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May 3: 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.
Top Ten Characters I’d Love to Read about as Adults.
1. The Secret Garden; Frances Hodgson Burnett. I wonder how Colin and his cousin Mary grew up. Better for knowing each other, for sure.
2. Ready or Not; Meg Cabot. She rescued the President, and then mastered her art classes. What might she do in ten years?
3. Matilda; Roald Dahl. It would be fun to see how this smart little girl grew up into an intelligent woman. Maybe she’d be a teacher, like her adoptive mother.
4. Coraline; Neil Gaiman. Coraline was brave and smart as a child, and if she didn’t need therapy for years after that incident, I’d be surprised. Still she’s tough, so maybe she was okay.
5. Paper Towns; John Green. I’m not terribly fond of Margo or Quentin, but that’s part of the reason I wonder what they’d be like as adults. Quentin could use some growing up, and Margo some finding herself, and then who knows?
6. Terrier; Tamora Pierce. Beka Cooper is a determined young lady, fighting crime as a city guard. We get to meet her descendants, but not see her grown.
7. The Shepherd’s Crown; Terry Pratchett. Tiffany is fairly grown up in this book, and yet… I feel like we didn’t get enough of her.
8. Eleanor & Park; Rainbow Rowell. Mostly I just want to know those three words, but failing that, a sign that they managed to be happy would be amazing.
9. Daughter of Smoke & Bone; Laini Taylor. I pretty much want to know how all of the crew is doing in ten years time. I hope it’s spectacular.
10. Rebel; Amy Tintera. I wonder how Wren will be doing, but also how the whole pack of young reboots are going to cope.