Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday- Childhood Characters All Grown Up

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (May 3rd) I'm one of them :)

Today's Topic

Top Ten Childhood Characters I'd Like To See Grown Up

1.  Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • What happened to Matilda and Miss Honey?  Did Matilds go to college and get a super-smart job??

2.  Fern from Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
  • I know Fern wasn't in the book that long, but she saved Wilbur!!  So did she continue with her animal advocacy (even though she did sell poor Wilbur to a butcher)?

3.  All the Babysitter's Club Girls-- Kristy, Stacey, Mallory, Claudia, Mary Anne, Dawn (and even Logan) from The Babysitter's Club series by Ann M. Martin
  • Kristy has to have her own successful business right???  And is Claudia still a fashionista?  

4.  Harriet Welsch from Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  • Did Harriet become a reporter?  Author??  She had some pretty serious depression issues, so is she still struggling with that?

5.  Ponyboy Curtis from The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • Is Ponyboy staying gold?? LOL.  No seriously, whatever became of Ponyboy after being around so much violence and death?  What about Soda and Darry??

6.  Brian Robeson from Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  • I didn't realize that more books were actually written about Brian after Hatchet... but even the final book ends when he's 15, so.... is Brian still a survivalist??  Did he eventually join society and get married, etc.?

7.  Corky Corcoran from The Fear Street Cheerleaders Saga by R.L. Stine
  • Oh Corky, you poor possessed girl.  Did Corky escape the evil for good??  Is she still friends w/ Kimmy?  Did she ever get out of Shadyside?

8.  Taffy Sinclair from The Taffy Sinclair series by Betsy Haynes
  • Taffy Sinclair was the ultimate love/hate for me.  I felt bad for her at times (she was hardcore bullied for a lot of the series), but also she could be pretty darn snobby and annoying at times.  But she got the last laugh when her TV series was picked up.... so, did Taffy Sinclair become a Hollywood "It Girl"?

9.  Peter Hatcher from The Fudge series by Judy Blume
  • Poor Peter.  His life was ruled by a toddler terror for a whole book series.  But Peter was a bright boy, and I've always wondered what became of him (and of Fudge)?

10.  Jess Aarons from Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  • :(  Jess suffered a great loss and I wonder how he dealt with that as he got older??

I love thinking about my childhood favorites!!  What characters would you want to check in on??

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  1. I bet fern did real well in life. great list.

  2. Aw great list, Michelle. I also wonder what Fern and Jess Aarons would be up to. I recently reread Bridge to Terabithia and SOOO good!!!! (I totally forgot about today's TTT and haven't blogged since mid-April. Oops. Granted school's been kicking my butt)

  3. Great list!! I loved Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing and the Baby Sitter's Club when I was little.

    My TTT: http://www.jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2016/05/top-ten-tuesday-ya-characters-i-would.html

  4. Great list! I loved Matilda and The Babysitter's Club. I even a couple of the movies. Haha.

  5. Loved Harriet and Matilda! Although I only watched the movies and didn't read the books :0

  6. This list is amazing! Is Ponyboy staying gold? He better be, for Johnny's sake! And Matilda is a great choice. Of course I love Brian, Harriet, and The Babysitter's Club. I feel like Claudia is definitely a low key fashion designer.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

    1. If Ponyboy stopped being gold I fully expect that Johnny is haunting his ass on the daily!

  7. I'd love to catch up with the girls from the Babysitter's Club! And Harriet is another character I'd love to see in her adult years. Great list!

  8. Matilda made my list too! I, too, would love to see more of Jess and Fern. :)

    Check out my TTT.

  9. Would definitely love to see what Matilda got up to in her adult years!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/03/top-ten-tuesday-55/

  10. These are such great choices. I think Harriet is my top pick. I would love to know what happened to her!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  11. Omg yes!!! Harriet the spy and allllllll of the babysitters club! Great picks. :)

  12. Omg I didn't realise how much I neeeeeed to know the answers to these until you said them XD PARTICULARLY JESS, OMG. LET ME CRY AGAIN. And also I want to know what happened to Matilda...like a lot. I hope she went on to be president. ahem.
    And also Ponyboy! AHHH I loved that book. <3 I hope he went on to have a good life...

  13. Aww, yes! Fern. I used to watch the Charlotte's Web VHS tape ALL THE TIME. What did happen to the spunky little heroine?

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Michelle. Really appreciate it. :)