For bookworms, books are the perfect escape from the everyday world. Some fictional characters within those books also enjoy reading and joining the imaginary world of a book, just like us.
The characters on this list are also voracious readers – whether for knowledge or pleasure. Who is your favorite literary bookworm?
Hermione Granger – Hermione is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. She first appears in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, as a new student on her way to Hogwarts. After Harry and Ron save her from a mountain troll in the girls’ restroom, she becomes best friends with them and often uses her quick wit, deft recall, and encyclopedic knowledge to help them in really bad situations.
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Matilda Wormwood – Matilda is the titular character and the protagonist of Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Unlike her other family members, who are selfish and dull, Matilda is a precocious child with a love of books and a high aptitude for mathematics.
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Elizabeth Bennet – Elizabeth Bennet is the protagonist in the 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. She is often referred to as Eliza or Lizzy by her friends and family. Elizabeth is the second child in a family of five daughters. Though the circumstances of the time and environment push her to seek a marriage of convenience for economic security, Elizabeth wishes to marry for love.
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Jo March – Jo is the principal character of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. She is a strong and willful young woman, struggling to subdue her fiery temper and stubborn personality. She is known for loving literature – both reading and writing.
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Scout Finch – Jean Louise “Scout” Finch is the narrator of To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman. She gets into trouble with Miss Caroline, her teacher, because she is expected to learn reading and writing her way. She is a tomboy and spends the most of her time with her brother Jem and best friend Dill. To Jem’s advice to pretend to be a lady and start sewing or something, she answers, “Hell, no”. The hints the narrator gives us about her grown-up life reveal that she has not attempted to change herself to please others.
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