10 Book Characters Who'd Make The Perfect Match

Welcome to the Book Character Matchmaking Service where we aim to find the perfect partner for your favourite book characters! From stubborn children to grisly monsters to giant spiders, we reckon we've found the answer to our lovesick singletons romantic woes (all right, some of them aren't actually single but just play along!). Here, we have 5 pairings of characters from books or series that don't cross over and have, therefore, never met but our Book Character Matchmaking Service has brought them together and here they are:

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1. Shelob (from the Lord of the Rings series) And Aragog (from the Harry Potter series)

These sneaky spinners would make a perfect match if they lived in the same literary universe. They are both giant spiders who are willing to kill any humanoid beings that wander into their lairs - together they really would be a force to be reckoned with!

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2. Hermione Granger (from the Harry Potter series) and Romeo Montague (from Romeo and Juliet)

Hermione with her sensible, intelligent and no-nonsense personality could certainly bring the romantic but quite impulsive Romeo down to Earth. He could go to Hogwarts when he needs a break from his toxic family and she'd love exploring the way Italian witches and wizards operate. Plus, she's not a Capulet which has to be a bonus!

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3. Verruca Salt (from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Edmund Pevensie (from The Narnia Chronicles)

This greedy pair seems perfect for one another. Since they are both sweet-toothed and stubborn, they'd have a hard time sharing their treats but, after returning to the good side in Narnia, maybe Edmund could help Verruca lose her bratty attitude for good.

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4. The Gruffalo (from The Gruffalo books) and a Wild Thing (from Where the Wild Things Are)

These odd beings may just be exactly what the other is looking for. Instead of hiding from the scary mouse the Gruffalo could spend some time in the care-free land of the Wild Things. And, the Wild Things have proved that, with a little bit of coaxing, they can be great child-carers and now that the Gruffalo has a child, this pairing could create a whole new furry family.

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5. Cersei Lannister (from the A Song of Ice and Fire series) and Dorian Gray (from The Picture of Dorian Gray)

What a beautiful, if not slightly scary, couple these two would make. As Cersei's ambition lets her take on the brutal fight for the throne of Westeros so Dorian is living the high-life in Victorian London, it really seems they couldn't be further (fictional) worlds apart but personality wise they are quite similar - not least of all because they are both willing to go to do truly horrific things to keep their secrets safe!

Oh, if only they were all in the same fictional universes...

What do you think of our unusual pairings? Who would work? Who wouldn't? Who'd end up in couples' therapy a week after being together? Sadly, we'll never know but it is fun to imagine what it would be like. The Book Character Matchmaking Service is closed for now!

  • ACDJU 14 years +
    William Shakespeare
    14 years +
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    The complete play is translated into plain English! 'But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and Juliet is the sun'! This title presents the tragic tale of doomed love, set in Verona, Italy, where the Montagues and the Capulets constantly feud and bring unrest to the city. So how could love possibly survive between this pair of star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet? Only Shakespeare could take such a romantic story and turn it into a soul-searching tragedy.
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    JRR Tolkien
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    All three parts of the epic masterpiece 'The Lord of the Rings' in one paperback. Features brand new packaging, the definitive edition of the text, fold-out flaps with the original two-colour maps, and a revised and expanded index. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power -- the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring -- the ring that rules them all -- which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as the Ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom, deep inside the territories of the Dark Lord. There he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. Since it was first published in 1954, 'The Lord of the Rings' has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike. Now, to coincide with the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Children of Hurin, the definitive 50th Anniversary text, fully restored with almost 400 corrections -- with the full co-operation of Christopher Tolkien -- is reissued with a striking new cover.
  • LWD2 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Thanks to C. S. Lewis and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, we suspect countless children have stepped into random wardrobes and held their breath, hoping to be transported to a fantasy world - some of us at Book People certainly have!

    Best known of all the books in the Narnia Chronicles, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe follows on from The Magician's Nephew and is all about the adventures of four brothers and sisters as they discover a magical country and get caught up in a battle against the evil White Witch. An exciting and thrilling adventure ensues as they fight to save the land of Narnia from perpetual winter.

    Presented with stylish new cover art from original illustrator Pauline Baynes that will delight fans of all ages, this is a must-read children's classic; inspiring and imaginative with enduring appeal for readers aged 9 and over.
  • AKWTM 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Harry Potter can't wait for his holidays with the dire Dursleys to end. But a small, self-punishing house-elf warns Harry of mortal danger awaiting him at Hogwarts. Returning to the castle nevertheless, Harry hears a rumour about a Chamber of Secrets, holding unknown horrors for wizards of Muggle parentage. Now someone is casting spells that turn people to stone, and a terrible warning is found painted on the wall. The chief suspect - always in the wrong place - is Harry. But something much more terrifying has yet to be unleashed. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON .
  • ACDVU
    Oscar Wilde
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    Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence. The novel was a success de scandale and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895. It has lost none of its power to fascinate and disturb.
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    George RR Martin
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    HBO's hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.

    A Game of Thrones is the first volume in the series. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must ...and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty.

    The old gods have no power in the south, Stark's family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.
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    Maurice Sendak
    3 years +
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    One of the classic children's books, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are is pretty much the perfect bedtime read.

    Max doesn't want to go to bed and finds himself travelling to a faraway, mystical land full of monsters who roar and gnash their terrible teeth. It's a little frightening but so much fun!

    Bold and stylish, funny and ultimately heart-warming, the book is full of toddler appeal and was memorably adapted into a hit film by Spike Jonze.

    This paperback edition of the Caldecott Medal-winning story will be returned to time and time again by toddlers who love mystery and adventure.
  • HPF2 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Head to Hogwarts and discover where it all began with this special children's edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

    Living at number four, Privet Drive, Harry Potter has never even heard of the Wizarding school when the letters start arriving (and are subsequently confiscated by his aunt and uncle, Petunia and Dudley Dursley). On his 11th birthday, Harry learns from a giant of a man named Rubeus Hagrid that he is, in fact, a wizard... And that's when the most magical adventure really begins!

    Compete with Jonny Duddle's eye-catching, new artwork - this is a wonderful introduction to the Wizarding World.
  • GFO2 3 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    3 years +
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    Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo has become one of the most recognisable characters in children's picture books and on kids' TV, and this story is an essential addition to any child's bookshelf.

    Witty pictures from Axel Scheffler, a glorious rhyme that will soon be learned by heart, a brave mouse and the most lovable scary monster ever... what's not to love? Readers aged 3 and over, not to mention Mum and Dad, will soon be hooked!
  • CRX2 7 years +
    Roald Dahl
    7 years +
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    With its refreshed look to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, this special edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is perfect for introducing children to the wonderful and weird world of Roald Dahl.

    With Quentin Blake's illustrations, this is the story of a boy from a poor family who wins a golden ticket to visit the elusive Willy Wonka's secretive chocolate factory.

    When Charlie Bucket arrives at the tour - hosted by none other than Willy Wonka, the owner of the factory - he finds himself surrounded by nasty, spoilt brats. There's the greedy Augustus Gloop; arrogant Veruca Salt; repulsive Violet Beaurgarde; and TV-obsessed Mike Teavee.

    But when the tour starts, what mysterious secrets will the group discover? Everything from oompa-loompas to a glass elevator await... this is a classic children's story from the world's No. 1 storyteller.