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Setting The Example: A Pair/Group Of Book Bffs That You Love?
Is there a best friend pair better than Frodo and Sam in Lord of the Rings? I mean sure, Merry and Pippin are really tight too, but they get split up during their coolest adventures (the ride of the Rohirrim… the siege of Minas Tirith…) Only two bros literally walk the length of the world together in order to save it, staring down evil, death, madness, and giant spiders to get there. And then at the end they get to joyride home on the back of a massive eagle. #Friendshipgoals
Childhood Bestie: Which Book Character Would You Have Liked To Grow Up With?
I probably would’ve had a hoot with Arya Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire. I was never girly either, and was a bit of a defiant little shit to boot. We’d have gotten along well, provided that I, as a commoner, didn’t screw something up and get shanked by a Lannister henchman.
Frenemy: Which Book Character Would Bring Out Your Competitive Side?
If I were a magicians, I would be of the erratic, Jonathan Strange type. Which means Gilbert Norrell and all his squat curmudgeonliness would be my opposite, my foe, my competitive counterpart.
Fashion Guru: Who Would Be The Bestie Whose Closet You’d Want To Raid Or You Would Want To Go On A Shopping Spree With?
Daisy Buchanon or really any heroine written circa 1924. Shallow and vapid, sure, but a closet to die for.
Runner up: Aliena from Pillars of the Earth. Making 12th century fashion fierce.
The Bad Influence: Which Character Would You Want To Commit A Small Act Of Rebellion With? (Go Skinny Dipping, Sneak Into A Movie Etc.)
Ginny Weasley and Neville Longbottom during Deathly Hallows. We’d be a troublesome band of quiet insurrection.
Blood Brothers: Which Character Would You Want To Be Your Surrogate Big Brother or Sister?
Mark Watney from The Martian. The guy is super smart, funny, and has it together (except the whole Mars things). I suspect that would be a solid, influencing figure to look up to.
Or any Weasley. Except Percy, he’s a wet blanket.
Mother Hen: Which Character Would You Want To Be By Your Side When You’re Having A Bad Day To Cheer You Up?
Kvothe from The Kingkiller Chronicles. The guy never shuts up about himself so I’d get really, really distracted from my own issues.
Or Arthur Dent, because no matter how bad your day is, his is probably worse.
The Counselor: Which Character Would You Go To For Relationship Advice Or Confide A Secret To?
Jessica Atreides from Dune. She, for the most part, had a successful and loving marriage. She is also literally a perfect counselor and giver of advice, thanks to the Bene Gesserit training and the whole reverend mother thing. She also knows how to keep secrets. Sounds good to me!
Also Gandalf. Or Dumbledore. At least for the advice part. Relationships… not so much.
More Than Friends: Who Would Be Your Book Boyfriend/Girlfriend?
Edmond Dantes from The Count of Monte Cristo. I would be Haydee, and he would get his glorious revenge and then we’d spend the rest of our lives living like kings and travelling the world and being so badass that we would be accountable to no one. Literally no downsides to that… except the slavery as a child, or all the murder?