10. Laura Ingalls Wilder, in the Little House series by herself
Because I'm re-reading these books again with my daughters, and falling in love with them all over again. 24 hours isn't nearly long enough because I'd want to visit every hand-built home Laura ever lived in. Though I might skip the Long Winter.
9. Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Because I'd love to wave my wand and proclaim "wingardia leviosa!" and pack an entire library and a tent into a small backpack.
8. Princess Sylvi in Pegasus by Robin McKinley
Because she has a winged horse for a best friend. Duh.
7. Princess Leia in Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi
Because I have not yet found a book about a girl flying around in space ships that is even a fraction as memorable as Leia in these movies. Has anyone else????
6. Lessa in the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey
Because she has a winged dragon for a best friend. Duh.
5. Alec Ramsey in the Black Stallion series by Walter Farley
Because he has the coolest and fastest horse in the world, ever.
4. Carey Marsh, in the Green Grass of Wyoming by Mary O'Hara
Oh wait, was that just "24 hours"?? Because I've been living her life for years now ever since I moved to Wyoming and fell in love with a cowboy and have horses in my backyard and a great open range to ride across. I'm living my childhood dreams inspired by My Friend Flicka, Thunderhead, and this book especially.
3. Harry Crewe, in the Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
I know, I know. This book ends up on every top ten list of mine. But Harry has the coolest magic, ever. She went from a corsetted spinster-in-the-making to a wild, sword-wielding warrior who can take on an army of demons, a pseudo-British Empire, and her own proud, fire-eyed king.
2. Lucy Pevensie, in the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Because she has a lion as a best friend. Duh.
And a faun. And a Prince. And a talking horse.
1. Eowyn or Legolas, in Lord of the Rings by Tolkien.
This book always ends up in my top ten lists too. Proudly. Defiantly. Game of Thrones, hah!
So tough to choose a character though to switch places with. Definitely not Frodo; I prefer my Mordor from a safe distance, thank you very much. I wanted to pick the character that gave me the most exposure to the amazing places in Middle Earth, and that was a toss up between Gandalf and Legolas, both very long-lived. But Gandalf (I love him dearly!) had a bit too much baggage, so Legolas it is. Then again, Eowyn! Maybe she misses out on the adventures in the first book, but oh, she gets to be the very best hero of the three books, at least in my opinion.
What character from a book or movie would you most want to switch places with?
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