We saw this concept floating around the book sphere and we thought it might be fun to have a go ourselves! If we were to choose any fictional character from literature to make up members of our family, who would we pick and why.
Marmee March, Little Women.
"Never get tired of trying and never think it is impossible."
Kind, generous and patient. She guides her girls to learn invaluable life lessons, teaching them to be good people with strong values.
Matthew Cuthbert, Anne Of Green Gables.
"I'd rather have you than a dozen boys, Anne... It wasn't a boy that took the scholarship, was it? It was a girl -my girl - my girl that I'm proud of."
Selfless, gentle and open-minded. Matthew’s love for his adopted daughter can only be described unconditional.
Lizzie Bennet, Pride & Prejudice.
"My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me."
Headstrong and bold. She’d teach you that it’s always okay to be exactly who you want to be, regardless of what society tells us.
Sirius Black, Harry Potter.
"We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matter is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are."
Wise, protective, and encouraging. Sirius is the perfect guide to help you become the best version of yourself.
Jem Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird
"Jem wanted Dill to know once and for all that he wasn't scared of anything: 'It's just that I can't think of a way to make him come out without him gettin' us.' Besides, Jem had his little sister to think of. When he said that, I knew he was afraid. Jem has his little sister to think of the time I dared him to jump off the top of the house. 'If i got killed, what'd become of you?' he asked."
Caring, responsible and fair. Jem makes decisions about his own actions that he knows will help shape his sister in to becoming a good, honest, and kind person.
Jo March, Little Women
"I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle, something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead. I don't know what, but I'm on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all some day."
Ambitious, loyal, and bright. It’s important to care for and look after your family, but it’s equally important to chase your dreams too.
Nanny Ogg, Discworld
"Nanny's philosophy of life was to do what seemed like a good idea at the time, and do it as hard as possible. It had never let her down."
Sure to remind you not to take life too seriously and great at giving advice. - a perfect mix!
Grandpa Joe, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
"You must start making preparations at once! Wash your face, comb your hair, scrub your hands, brush your teeth, blow your nose, cut your nails, polish your shoes, iron your shirts, and for heaven's sake, get all that mud off your pants! You must get ready, my boy! You must get ready for the biggest day of your life."
He has the wisdom of age yet remains young at heart. The perfect companion with an unwavering enthusiasm for life, he’d be sure you’d never let go of your inner child.
Fred & George Weasley, Harry Potter
"E for Exceeds Expectations. And I've always thought Fred and I should've got E in everything, because we exceeded expectations just by turning up for the exams."
You can’t have one without the other… Funny, charming, charismatic, and sometimes a little infuriating! Yet everything they do is done with good intention.
Matilda Wormwood, Matilda
“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable.”
Curious and bright. Matilda always remains true to herself and fights for what is right with an unwavering determination.
Who’d be in your literary family? We’d love to know!