And I mean love, folks. Not just respect, or admire, but love. Because, really, what avid reader hasn’t fallen for a fictional character at one point in time?
Here’s my confession: While reading East of Eden as a teen, I had a major crush on Caleb Trask, the jealous twin brother of perfect son Aron. (The fact that I went for the one who represents Cain versus the one who’s a stand-in for Abel probably says a lot about me…) And I even came dangerously close to falling for the unlucky-in-love-and-life protagonist of Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You after reading it last year.
So now it’s your turn: Which literary characters have you fallen in love with? And let’s try to stretch our minds beyond Twilight’s Edward Cullen, shall we?http://shelf-life.ew.com/2010/02/10/literary-character-fallen-in-love-with/