Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic is Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table. Ten characters? That is one big table... and one potentially volatile situation, if all those personalities clash. Okay... here goes:
Enzo from The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein - If you've never had a dog, you're probably not aware of this, but they make efficient cleaner-uppers. Not crazy about that meatloaf the cafeteria just served you? Feed it to the dog.
Sam from Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver - Every lunch table needs a mean girl! Actually, I'd prefer to have the version of Sam after the events in the story. I like it when people can learn from their mistakes.
Hazael and Ziri from the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor - Here are two characters who, historically, should be mortal enemies (hey, we might as well make lunch interesting). I think these two were my favourite characters in the whole series.
Howl from Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones - He can be a bit of a diva... but, so what? The dude can do magic. He'd come in especially handy if one of us were cursed by someone from that dodgy-looking table of witches over in the corner of the cafeteria...
Lucius from Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey - He'd have definite opinions on our food choices... especially if we brought lentils.
Jack from Room by Emma Donoghue - He's a little young to be sitting with the rest of these characters, but maybe the presence of a child would help keep some of the others in line. You don't want to go ballistic on your enemies when there's a kid watching.
Gen from The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner - Okay, so he might end up pilfering your lunch money, but he's such a character. He seems like he'd be a fun guy to have around.
Farhad from Tiger Moon by Antonia Michaelis - I kind of wanted to put Nitish, Farhad's talking white tiger companion, at the lunch table, but I wasn't sure how he'd react to having to sit next to a dog. So I'll go with Farhad, who's courageous and intelligent and willing to risk everything to help a girl he's never even met. Sounds like a cool person to eat with, doesn't he?
R from Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion - A zombie? Why not? You wouldn't need to buy him lunch. Of course, the sight of some random body part dropping off might make the rest of us lose our appetites...
What are some characters that would be sitting at your lunch table?