This one was kind of hard for me. There are a lot of characters I have read over the years that I would love to have as a best friend or who I think might be a good influence on me in some ways or that their personalities might match well with mine. It took some narrowing down, but I got it now.
Leo Valdez from The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
Leo is too funny, but he can be serious when he needs to be. He doubts himself a lot, which I can relate to, only I think we could build each other up. Sometimes, I go back and forth on whether I want him as a best friend or a book boyfriend. That’s how much I like Leo.
Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
No brainer! I love Luna. Not only would I love to be her best friend, I want to be her, more than I ever wanted to be Hermione Granger. She is unapologetically quirky and unbelievably sweet. I could go to her for virtually anything and she would help me, no questions asked.
Percy Jackson from the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
With Percy, the situation is the same as with Leo. I love his sense of humor and his loyalty. He’s a natural leader and he keeps everyone together. He’s both a good friend and a good boyfriend. Percy Jackson does not make it easy to choose. At all.
Cristina Rosales from Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
I completely forgot about Cristina until I was coming up with people for this list. She was one of my favorite characters in Lady Midnight. Sometimes, I liked her a little more than Emma. Cristina was levelheaded and she was a good listener. I think she is someone I could go to if I needed either a pep talk or a reality check.
Sophie Collins from The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare
Another character I almost forgot about until I made this list! I really liked Sophie. She was quiet but strong. She was compassionate but knew when to put her foot down and stand up for herself. She treated everyone with respect, even people who might not have deserved it. I think Sophie’s and my personalities would mesh well.