Saturday, November 30, 2013

Scottish Book Trust Asks, 'Who in Fiction Are You?'

Posted By on Sat, Nov 30, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Mikael Blomkvist from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. - SCOTTISH BOOK TRUST/BOXDOG
  • Scottish Book Trust/Boxdog
  • Mikael Blomkvist from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.


The trick to reading fiction is imagining yourself in the protagonist's shoes. What would you do if placed in the position of that main character and faced his or her dilemmas and decisions? It's the kind of exercise that makes better readers—and more empathetic people. 

But sometimes it pays to step back from the books and reflect on who we are as individuals. With which fictional characters do we actually identify? That's the question being asked by the Scottish Book Trust, which has put out a survey that helps readers identify the book characters most like them. Check it out. 
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