November 30, 2009

Writing Prompt: Gifts for Fictional People

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Writingprompt_charactergifts We're coming up on the best time of year . . . the time for presents! I'm sure you're busy buying presents for siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins (lions, tigers, and bears, oh my!). And they're all happily buying presents for you.

But, enough about that. I don't want to know what you're *really* buying for people (or should I say, buying for real people). Instead, I want to know what you'd get for those best friends of yours that live inside the pages of a book.

What presents would you get for the characters of your favorite books this holiday season?

I'll start with . . .

Jamie Kelly (from Dear Dumb Diary by Jim Benton)

Glitter pens to make her (dumb) diary sparkle

The Cullens (from The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer for ages 12 and up)

A baseball bat, because you've got to break a lot of bats when the balls you hit break the sound barrier

Hermione Granger (from Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling)

Books! (No explanation needed)

Now it's your turn. Leave your gift list in the comments!

—Carly H., STACKS Staffer

  1. fallfarie

    Geronimo Stilton:A book
    Thea Stilton:A new motorcycle helmet
    Trap Stilton:Choclates
    Benjamin Stilton:A new writing set (so he can be like his uncle)

  2. darchelle

    i love jamie kelly book “DEAR DUMB DIARY” i would bye her another diary but even bigger a it will have more security so no one will get in and so she can write more… haha

  3. horsedogwolf

    Hermionie: Books! :)
    Fred and George: Another joke shop
    Dumbledore: Thick woolen socks
    Mog (a character in my current book that I’m reading, The Printer’s Devil): I’d buy back his mother’s bangle, from whoever stole it.
    Cass (from The Name of This Book is Secret): A super cool book that tells you all the things you need to know to survive in the desert, in an avalanche, in a shipwreck, etc., because she’s a survivalist
    Max-Ernest (character from same book): Another book, this one one that teaches you how to stop talking, because he is such a talker.

  4. Matthew

    Here`s my list:
    For Gregor, (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), a couple of video games
    For Percy Jackson, ( Percy Jackson and the olympians), a new bronze shield and a trip to his father`s palace
    For Annabeth Chase, ( Percy Jackson and the Olympians), a new bronze knife and some Greek books
    For Dan Cahill, ( The 39 Clues), the photo that Dan lost in Book 1
    For Amy Cahill, ( The 39 Clues), books
    For Travis Wolfe, ( Tentacles and Cryptid Hunters), a new cryptid
    For Grace , ( Cryptid Hunters and Tentacles), some more Moleskine journals
    For Marty, ( Cryptid Hunters and Tentacles), some books so he can make more graphic novels

  5. TwilightFan424

    Hey. I would give Bella Swan (from Twilight Saga books) a cutout of Edward because she loves him. Sharpay Evans (in High School Musical junior novel)a mirror that is a big as one side of her lcoker because she loves to look perfect and likes to look at herself. Bud (from Bud Not Buddy) a wish or more clues to find out if Herman E. Calloway is really his father.

  6. Avantika

    If I could give a present to my favorite character (It would be Arthur) I would give him a bunch of puppy books!

  7. marie

    I would get Celeste for Models dont eat chocolate cookies a diet plan.
    Then I would give Hermiony from Harry Poter a hair straightener.

  8. IamReadingstar5!

    Allie Finkle (Allie Finkle’s Rules For Girls by Meg Cabot)
    A cat collar, for Mewsie.
    Winnie (Eleven by Lauren Myrical)
    Giant Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker

  9. allie finkle fan 876

    allie finkle (allie finkle’s rules for girls by meg cabot)i’d get her box car children books. She loves those books!

  10. cakefrosting76

    ps: maybe some thing where she could bother addie!! haha. lol. [addie is in the Pops group. which is these snobby princesses.]

  11. cakefrosting76

    Jenny McAfee [from How I Surived Middle School by nancy krulik]
    Hmm.. thats hard. Probably a new shirt… she wears the same shirt in every cover. lol. Or maybe something to do with! Thats her fav website.

  12. thedude101

    Well at first I’d be pretty freaked out to see that a fictional character is real but then I’d give him or her a present so they wont hurt me but yeah, I think it would be pretty awsome.

  13. fallbookgirl

    If give my favorite characters presents they would be:
    Katniss Everdeen [The Hunger Games] a new set of arrows and bows
    D.J. Schwenk [Dairy Queen] tickets to a football game
    Deryn Sharp [Leviathan] a hot air balloon
    Mattie Cook [Fever 1793] a empty lot to expand her busuness
    Gilda Joyce [Gilda Joyce series] plane tickets to the most haunted places in the world
    Nita Callahan [Young Wizards series]a month vacation to a wizardly planet

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