Monday, May 2, 2016

Ten Characters I'd Like To Revisit (Top Ten Tuesday #3)

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
The original prompt was: "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. "

1. Any of the characters from the Baby-Sitters Club: Did Claudia go to art school? On which coast did Dawn end up? Whatever happened to all the Pikes? I'd like to know who stayed in touch with each other, and who moved on or drifted off. 

2. The Marauders: Though their flashbacks were a little disappointing, I'd still love to know how the Map came to be, or what Sirius was like as a first year: did he go against everything the Blacks stood for since then, or was it when he got Sorted into Gryffindor?

3. Encyclopedia Brown: These days it seems like there's a Sherlock Holmes spin-off everywhere you look. A grown-up Encyclopedia Brown (modern-day or not) would fit right in.

4. The Pevensies (the lost years): My favorite Narnia book was probably The Horse and His Boy, which was set during the reign of Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. A longer peek at those years would be a childhood dream come true. 

5. Susan Pevensie: My biggest problem with the Chronicles of Narnia was that my favorite character didn't get to come back to Narnia. It wasn't just that she grew up, it was that she was a girl who grew up. So unfair. 

6. Stanley Yelnats (Holes): I just really need to know more about how Sploosh was invented.

7. Matilda: I read on Tumblr that Matilda was like Hermione if she'd been raised by the Dursleys. Imagine Matilda at Hogwarts. Or better yet, imagine Matilda in a dusty public library, working her everyday magic. 

8. Mowgli and his friends: I know, The Spring Running exists. But I like to think of the possibility of Mowgli coming back, a chubby toddler in tow, to be taught the Law of the Jungle.

9. An in-between peek at Draco Malfoy: I didn't like the epilogue, and imo a look at the rebuilding of the Wizarding World would be much better.

10. Anastasia Krupnik: Anastasia and Sam would probably grow up to be such weird, interesting people. 


  1. I'm 100% with you on Susan. I was so mad that she couldn't go back to Narnia because she liked boys and wore lipstick. Not cool C.S. Lewis.

  2. I would love a grown up Encyclopedia Brown, except he would still solve the same type of neighborhood mysteries.

  3. Great list! You already know I agree about Susan, since you visited my blog (and thank you!) But omigosh yes to the Marauders, and to Encyclopedia Brown, and the Pevensies during their Narnian reign, and the wizarding world between Voldemort's defeat and the epilogue.

  4. I almost included Encyclopedia Brown this week too - great list!! :) My TTT

  5. Would love to see a grown up Matilda!
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  6. I am completely with you on getting an alternative/longer view on A Horse and His Boy! That and Voyage of the Dawn Treader are pretty well tied as my favorites in the series and it would be great to see the Pevensies as royalty in Narnia.


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