Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Katniss is great, but Peeta is by far my favorite part of this series. He is selfless and still every bit as much of a hero as Katniss. Peeta’s hope never waivers. He makes Panem seem bearable.
Ron Weasley from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Sigh, Ron. He’s the comic relief when the story is dark, the best friend no matter what, and the awkward boy just trying to grow up…in the midst of a magical war, the Samwise to Harry’s Frodo. Simply, Ron is the best.
Jakob Black from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
What’s up Stephenie? Bella and Edward each got their own stories, and Jakob is way better than both of them combined. Hook a girl up already!
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
This version of the Bennets and Pemberley would be so snarky and moody and AWESOME. Have please.
John H. Watson from The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
It’s commonly known that I’m not a huge Sherlock Holmes fan. (Go Team Hercule!) Yes, he’s already the narrator of the bulk of the stories, but it’s all about Sherlock. More Watson, less Holmes.
Jadis the White Witch from The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis
We only get a teaser of Jadis’s past, but I want to know it all. What’s the deal with wanting to stop summer forever? How did she become so evil? Every witch deserves her Wicked moment.
Hermione Granger from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Ok, so maybe I just have a Harry Potter issue.
Lady Macbeth from Macbeth by William Shakespeare
What on earth happened to Lady Macbeth to make her so power-hungry, crazy and murderous? I would love to know what she was like before her husband came into play.
Tinker Bell from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Tink makes me wonder what life would be like as a fairy on an island of Lost Boys. I would guess pretty messy and smelly. Where is she from? What was her family like? Do fairies even have families? Maybe she would even get an alternate retelling in which she gets Peter, and Wendy just goes back from whence she came.
Aech from Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
She kicks ass. I wonder what Aech’s experience in the OASIS and on Halliday’s quest was like. I want to be Aech’s BFF.