Many moons ago the fabulous Kat from Katytastic (click HERE for her YouTube channel) created the Disney Book Tag. I’ve been in a very Disney and bookish mood recently so thought I’d share my answers to the questions!
- The Little Mermaid – a character who is out of their element, a “fish out of water.”
I’m probably going to have to say Max from Faking It by Cora Carmack. She might not seem like an obvious choice for a fish out of water but considering her somewhat traumatic past relationships and then suddenly Cade comes along – and she doesn’t really know what to do with herself! She was definitely a fish out of water in that relationship and with her situation with her parents.
- Cinderella – a character who goes through a major transformation.
This is probably quite an obvious choice for this question but Tris from the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. Tris starts out as a young girl who likes to keep to herself, soon she turns in to a young woman who is more than prepared to stand up for the people around her and fight in a war that’s not necessarily hers to deal with.
- Snow White – a book with an eclectic cast of characters.
My first thought when I saw this question was Night Owls by Jenn Bennett. It’s a novel that I’ve read recently and I haven’t been able to get over the wide range of people she’s used and somehow managed to fit them all together. None of the characters are even similar to each other and I think that’s incredible writing on her behalf. There are so many interesting people we get to learn about in Night Owls.
- Sleeping Beauty – a book that put you to sleep.
This is more because I felt so at peace reading the book it put me to sleep. The atmosphere it created and the sheer amount of magic I felt reading the novel could easily send me in to such a peaceful place I might have to take a nap. That book is The Night Circus. It might be because I read it in winter when you’re all cosy in bed, but it’s definitely a book I happily slept to.
- The Lion King – a character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood.
Whereas I haven’t really read a lot of books with traumatic childhood pasts, the one that instantly popped in to my head was Conor from A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. The whole story of A Monster Calls follows Conor as his mother is fighting some kind of cancer. Pretty traumatic to experience and read to say the least.
- Beauty and the Beast – A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful.
It’s not the biggest book but I’ll have to give a mention to The Night Circus again. It’s that kind of fantasy that I never read, so having a whole 512 pages of it scared me a little. I had to take a little break in the middle of the novel to get my bearings but in the end I found it to be a truly beautiful and magical story.
- Aladdin – a character who gets their wish granted, for better or worse.
I can’t help but think of Cadence from We Were Liers by E. Lockhart. After the break from the family summer house she wanted to know why people were being so weird around her and acting off. She tried hard to find out what had happened to her in that break for her family to treat her in such a way. It was bitter sweet when she found out what truly happened, therefore her wish was somewhat granted.
- Mulan – a character who pretends to be someone or something they are not.
Margo Roth Spiegelman from Paper Towns by John Green. Throughout the novel we see Margo as Quentin sees her and that’s a little bit mysterious, a little bit cool and deceitful. I think that Margo wants to be viewed as all of these things by her peers because it somehow seems like she might have her life together a bit more than she actually does. In fact she’s quite a lost person and struggles with finding herself.
- Toy Story – a book with characters you wish would come to life.
Dream a Little Dream by Giovanna Fletcher EASILY. I want these characters in my life so badly when I think about it I get a little pain in my chest. Sarah’s friends in this novel are so sickeningly sweet as a group that I can’t help but love them. I want my own group of friends like Sarah’s and if they were real people I would try my damn hardest to hang out with them for quiz night!
- Disney Descendants – your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character.
How can this answer be anything but Voldemort from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling? He’s so clever in his ways to get to Harry that I can’t help but be quite impressed with his efforts in killing the boy with the lightning scar. Without him the whole story would be quite pointless and unadventurous.
That was my Disney Tag! It was actually much harder than I thought it would be to put all of my thoughts in to those tiny questions!