Tuesday, March 6, 2012

In her shoes #1

I've been thinking for a while now what to post on Tuesdays, and I came up with this idea. I haven't see it done anywhere before, so I hope it's unique. I call it "In her shoes", and here's what I have in mind:

Each Tuesday I will pick a character I've read about recently, perhaps even the week before, and try putting myself in her shoes. What things would I do differently? What have I learned from her behavior? That kind of thing. You are welcome to participate if you want.

For today I've picked Aiofe Grayson from The Nightmare Garden by Caitlin Kittridge. I read the book last week and gave it only 3 stars, because the lead heroine wasn't really the person she had the potential to be. If I were in her shoes, I'd try to listen to my loved ones more, because they are the people who really care about me. Like her brother Conrad, who had always been defensive of her. Or her father, who had been keeping an eye on Aiofe even though he'd left her mother long ago. I wouldn't require of my friends to go risk their lives just because I felt like I had to calm my conscience. And I definitely wouldn't unleash a destructive horde of creatures upon the world in hopes that they'd turn back time so I could somehow repair what I'd done to the world in my foolishness. And for crying out loud, I wouldn't let my boyfriend get captured by a band of misfits and their stupid leader, so that he could play with my feelings however he wants.

Well, whose shoes would you like to step into??