So, I know it’s officially not Christmas anymore, but since the New Year is literally right around the corner, it still feels like holidays are in full swing. No one’s gone back to school yet (presumably), and things don’t quite feel normal until New Years passes. I know that not everyone gets to spend the holiday season with their family, but I personally do, and I thought since the holidays are such a family-oriented time for me, I’d try this tag out to see what characters my fictional family would be made up of. I got this tag idea from Fiction No Chaser, so check out their tag post as well!
- Pick 8 books off your shelves (try to not pick just your favorites!)
- Arrange them into a random order (randomizers are good for this).
- In the order they are arranged, open them to a random page and write down the first name you see. Don’t mix up the names!
- In the last book, find the name of an animal/pet and write it down.
- Put the names in the right category.
- Tag people (spread the love) copy and paste these rules in your post, or write them out yourself.
So, I followed the instructions and tried to pull some books that aren’t my favorite, and then some that are. I didn’t even realize that I pulled two John Green books until just now, but I happen to love one and… not love the other.
My fictional family:
Benjamin Sweetwine from I’ll Give You the Sun
You probably think I’m cheating but I swear on all of my books that I opened this up to page 150 and immediately saw the word “Dad”. So, my first parent is Benjamin, which I’m feeling very so-so about. I definitely don’t think that Benjamin was a bad parent, but he was very misguided in a lot of ways.
Owen Armstrong from Just Listen
I mean, I definitely think that Owen would be a cool parent to have. I don’t have any idea who he’d be as an adult or as a parent, but I know that he would open my world up to so many different types of music that I never would’ve given a chance otherwise. I mean, yeah, that doesn’t do much as far as parenting goes, but it would still be pretty damn cool.
Darry Curtis from The Outsiders
Being as I’m the oldest child, I’ve never had to actually experience the “protective older sibling” thing, but if I was going to have to, Darry would 100% be my pick. He’s definitely a hardass and a little meaner than necessary sometimes, but I’d venture to say that he’d protect me at all costs. He also seems like the type to have a gooey interior in contrast to the hard shell outside. I think we’d probably clash a lot, but he’d be a good big brother for sure.
I’m pretty freaking psyched about this one. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is one of my favorite stories, so of course Alice is one of my favorite main characters. I will gladly claim her as my sister (though I think that my real sister might get jealous because she doesn’t like to share me).
The Colonel from Looking for Alaska
Just in case you were wondering, this is the John Green book I love. I know not everyone agrees, but I don’t care. Also, I think that The Colonel is absolutely the cousin type. I can honestly only image what kind of trouble we could get in to.
Edward Cullen from Twilight
I am… upset. 11 year old me is probably currently fainting from the happiness, but 21 year old me is not. In Edward’s defense though, I could only have been happy with this book in this category if I’d saw Alice’s name. She is the only suitable character in that entire book to be my significant other. Also, Edward and I would not last for more than 5 seconds because though I’d kind of love to be a vampire so that I can be the most attractive version of myself, I have chronic migraines and would not be able to be around Edward’s shiny ass skin without wanting to extract my brain from my own skull.
Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars
I don’t know. I guess I’m not upset about this. The book isn’t really my cup of tea but Gus isn’t so bad. I could see high school me befriending him for sure. I wouldn’t be able to stop all the eye-rolls from his cigarette metaphor, though.
Tartufo from The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
Tartufo is a cute little doggy that I would definitely love to have as a pet. He seems to be very spoiled but that pretty much aligns him with the pets I already have, so he’d fit right in. Also, if you haven’t read this, it’s such a cute middle grade story.
So, that’s my new fictional family! Some of it is great and some of it isn’t (*cough* Edward *cough*), but I think that altogether it’s not a bad bunch. An interesting one, no doubt, but not necessarily bad.
Have you figured out who belongs in your fictional family? Who would you like to have? Talk to me (: