My Heroine Road Trip

Whenever I read books, I get really attached to the heroine. Whether or not they're the main character, they take over my thoughts and feelings - if the story's in first person, it gets to the point that I think, react and even speak like them. That's just the way I am. Those heroines are like my best friends, and, unlike my real best friends, they never disagree with me. Maybe I'm crazy, but if I went on a road trip, these are the girls I would try to bring:


The Brains - Hermione Granger (Harry Potter Series) and Ellie Sweet (The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet)


You can read a preview of Revised Life here and, in the impossible event you haven't read it yet, try a bit of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone here.
I like to think I'm a pretty smart person, but were my senses to abandon me, these girls would have it covered. Hermione's spent her entire time at Hogwarts using her intellect to cover for Harry and Ron, and Ellie's a teen writer who rushes through her homework so she can hide in the pages of her imagination. Between the two of them, they'd cook up some pretty brilliant plans. We just have to hope that Harry doesn't turn out to be right.


The Gossip - Lilly Moscovitz (The Princess Diaries)
Princess Diaries #1 is available for preview here.
Okay, so technically Lilly isn't the main heroine in Princess Diaries, but in some ways I loved her even more than Mia (this still from the movie really isn't how I pictured her, by the way). She's sassy and really smart, but as a journalist, she mostly deals in gossips and editorials - I love how much she knows what she's going to do in her life, and how much she's doing already. Not to mention that, if we needed someone to report our road trip, she'd be the girl to do it.

The Fashionista - Lola Nolan (Lola and the Boy Next Door)
Read an excerpt from Lola and the Boy Next Door here.
Lola probably wouldn't approve of being called a Fashionista, because she doesn't believe in fashion, just costume. However, the fact is that she's a kick-ass costumer and has utterly stupendous sewing skills. I'd need her on my road trip team, to make sure the rest of us didn't embarrass ourselves with mismatched outfits, and to fix any dresses that went awry. Not to mention the fact that I could so borrow her clothes: in my head, we're the same size!

The Snack-Meisters - Skye and Summer Tanberry (The Chocolate Box Girls Series)


The first book in the series is Cherry Crush, which is about the twin's stepsister, Cherry, but Skye is the main character in Marshmallow Skye, and Summer features in Summer's Dream
These two are pretty awesome - Skye's a self-confessed historical nut who loves everything vintage, and has gypsy-flashback dreams, while Summer's a ballet dancer who's overcome some pretty big issues (no spoilers) to get to the top of her game. However, most importantly, their Stepdad is a chocolatier. He creates new chocolate flavours as an actual job. How cool is that? They could so get samples to keep us going as we eat up the miles. Also, Marshmallow Skye and Summer's Dream are flavours of truffle. Maybe I'd get my own one too...

Oh, I forgot one more person: YOU! If you came along our crazy-awesome girl's road trip, which fictional character would you bring? Why? And what do you think of the books I've already mentioned?
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