reflections of a bookaholic. Each Wednesday is an opportunity to explore a different aspect of literature and why I love it. Today's topic: favorite character.
This is such a hard topic. I'm pretty sure we are talking all time favorite here and not current book favorite. Tricky, tricky ... OK. My all time favorite character from a book would have to be Johnny from 'The Outsiders'.
I was so addicted to that book as a teenager that I actually read it over 100 times - really. I think I can still quote most of the first page. And I loved Johnny! He seemed so lost and yet he was such a voice of reason. If everyone had just listened to Johnny, how differently things would have turned out. I still cry when I think of how he died. And in my mind I can see his dark eyes and unruly hair. I guess we never really get over our first love. And Johnny was mine.