Fictional Characters you'd like to have lunch with. Go.
These are my picks...
Miriam, from Khaled Hosseini's, A Thousand Splendid Suns. I really can't say enough about this novel. If you haven't read it, please do. I have so much respect for Miriam, and her life of quiet despair, under Taliban rule. Her story haunted me. If given the chance, I'd sit down and tell Miriam how she deserved so much more than life had to offer her.
Becky Brandon, nee Bloomwood, from Sophie Kinsella's, Shopaholic Series. What can I say, Becky Bloomwood cracks me up. She's fun, irresponsible, and much more stylish than I'll ever be. I think she'd be a blast to hang out with, and I'm certain she'd pay for lunch, whether she could afford it, or not.
Anya from Winter Garden, a novel by Kristin Hannah. I loved, loved, loved the character of Anya. She was broken, honest, and captivating. The fairytale she shared with her daughters, throughout the course of the novel, was heartbeaking, but so beautiful.
Aibileen, from Kathryn Stockett's, The Help. This was just a fantastic novel all around, but Aibileen pulled it all together. She's a woman who raised seventeen white children, and lost her own son while people looked the other way. From having to listen to Tilly's Home Help Sanitation Initiative proposal, to her relationship with Mae Mobley, "you is kind, you is smart, you is important," she was perfect.
Stephanie Plum from Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum Series. I really hope Stephanie shows up with Lula and Grandma Mazur. I'd also like to run into Morelli and stop by Rangeman. Anything but riding in Stephanie's car because bad luck follows her. I'll even bring a carrot for Rex.
Now it's your turn. What fictional characters would you like to know in the real world?