Top Ten Tuesday: Characters You’d Like to Switch Places with for 24 Hours

Top Ten Tuesday is a cool meme created by the people over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Characters I’d Like to Switch Places with for 24 Hours.

1. Vin from Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
I wouldn’t want to deal with all the things that she’s had to deal with in the first book, or all the things I’m sure will come in the next two books, but I think I could handle it for 24 hours. It would be fun to be able to push and pull myself through the air.

2. Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
Again, it would be nice to have magical powers for a day. It would also be nice to walk around for a day with so much confidence.

3. Minerva McGonagall from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
It would be interesting to see what it’s like to transform into an animal, and then to actually be that animal. Hey – if you’re going to switch with someone for 24 hours, at least make it interesting.

4. Emily from The Pact by Jodi Picoult
This is a seemingly odd choice, considering the book opens with her suicide, but it makes sense to me. I’ve been miserable at times, but I’ve never considered suicide. It might help put things into perspective to live as a suicidal person for a day, to really feel what it’s like to feel that hopeless. It would definitely help make me feel less bad on days when I complain about my life.

5. Whitney from Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Another seemingly odd choice, but I can explain this one, as well. Whitney suffers from anorexia. As the book goes on, she grows more and starts slowly eating again. I would like to experience a day in her shoes because anorexia is something that I just cannot understand. I’ve been fat my whole life. Food is my comfort. I’m not saying that’s a healthy thing, either, of course, but it’s what I know. I can’t understand people who have to be forced to eat. It would be educational to see things from her point of view.

6. Lindsey from Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
It would interesting to experience a day in the life of someone completely unlike myself. Someone who’s popular and torments people just because she can, who does whatever she wants to do and isn’t so cautious. I hate her, but it would be interesting to be her for a day, just to see what it’s like.

7. Jessica Darling from Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty
I always wanted to go to college in New York city. I ended up going to Minneapolis instead, but I still wish I could spend a day at Columbia.

8. Harry Potter from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
Really, I just want to experience flying. That would be really cool.

9. Nymphadora Tonks from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
With this one, I want to be her before she’s pregnant and Remus learns about the baby and has his little freak-out moment. For one, it would be cool to be able to change my appearance at will like that. For another, I’d get to be with Remus Lupin.

10. Lily Evans from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
Okay, so I don’t really want to be Lily from the seventh book, since she’s, you know, dead. But I want to be the Lily Evans that we learn about in the seventh book, the one that was best friends with Severus Snape. I can’t believe it took me until my last spot to think of this one. Severus is just so misunderstood and unloved. I just wish I could give him a hug and make him feel loved for one day.
Who would you like to switch places with?

Posted on July 31, 2012, in Reading, TopTen. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I think I would trade with just about anyone, just to get a taste of the Hogwarts world! I agree that it would be interesting to be Lindsey for a day. The Jessica Darling series is sitting on my shelf yelling at me to read them!

    • You should definitely read the Jessica Darling series! I haven’t read most of them since I was in high school, but I remember liking them a lot. And I’m glad someone agrees with me that it would be interesting being Lindsey. I was sure people were going to think I was weird for that one. πŸ™‚

  2. Ruth Donnelly

    I like how you thought outside the box with the various HP characters. Would never have thought of Tonks, for example, but she’s a great choice! As is McGonagall.

  3. I definitely agree with Tonks. πŸ™‚ I’d totally love to be in the world of Harry Potter and have other special powers as well.

    Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  4. Elizabeth Bennet, every time! Or, maybe Jane, so I’d get to hang out with Lizzy, that would be fun. I wouldn’t mind flying at all, so I’d change with anyone in the HP books, but preferably someone not in the limelight – they have too many accidents and freaky encounters. πŸ˜‰
    By the way, I think it’s really adorable that you want to be Lily Evans just so that you can give Snape a hug!

    • Haha. Yeah, I just feel so bad for Snape. He made some bad choices, sure, but I can understand why he did. And I would never want to BE Harry, but I think I could handle it for a day…just one of the uneventful ones that aren’t mentioned in the book. πŸ™‚

      Elizabeth Bennet would be a good choice, either to be or to hang out with. I forgot about her. πŸ™‚

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