Monday, March 7, 2011

Top Ten Dynamic Duos


Top Ten Dynamic Duos
Note: I know there was a separate meme for favorite fictional couples, but I'm including some on my list since I didn't do that meme. Also, two of my choices are more than duos, but I had to include them.

Harry, Ron and Hermione from the Harry Potter series- Duh. This group belongs at the top of the list, no ifs ands or buts about it. This is one of the best, if not the best, examples of friendship in YA fiction.

Scout and Jem from To Kill A Mockingbird- Another given, at least for me. They are probably the ultimate brother-sister duo in my eyes.

Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist from the Millenium trilogy- A tormented girl and a progressive journalist join forces to fight men who hate women.

Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice- Needs no explanation.

Jack and Ma from Room- For the first 5 years of Jack's life, all they have is each other. I can't even imagine how hard that would be.

Matilda and Miss Honey from Matilda- I just love Matilda. And since Miss Honey is the only person to give her the love and attention she deserves, I love her too.

Jonas and the Giver from The Giver- Another student/teacher relationship, but not a typical one. I love their symbiotic relationship. The Giver gives Jonas the strength to do what he knew needed to be done, but could not do himself.

Sarah and Jack from These Is My Words- Read this book if you haven't already. I love this couple! I know I'm a bit of a birth junkie, but one thing I loved about them is that Jack helped Sarah through her labor in a time when men were NOT ever a part of the birth.

Marley and his family from Marley and Me- I know some people thought this book was cheesy, but I loved it. I won't claim it has amazing writing, but the story is worth it. If you had a family dog growing up, this will take you back to those fun experiences you had (and the sad too).

Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre- This is another one that needs no explanation. I will say I didn't like the pairing the first time I read this book, but I was a teenager. I read it again last year and loved them.

Meme from The Broke and the Bookish

18 comments:

  1. I like Scout and Jem so much I'm tempted to go back and amend my list. I also should have thought of Lizeth and Mikael. Good call.

    -Anne
    Headfullofbooks

    Where are you a librarian?

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  2. I really should get around to reading The Giver! I thought if it last week when BnB did that dystopian topic..

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  3. Anne- I'm not a librarian yet, though I hope to be one someday. I used to be a shelver, and now I'm just a sub shelver since I have a toddler to take care of.

    Smellincoffee- Read it. It is amazing. It's a super quick read too.

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  4. Awww, Scout and Jem. I wish I had thought of them. Great choices!

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  5. Jack and Ma from ROOM...we have a match!!! ;-)
    Finding way too many books to add to my already too tall TBR pile!! Love it.

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  6. Some good pairing here , I cant believe I forgot Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett , Room is on my TBR Pile .:) Old follower
    www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com

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  7. Great picks! I love Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy!

    New follower. :)
    Jess @ Gone with the Words

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  8. Nice! i have Matilda and Miss Honey on my list too. . . great minds. . .

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  9. I almost added Matilda and Miss Honey to mine. Glad to see them included somewhere.

    My list is HERE

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  10. Great list! Scout and Jem are a great duo.

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  11. Great choices, pls stop by and see mine.

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  12. I've got Scout and Jem on my list too! About to start reading Room.

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  13. Jane and Mr. Rochester for the win! Great list

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  14. Marley and the Fam... Awww :) I have to read the book but I LOVED the movie!

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  15. I have Marley and Josh on my list too. I thought the book was sweet.

    Check out my post http://hawthornescarlet.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-ten-tuesday-it-takes-two.html

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  16. I love that you put Matilda and Miss Honey on this list! I haven't done this one yet because I know I won't be able to think of most of my favorites--like these two! Never would have occurred to me, but I always LOVED Miss Honey and Matilda. Excellent choice.

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