15 November 2010 @ 10:25 pm
Who is your favorite child character? Your least favorite?

My favorite child character is Jack Sawyer from The Talisman (he's an adult in Black House). He struggles with what he must do but he never gives up on his mission. His goal starts out to simply save his mother's life and as he travels it becomes saving an entire world beyond his own. He is a sensitive boy and he is affected by the horrible things happening around him, to him and to others but he keeps plodding on because he knows he must, that his pain will help others. You just cannot hate someone that awesome.  I love him so much.

I'd like to give honorable mention to Eileen "Ellie" Creed from Pet Sematary. She doesn't get enough love as a great child character and I think she deserves it. She's one of the few kids under 10 that I like; she's only 5 years old. She has a bit of the "touch" and therefore she is badass. Horrible things happen within her family and she struggles terribly to deal with them. Her fear for her parents and her pet cat Winston "Church" Churchill rings true to how I was as a five year old girl. I think King got the subtleties as well as the wild abandon of youthfulness pitch perfect with her.

My least favorite is a tie between Danny Torrance of The Shining and Tad Trenton of Cujo. They are young boys put in extremely terrifying situations and so yeah I feel for them but God, they annoy me so much. I just want them to shut up 90% of the time. To be fair, that's how I feel about most real children anyhow haha So maybe it's not the fault of the characters. However, they are definitely my least favorite to read about.

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