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10 Characters We Wish Were Real

August 14, 2018
The Riveted Team
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Have you ever read a book and just wanted to be best friends with the main character? We spend so much time reading that it often feels like characters in books are our best friends. We wish they would just walk off the page! Below are the top 10 characters that we would love to meet in real life:

10 Characters We Wish Were Real

1. Alice from the Alice series

The Agony of Alice
The Alice series starts off with Alice in third grade and goes through college and even beyond. We’ve seen Alice through so much that we can’t help but wish she was real



2. Lara Jean from the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series

Lara Jean is someone we would love to hang around with. We would love to be the friend she tells all of her secrets to as her letters go out into the world.


3. Julian from The Dark Artifices series

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Julian has had to make a lot of sacrifices for his family. It’s hard on him, but part of what makes his character so endearing. He loves his family so much and would do anything for them. We would all be lucky to have a brother like him.


4. Tash from Tash Hearts Tolstoy

Tash Hearts Tolstoy
Tash creates a super popular web series based Anna Karenina. How cool is that?! Tash would be great to hang around with because she is so creative and driven.


5. Jamie from Starfish

When Kiko doesn’t get into art school, she decides to go on a road trip with her childhood best friend Jamie. Everyone needs someone like Jamie in their lives who know just what to do when things go south. Things end up turning around for Kiko mostly because she finds her own strength within herself, but it always helps to have a good support system like the one she finds in Jamie.


6. Rishi from When Dimple Met Rishi

Rishi is a hopeless romantic and that is something I absolutely love about him! It’s refreshing to see a character who is not afraid to express himself like Rishi is, and I would love to be his friend.


7. Isobel from An Enchantment of Ravens


Isobel is a woman who knows what she wants and won’t back down. She’s also incredibly clever, since often able to outsmart even the Fae. We bet she would be a fiercely loyal friend. Plus, she could paint awesome portraits of us and teach us how to always be a step ahead of the Fae.


8. Jace from City of Bones 

Jace is so incredibly broody and dreamy *swoon*. Plus he fights demons and is fiercely protective of those he loves. He’s like all of our bad-boy-night-in-shining-armor-love-interest dreams come true!


9. Lennon from Starry Eyes

Lennon has that too cool for school exterior but I think he’d actually be a really fun friend to have. He loves the outdoors, is a great artist and is always up for an adventure! His good look and (according to Zorie) chiseled bod certainly help too *wink*


10. Ian from Love & Luck

Okay, okay hear us out on this one! We know that Ian isn’t a super obvious choice but what it really boils down to is how much he loves his sister and just wants what’s best for her. Sure he can come off as a little bit of a jerk but ultimately, we think it’d be nice to always have someone that’s got your back no matter what!

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