My Favourite Fictional Characters…

Harry_Potter_and_the_Chamber_of_SecretsWhich fictional character would you like to meet and which fictional character is your favourite is a question I ask authors a lot and it got me thinking about my own favourites. I wanted to share some of my favourite characters. I have many and so it was hard to pick a few.

Ron Weasley (Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling.) 

I could not have a character favourites list without Ron being mentioned. He is my favourite Harry Potter character. He is so well written. His lines and humour are brilliant and is made all the better by Rupert Grint’s facial expressions. Harry is the main character but he is so much stronger when he is with his friends. Ron is very loyal. I can relate to him. He’s not always very confident. He’s the youngest son (I am the youngest in my family) and he does sometimes struggle with faith in himself.

 

Ralph's Party

Penguin, 1999

Ralph (Ralph’s Party by Lisa Jewell.) 

Ralph’s Party is in my top five favourite books (I have mentioned it recently.) Ralph is one of my favourite heroes. He is very shy, unassuming and lives in Smith’s (his best friend) shadow a little bit.

I really warmed to him as a character when I was reading the book and he is such a contrast to the more confident and slightly cocky Smith. He seems a lovely, gentle man. He’s uncomplicated.

 

Ebenezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.) 

Scrooge is my favourite villain in literature. He’s my favourite because he’s not black and white. He’s quite a complicated character. Is he mean or is he a product of his upbringing? He is proof that people can change.

Originally published by Chapman and Hall, 1843

Originally published by Chapman and Hall, 1843

Puffin, Feb 2013

Puffin, Feb 2013

His story is a lovely lesson (and it’s set at Christmas.)

 

The BFG (The BFG by Roald Dahl.) 

The big friendly giant. One of my favourite books and one of my favourite fictional characters. What isn’t there to like about The BFG? There is not a harmful thing about this character. He sees the best in people and in life and that is a nice quality to have. He also brings the nice dreams.

 

Bridget Jones (Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding.) 

Bridget will always be one of my favourite fictional characters. She is funny, flawed and she just wants to fall in love. She isn’t perfect. She makes big mistakes but she also has great comebacks. I relate so much to her (I am incredibly clumsy and my brain can go off in a stupid tangent.)

Picador, 1996

Picador, 1996

I salute you, Bridget.

 

Who are your favourite fictional characters? Would you like to meet them or swap places with them for a day?

 

(The books mentioned are available in most UK bookshops.) 

 

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Laura
I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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