As a mom, often when I am reading, I will get all maternal about the character in question and want to give them a life better than the one they are getting in the book. This happens particularly often in the MG books I read, so I am featuring characters who I would adopt.
The Westing Game: This girl's parents do not deserve her or appreciate her as they ought.
Kat Stephenson from Kat Incorrigible: Kat's family love and appreciate her, sometimes not as much as she deserves and sometimes in spite of herself. I just think she would be great fun to have in my house. Though the combination of her and Bit would possibly lead to said house's destruction.
The False Prince: The entire time I was reading this book I just wanted to give Sage a hug and bake him some cookies. This only applies to him in this book.
Alunna in Above World: This is another girl whose family seriously needs to be better appreciated by her family. Of course her adversity makes her into the amazing heroine she is, but I would open up my house for her to come and hang out whenever she needed peace. Again though, this would be another dangerous combination with Bit.
Jinx from Jinx: Yes, I LOVE Jinx's relationship with Simon. I really wouldn't want to interfere with that. But it would be great if Simon, Sophie, and Jinx could live next door to us and I could semi-adopt him. He would be a great surrogate big brother for my kids. He may even outsnark Bit.
Olivia Stellatella from The Year of Shadows: Oh my does this girl need love and acceptance. I wouldn't want to change her at all because she has a great personality, but as I was reading I could picture an environment in which she would thrive beautifully.
Rose: Rose needs a happy place to come home to at the end of the day with people who will not hate or fear her.
Neverfell from A Face Like Glass: Never have I wanted so much to jump into a book and yank the character out of any and all danger as I did her.
Casson children: Any one who reads these books and doesn't want to smack the parents upside the head is devoid of all human feeling.
Doug Swieteck from Okay For Now: Again, this is another one you can't read without wanting to yank Doug out of his home situation. Breaks my heart.
Have you ever read a book and wanted to adopt the main character?