Book Characters I’d Like to Be Best Friends With

I first discovered Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly book-related linky hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl, a few weeks ago, but didn’t feel like joining in then yet. Today, the theme is book characters I’d like to be best friends with. There are a ton of lovely characters in the books I’ve read. Of course for the YA books, let’s assume I’m at a similar age to the characters.

1. Jasmine from Unspeakable by Abbie Rushton. I can relate to Megan very much and would love to have had a best friend like Jasmine when I was her age.

2. Beth and Jennifer from Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. I just recently read this book and the characters are totally hilarious.

3. Katie from Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova. She’s in a lot of ways similar to me. I bet she could teach me some proper yoga.

4. Caleb from Rules for 50/50 Chances by Kate McGovern. He’s so totally funny. He also sounds very caring and like he’ll do a lot for a friend.

5. Piper Reece from Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult. At least I’d be a lot more loyalthan Charlotte is. Then again, that’d destroy the storyline.

6. Mellie Baker from And She Was by Jessica Verdi. Someone I’d love to get to know beyond her gender identity.

7. Kate from My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult. I love her fighting spirit and her supporting Anna even if it may mean she’ll die.

8. Sophia from Believarexic by J.J. Johnson. I could also imagine myself befriending Jennifer herself, but I relate more to Sophia.

9. Alex Taylor from Don’t Wake Up by Liz Lawler. I can totally imagine myself being the only one to stand by her side, having myself often been accused of making up stuff for attention. Yes, even if it could cost me my life even earlier in the story than it did Fiona’s.

10. Allie Johnston from A Different Me by Deborah Blumenthal. I was going to choose a different character from that book, but I forgot his name. I’d want to get to know Ally too. She does sound a bit vain and not just because of her body dysmorphia, but I’m pretty sure we have some things in common.

What characters from books you’ve read would you like to befriend?

8 thoughts on “Book Characters I’d Like to Be Best Friends With

  1. I liked Katie O’Brien a lot, and Piper and Anna from Jodi Picoult’s books. As for my book friends… hm, I’d really like to be friends with Valancy Stirling from L. M. Montgomery’s “The Blue Castle”, or with Dean Priest from “Emily Of New Moon”. I’d be happy to be friends with Kristin Lavransdatter from Sigrid Undset’s book by the same title, though she’s much older than me and I don’t know how it would work out, with Ravi Reinssen from “Livets Doetre” by May Grethe Lerum (I have no idea if there even is an English translation but it is a Norwegian saga I’ve been recently reading), although a friendship with Ravi would probably be very very challenging as he’s a difficult and complex character, but I’d be willing to try anyway. And I could be friends with either Natalia or Mila from my favourite Polish writer – Małgorzata Musierowicz’s – series. If I were a child, I could happily befriend The Six Bullerby Children, but particularly Lasse, as he is so very creative and funny, even if a bit bossy, and Olle, because he is very nice and funny too. Oh, and Snufkin from The Moomins!

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    1. Oh yeah, there are a ton of characters I’d want to befriend if I were a child. Like, have you read any of Astrid Lindgren’s children’s books? I have and I thought of them, but no idea whether there even is an English translation for any other than Pippi.

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      1. Oh yes, “The Six Bullerby Children” that I mentioned is by Astrid Lindgren, and they were my favourite book as a child, Pippi is also great, and so many other characters from her books! I have no idea about English translations either, but I think there should be, because I’ve been able to find English titles of some of her books so if there titles, there should be whole books translated too. Perhaps she’s not quite as known in the English-speaking world as in some European countries.

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