Character Envy: If you could be one character from a book, who would you choose & why?
hmmm...this is a good one. I would have to pick Saba from Blood Red Road. All the crappy situations she's thrown into trying to rescue her beloved twin brother -- she's able to handle them like a true warrior/heroine and I admire her for that. I would've given up right from the start.
From Amazon.com: As a kid, Jacob formed a special bond with his grandfather over his bizarre tales and photos of levitating girls and invisible boys. Now at 16, he is reeling from the old man's unexpected death. Then Jacob is given a mysterious letter that propels him on a journey to the remote Welsh island where his grandfather grew up. There, he finds the children from the photographs--alive and well--despite the islanders’ assertion that all were killed decades ago. As Jacob begins to unravel more about his grandfather’s childhood, he suspects he is being trailed by a monster only he can see. A haunting and out-of-the-ordinary read, debut author Ransom Rigg’s first-person narration is convincing and absorbing, and every detail he draws our eye to is deftly woven into an unforgettable whole. Interspersed with photos throughout, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a truly atmospheric novel with plot twists, turns, and surprises that will delight readers of any age.
I can't wait to get into this book. I went looking for it as soon as I read about it - and my local bookstore was all sold out! Which I took as a good sign. As soon as I finish my current read...this book is next up in my TBR pile.