The Young and Young at Heart

I love the idea of pairing classic children’s book heroes and their literary adult counterparts, but this list from Flavorwire feels so wrong to me. How in the world can you think Lyra from The Golden Compass could grow up to be Jane Eyre? These are two of my favorite characters in literature, but they’re vastly different people. And Huck Finn growing up to be Dean Moriarty? There’s no evil in Huck the way there is in Moriarty. (Currently watching Sherlock, which only underscores my reaction.)

There are a few good connections (like Eloise and Holly Golightly) but at least half of the pairings don’t add up to me. Granted, it’s a hard concept to work from, but I was hoping for more.

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