Top Ten Characters at my Lunch Table

This is a rendition of Top Ten Tuesday by the The returning-to-school themed prompt was literary characters you’d eat lunch with. I found this one a bit tricky, but here’s the result:

Top Ten Characters at my School Lunch Table:

1. Katherine from “Half Magic” by Edward Eager
-I would have loved talking books and Arthurian legends and dreaming away with this romantic 9-year-old.

2. Bitterblue from “Bitterblue” by Kristin Cashore
(Full review here:
-The combination of thoughtful, inquisitive, and determined is my cup of tea.

3. Angela Montgomery from “Unspoken” by Sarah Rees Brennan
(Full review here:
-Her description on the author’s site goes: “Beautiful, brilliant Angela has been Kami’s best friend since they were twelve. She hates almost everybody in the world and loves naptime. But Angela’s facade of indifference may not hold up when the world changes.” Snarking, naps, and intelligence is yes! Also, while I can’t quite see being at the same lunch table, I’d adore hanging out with her older brother Rusty and his combination of mellow, napping, and protective attacks.

4. Will from “The Subtle Knife” by Philip Pullman
-Exactly the friend you’d want when facing stressful situations or an adventure.

5. Millie Chant from “The Chrestomanci Chronicles” by Diana Wynne Jones
-Powerful, insightful, and adaptable, this is the lunch friend you actually stay in touch with through adulthood.

6. Tonino from “Magicians of Caprona” by Diana Wynne Jones
-Bookworms of the world with insight and loyalty, unite! Also, spells and cats.

7. Ella from “Ella Enchanted”
-Snark, adventure, language help, and excellent humor-always.

8. Seraphina from “Seraphina” by Rachel Hart
-I love this character’s thought-processes, courage, and story-telling ability.

9. Lucien Kiggs from “Seraphina” by Rachel Hart
-I feel he would be my ideal study partner and fellow investigator with his love of truth and learning.

10. Sophy from “The Grand Sophy” by Georgette Heyer
(Full review here:
-She would be the friend always leading you into trouble, but with such aplomb, logic, and awesomeness that you don’t care. Also, pet monkeys and things. Can you imagine her birthday party? It would be the absolute best!

Which characters would your school-self love to kibitz with? Or study or play hooky or recess games with? Let me know!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. turtlephoenix
    Sep 04, 2014 @ 00:50:35

    1) Lucy Pevensie, from Chronicles of Narnia, because she’s feisty and can has an eye for adventure
    2) Eloise, from the Eloise books, because she’s like Patsy and Edina in kindergarten
    3) Ramona Quimby, because she’s a regular kid and I find that lovable
    4) Nimue and 5) Merlin, from Mary Stewart’s The Last Enchantment. They’re a beautiful couple and they can teach magic
    6) Thursday Next, from the Jasper Fforde series, because she has so many awesome stories
    7) Any character from Colette: Gigi, the Vagabond, Claudine, because she automatically ups the cool factor by 100% in any situation.
    8) Jonas, from the Giver, for being a child of incredible sensitivity and integrity
    9) Claudia, from The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison. She’s also got a keen sense of justice, and is loyal and not afraid to share her opinions.
    10) Janey, from Blood and Guts in High School, because, wow. It would be interesting.
    And to go two steps beyond:
    11) Carrie, from the Stephen King novel, because she needs friends
    and 12) Tiffany Aching, because I want to see how well she gets along with Eloise and Claudia.


    • wheresmytower
      Sep 07, 2014 @ 20:47:51

      I thought about Lucy, but to me she’s actually got mixed up with the girl who played her in the Narnia play I was in and it was so awkward seeing her at her school a few years later. Also Tiffany, but it somehow feels like she might consider me trivial in normal conversation and we’d only get along that great in like the deserted island situation because she’s so practical and productive with her cheese-making and all. Plus, I’d want to taste her cheeses and she doesn’t like favors. Cheese is good for the soul (and the teeth)!


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