Top 10 Literary Characters I Would Want to Have in my Squad

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Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a FREEBIE so I decided to do a top ten list that I think about every time I come across a cool character while I’m reading:  If I were to choose 10 literary characters to be my best friends, who would I choose?

What qualities do I look for in best friends anyway?  I’d say these qualities are probably at the top of my list:  loyalty, intelligence – can be book smart or street smart, someone who has a sense of humor and a sense of adventure, and who is passionate about causes that are important to them, and who can also be a bit on the sassy side and give me a kick in the pants if I need it.   In my mind, the characters I’ve selected embody most – if not all – of those qualities and I’d be thrilled for any of them to be a member of my squad.

Ten Literary Characters I Would Want to Have in my Squad

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1. HERMIONE GRANGER from the Harry Potter series


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2. DELILAH BARD from the Shades of Magic series

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3. ELIZABETH BENNETT from Pride and Prejudice

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4. FARLEY from the Red Queen series

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5. MINNIE JACKSON from The Help

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6. STEPHANIE PLUM from the Stephanie Plum series

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7. ARYA STARK from A Song of Fire and Ice series

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8. REAGAN from Fangirl

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9. BEATRICE from Much Ado About Nothing

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10. JO MARCH from Little Women

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Question:  What literary characters would you want to have on your squad?

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  1. Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
    Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads says:

    This sounds like such a kickass squad! I would love Hermione on my squad as well <3 And things would never get boring with Lila Bard 🙂 Elizabeth Bennett would definitely be a fun and sassy friend. And Arya and Reagan! It would already be tons of fun just watching all these characters interact 😉

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I almost forgot about Reagan too until I started thinking about how I like to have friends who bring me out of my comfort zone sometimes, which made me think of everything she did for Cath in that book 🙂

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  2. Angela
    Angela says:

    Ah, what a fun idea! Totally agree with you on Hermione and Arya – they’d be the perfect combo, Hermione with the book smarts and Arya is just so kick-ass! Great list!

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  3. Jordan
    Jordan says:

    So I’m just imagining if we actually got all of these characters together in one room… I think it’d be an unbelievably incredible time. This is a wonderful list! Jo March, Hermione, Delilah Bard, and Elizabeth Bennett are a few that I would absolutely love to be friends with, as well. Great list. 🙂

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Haha! Yes, Hermione was actually the first name that came to mind, closely followed by Delilah Bard. Friends that I could get into trouble with but who would also be smart enough to get us out of it 🙂

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  4. Greg
    Greg says:

    Reagan from Fangirl- I loved her character! I still laugh when I think of her and cath in the cafeteria poking fun at other students- which sounds mean but in the context it was kinda understandable. Anyway… Arya Stark, another great choice! Elizabeth Bennet is a fun choice too. 🙂

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yay for another Reagan fan! I really loved everything about her, including her snarky comments about other students. I think she would be great to get me out of my comfort zone, kind of like she did for Cath.

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