Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.
This week’s topic is Ten Childhood Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults. This makes me feel old, because I can’t even remember all my childhood favorites, and it’s been so long since I’ve read these books.
1. March sisters – Little Women was one of my all-time favorite books growing up. I felt such a kinship with Jo March, and I still do to this day. I’m mad about Laurie though…
2. Anne Shirley – Fiery Anne was a great main character in the Anne of Green Gables series. I think I’ve read all the books at least once, but it’s been years!
3. Laura Ingalls Wilder – My mother passed these books down to me, and I loved reading about Laura’s family’s adventures, especially since Laura first lived in Wisconsin. Definitely check out the Little House series if you haven’t already!
4. Anne Frank – This is a such an amazing true tale. The things Anne Frank and her family had to endure during WWII gutted me. I’d highly recommend The Diary of a Young Girl if you want to learn more about the Holocaust, if you want to see what can happen when one race/religion thinks they’re better than others.
5. Willie Beech – I read Goodnight Mr. Tom for a Gifted & Talented class, and I fell in love with the story. I definitely want to re-read it as an adult.
6. Annemarie Johansen – Number the Stars was another favorite of mine growing up. I’ve always loved history, and the WWII books were always heart-wrenching.
7. Sal – Walk Two Moons was another book I read as a young child. I don’t remember exactly what happened in the book, so I definitely need to re-read it sometime in the near future.
8. Kira – Gathering Blue was one of my favorites from childhood. I loved dystopian books even back then! I never read the last two books in this quartet, so I should re-read the first two and read the last two for the first time.
9. Karana/Bright Morning – These are the only two books (Island of the Blue Dolphins and Sing Down the Moon) I read by Scott O’Dell when I was young. From what I remember, I enjoyed both of them.
10. Lily – Lily’s Crossing was another WWII book (Are you noticing a pattern here? I think I loved heart breaking stories at a young age). I don’t remember much, but I remember that it was really good.
Some others would be Ramona Quimby (Ramona books), Peter/Fudge Hatcher (Fudge books), Freddy Dissel (The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo), Claudia and Jamie Kincaid (From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler), Louis (The Trumpet of the Swan), Wilbur (Charlotte’s Web), etc. I know I’m forgetting some childhood favorites because it’s been so long!
What are some of your childhood characters you’d like to revisit as adults? Do you have any of the same ones that I do?