Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010. It combines what I love most in this world into one—lists, books, and blogging. It couldn’t be any better suited for me! This week’s post is all about the childhood characters I would love to meet as adults. Let’s jump right into it!
1. Fern from Charlotte’s Web
I still remember curling up in old bedroom reading Charlotte’s Web with my mom as a wee kindergarten student. It was one of the first real books I remember reading and the movie was actually the reason I was a vegetarian for two years when I was younger. I would love to see where Fern is now (or what she would have been like at a 21 year old) and see how her interactions with Charlotte and Wilbur shaped her adult life.
2. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter
I like to think of myself as a little bit Hermione-ish, so naturally I would love to see how she’s doing in life. Readers get a glimpse at the end of the seventh novel, but I want a full blown story telling me about the wedding and what it’s like to have kids as a natural born bookworm.
3. Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh
I still have a Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed animal to this day and I keep the one from my childhood close at all times, so I’d love to see how Christopher Robin’s character developed and if he still looks back on his childhood friends fondly.
4. Harold from Harold and the Purple Crayon
Harold had a grand ole time with that purple crayon, and it would be cool to know if he got into art or chose a completely different path after growing up.
5. Eleanor from Eleanor and Park
While I wasn’t completely horrified at the ending of Eleanor and Park, I wouldn’t be opposed to checking in with her. I think it would be interesting to see where life took her after she left the confines of Richie’s home.
6. Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit
My fingers are crossed that after his many adventures during The Hobbit Bilbo didn’t just sit at home and wait for things to happen. Unfortunately, I haven’t read Lord of the Rings yet, so maybe my wish will be answered and I’ll get to hear more about Bilbo, but for now I’d love to catch up with him in his hobbit hole.
7. Greg from Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
I feel like readers experienced a lot with Greg, and it would be awesome to see how he’s doing in college after everything he went through with Earl and Rachel during his senior year. I hope he’s off making amazing movies in LA, but I’d love to actually see those movies.
8. Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye
As I’ve mentioned many a time, I would love to re-read The Catcher in the Rye but I think I’d rather sit down with Holden in Central Park and chat about his life — where he was, where he is, and where he is going. I feel like I could learn a lot from Holden.
9. Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Readers leave Charlie when he’s a little broken, and I’d like to know how he is doing now — how he dealt with the repercussions of remembering and how he gets the strength to face everyday. I wonder if he ever feels like he could be infinite anymore.
10. Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird
Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to read Go Set a Watchman, so I’m not sure if we get to meet adult Scout, but I think she’d be another lovely character to sit down with and have a soda just to talk about her life.
Which YA or kids book characters would you want to revisit as adults? Let me know in the comments below!