What book character did you want to be?
They did a straw poll survey over at The Barnes & Noble Review on ‘Growing Up: Favorite Book Character You Most Wanted to Be‘.
Apparently the boys (who bothered to show up) wanted to be the Cat in the Hat (Dr. Suess)- haha.
The girls top 7 choices were:
Nancy Drew (created by Carolyn Keene)
Jo March (created by Louisa May Alcott)
Elizabeth Bennet (created by Jane Austen)
Pippi Longstocking (created by Astrid Lindgren)
Trixie Belden (created by Julie Campbell)
Hermione Granger (created by J. K. Rowling)
Well, my choice is nowhere to be found – even in the long list that followed.
I wanted to be Tarzan – that’s right, as in the novel Tarzan of the Apes (created by Edgar Rice Burroughs).
I was completely obsessed with that book as a young girl and spent endless hours roaming the backyard pretending I was swinging from branches, high in the jungle trees, and calling out AAAAaaaaaaaaAAAAAaaaaaa.
I was a bit of a tomboy (but before you think it – there was no Jane in my daydreams 😉 ). I guess I loved the power and freedom that Tarzan represented.
I also wanted to be Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes, Lucy (The Chronicles of Narnia), Hal and Roger (Hunt Adventures), and Biggles to name just a few. Oh I forgot – there was also Heidi (but that was because of all the cheese 🙂 ).
Who did you want to be?