Top Ten Tuesday: Characters We’d Like to Check in With


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Top Ten Characters We’d Like to Check in With

We are still thinking about these guys/gals and would love to hear back about how they are doing.


1. Hazel from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Gosh, I think about this girl weekly. I feel deeply connected to her and would love to hear how she is doing, emotionally and physically.

2. Violet from All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

It hasn’t been too long since I finished this book, but I would love to hear how Violet is doing. She is brave, so I am sure she is doing just fine, but just as I would call an old friend, I feel the desire to give Violet a ring.

3. Tyrell from Tyrell and Bronxwood by Coe Booth

Tyrell is one of my all-time favorite characters. He has strength beyond compare. I’d love to hear how things are going with him.

4. James Whitman from Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos

This book belongs in every classroom. And an update about James belongs in my life.

5. Junior from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Junior taught me a lot of life lessons. I’d love to talk to him to thank him and hear how he is doing.


I made this list without looking at Goodreads, so these the characters that I really wonder about. I think it is interesting that they are all young ladies in “quiet” middle grade books. It just shows how great the characterization was in these book.

I did think about putting Hazel from TFioS, but I saw Ricki had her (I love everyone on Ricki’s list by the way!). I also considered Ron/Hermoine/Harry and Eleanor/Park, but I assumed they’d be on many lists. But I would love to check in on them.

I did struggle with writing blurbs for each of these because I can’t give away spoilers!!

1. Willow Chance from Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Oh Willow. She is just beginning to heal when the book ends. I really want to know what she is up to and whose life she is changing now.

2. Marlee from Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

Do Marlee and Liz get to be friends?!?!

3. Carley from One for the Murphy’s by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

I’ll be honest. I did not like how this book endeD because I selfishly wanted something end. I did not feel like it was the “happily ever after” that I wanted. But it is the way it is (which was super real). I would love to check in with Carley to find out if everything is going better than I assume it is.

4. Ally and everyone from Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

I almost felt like the end of Fish in a Tree was a beginning of another book. I would love to know how Travis, Ally, Keisha, Albert, and, of course, Mr. Daniels are doing.

5. Fern from See You At Harry’s by Jo Knowles

I just want to know how Fern and her family are doing.

Which characters would you like to check in with?

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1 thought on “Top Ten Tuesday: Characters We’d Like to Check in With”

  1. Great lists!

    I am listening to Fish in a Tree right now and have also become attached to Ally and her brother and friends.

    I also recently listened to Mosquitoland and would love to know how Mim is doing 🙂 I wonder if listening to audio books makes the characters seem even more real?


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