It's Guy Friday, and the question of the day is this: Which characters from literature would you have sit at your lunch table?
I have been so enormously distracted by Kay Cassidy's wonderful post on O.W.L. Books, and I've bored countless students with this. There are obvious tables that one can make up with sporty boys, academic boys (would Harry Potter be there?), and boys who would be popular with the girls (like Alex Rider!), but we were trying to think who would be at a lunch table with Percy Jackson. He's kind of a goof. I came up with
Dan Cahill from The 39 Clues series.
Stan from Beaudoin’s Going Nowhere Faster
Mitty from Cooney’s Code Orange
They are all sort of slackers but have the gumption when they need it. The other list I came up with was:
Boys who are always in trouble, but not in a good way
(I.E. No, you are not dating my daughter)
Iggy from Going’s St. Iggy
Ian from Harmon’s Skate
Matthew from Van Draanen’s Rules of Survival
Toby from McCormick’s My Brother’s Keeper
From Carter’s Walkaway
John from Klass’ You Don’t Know Me
It struck me that this would be a really good way to suggest books to kids, and would make an awesome bulletin board.
What lunch table would YOU be at? That'll give you something to do today while you're gluing books together.