Who Would Your Literary Sister Be? (Quiz)

Posted by Danielle Mohlman

When we think about sisters, we’re flooded with love and nostalgia about the women who supported through our entire lives. We think of heartfelt texts (and group text, for those of us with multiple sisters) and one-upping each other with a #NationalSisterDay post on Instagram. But we’re bookworms, so of course we celebrate sisters in the nerdiest way we know how: with a quiz to determine who your literary sister might be.


It’s Friday night and your sister calls to hang out. What does she have in mind?

a. A night in by the fire. She might bring some Floo Powder, she might not.
b. A night in reading the latest chapter of her book out loud. She’ll want notes — and she’ll want you to be honest.
c. A road trip across the country to find your raptured parents. She has a theory.
d. A late afternoon trip to the library to read up on Antarctica. She just can’t stop thinking about that continent.
e. A walk on the moors to talk about this annoying guy she’s kind of seeing.


It’s Saturday afternoon and all you want to do is see your sister and explore your city. What do you suggest?

a. An afternoon window shopping for new robes. You’ve both been out of school for far too long — and no one’s that formal anymore — but it brings back some great memories.
b. A day at your local independent bookstore. She’ll try to walk out with four or five new books, despite a growing TBR.
c. A trip to the local megachurch. You’re both so curious about what happens inside.
d. A walk through the sculpture park and onto the beach. It’s cold and rainy, but who cares?
e. A walk around the neighborhood to gawk at the massive houses that have turned up around your childhood home. Your mother keeps trying to set you up with the owner of the house next door. No thank you.


You’re texting your sister about anything and everything on your mind. What’s the topic of the day?

a. Your annoying older brothers. How is it possible that you’re the only girls in this huge family?
b. Your annoying next door neighbor. He proposed again. Who even does that?
c. Your coordinates and detailed escape plans. She’s your emergency contact, naturally.
d. When’s the last time she talked to your mom? Because she’s not answering your calls.
e. The latest gossip about your youngest sister. Apparently she ran off with a general or something. 


It’s your sister’s birthday. What do you get her?

a. A new wand. It’s a little extravagant, but her current one is a hand me down.
b. A set of her favorite notebooks and pens. It’s predictable, you know, but she’s always running out.
c. The Book of Frick. It’s a joke — kind of.
d. A giant framed map of Antarctica. She still lives with your parents, but it’ll be the centerpiece of her own home one day.
e. A beautiful dress to dance in. She’s always borrowing yours. And she deserves something beautiful of her own.


And now for your results!


Mostly As: Ginny Weasley

With five older brothers, it’s flat out cruel that Ginny doesn’t have a sister to confide in as she navigates Hogwarts and falling in love with Harry Potter. In this universe, she does. That sister is you.


Mostly Bs: Jo March

Everyone always remembers Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, but for some reason neglects to mention the fifth March sister: you. In this universe, Jo March is the author-sister you never had, entertaining you with tales just left of fiction.


Mostly Cs: Vivian Apple

In Katie Coyle’s Vivian Apple at the End of the World, the titular character doesn’t have a sister of her own. What she does have is a best friend named Harp, who’s on a mission to expose the religious tyranny the world has fallen under. But they could always use another almost sister to navigate this sideways world.


Mostly Ds: Bee Fox

In Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, Bee Fox is practically left to her own devices. And she’s definitely the kind of kid who would thrive with an older sister to look up to. In this universe, that older sister is you. Now go explore Antarctica together!


Mostly Es: Lizzie Bennet

With a house full of young women — all unmarried, as their mother would remind them — Lizzie Bennet would argue that there’s always room for one more. Jane is wonderful and Kitty is, well, Kitty. And Mary and Lydia are wonderfully talented. But what she really wants is someone to complain about Mr. Darcy too. Is that someone you?