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My fictional friend

Books and I go a long way back. Starting from the age of 4 where I read fairy tales and moving on to Enid Blyton from when I was 6, books have always been a part of my life. So it’s not surprising I have dreamt of being best friends with characters I’ve read. After all, they do become a part of your life.

During my teenage years, Darrell Rivers and her friends from Malory Towers were my best friends too. Not being your typical girly-girl, I found I identified a lot more with Darrell and the gang compared to some friends in real life. Yes, I was cool like that. Even though I read a lot of Nancy Drew and later, The Babysitters Club, I never saw myself as being friends with any of them!

When I was about 18, I read my very first Harry Potter book. And I fell in love with the series and the characters. My favourite character to start with was Ron Weasley. I remember thinking what an awesome mate he’d be. I fell in love with his dry sense of humour, his wit, his loyalty. But as the series went on, I also began to get the shits with Ron. Some of his behaviour was very childish — like when Hermione was asked out by Viktor Krum or when the three were struggling to find the Horcruxes. Needless to say, if Ron had been my mate, I would have most certainly told him off.

From all the books and series I’ve read in my 30 years, I reckon I could easily be best friends with Hermione Granger.

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Hermione is a fellow-nerd and loyal to the core. She’s intelligent and fights for equality. Being a Mudblood, she understands discrimination; being a girl, she understands how girls are treated differently to boys. She fights for her rights and stands up for her values in spite of being laughed at. Sure, her know-it-all nature would annoy me at times, but imagine how great she’d be when it came to group assignments? Or even if you just needed to find out something and were too lazy to do so? Yup, Hermione and I would get along just fine!

So what about you? 

Which fictional character would be your friend?

Do share!

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Until next time,

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  • Tory
    March 21, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Great choice!!!!!

    I struggled with my decision but ended up going with Tonks.

  • Tory
    March 21, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Great choice!!!!!

    I struggled with my decision but ended up going with Tonks.

  • Julie
    March 21, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Nice one she’d be a good BFF. I’d picked Katy from Naughtiest Girls is a Monitor.
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  • Julie
    March 21, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Nice one she’d be a good BFF. I’d picked Katy from Naughtiest Girls is a Monitor.
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  • Raychael Case
    March 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I struggled with this week’s prompt but then I don’t watch a whole lot of TV and my reading of late is reserved for study.

  • Raychael Case
    March 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I struggled with this week’s prompt but then I don’t watch a whole lot of TV and my reading of late is reserved for study.

  • Jess
    March 21, 2016 at 11:40 am

    I’d want to be BF’s with Hermione AND Emma Watson.
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  • Jess
    March 21, 2016 at 11:40 am

    I’d want to be BF’s with Hermione AND Emma Watson.
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  • Natalie @ Our Parallel Connection
    March 21, 2016 at 11:42 am

    She would deb a cool best friend. I would love Carrie from Sex and The City as I would be in her wardrobe every day.
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  • Natalie @ Our Parallel Connection
    March 21, 2016 at 11:42 am

    She would deb a cool best friend. I would love Carrie from Sex and The City as I would be in her wardrobe every day.
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  • Sid
    March 21, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Interesting – I can get the Hermoine connection; didn’t think there was a connection with Ron for you 🙂
    Fictional friends are awesome, aren’t they?
    While I have far too many book-based fictional friends, I think if I picked a TV fiction friend, it’d be Dr. House from the show, House MD. Mostly because he’s everything that I’m probably not and I think I could incorporate a bit of in my real life.
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  • Sid
    March 21, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Interesting – I can get the Hermoine connection; didn’t think there was a connection with Ron for you 🙂
    Fictional friends are awesome, aren’t they?
    While I have far too many book-based fictional friends, I think if I picked a TV fiction friend, it’d be Dr. House from the show, House MD. Mostly because he’s everything that I’m probably not and I think I could incorporate a bit of in my real life.
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  • Mithila Menezes @Fabulus1710
    March 21, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I can totally understand why Hermione would be a perfect friend. In my friend circle, I’m often teased by her name, because I’m the one who’s always bouncing out of the chair when the teacher asks the class a question. Of course, they do stop teasing me when it’s exam time and assignment submission time! 😀

    I would love to be friends with Luna Lovegood though. It’s good to have a weird friend by your side, as that friend can always crack some joke and lighten up any situation.

  • Mithila Menezes @Fabulus1710
    March 21, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I can totally understand why Hermione would be a perfect friend. In my friend circle, I’m often teased by her name, because I’m the one who’s always bouncing out of the chair when the teacher asks the class a question. Of course, they do stop teasing me when it’s exam time and assignment submission time! 😀

    I would love to be friends with Luna Lovegood though. It’s good to have a weird friend by your side, as that friend can always crack some joke and lighten up any situation.

  • Puja
    March 21, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    fodder for thought.. have to think about who can be my friend from the books…

  • Kaddu
    March 21, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    I would love to be friends with Jacob Black (from Twilight Saga). He is my total opposite. I am mature, he is young and foolish (mostly). I am serious, he is crazy and wild. I am down-to-earth and sensible. He is wild and reckless. In short, I could do with some of his particular brand of “fun” in my life.
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  • Trish
    March 22, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I think Hermoine would make a loyal friend too – I was in my 30’s when I first read HP books so a bt old for fictional friends. I was obsessed with the series though.
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  • Alicia
    March 22, 2016 at 10:29 am

    There’s been so many fictional characters in the past that I wished I had been friends with. It’s great to read a book where you feel as though you are friends with the characters, the become so personal. I used to love Enid Blyton books, I wanted to be friends with her characters all the time, not the nasty ones though. But there always seemed to be a moral and the nasty ones always learned their lesson, or were called out on their bad behaviour.
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  • Pinky Poinker
    March 22, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Erica Yurken from Alison Ashley. She is a complete dag and exactly what I was like as a kid. Great idea for a blog post 🙂 I think Hermione would be too bossy for me.

  • Tegan
    March 22, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    I read a lot of books as a teenager that were geared more towards adults and I think I missed a lot of that falling in love with characters my own age. I think I’ve read more YA Fiction as an adult than I ever did as a teen lol! In saying that, I think I could see myself being friends with Hermoine too.
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  • Kirsty @ My Home Truths
    March 24, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Hermione was on my list too – she’s awesome!
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