I have had the idea for this post, but of course, I waited until the very last minute, right before my birthday to write it. Anyways, I’m basically going to be listing a few characters, and what they were doing when they were my age, when they were 13 years old.
I also will have spoiler warnings right after the picture of the character, so be sure to watch for that.
Spoilers for The Sea of Monsters, by Rick Riordan:
Annabeth Chase is 13 during most of the events of The Sea of Monsters, (although the dates that we know of are a bit unclear) which means that when she was 13 years old when she survived the sirens. She did other amazing things, but Annabeth Chase survived hearing the sirens when she was 13, learned her fatal flaw, and became all that much wiser. I don’t know what I would see or hear, or what my fatal flaw is, but I don’t think that I would want to put myself through that.
With her quick thinking, at C.C’s spa and resort (otherwise known as Circe’s island) Annabeth saves Percy from being a hamster for the rest of his life. She also remembers how ‘nobody’ defeated the cyclopes Polyphemus before, and uses her invisibility cap to pretend to be ‘nobody’.
Spoilers for The Sea of Monsters, by Rick Riordan.
When Percy Jackson was 13 years old, he got turned into a hamster, almost saw his best friend marry a cyclopes, and learned that another (and much nicer) cyclopes was his brother, after playing a dangerous game of dodgeball against some (quite mean) monsters.
Or, you could say that he, with the help of his cyclopes half brother defeated a group of Lastrogonian giants, narrowly escaped Circe’s island, and rescued his best friend from the lair of Polyphemus. Whichever works for you.
Either way, much more interesting than my life has been!
Spoilers for The Heroes of Olympus series, by Rick Riordan
Hazel is so ridiculously strong, and she is one of my favorite Heroes of Olympus characters. I’m not exactly sure when her birthday is, but from what I know, when she was 13 (and possibly a little before that) she…
- sacrificed her life to prevent Gaia, the goddess of the earth, from raising her son, the giant Poryphrion
- Came back to life and started training at Camp Jupiter
- Went on a very much successful quest to Alaska and
- Was chosen by HECATE and learned how to manipulate the mist
- Was promoted to the rank of centurion
- And more that I could never begin to list
The thing is, she overcomes her curse and uses her powers to shape the earth and make her way underground. She can also do MAGIC and can manipulate the mist in amazing, lifesaving ways.
Nico di Angelo
Spoilers for The Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series, by Rick Riordan.
One of these days, I am going to write a Nico di Angelo appreciation post. But for now, I’ll just write a little on what he was doing when he was 13 years old.
Everything is a little fuzzy with all of the time stuff. I mean, he was born in the 1930s, but what we do know is that when Nico was around the age of 13, he was the only demigod who knew about both camps, the bridge between both worlds. He was the son of Hades, and felt like he was an outcast, and with the Romans, a son of Pluto who never felt like he fit in.
Spoilers for The Kane Chronicles series, by Rick Riordan
When Sadie Kane was 13 years old, she, with the help of her brother Carter, a cat goddess and some other magicians did quite a few things including forcing the god Set to help fight Apophis by using his secret name, finding Ra, the sun god and of course destroying the serpent Apophis doing what all middle grade heroes strive to do: restore balance to the universe.
And of course there’s the whole thing where she’s stuck in a love triangle with a dying 16-year-old boy and the god of the dead. But that’s a whole other story.
See. Not all of them are Percy Jackson characters. Anyways, Anne Shirley is such a fun, happy character with lots of imagination and
See. Not all of them are Percy Jackson characters. Anyways, Anne Shirley is such a fun, happy character with lots of imagination and is just so great all the time. I’ve only read the first book (so far) and one of my favorite parts that just really stands out is when Anne, who is 13 at the time (right? She is 13?) is talking about Octobers, and how glad she is she lives in a world where there are Octobers.
I love the month of October so much, that this part is just so wonderful!