. in First & Then, Devon really reminded me a lot of myself when I was in high school: I identified with her fear of being average, of not knowing what she
wanted to do with her life, of being kind of on the fringe in school,
and having an unrequited crush on her friend. Plus, she loves books!
This one is a little cliche, but I'm going to say Hermione - I can only dream of being as smart as Hermione, but her love of books and school and her rule-following ways are definitely things I can relate to!