7 Amazing Book Characters Who Would Make the Coolest Pen-Pals

We made a list of some of the book characters that we think would make great pen-pals. Come read our choices!

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Have you ever asked yourself what it would be like to talk to your favorite book character? What if you could communicate with them and ask them the things you’ve always wanted to? We gathered up some book characters who would make the coolest pen-pals and wouldn’t ghost us! Instead, we thought these book characters would be more than willing to share their experiences and take the time out of their day to write a letter.

1. Juliette Ferrars from The Shatter Me Series

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Juliette Ferrars is a kind, caring person who’s been through some trauma. Through it all, though, she continues to find a reason to smile and make others laugh. She’d love to spend her time telling someone all about her life and day. She gets along with almost everyone and is usually loved by everyone, too. She’d definitely have some fun days to write to her pen-pal about!

2. Jem Carstairs from The Infernal Devices Series

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Like Juliette, Jem has a heart that’s too big for his body. He’d love to have someone to talk to about his adventures. He’s also known for being dedicated, especially when it comes to letters and meetings, as he used to meet Tessa Gray on the same spot on the same day at the same time for many years just to see her. He’d be one of the best pen pals in our opinion.

3. Tessa Gray from The Infernal Devices Series

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Also, from the same series as Jem Carstairs, we chose Tessa Gray. Tessay, like Jem, is very caring and kind and loves to talk to people. Similarly, she’s very dedicated, as she met Jem at the same place on the same day at the same time. She’d love to mail someone letters and would make a great pen pal.

4. Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson

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We all know and love Annabeth. She’s funny, she’s witty, she’s wise, and she’s caring. She has so many crazy stories to tell that she’d make an entertaining pen pal. Plus, she can’t have a cellphone (for demigod reasons), so she’s probably used to writing letters and doesn’t mind it at all. She also doesn’t have many friends who are currently alive, so she could benefit from another one.

5. Sam Roth from The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series

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Sam is such a sweet and kind character. He could use more friends, and we think he’d be willing to write letters. He’s quiet and reads a lot of books, so he might be a great pen pal to have if you’re an avid reader. Additionally, he’s a werewolf, so he could probably tell you plenty of stories about his life. Who wouldn’t want Sam as a pen pal?

6. Adeline Reilly from Haunting/Hunting Adeline

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Adeline, throughout her books, journals constantly. She journals to herself about her daily life and the events that occur to her, so we think she’d make a good pen-pal. Honestly, she could use someone to talk to, especially after all the shit she’s been through. Plus, she’s funny, so we think she’d be a cool pen pal.

7. Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice

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Elizabeth Bennet has written letters her entire life, and she doesn’t mind reading them, either. Her family is wild, so we think she’d make an entertaining pen pal. Additionally, she’s sweet and kind and seems to love talking to people, as long as they don’t have too much pride or prejudice against her.

What do you think of our choices? Would you consider being a pen pal with any of these characters? Is there another character you’d be a pen pal with that we didn’t mention?


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