Top Ten Tuesday is created by the guys at The Broke and The Bookish.
Today’s topic is: Ten Childhood Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults (i.e. 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.
Beware of spoilers!
This is my first ever Top Ten Tuesdays post, and yes, I’m a little late, but read on! 🙂
- Percy Jackson: Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan
I remember being fascinated with demigods and wanting to delve into the intricacies of Greek mythology after reading the first book of this series. As far as the character, Percy is concerned, I’d like to know if he ever resented having the powers he did, if he ever wanted to be just like any of us non-demigods.
- Charlie: Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Charlie from Perks of Being a Wallflower always had a lot of ideas. But, did he ever find in himself the confidence to turn his ideas into reality? And, did the abuse he had faced in his formative years continue to haunt him years after?
- Mr. Goon: Five Find-Outers and Dog by Enid Blyton
The Five Find-Outers and Dog are Fatty, Larry, Daisy, Pip, Bets and Fatty’s Scottie dog, Buster. And, then there’s Mr. Goon, the policeman who always lost to the children as far as solving mysteries was concerned. Did he ever try working with them on a case? Or did he ever start giving up?
7. O’Sullivan Twins: St. Clare’s series by Enid Blyton
Midnight feasts at St. Clare’s. I recall reading about those here, first. Did the twins remain as playful and fun as they were at boarding school?
- Draco Malfoy: Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
Yes, Draco’s been featured in the epilogue of the last book, but I’d like to know more about how he dealt with life after Hogwarts and the person he’s become now.
5. Charlie: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Oh, I want to know what new flavours, shapes, sizes and tastes he introduced at the chocolate factory. Which new machines did he set up? Did he ever let humans into the factory, or was it always just the Oompa-Loompas? And, how his humble and virtuous character grow as he takes on new responsibilities?
- Neville Longbottom: Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
He’s one of the most underrated characters in the Harry Potter series. We’ve seen his character form and grown by leaps and bounds in the books, but the core of his being remained constant.
3. Jonathan Livingston Seagull: Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
I want to know the seagull’s experiences while he flew to other flocks to help them fly better, the resistance he received everywhere and how he convinced the seagulls, every time that there were ways to fly faster.
2. Rusty: The Night Train at Deoli by Ruskin Bond
Have you read the short story Night Train at Deoli by Ruskin Bond? I want to know if he ever went back to find her. Did he ever get off at that station when the train stopped there? Did he ask more people about her? Or did he just let her remain a memory?
1. Matilda: Matilda by Roald Dahl
I fell in love with this smart, bubbly and exuberant character who also had telekinetic powers. Throughout the book, she learns how to control and use these powers to her best interest. But, how does life turn out to be with Miss Honey? Does she ever regret leaving her parents? And, more importantly, how does she further enhance and use her telekinetic powers?
After all these years, which characters would you like to revisit?