6 Literary Characters Who Would Make the Best and the Worst Classmates

September means there’s another year of school ahead, and another year of sorting out who’s who in the classroom. Who’s going to be the brainiac, the popular kid, the class clown? Summer is long and students have short memories – last year’s designations are so last year and already forgotten. So this month, everyone’s reinventing themselves for the rest of the year.

For a little inspiration (and a little anti-inspiration) check out which literary characters we think are the best and the worst classmates to have.

1. Matilda Wormwood from Matilda by Roald Dahl

There’s no denying that this precocious seven year old would be everyone’s favorite pupil and classmate. She reads at lightning speed, has genius level intelligence and let’s not forget that she possesses magical powers. Best of all, Matilda sticks up for other kids and doesn’t suffer bullies kindly.

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