So you think you'd be able to recognize your favorite characters just by hearing a little bit about them? Well, let's see how well you can do with the follow character descriptions, taken directly from the books!
1. I was wishing I looked like Paul Newman — he looks tough and I don't — but I guess my own looks aren't so bad. I have light-brown, almost-red hair and greenish-gray eyes. I wish they were more gray, because I hate most guys that have green eyes, but I have to be content with what I have. My hair is longer than a lot of boys wear theirs, squared off in back and long at the front and sides, but I am a greaser and most of my neighborhood rarely bothers to get a haircut. Besides, I look better with long hair.
2. _____'s hair is blonde and curly, usually as the result of a perm (the curliness, I mean; not its color). Her eyes are deep blue, and she has neat dimples when she smiles. _____ wears very chilly jewelry (so do I; we both have pierced ears), and she loves to do things that make herself look a little unusual. She might sprinkle glitter in her hair, or paint her nail silver.
3. By the time she was three, ____ had taught herself to read by studying newspapers and magazines that lay around the house. At the age of <em>four</em>, she could read fast and well and she naturally began hankering after book. The only book in the whole of this enlightened household was something called Easy Cooking belonging to her mother, and when she had read this from cover to cover and had learnt all the recipes by heart, she decided she wanted something more interesting.
Submit a comment with YOUR guess! Answers to come next week. Stay tuned to see if you are correct!
— Carly M., STACKS Staffer