Over at YA Highway they do a little thing called "Road Trip Wednesday" -each week a writing- or reading-related question is posted to be answered by the masses, then everyone can jump around to everyone else's blogs to see what's been said. Like a carnival. Or speed dating. Anyway, since I've started this new blog I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon....
This weeks question -
If you could be reincarnated as any fictional character, which would it be?
I’ve had a lot of trouble picking exactly who I would want to be reincarnated as. My first thought when I sat down to write this blog was Hermione.
Of course she’s not a classic literary character, but I grew up with her. She’s strong, very intelligent, she doesn’t generally have to use violence (aside from a few spells) to complete her mission and she is fiercely loyal. Then of course there is the fact that she has a wand and can do magic.
While Hermione is who I initially thought of, I realised there is one character in particular who when reading the novel I truly felt that I wanted to be her… or at least be friends with her!
Fiona from The Tea Rose is quite probably my favourite female protagonist of all time. Fi is so very good, she’s been through so much and she continues to rise above, learn from her history and become an incredibly strong woman.
I think the other part of Fi that I love is that she never forgets where she’s come from - throughout all three books, she never forgets where she grew up and she consistently wants to do what she can to help. She will never let anyone change her and for that becomes a role model, both in and out of the book.
It wouldn’t be an easy reincarnation, that’s for sure. I’d be setting myself up for starvation, indescribable grief, the very strong chance of being murdered, a lot of fear and so much heartache. However, I’d also be learning a lot, experiencing this time period which is so different to our own, yet in some ways very much the same, and I would get to help change the lives of others in need.
Fi is definitely who I’d want to become, very closely followed by Hermione. Failing that I'd just go right ahead and be reincarnated as The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Who would you chose?