*Special Tuesday Boogie Dancing* It’s Tuesday again guys (who’d’ve thought that’d happen?!). This week’s theme for TTT is really fun and I’ve had a whale of a time pondering over my selections, as always!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over @ The Broke and the Bookish and each week there’s a different theme that we get to make a list about featuring ten related books. It’s so much fun and the topics are always great! It’s also a fabulous way to learn more about people’s reading adventures and I recommend heading over to the official page to do some exploring through the link up.
This week’s theme is:
Ten Childhood Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults
And as The Broke and the Bookish team says:
(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.
Fabulous right? I’m going to pick n’ choose what I want to do and see what happens. Let’s get counting!
Ismae from Grave Mercy
I loved Grave Mercy – it was definitely a book (and series) that surprised me. It’s a wicked adventure that follows a girl called Ismae who is essentially a haidmaiden of death. There are different covenants in this world and some people are destined to serve particular saints. Ismae serves the saint of death. She’s such a cool character and the story has an epic twist to it. I’d love to see where she is at in 10 years time and also where Duval is at. I think they’d be living a pretty cool life being all mysterious in the turrets of castles.
Charlie Bucket by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
I think we’d all love to see what Charlie got up to later in life. I mean, anyone who starts life off the way that Charlie does has got to end up doing things of epic proportions. Imagine if he did secret missions to create happiness all over the place with the Oompa Loompas as his sidekicks? I think I’m on to something here.
Lorelai from The Shadow Queen
This book was awesome and ended wonderfully. I loved how fantastical and adventurous the story was and I REALLY loved the characters. It’d be awesome to see what happens to the kingdom in 10 years time and where all the characters are at. I certainly think there’s room for some super interesting things to take place – and who knows, maybe they’ll be a reference back to this story in the future books (which I’m so excited for, omg).
Inej from Six of Crows
I feel like I’m subtly obsessed about Inej. I don’t know how far Bardugo is going to take the Six of Crows series (is it just going to be the two books?) and I cannot wait for the release of sequel!! I’d love to see what Inej is like when she’s older because she’s so damn badass in Six of Crows and her messed up childhood would certainly make for an interest life to come.
Simon from Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda
If you’ve read this book then you’re probaby just as in love with Simon as I am. This is hands down my favourite LGBT(etc) book that I’ve read. Simon is the most hilarious character ever and this book is a rollercoaster of emotions. I implore you to pick it up if you haven’t yet! I think it would be awesome to find out what Simon’s like and where he’s at in 10 years time.
Ollie and Moritz from Because You’ll Never Meet Me
This book was beautiful and weird. I loved it so much. And I would LOVE to know what happened to these kids after the events of this book. These two boys are essentially pen pals and are doing this as a way of supporting each other. Ollie has been at his isolated house with his single mum his whole life because he can’t be around electricity – it hurts him. And Moritz was born without eyes. The story is so cool and takes a very unexpected path – I highly recommend reading it and I hope the author follows it up with another book!
The Pevensies from The Chronicles of Narnia
You’re all probably thinking but we do get to see what their life was life. Well yes, but oh so very briefly. Imagine if we had an ENTIRE spin off series of the adventures that the four siblings got up to during their initial long stay in Narnia when they grew to be kings and queens. We get a quick taster of this in The Horse and His Boy in passing but I think it’d be so much fun to see more about their what they actually did during their time in Narnia as adults.
Chaol and Dorian from Throne of Glass
SARAH WHY IS THIS NOT A NOVELLA *angry sounds*. I want so very badly to have a novella, or a series of novellas (like we had for Celaena) that give us a full and proper story and background for these two strapping young lads. That would make my day. I’d love to see through their eyes how they became friends and explore more of their minds. We get such tantatilising chapters from their point of views in the books but I want MORE. Ugh *collapses*.
Aunt Petunia from Harry Potter
Look at you all, you thought I was going to make it an entire post without mentioning Harry Potter, *guffaws*. For this one I’d love it if we had a proper novella to see what Aunt Petunia’s life growing up was like. Whilst we do get somewhat of a snippet in the final book I think if Rowling were ever to do novellas one story would have to feature Petunia.
Halt from Ranger’s Apprentice
This is probably the part where you tell me this does in fact exist but as far as I’m aware, it doesn’t. So continuing on this theme of when-they-were-younger, I’d LOVE to have a whole damn series about Halt and what he was like as a silly boy prancing around with a bow and arrow. I would demolish that series if it was ever written. Halt is such an awesome character.
As a sort of bonus thing I just wanted to mention one book series that did revisit the characters in this sort of way and nailed it BEYOND perfection. The Splintered series by A. G. Howard is hands down one of my favourite out there – it’s a retelling of Alice and Wonderland and it’s magnficient. Howard released a final instalment to the series (well, ‘final’ as of what I understand) which was a bind up of novellas – with the final and large exploring the wrap up events from the final book in the trilogy beautifully. But this revisitation occurs in the conclusion of the third book. I won’t say what happens but wowee, perfection right there. Questions all answered.
Which character would you like to see at a different age?
Let me know in the comments below!