Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Check out their blog for future TTT themes, and to link up to your TTT post if you’ve written one.
It’s been quite a while since I participated in TTT, but I love this week’s theme:
Ten Childhood Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults (ie 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.
Haha, that’s a lot of options! But I’ve decided to go with the first one: that is, childhood characters I’d be interested to see as adults.
At the rate Rick Riordan is cranking out Percy Jackson spin-offs (not that I’m complaining––I’m supposed to get The Hidden Oracle in the mail today and I’m very excited), I imagine I’ll probably get to see this someday. 😛 But anyway, I’m really curious to see what this kid’s adulthood is like. Mostly does he ever get a break?! Because I feel like every time he thinks he’s resolved everything, he’s pulled back into more shenanigans with the gods/monsters/etc. (Also I must know if he and Annabeth get married.)
I probably read this book like ten times as a kid, and I always wanted to be Matilda. She’s so smart and she has telekinetic powers for crying out loud! I’m dying to know what happens when she grows up. I could see her becoming a teacher or something––but also she’s freakishly intelligent and has supernatural abilities … so I could also see her like, becoming a secret agent.
I always admired how adventurous, independent, and imaginative Pippi is––and also that she’s so deeply empathetic towards everyone she meets. (Not to mention, she’s so strong she can lift a horse above her head––how cool is that?) And I bet those characteristics last into her adulthood. I think it would be really cool to read a story about her as an adult, probably traveling all over the world and meeting/helping lots of people.
*shudders* This poor child. Part of me hopes that she never has to deal with anything scary again––but another part of me thinks it would be interesting to see her still stumbling into more supernatural things as an adult.
Similarly to Coraline, I wonder if Alice ever has to deal with alternate universes ever again. 😛 I guess there’s some implication that Wonderland is ~just a dream~ but I always believed it was something more than that. So it makes me wonder if, ten years down the road, Alice is still getting sucked into Wonderland from time to time.
How about you guys?
- Would you also like to see any of the characters I listed as adults?
- What characters would you add to the list?
- If you also wrote a TTT post, please post a link and I will check it out!