Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Swap With

Well, it’s definitely not Tuesday, but let’s see if I can get to ten this week, anyway.

Top Ten Book Characters I Would Switch Places with for 24 Hours

  1. Buttercup from The Princess Bride: I always forget this is a book, too. I just re-watched the movie with a bunch of friends a few weeks ago. I also have to admit that this one is stolen from the original poster, but, come on—who wouldn’t want those “eyes the color of the sea after a storm” to stare into?
  2. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter: Yes, she does get tortured by Bellatrix Lestrange, and have to fly even though she hates it, and dates a jock, and all that, but it’d be nice to get to her core for a day. And I’d get to be with Ron Weasley, who might have a temper but will belch slugs for you.
  3. Alanna of Trebond from the Song of the Lioness Quartet: She has drama, but she gets to be a female knight. That’s pretty cool. I would probably avoid hooking up with a theif (how much am I still myself and how much do I become her?), but swordfighting and riding horses and being a magician would be cool.
  4. Elaine from Avalon High: Aside from the obvious cool factor of being in a reincarnated Arthurian legend, she hangs out in the pool a lot, and she draws the attention of the most popular boy in school. She also has professors for parents, and she is in a really good place at the end of the story.
  5. Antonia from The Possibilities of Sainthood: She’s Catholic, so I’ve got that on lock already. She wants to be a saint, and she has her head on straight despite seeming a little bit crazy sometimes. Except for being Italian and a high school student, maybe she is me.
  6. Turtle Wexler from The Westing Game: She is also in a great place at the end of the book. She’s smart, and she makes something great of herself. She’s a little bit mischievous, too.
  7. Gaia from Fearless: I can’t believe I almost forgot her! Gaia has a lot of drama going on, but she speaks a bunch of languages, is Russian, is deadly powerful in a variety of martial arts, lives in New York City, and has Ed and Mary for best friends. Good times all around…for a day.

That’s all for today, I think. I read someone’s else’s list for this topic, and she realized (as I have) that she reads too much dystopian fiction to want to trade with most of the characters she knows! #dystopialoversdrama


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I know what you mean about Hermione Granger. She wasn’t on my list this time, but I had Ron Weasley. Always wondered how it would be like to be one of Harry Potter’s best friends. =)

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