As an author, reader, and movie fanatic, I’m constantly discovering and coming to adore fictional characters from my favorite works. Today I’d like to share with you the top five fictional characters I relate to the most:
5. Jamie Sullivan – A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
Sweet, kind-hearted Jamie Sullivan comes in last on my list, only because she’s a better person than I’ll ever be. Jamie is more of what I aspire to be as a young Christian woman: always helpful, never judgmental, always willing to take a chance on people, and steadfast in her faith in God. Every time I reread the book, I want to be just like her.
4. Rapunzel – Tangled
Forever my favorite Disney princess, Rapunzel–especially in her song “When Will My Life Begin?”–personifies my feelings of being “trapped” by shyness and social anxiety. She also is in constant pursuit of her dream, as I am with my dream of having success in writing. Plus, she’s adorable and that’s how I hope I’d look as a Disney princess!
3. Charlie Brown – Peanuts by Charles Schulz
CHARLIE BROWN IS MY TWIN, OH MY GOODNESS. He gives my awkward, socially inept self hope! He’s socially awkward, loves Beagles, is generally pessimistic though inklings of hope still shine through, and puts his faith in God. I love Charlie Brown so much that I’ve vowed if I ever have a son, I’m dressing him up as ole Charles for his first Halloween!
2. Skeeter Phelan – The Help by Kathryn Stockett
When I went through a three-year single season that ended a couple years ago, I related to Skeeter entirely too much with my negative outlook on dating, and the fact that everyone and their brother wanted me to get back in the dating world! (Which is eventually how I met my current boyfriend, but that’s a story for another day!) Plus, THE WRITER DREAM! I love Skeeter’s fearless pursuit for writing eye-opening, thought-provoking truth bombs. She’s never afraid to step on her readers’ toes, and that’s what I hope to do with future books! I want to make society rethink itself like she did.
1. Ellie Sweet – The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet and The Unlikely Debut of Ellie Sweet by Stephanie Morrill
The #1 reason why this is my favorite book series of all time is that Ellie is 98% my twin. I know I already said Charlie Brown was my twin, but he’s like fraternal compared to her. Her outlook on love, life, faith, relationships, everything basically… it’s like Mrs. Morrill was writing about me! Even her dating relationships have shared similarities with my own, and I’m sure many other girls can relate as well! And again… THE WRITING DREAM! Never have I ever related more to another writer character before, including Skeeter Phelan and Jamie Bartlett from the DCOM Read it and Weep. I could go on for hours, but I’m just gonna stop here!
Which fictional characters do you most relate to? I’d love to know!