Marsh or Cooper?

Who do you identify more with? They are such opposites who are caught up in the same dilemma.

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83 Comments on “Marsh or Cooper?”

  1. Aquaneer says:

    I’d have to say Marsh. I remember first reading The Light and thinking, “Wow, Marsh and I have a lot in common”, especially since I’m like Marsh in the sense that I’m a little “nerdy”, and love drawing and whatnot πŸ˜›

  2. veelox0 says:

    I most definitely relate with marsh. I am what my friends call a “goody goody” because I am just so not bad. I am also very nerdy cuz I am a girl and I program robots in competitions. I also really like drawing even though I am not that good at it. Marsh, u are amazing!

    Comment #2 yay!

  3. ¢ says:

    Hard to say, but since I read the Black last, I’ll say Coop.

  4. Dale says:

    I’m kind of a more in between; sort of a nerd (just smart), but i dont keep my grades up very well. I’m more of a goof, and I hang out with anybody that’s “cool” or anybody that wants to hang out.

  5. Hoyt says:

    Probably more on the Marsh side. I can sort of relate to him a little more. But I LOVE Cooper’s character! Both are AWERSOME!! Keep up the good work D.J.!

  6. 13241324 says:

    I love them both! I love the Morpheus Road books!

  7. eelong rulz says:

    geez… this is a tough one!

    Well, on marsh’s side, i like to read “comic books” (graphic novels A.K.A. mangas) and just plain out read. I get in trouble for reading (if you don’t believe me, ask ANYONE in my math class). I am really smart (i get to go into Algebra 1 during seventh grade!) and I like to draw (i draw people with big feet, small bodies, big heads, no eyes). I keep one foot firmly into “childhood” (well, more like one pair of pants)

    On coop’s side, I’m a total goof (ask my math class, they call me weird, and i admit it!). I go into “trouble town” alot when i read (ask my math teacher about today! or was it yesterday?). I am ready for a big adventure anytime (MOVING BACK TO THE STATES AFTER THREE YEARS COUNTS AS AN ADVENTURE!!!)! I experinced what most kids shouldn’t expirence (actually, i experinced it, 5 times… and I go there so often, everytime a family member goes there for an appointment, i get the braclet!)

    So I would have to say… I’m Zoe! I like a good fight, I perfer to look like a boy, and i gotten beat up by a boy recently! (yes, my brother is a boy.)

  8. Loor says:

    Totally marsh
    I am completely a nerd I take math classes at a university and I’m only in middle school. Also I read a lot. I also my friends think I’m to “good”.

  9. Grace says:

    I think that I’m more of a Marsh. πŸ™‚

  10. eelong rulz says:

    I know who is DEFFINATLY a Marsh… a boy at my school got 4th place in all of Dodds – and that school distric spans the world! If there wasn’t a limit for how many grade-levels higher than your grade level for math at my school, that 6th grader (I’m a sixth grader too) would by taking math at the high school! ONLY EIGHTH GRADERS AND UP GO TO THE HIGH SCHOOL FOR MATH!!! I’m stuck in sixth grade math, and Algebra One is a small challenge for me!

  11. Julia says:

    Hmm.. I’d say I’m more of a Marsh. I mean, I’m doing 9th grade everything except math when I’m only in 8th grade.. so next year when I go off to public school for the first time since 1ST GRADE it’ll be pretty easy for me. I also love graphic novels and I love to draw.

  12. Ela says:

    As a kid/teenager I was probably a lot more like Marsh, but I’ve grown up to be more like Coop. True, I don’t get into a lot of trouble, but I feel like Coop learned a lot of responsibility and went through a lot of psychological struggle to figure out what was really important to him. I can really really relate to that at this time in my life.

  13. eelong rulz says:

    My mom wanted me to help her find some rated G movies around the house today, and in the end we found “Herbie Goes Bananas” and (sadly,it isn’t a movie, but it’s just a book Jerry says is lame because books make you dumb and video games make you smart, well, HA, JERRY!!!) The Light!


  14. Julia says:

    eelong rulz, lol! My sister used to absolutely HATE reading. But then I read the Percy Jackson series to her, and then she started to read more. So one day, I got MR: The Light from the library, and I read it and I couldn’t put it down. So she goes up to me and she’s like “What are you reading, Julia?” and I’m like Morpheus Road. She asked if she would like it and, in an attempt to get her creeped out, I said: It’s about this guy named Marshal Seaver. His drawing of this creepy guy named Gravedigger comes to life and tries to kill him. While it’s driving him off the edge, he tells other people and practically drives them off the edge. Oh, and also, his friend is missing and is quite possibly dead. Then in the creepiest voice I could manage is whispered “Morpheus Road..” then she got and freaked out and ran to her room.. Lol πŸ˜€

  15. veelox0 says:

    Julia: I totally did the same thing to my sister except she gave me this face that said “you read the weirdest books” heehee lol

  16. timcroft says:

    I’d have to say Cooper Foley.

    He acts like Bobby Pendragon and since i read all the Pendragons (and that they’re my favorite books) i relate to him more than Marsh.

  17. Julia says:

    veelox0: Lol! My sister already thinks I’m “emo” and calls me “emo”, so she just accepts me reading horror stories as part of my “emo-ness” as she calls it.

  18. Lily Snow says:

    I like both of them your books are goood. KEEP IT D.I LOVE READDDINGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Mitchell says:

    Marsh but Cooper is my favourite character!

  20. eelong rulz says:

    When I was younger (AKA last year) I hated reading! My brother hated reading too. One day we each picked up book, my brother The Lightning Theif, me The Merchant f Death. I loved reading after that book, but my brother hated reading. He eventually got tired of me bragging of how awesome my book was, so he started reading my book, and he loved reading after that! We have you to thank for the love of reading!

  21. gherkin says:

    I think i`m more of a cooper. πŸ™‚ I am more o akid that likes to take alot of risks

  22. Ethan says:

    I would have to say Marsh. I think he’s a little more relatable as well as I think most people would rather relate to him as he seems more of a nice individiual. Haha!

  23. Nick says:

    I would have to say Marsh because as I was reading The Light I noticed that Marsh was like me and Coop was like my best friend.

  24. Shannon says:

    Definitely Marsh. I remember reading the first book and thinking “Man, I wish this kid was around. I’d actually have a good friend!” I know what being Marsh feels like: the weird kid almost no one else has anything in common with. and sure as heck he’d probably be happy to have had me around too. A girl who loves to talk about Star Wars and graphic novels? you betcha!

  25. david says:

    btw epic artist above ^ im more of a chicken coop when i do 360’s,180’s, jumps, flips,wheelies,manuals and other bike,scooter and ripstik/skateboard tricks but im more of a marsh when it comes to drawing creepy things(emo kids with cut arms,zombies,robot zombies, and then putting them into my novels)writing and everybody calls me an epic nerd. star wars and indiana jones are some of my favorite movies and morpheus road is my fave book. i picked up my book in class and my teacher jumped when she saw the cover. hey who wants to bet if i tried drawing an exact replica of the front of The Light(original) he’ll post it? nobody has ever seen my drawings!

  26. david says:

    shannon ud be a good friend to me thru what it sounds like.

  27. Royal says:

    I’d have to say Cooper. I’m a lot more like Marsh, but the way Cooper acted in his circumstance was a lot more relatable to me.

  28. Nicholas Norris Fan Of Morpheus Road and Pendragon says:

    I honestly don’t know which one I’m more like. I get into alot of trouble. But I am a kind of a geek. I play football but I also am usually the one that talks people out of doing bad things, and sometimes I follow through with it. So If you combigned them together that would be me.

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  30. britt says:

    i sometimse i like to think im like cooper.u know more out going.but when it comes down to it im like marsh i always have to check and make sure its ok. and when my best friend gives me a funny look and asks why,i say well, becuase… i dont know.somtimes she can get me to do it. ussaly its somthing that would just emberess be to do. also im sort-of a geek.

  31. bbbbbbooooobbb b says:

    me and my sister never read until percy jackson now we read a ton… my sister asked what i was reading and i told her… she said i read the weirdest books

  32. Nathan says:

    Marsh he got the hottest girl in the book lol you cant beat that πŸ˜‰ hopefully this doesnt make soop and marsh’s friendship akward its already odd enough with him being dead and all

  33. your mom says:

    lol i love how cooper calls marsh ralph. its just funny idk. so when is the 3rd and last book coming out? ): i would have to relate to marsh because cooper seems like a skank with girls, like not texting brittany.

  34. Evan says:

    Marsh. For one thing, I am kinda a nerd like he is. Also…well…I sorta have the nickname of Ralph among my friends. I think that really ties me to him.

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  37. Morpheus road boy says:

    Extremeley Marsh! If i didnt know better id say marsh was based on me! I love art, I never do anything bad and always follow rules, and Im a Tech genius, Im even hoping to get a robotics set for christmas!

  38. M.Annette says:

    I’m a Marsh, completely! But both of them are awesome, like all of your characters. I haven’t read The Black yet but I’m so psyched to! And i can’t wait for the 3rd to come out! I haven’t been this impatient since you were writing the Pendragon books. I’ve got all my relatives reading them too.

  39. Scandalous says:

    I have to say Cooper, although I’m not dead, I seem to carry his sarcasm with me everywhere I go.

  40. Aang1050 says:

    I relate more to Marsh. I’m very geeky, like him, and I’m also a good friend, like him. I actually find it very hard to read from Cooper’s perspective (don’t get me wrong, I loved The Black) because I don’t relate with him at all. I really like both of the characters, especially their very close (sometimes a little to close hint hint wink wink) friendship.

  41. Victoria says:

    Marsh!!!! I am so nerdy! but i also love adventure! I guess im in the middle…. I need book three or im gonna die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. The Blood says:

    what is the 3rd book called???!!!!!

  43. The Blood says:

    i think the third book is called “the blood”
    or “the hidden”

  44. william says:

    im more of a cooper

  45. Jacob says:

    In the middle, I have some bad times, where I’ll tell people off, but I’ve made straight A’s since 1st Grade.

  46. hobeyholetsgo says:

    I’m more of a Marsh. He’s a little more relatable with the whole ‘I wish I didn’t have to grow up’ thing. I’m also geeky and nerdy like him, (total bookworm, loves Star Wars) and we would be great friends. I don’t get into trouble town much, but on Cooper’s side I am adventurous.
    I think because I don’t relate to Cooper and after reading Marsh’s perspective and how different they are, it was really cool to read Cooper’s perspective in The Black.

  47. Luca says:

    marsh is awesome!!!!!!

  48. Luca says:

    i’m a cooper because i carry his sarcasm everywhere

  49. kim says:

    okaay so i can’t really relate to either but I’m sort of the good one, so I’d choose marsh because I’m definitely not like coop, the dare devil! I also like marsh more, πŸ™‚ but cooper is totally awesome too

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