Saturday, February 18, 2012


There are many types of characters in literature.  Those we admire, love, despise, envy or a mix of all those qualities.  Then there are those we'd just want to hang out and be ourselves with, our literary best friends.  Who would you want your literary best friend to be?  Here are our picks.

Alan would enjoy adventuring with John Clark, a recurring character in Tom Clancy's novels.  He's the last person on earth anyone should mess with, so he's a handy guy to have around.

Claire would love to hang out with Flavia from the "Flavia De Luce" series by Alan Bradley. Flavia is unlike any 11 year old she knows.  Flavia is so adult and yet such child.  She would also enjoy girl talk with the women from the "Number One Ladies Detective Agency" by Alexander McCall Smith because she loves all they have to say, and she would like to be told that she is traditionally built.

Jennifer C. wants to have a pillow fight with Menolly from Anne McCaffrey's "Pern" series. Menolly is smart, funny, independent and loyal. She also shares her love of music and animals.

Jess P. would love to be best friends with Mary Ann Spier from "The Baby-Sitters Club" by Ann M. Martin.  She imagines herself crying along to sappy Hallmark commercials with Mary Ann and trading needlework tips. 

Mallory dreams of  putting on those magical jeans and be friends with the girls from "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" by Ann Brashares.  She loves the amazing bond that  Tibby, Carmen, Lena, and Bridget share.  Despite geographic distance and life's ups and downs, the girls remain the best of friends  

Luna Lovegood, Hogwart's unpopular outcast (from the "Harry Potter" books by J.K. Rowling) would love Orange County.  She has two ladies vying to be her BFF here.  Both Rebecca T. and Jess B. admire Luna's loyalty, intelligence, and quirkyness.  Rebecca T. and Jess B. also feel they'd be sorted in Ravenclaw House and thus the friendship would blossom after some shenanigans in the common room.

Rachel, who has a cat named Luna, would rather head up north to befriend Anne Shirley from the "Anne of Green Gables," novels by L.M. Montgomery.

Finally, I'd enjoy shopping with Stacey McGill from "The Baby-Sitters Club."  She was always my favorite.  She could've put her math skills to good use by tutoring me in school and I would love weekend trips to New York City with her.   Plus, if Jess P. is best-friends with Mary Ann, we could all hang out together all the time !

Who is your literary best friend?  Share with us below, friends !

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