Do you ever find characters from different books that personality-wise share things in common? Characters that, if given the chance, could become friends?
Yes, I know these people aren’t real, but somehow imagining them befriending other character feels possible.
If I could, I’d introduce Francie Nolan to Mattie Gokey and Elisa Cantor.
Maybe this girl too:
What characters can you imagine as friends?
I have a number of historical soul mates, and I wonder if I would actually get along with them in real life. I suspect the same question is true for story book characters. But in my fantasy land, I’m going to pair Jeeves with Poirot and see who would win.
Heidi Willis says
That’s awesome! I think of characters as real people too, but I don’t tend to lump them in across books. Unless I’m reading so much I get the books confused, like I did this past week. 🙂
Caroline Starr Rose says
Confession: I’ve never read any Jeeves books. I know, a shame. If he’d make a good friend for Poirot, that’s another reason I need to get reading.
Mary Gray says
You know, I just finished DELIRIUM last night, and I thought Hana was such a wonderful friend. I’d like to be tight with her!!
A.L. Sonnichsen says
The kid from MEXICAN WHITE BOY was so real to me. After reading the book, I caught myself googling his name to see if he’d actually made it as a big league baseball player. And then I was like, “Duh! That was a book!” I don’t know if it would be appropriate for me to have a teenage boy for a best friend (yeah, slightly creepy), but I was impressed by the realism of that character and the book in general. 🙂
I like to imagine fairy-tale characters becoming friends, their adventures mingling. So in my book, they do!
Read the Book says
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m really enjoying May B so far. And I think Francie could be friends with Scout if Scout could get past Francie acting like a girl 😉
Tere Kirkland says
Cute! I always thought Charles Wallace Murray and Roald Dahl’s Mathilda would have been great friends.