Saturday, January 15, 2011

Whose your fictional doppelganger/twin? + Giveaway!

I don't know about you but when I read books I'm constantly on the look out for a character that is similar to me and whenever I find one it makes the book like three times as good! It really helps me connect with the characters when I can relate to them easily. Not to mention the fun aspect of putting myself in their shoes. Of course you can do that with any book character, but when they are similar to you its just that much easier.

So my question to you is: Whose your fictional doppelganger/twin? The character doesn't have to be from a book, it can be from a movie, a TV Show, whatever as long as the character is fictional. I'll start with mine!

Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games
When I started reading The Hunger Games I immediately connected with Katniss. We have so many similarities its actually pretty crazy. Both of us are naturally tough, and have a bit of a rough exterior. How many times has my mother told me I need to stop scowling and smile more? Too many to count. We also both tend to hide our true emotions and, while I have not had to provide for my family like Katniss, I would definitely consider myself a wilderness/tomboy girl. We even slightly resemble each other according to the books description. I've got the whole small for my age, dark hair, olive skin thing going on too. I think part of the reason why I love The Hunger Games Trilogy so much is because I could relate to Katniss so easily. There just aren't enough strong female protagonists in books these days.

Toph from Avatar: The Last Airbender
So Toph and I are pretty much exactly the same person. Only I can't earthbend nor do I possess any type of martial arts skills. Oh and I'm not blind. But other than that we're exactly the same. Both Asian, both small, both tough, and both brutally honest. Although I'm happy to say that I am a bit better in the manners/hygiene department then Toph is.

Princess Jasmine from Aladdin
I'm not as much like Princess Jasmine as I'm like Katniss and Toph, But I did play her in my theatre's musical of Aladdin so I can't NOT say that I'm like her. We are both feisty and somewhat rebellious. Then there's that whole "I am not a prize to be won" line she says in the movie which is pretty much my favorite quote ever. When I was younger I used to go around and yell that line at all the little boys I knew. Not even kidding. And I guess we do sort of look alike, even though I'm not Arabian, nor is my hair even remotely that long. I had to get hair extensions when played Jasmine in the show.

So now that I've told you my fictional doppelgangers/twins its time for you to tell me yours! What characters do you connect with? Which are most similar to you? Let me know in a comment! At the end of the week I will pick one random commenter to win a blue Read Bracelet!

Be sure to leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win! This giveaway is open internationally. Oh and in order for your comment to get chosen IT HAS to be about your doppelganger/twin! Don't just leave a comment with your email. It won't be entered.

I can't wait to read all of your answers!!!

Julia :)


  1. I would say Bella from Twilight, but I'm afraid of being bludgeoned to death. ; )
    Because she is shy, loves to read(I don't like much classics, though), and I kind of look like the discription in the book.

    If I wanted less chance of being bludgeoned to death, I would say Emily from Pretty Little Liars. She and I love to swim, plus she is really nice and loyal, people say I am like that. :)

    It will be interesting to see other peoples answers!

  2. This is something I think about a lot, actually. In all my years of reading (a lot) I have really only come across two.

    The first is Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower. He is a bit of an oddball outsider. He's not depressed, but comes across that way to people, simply by being a bit of a reclusive and having a sort of melancholy old-beyond-his-years soul.

    The second is Seymour Glass, of J.D. Salinger's "Glass Family." He first appears in the short story "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" and then again in the novella, Seymour: An Introduction. There is a similar life-weariness to him as well - as if he has seen to much or knows to much to ever truly be content or "happy."

    It's hard to describe these characters and then admittedly relate them to me, but there it is. I would say I'm a bit more joyful than both, but there's an inner-chord to each of their personalities which resonates loudly with me.

  3. When I went to a Twilight signing way back when Twilight was first released and no one knew what it was about, I was told by Stephenie Meyer that I looked like Bella. Scouts honor!

  4. I've got to say it's Bella from Twilight -- I love reading, love the classics, and many of her traits (in the book) we share. I am more like book Bella than movie Bella.


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