Childhood Characters I’d Like to Revisit

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This week’s theme? “Childhood Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults.” I’m an old, so these aren’t all necessarily characters I loved as a child, but they’re youngish characters I’d like to see all growed up.

  • Flavia de Luce from The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. I feel like Flavia, a precocious child-chemist/detective in 1950s England would be the most badass grandma ever, and I want to hear about her adventures.
  • Sophronia Temminnick from The Finishing School series by Gail Carriger. I just want more of Sophronia’s adventures! I know the what some of the characters in this series end up doing from reading the Alexia Tarrabotti books, but not Sophronia. Or do I (SPOILERS)?
  • Enid from Ghost World by Daniel Clowes. I won’t say that I was totally Enid when I was a teenager (I’d like to think I was a bit nicer), but I wasn’t far off: cynical and cranky and insecure and a bit odd. I’d love to see how she ended up.
  • Jessica Darling from the eponymous series by Megan McCafferty. I’d be happy with a with a series that checks in with Jessica evern decade or so (á la Up Series).
  • Merricat Blackwood from We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. I don’t know how to explain why without being spoilery, but I think it’s safe to say she would make a fascinating, terrifying adult.
  • Cassandra Mortmain from I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. Mainly because I want more books like this one.

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