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The book character most like me

The greatest of all the books have a main character that you emphasise with and feel for and want to go on that journey with them. I have had this experience with so many books that I don’t feel like I should compare myself to a main character. I think it is a much nicer compliment when someone else picks up a book and sees you when they read a certain character.

My mum and first step-dad used to call me Hermione Granger. I like to think that it was because I have always been smart and brave but in reality it must be because I have always been a little bit of a goody two shoes and dork. I almost never got in trouble during the first few years of boarding school because I was terrified of being told off.

Then as I got older and cared a little less about being well behaved and more about spending time with my friends and defeating the lord of all evil so did she!

The book most like my life

A group of kids go away to a magical boarding school where there are four houses, housemasters and mistresses and they play Quidditch. The book that is most like my life is Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone because there is no doubt about it… that was my life.

OK so there was no Quidditch but for 10 years the easiest comparison to make to get people to understand the type of school I went to was always Harry Potter because everyone knew the books (or films) and that was the easiest way to describe it.

Until someone writes a book about a 21 year old journalism student with a boring job and a geeky girlfriend it is the closest book I can get to real life.