Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “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.” Oh, this was a tough topic. I feel like I’ve been focusing a lot on middle grade books, so this list is mostly composed of YA characters. Yes, most are close to adulthood, but I’d still love to revisit these character five or even ten years after the final book in their series have ended. And yes, this list contains a whole lot more than ten characters, don’t judge me. Covers are linked to Goodreads.
1. Yael from Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin – This duology isn’t complete yet, so I don’t know what is going to happen to the main character or the world she lives in for that matter, but I do know that I am so invested in this novel that a book written ten years into the future would be so welcome.
2. Blue and the Boys from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater – Yes, I just finished this series, but I’m pretty sure I could read dozen more books featuring all these wonderful characters.
3. Kami and the Scooby Gang from The Lynburn Legacy by Sarah Rees Brennan – Apparently I just can’t let go of characters even after their series have ended. I’d love to know where Kami and company end up in ten years. How much trouble does Kami get into as an adult? Does she rope her friends into her crazy schemes?
4. Harry, Ron, and Hermione from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – Okay, we do get a glimpse into these three friends’ lives in the future at the end of book seven, but as a Potterhead, I’m going to need a lot more.
5. Widget, Poppet, and Bailey from the Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – Am I the only one that thinks these three deserve their own book? I’d love to follow them into their adult years and find out what’s become of them.
6. Kaz and Co. from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – I am in love with this book and am so excited for the conclusion. I also know it probably won’t be enough, I’m going to want to read more books featuring these characters.
7. Todd and Viola from the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness – I love these two characters and after everything they’ve been through, it would be nice to see how their adult years turned out.
8. Liesel from The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak – My precious girl, I just want to make sure everything in Liesel’s life worked out well. I know we got some closure at the end of the novel, but I would have liked to have learned more.
9. Ponyboy from The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – While making this list, it occurred to me that I have subconsciously given many characters I’ve read about happy endings. Ponyboy is one of those characters and it would be nice to know if I was right.
10. Georgiana Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – I’d love to see what happened to Darcy’s little sister. I always imagined that Elizabeth would be a good influence on her and I’d love to see how she turned out.
Are you interested in finding out what happened to any these characters? Which characters would you like a glimpse of in the future? Let me know in the comments and be sure leave a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.
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