My Little Pocketbooks: Why I Love Wednesday #13   

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Why I Love Wednesday #13

Alexis from Reflections of a Bookaholic started a Wednesday Meme called Why I Love Wednesday. Hop on over to Alexis' blog and join in the fun.
The topic this Wednesday is...Child Characters
This weeks topic was an easy one for me.  The minute I saw this one I knew what I was going to post.  Then I got the thinking and I have so many favorite child characters to pick from.  So I thought I would make a list of my favorites.  They are in no particular order and I love them all equally.

Jack from Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue  To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.  Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating--a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child. 
~ I love Jack's vision of the world.  His innocences is refreshing and completely understandable.

Teenie from Teenie by Christopher Grant   High school freshman Martine (Teenie for short) is a good student, with a bright future ahead of her. She's desperate to be accepted into a prestigious study abroad program in Spain so that she can see what life is like beyond the streets of Brooklyn. She wouldn't mind escaping from her strict (though lovable) parents for awhile either. But when the captain of the basketball team starts to pay attention to her after she's pined away for him for months and Cherise, her best friend, meets a guy online, Teenie's mind is on anything but her schoolwork. Teenie's longtime crush isn't what he seemed to be, nor is her best friend's online love. Can Teenie get her act together in time to save her friendship with Cherise, save her grade point average so that she can study in Spain, and save herself from a potentially dangerous relationship?
Christopher Grant makes a stunning literary debut with this warmly told story about friends, family, and finding oneself.
~ Teenie says and thinks like I use to as a high school Freshman.  But she is a much better student than I ever was.

Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) by JK Rowlings  Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.   
~ Harry, Ronald, and Hermione were so cute in the first book.  I loved how they established their relationship in the beginning. 

Rue from The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsKatniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.     
~ Really!  Do I need to say more?

Then there is the Honorable Mentions:
~ I love her relationship with her parents and how she values her friends.
~ Her home situation is crazy and she is a strong character for surviving it so well at a young age.
~ I love kids that have a strong sense of worth without being bigheaded.  He is the perfect example of that.

Who are some of your favorite child characters?

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