Jan 11, 2011

Tween Tuesday: Characters Like Us

Tween Tuesday is hosted by Sarah the GreenBeanTeenQueen. Check her out!

Also, one of the best readers at my school has started a book blog. Do me a favor and go check her out! I know she would love to see some positive comments! Her name is Sophie and you can find her here.

I adore the site From the Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors. If you've never checked it out, you need to, right now. Last week they did a post about the characters from books they related to most as they were growing up. You MUST go and read why Jennifer Duddy Gill felt a kinship with Anastasia Krupnik. It will make you laugh, and gross you out. But the post got me thinking about what character I related to most while growing up. And I wondered, how could I pick just one?! So I didn't. Here are the characters I related to most while growing up.

Ramona: of course I felt like Ramona on and off while growing up. I was a younger sister, with an older sister who felt very put upon by me. She always called me a pest, and I probably was a bit of one... Also, I loved to chase boys.

Laura Ingalls Wilder: I played Little House all the time while growing up. And it came from the books because we didn't have TV so I rarely saw the series. I so wanted to be a pioneer!

Elizabeth Wakefield: I loved Elizabeth from The Sweet Valley High series. I wanted to be serious and studious and organized like her. I rarely was, but I wanted to be!

Jill from Blubber: Blubber sticks out for me as a book I read over quite a few times while growing up. It was my favorite Judy Blume book. I need to re-read it to remember why I related to Jill so much, but I know she had her struggles with friendships and peer pressure and I just recall relating to that.

What book did you read over and over because you related to the character so much?


  1. I have a feeling that there's a little bit of Elizabeth Wakefield in all us book bloggers :) She's a great pick!

    I don't know that I really related to her, because we had almost nothing in common, but for years I wanted to be Claudia Kishi.

  2. Anne of Green Gables- my favorite series of all times. I'm always looking for that "kindred spirit" and "Emily of New Moon"

    Laura Ingalls.... yes, definitely a good one as well! (Luckily I think I lost my sunbonnet that I used to wear around the neighborhood). What a geek!