Does anyone else fall hopelessly in love with fictional characters from books? We know they’re not real, but they’re often so… yummy. Well, not all of them – not Voldemort… or Patrick Bateman from American Psycho.
I’m partial to Gilbert Blythe. Actually, partial’s not really the word. Obsessed with would be more accurate. I mean, the guy fell in love with Anne when she broke a slate over his head. He wasn’t attracted to her looks or social standing – it was all about her personality, wit and intelligence. Gilbert had class. He gave up a job so that she could have it. He couldn’t promise her “diamond sunbursts or marble halls”, but he said, “Anne, I’ve loved you as long as I can remember. I need you.” Man, if he’s not a kindred spirit, I don’t know who is.
But am I wrong? Does anybody else have a favourite? Have I missed anyone out? Take the poll below or tell us in the comments: