So there is this thing going around Facebook. It was harder than I thought it would be, because I figured out that the characters I thought of first were actually characters I wish I were like, rather than characters that are really true to me. So I did some extra thinking and came up with these 3.
#1. Mandy from Julie Edwards’book by the same name. It’s a wonderful story about an orphan girl who makes a secret garden out of loneliness. Later she gets adopted. But I can so relate to running away to create beauty somewhere in a secret place.
#2. Miss Honey from Matilda. My husband originally said I should be Matilda, but I am waaaaaay more similar to Miss Honey! I am quiet. I don’t give my opinion readily, and if I do, it’s sometimes apologetically. But I really love people and try to believe the best of them first.
#3. This is Elinor from Sense and Sensibility. I love this movie. Elinor holds her feelings so closely to her. But in the end when she finally gets her dream, she is completely overcome with emotions, and I think she even STILL even tries to hide them. That is me all over.
Now on to the girls I thought of that I wish I were more like!
#1. Sara Crewe from A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. She was actually the first person I thought of when thinking of characters I love. I wish, wish, wish I could dream beauty into everything the way she does.
#2. Danielle from Ever After. I wish I were as well-spoken and as confident as she is!
#2. Anastasia. I actually like her for the same reason I like Danielle. Strength, grace, dignity, and confidence just come naturally to her, even when she’s only Anya the Orphan.