I don't know about you, but I always imagine characters in books/plays to be me or someone I know, both good and bad. I could cast the entirety of the Gossip Girl series with people I knew from high school. Regardless, this is kind of difficult because I don't want to call anyone out and I'm probably going to make myself sound crazier/nerdier than I already am. I also think this might even be easier with TV characters, because I am clearly a mixture of 30 Rock's Grizz and Dot Com. But here are my
Top Ten Characters Who Remind Me Of Myself Or Someone I Know In Real Life
Hermione = Me. Frizzy hair, big teeth, know-it-all. Check, check, and check.
2) Tina Fey - Bossypants, by Tina Fey
This counts. Everything she says/does/looks like is the equivalent of one of my best friends. Be jealous.
3) Anastasia Krupnik - Anastasia series, by Lois Lowry
She would do ridiculous things because of her curiousity and was pretty sarcastic for a child. It was like reading my life.
4) Alice McKinley- Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
An awkward teenager, I'm pretty sure she reminds me of everyone I know.
5) Turtle - The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin
She likes to kick people, I would like to kick people. I think that's pretty close.
6) Katniss - The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
She is my other (male) best friend. Mainly because she was his profile picture for about five years (I exaggerate), but also because he doesn't take crap from anyone and he could probably do some damage with a bow and arrow. I even suspect his hair would look decent in a braid. Okay, not really.
They remind me of everyone I hate.
8) Stephanie Plum - Stephanie Plum series, by Janet Evonovich
I can be just as ridiculous in my arguing techniques. Also, I love doughnuts.
9) Grandma Dowdel - A Long Way From Chicago, by Richard Peck
She is my grandmother. It's crazy.
10) Bean - Ender's Shadow, by Orson Scott Card
This would be the boyfriend, although he's human, as far as I know. But he's got that unwavering confidence thing going on, I'm fairly certain he enjoys saving the day, and Bean is his favorite character.
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