Ever pick up a book and think you could be the heroine’s friend? Or maybe that you don’t know how anyone could because you would never put up with her? What about in your own WIPs?
In Hunting the Shadows, the reader meets Amy, but more than that, also Mackenzie, Ajay, Ariadne, and Darilynn. While yes, the heroine is Amy, I consider the other characters just as much a main character. Why? Because they are a family and after this book, Amy isn’t going to simply disappear. She’s going to play just as important roles in all the other subsequent books.
Now, could I be friends with any of them?
Yes. I like to think I’m an easy going person. I can make friends easily. I feel like out of all the characters I write, the one I can connect the most with is Darilynn, followed closely behind by Amy. I think we have similar interests and personality types. Darilynn is a bit of a Jill-of-all-trades. She’s helps out in the science lab (to a point), is into technology, and often helps out teaching. She kind of evolved this way as stories were written. Interest-wise, I think we’d have the most in common so we’d have a lot to talk about.
Amy, she’s more quiet and open. I think our personalities would mix well. I could relate more to her than any other. She’s not kick-ass strong right from page one and I know I definitely am not. She’s willing to give others a chance but when push comes to shove, she’ll shove right back. I grew up lacking a backbone and it wasn’t until I moved out and was in University that it started to grow. I still struggle with this at times, to make my voice heard and I feel like Amy would understand that.
The two characters I probably would have some problems with is Mackenzie and Ariadne. I probably wouldn’t start anything, but they are so headstrong that we would probably clash at times, especially if I didn’t think a decision they were making is right.
What about you? Have you read any books where you connected to the heroine and know you could be friends? If so, who?