Top Ten Characters I Would Have on My Lunch Table14:29
I was homeschooled for my whole life, so I never sat on a lunch table at school, but that doesn’t stop me from imagining who I would sit with if I could sit with anyone I liked. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, I’m listing the top ten characters I would love to have sitting at my table. Apparently, according to this list, I like funny characters. Also, according to this list, I have no idea what a real school is like.
1. Leo Valdez
The Lost Hero
This guy is fun in a box. He can make anything out of pipe cleaners and a rubber band, loves to joke around, and is a little hyperactive. Or a lot hyperactive. He’d be a bit of a walking fire hazard, but at least you wouldn’t have to worry about cold food. Lunch certainly wouldn’t get boring with Leo around to keep things lively.
2. Kat Bishop
Kat is fun and daring and would probably be the one to walk across the roof of the school for a dare. What’s more, she’d get away with it too. Not to mention that she would think up awesome pranks to play on people.
Gansey is pretty smart, and he really likes magic. After all, he’s been tracking down a source of magic for months now, so we have a fair bit in common. Plus he knows someone with a family of psychics so we’d probably get advanced warning of pop quizzes.
4. Otto Malpense
No table would be complete without its resident nerd. Or in this case a resident genius. Otto has a brain like a computer, so if anyone could help out with last minute homework, it would be him. Or he could hack into the school computer system and randomly play YouTube videos on the projector during a boring lesson.
A Little Bush Maid
I’d have Wally on my table purely for the fun factor. I can only remember a handful of times when Wally has actually been serious. He would make any lunchtime a bundle of laughs.
James is another character I’d pick purely because of his sense of humour. And his kilt. I could imagine him turning up to school wearing his kilt just for a laugh, or playing his bagpipes in the lunch room to get a rise out of the other students.
7. Sadie Kane
Nobody messes with Sadie. She’s got a magic wand, combat boots, and a cat called Muffin who just so happens to turn into an Egyptian goddess. That’s a pretty cool combination. All in all, she would just be an epic person to spend time with.
The Amulet of Samarkand
Every good lunch table needs a shape changing spirit from another world. Bartimaeus is good at impersonating people, which would be very useful for some of Kat’s pranks. He also happens to be useful in case of danger, enemies, or attacks of complete and utter boredom.
9. The Hatter
Looking Glass Wars
Ok, so the Hatter isn’t really school-aged, and he doesn’t even appear school-aged like Bartimaeus can, but I had to pick him because of his truly awesome hat and his fighting skills. No bully is going to pick on me and my friends when you have a soldier wielding a weaponized hat to protect you.
10. Kiki Strike
Inside the Shadow City
Kiki Strike has a bit of everything. She’s got the brains, the research skills, a spirit of adventure, and a few nice fighting moves. She might not eat much lunch, being allergic to pretty much every type of food, but the after school adventures would be epic.
Who would sit on your lunch table at school?