A weekly meme hosted by Jennifer @ The Broke & the Bookish.
This week's topic:
Top Ten Literary Crushes
Sweet! I love doing this meme each Tuesday because it really makes me think. It comes down to either having too many or not enough, which makes me hark back to all the books I've enjoyed over time.
My first 5 are from children's books to account for girlhood crushes:
1) Gilbert Blythe- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery- Sigh...
2) Boots- This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall by Gordon Korman- Even though his best friend Bruno was the leader of the pack, Boots (often the fall guy in their pranks) was sweet & smart
3) Jess- Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson- I loved how his friendship with Leslie changed me for the better.
4) Bart- The Babysitters Club series by Ann M. Martin- I related to Kristy the most and Bart was her boyfriend near the end of the series' run. I liked him for all the reasons she did :o)
5) John- The Pigman by Paul Zindel- the one & only bad boy I ever crushed on!
My final 5 are adulthood crushes:
6) John Sampson- Alex Cross series by James Patterson- He's a great sidekick for Alex Cross and so charming.
7) David Drayton- The Mist by Stephen King- I love how he keeps his head together despite the tragedies and how he leads everyone without being a stand-offish type of hero
8) Dale "Barbie" Barbara- Under the Dome by Stephen King- You cannot help but like a guy who genuinely means well and is stuck with the title of "new guy in town" the entire 1000+ page novel.
9) Horatio- Hamlet by William Shakespeare- A loyal character who stands by his best friend, Hamlet, until the end and sends him off with the eulogy, "Good night, sweet prince."
10) Barry- High Fidelity by Nick Hornby- Biting humour, gross hilarity, unconventional crush but would make a really fun companion :oD