Trigger Warnings: I talk a bit about mental illness in this post, so if that’s something that makes you uncomfortable feel free to skip this over ❤
For this tag we choose attributes of ourselves and pair them with book characters who share the same attribute.
So this took me a while. I’m still not entirely sure who I’m going to choose because I find it so hard to sum myself up in single words, that makes me sound like I’m super ~ mysterious and unique ~ but no. I’m just really bad at knowing who I am. So I’m gonna change this up a little bit and cheat
because I’m a rebel and just list characters I relate to without defining one single attribute.
Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I felt like being in Charlie’s head was like being in my own head. We’re both extremely introverted. We share are lot of the same thoughts and feelings. I loved Chbosky’s take on mental illness. Charlie and I both have a lot of the same confused and scattered thoughts and feelings. We’re both trying really hard not to be the way we are, but it’s just a part of who we are.
Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
Whilst I’m, unfortunately, nowhere as unique or creative as Luna I appreciate and understand her love for all things strange and unusual. I definitely see that in myself. I mean I do willingly go into abandoned buildings at night and try to talk to ghosts so…
Percy Jackson from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
I would probably not survive Zeus accusing me of stealing his lighting bolt or fighting giants and other creatures that have crawled out from the pits of Tartarus but Percy and I definitely share the same sense of sarcastic/dry humour.
Thalia Grace from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
Thalia and I definitely share the same style and music taste. I also like to think I share her loyalty too. And whilst I wish Thalia was free to do as she pleases, I would definitely go join Artemis’ hunt if I had the chance. Kaya Scodelario is the perfect choice for Thalia imo and nothing will convince me otherwise.
April Ludgate from Parks and Recreation
Okay, not a book character but still… I’m convinced April and I are actually the same person. I have never related to anyone more in my life. I could probably supply an endless amounts of April quotes that I connect with. We both have the same weird sense of humour and are really guarded, but extremely protective and loyal to the people we care about. The only difference is I don’t have April’s confidence, but it’s definitely a goal I’m working towards. Parks and Rec is also one of my favourite shows ever, btw.
Special Shout Outs
- Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – whilst I am nowhere near Hermione’s level of intelligence I absolutely love to learn about everything and anything. We’re both also really loyal and passionate. I would have totally tried to free the House Elves too.
- Anna London from Sweet Damage by Rebecca James – Anna has experienced way more trauma than I have, but we both suffer from agoraphobia and it was the first time I’m read a book where it was mentioned and a lot of fears Anna had were fears I have.
- Olive Corbett from Shift by Em Bailey – like Charlie I related to Olive’s mental illness,being in her head was like being in my own. She was also in love with this band and I feel that on a spiritual level.
- Hannah Baker from Thirteen Reasons by Jay Asher – I know a lot of people didn’t like Hannah, but in some ways she reminded me of myself. Sometimes I feel like I can be unintentionally selfish and careless. I also relate to how a chain of small actions can affect you in the worst way.
Whoever wants to do it 🙂