This is a wonderful meme hosted by Jen at The Introverted Reader. Every week, you share one literary character that you love with your fellow bloggers. You talk about the character, say why you love them and hope that everyone else will love them too.;) Be sure to post the book’s title and author, and be very careful not to give away spoilers while talking about how much you love your characters.
MY CHARACTER THIS WEEK: Sookie Stackhouse
Sookie is the protagonist of Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Mysteries.
Sookie is a simple young waitress from Bon Temps, but her life is not very simple. She has a special ability – she is telepathic, which means that she can read people’s minds. The people of Bon Temps are mostly uncomfortable around her, because they either think she is crazy, they fear she’ll read their minds or they simple believe she’s a liar and doesn’t have any powers. Sookie resembles an urban myth.
Her simple life becomes less simple and far more complicated when she starts dating a vampire, Bill. She becomes a part of Bill’s supernatural world and encounters many exciting things, as well as a lot of danger.
Sookie is a very brave young woman. She has her fears, but she stands up to them and more or less faces them. She is independent and although she didn’t go to college, as she likes to point out, she is a clever woman, capable of coming up with ideas fast, as well as solving problems. In fact, she could not get a higher education because of her gift of telepathy, as she could hear all other students’ confusing and scattered thoughts, which made her unable to concentrate during tests. She loves to read, especially romance and detective novels, and sometimes uses them to think about a situation. She enjoys sunbathing, dancing, and loves to expand her vocabulary on a daily basis with her word-of-the-day calendar. She is always eager to learn new things and is in general a very happy and optimistic person, although she has a lot on her mind and many things happening in her life.
She is outspoken, romantic and quite resourceful.