It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, always hosted by lovely bloggers over at The Broke and Bookish. This week’s subject allows us to think about childhood characters that we’d like an update on further down the line. I’ve changed it up a bit, because I didn’t have too many diverse characters in my childhood. It’s still a bit difficult because I mostly read non-fiction these days, but I was able to think of a few. There were some obvious ones, like Daisy Buchanan (DO YOU EVER BECOME A GOOD PERSON?!), George Weasley (please tell me I won’t be depressed if I look into his future), and Nick & Amy’s baby from Gone Girl.
Here are the ones that really left me wondering:
Bride, from God Help the Child:
At the end of Toni Morrison’s latest novel, there’s a lot still up in the air. Bride’s career was left by the wayside during her epic journey, so readers don’t even know what she has to go back to. I’m especially interested in her relationship with Booker, and whether or not they forge a stable family together.
Hannah, from Everything I Never Told You:
Hannah was the star of this book for me, mostly because no one ever pays her any mind. She’s insightful and knowledgeable– far more than I was at her age. I’ve love to see where she ends up in 10+ years, because she could be the doctor her mother always wanted to be, or she could go the complete opposite direction.
Lauren, from Parable of the Sower:
Finding out what happens to Lauren is really just a matter of picking up the next book, Parable of the Talents. I haven’t had the chance to do so, but I’m interested more in the woman Lauren grows into than I am in the future of Earthseed. She’s so skeptical of parenthood, that I’d also like to see if she ends up a mother.
Amal, from The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal:
I never posted a review, but if you’re interested in webcomics with LGBT leads, I’d give this one a try. After coming out to his parents instead of committing to an arranged marriage, Amal decides to drive cross country with newfound friend TJ to attend his sister’s graduation. I’m so interested in what happens to Amal afterward. Does he finish school? Do his parents become more accepting?
Mansoor, from The Association of Small Bombs:
There’s only so much I can say about this one without spoiling the ending for the many people who have told me this book is on their TBR lists. I won’t go too far into detail, but just know that there’s so much I wish I could learn about what happens to Mansoor after the ending of the book. Readers get a solid sentence at the end, which gives us a pretty good idea, but there’s so much lost time that I need to fill in order to truly understand this character.
This list could be endless, and I’m sure I’m forgetting numerous characters. Who are the characters you wish you could peek in on 10 years down the line? What about those characters left you so curious about their fates? Let me know in the comments below!