ULTIMATE LITERARY OTPS: Philip Pirrip and Estella Havisham, Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
THEIR STORY: Poor boy loves snobby rich bitch. Poor boy inherits millions, but snobby rich bitch still can’t give him her heart because (153-year-old spoiler alert!): she’s dead inside.
WHY THEY’RE ON THIS LIST: Estella is my favorite character in all of literature, and she’s so complex and tragic that I could write pages about her. But even though she’s been raised to be an ice cold, man-eating bitch, she has such astounding moments of clarity about her hopeless situation that you know there’s a flood of emotions underneath all that arrogance that could easily come gushing out…if only she wasn’t so broken. Admit it: You know you spent the whole book hoping that eventually she would let Pip love her and they could finally help each other heal from the nightmare that was their childhood. (And luckily for us, that’s exactly what happens!)
NOTABLE QUOTABLE: "The unqualified truth is, that when I loved Estella with the love of a man, I loved her simply because I found her irresistible."
DREAM CAST: Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Pip and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Estella.
THEME SONG: Girl by The Beatles
That’s right kids, Jesse Pinkman lived, Dexter lived, but your mother didn’t make it.