I’ve taken part in a few tag posts over the past couple of months and I thought it was about time that I created my own! The Mr. Men and Little Miss series were created by Roger Hargreaves and I’ve read the books for as long as I can remember. I thought I’d be a bit childish today and create a book character tag based on them! For each Mr. Man or Little Miss I’ve come up with a character that matches them. If you want to take part, please do!
For some reason, this was the hardest one to think of. Maybe it takes a lot to make me happy! But then, as I was looking at my bookshelf for inspiration, it hit. A character who purely made me feel happy was Uncle Monty from A Series of Unfortunate Events! He’s just such a happy, jolly person and he cares so much about the children. Okay, he’s a bit mad, but he’s lovely and he spends all his time singing songs to the children and aaah, he’s so nice! If only he could have raised the children forever. ~cries~
I was almost going to pick a character from Harry Potter for this one, but I thought that’d be waaay too obvious. (Plus, I’ve picked a Harry Potter character for the next one.) So for the most magical character I’m going to pick Faina from The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. She’s literally a child made of snow who came to life. The whole book is just so magical and I love it! You can read my snippet review of it here.
Okay, there had to be at least one HP character in here somewhere. The very first person I thought of for this one was Neville Longbottom. He’s so shy and timid, but he stands up for himself and has such a tragic past (in case you didn’t know, his parents were tortured by Bellatrix and remain at St. Mungo’s Hospital). There’s a reason why he was put in Gryffindor, and it’s because he’s not afraid to stand up for himself and his friends. GO NEVILLE!
I just have to pick Judge Crevan from Flawed by Cecelia Ahern. He doesn’t seem too bad at first, but throughout the book he becomes such a horrible man. There were times when I actually hated him with a passion and I wanted to give him a good slap. I haven’t felt so much burning hatred towards a character since Delores Umbridge (who almost was my answer for this, but again, too many HP characters!). I wrote a snippet review of Flawed here.
One of the funniest characters from any book I’ve read is Mark Watney from The Martian by Andy Weir. He’s stranded in space, unsure whether he’ll even survive long enough to be rescued, and his sense of humour is just the BEST. This book made me laugh so many times! I wrote a bit more about this in my review of The Martian, which you can read here.
I was going to choose Hermione Granger for this, but for reasons as stated above, I chose someone else. Instead, I’m going for Lola Rose from the book of the same name by Jacqueline Wilson. In the book, Lola Rose, her mum and her little brother run away from their abusive father. To put it lightly, her mum isn’t always very stable, and often leaves the kids – who are 10 and 5 – to fend for themselves. Lola Rose makes so many amazing decisions, and I’m always so proud of her every time I read it! Although this is a book for younger readers, it’s one of my favourite books and I’ll be writing a big review/discussion post about it very soon.
I’m going to tag a couple of people in this, but if you’re not tagged, consider yourself tagged too!
- Sophie & Sarah at The Little Contemporary Corner
- Gemma at Gem’s Curiosity Blog
- Lauren at Northern Plunder
- Aoife at Pretty Purple Polka Dots
- Catherine at The Diary of a Bookish Girl
- Shannan at Twenty Something and Day Dreaming
- Kelly at This Northern Girl
I hope you enjoyed this book character tag. It was so much fun to create! (Fun fact: I actually created this about 3 months ago and it’s been sitting in my drafts the WHOLE time. I’m such a bad blogger.) If you do it, let me know. I’d love to read your answers!