Popular Book Protagonists As Fun Types of Pasta

We paired some of our favorite book protagonists with the type of pasta we think they’d be. Come read our pairings!

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Pasta on a fork in the background covered by a bookshelf outlined in black. There are two pictures on each side, one of Elizabeth Bennet, and one of Rose Hathaway.

Have you ever wondered what your favorite book protagonist would be if they were a type of pasta? Probably not, but you will now. I asked our team who some of their favorite protagonists were, and they delivered. I took those characters and paired them with the type of pasta they’d be if they were a noodle instead of our beloved book characters. You’ve got to see the answers!

Percy Jackson As Cavatappi

Percy Jackson with blonde hair and an orange t-shirt on the left and cavatappi pasta on the right.

Percy Jackson from Percy Jackson and The Olympians is a bit crazy. He’s funny, he’s sometimes a bit dim, he’s loyal, he’s sarcastic, he’s sassy, and we love him. He’s fun, just like cavatappi pasta. Let’s admit it, we all like the funky noodles. They put a bit of light in our lives, just like Percy Jackson. Plus, it kind of looks like his disheveled hair.

Rose Hathaway As Ravioli

Rose Hathaway dressed in black with her hair in a ponytail on the left and ravioli pasta covered in flour on the right.

There’s more to Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy than meets the eye. At first glance, she’s just a girl, but she’s much more than that. She’s loyal, fierce, protective, funny, sarcastic, and can kick some ass. Just like ravioli, there’s more to her than she lets people see.

Scarlet Benoit As Rigatoni

Scarlet cover by Marissa Meyer with an orange-haired girl in an orange sweatshirt on the left and rigatoni noodles on the right.

Scarlet Benoit from The Lunar Chronicles is straightforward and abrupt. She likes to make herself seem bigger than she actually is, and so she is paired with rigatoni. Like Scarlet, rigatoni is straightforward and quite short and is bigger compared to other pastas.

Linh Cinder As Fettuccine

Cinder cover with a girl dressed in a mechanic's outfit on the left and fettuccine pasta on the right.

Linh Cinder from The Lunar Chronicles is a well-rounded character. She’s warm-hearted, level-headed, a bit stubborn, and a bit awkward. She’s all around a good character, and so she pairs very well with fettuccine. Fettuccine is also very well-rounded and popular and is probably the best fit for this protagonist.

Zélie Adebola As Ditalini

Children of Blood and Bone cover on the left and ditalini pasta on the right.

Zélie from Children of Blood and Bone has a quick temper and very little patience. Similarly, ditalini is one of the smaller kinds of pasta compared to other noodles like spaghetti. Zélie is also headstrong and likes to get in trouble every now and then, like most of our characters on this list. Therefore, we think she’s best fitted as some lovely yet little ditalini pasta.

Elizabeth Bennet As Spätzle

Elizabeth Bennet on the left with her brown hair pulled to the side and spätzle pasta in a white bowl on the right.

Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice is far from what society considers normal during the book’s era. She doesn’t want to marry for money, she wants to marry for love, and she’d rather read books than play the piano. She isn’t like other women her age, who are usually already married. She’s not your regular woman, and so spätzle seems to fit her well. Spätzle, clearly, isn’t like your regular other pastas, with its unconventional shape. It doesn’t fit in as well as some other noodles. Just like Elizabeth Bennet.

Juliette Ferrars As Lasagna

Shatter Me cover on the left with Juliette in a white dress and her brown hair down. Lasagna noodles are on the right.

Juliette from Shatter Me is popular. She’s kind, she’s sweet, she’s strong, she’s a bit stubborn, but everyone loves her. Everyone also loves lasagna. It’s one of the more popular pastas. Like lasagna, Juliette is nice but better when combined with other things, like her friends and the people that make her a stronger person. When she’s helping others, Juliette really shines.

Did you enjoy our pick of pasta and protagonist pairings? What would your favorite book protagonist be if they were pasta?

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