Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a topic, and you choose ten books that answer that topic. This week’s topic is top ten characters you just didn’t click with.
Rose Hathaway from The Vampire Academy series
Ironically Rose Hathaway is the type of female heroine that I enjoy reading about: strong, sassy, and smart, but I found her to be infuriating especially in the beginning. I’m still warming up to her character actually, since I’m in the process of reading the fourth book in the series, so hopefully, in the end I will finally like her enough. I can probably blame with how juvenile she sounded as a narrator. If I wasn’t reading it from her perspective then I may not be as annoyed with her. And is it bad that I honestly give zero ***** about her romance with Dimitri?
Holden Caulfield from Catcher in the Rye
I can’t put enough emphasis on how much I dislike Holden’s character. I know a lot of teenagers can relate to him, but even when I was a teenager I just couldn’t empathize with him. He’s superficial and just bratty. Keep complaining Holden and I will be still rolling my eyes at you.
Augustus Waters from The Fault in our Stars
I kind of feel awful for putting a character who has cancer on this list, but I just wasn’t too fond of Gus. Every time he talked I was rolling my eyes. I feel like he would have been that one pretentious asshole in my literature or philosophy class who will not shut up. I mean honestly, who talks like that anyways? Sorry for those who adore him.
Eadlyn Schreaver from The Heir
And to think I had issues with America, it’s ten times worst with Eadlyn. She’s such a spoiled brat and whines about everything. I began tolerating her towards the end, but she’s so difficult to like with her childish personality.
Bella Swan from Twilight series
Do I really need to explain? She’s such a doormat–my least favorite type of heroine.
Anna Karenina from Anna Karenina
I get it—she was a “victim” of society at that time, but sorry Anna you are a drama queen and a trainwreck (no pun intended).
Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter series
Honestly I feel like I’m always the one with the unpopular opinion all the time. I know Luna is quite loved by a majority of Harry Potter fans, but I honestly could care less for her. Yes, she’s quirky, which makes her so awesome, but I never jumped on that bandwagon. Not to sound mean, but she was just strange and I’m like ehhh…
Amir from The Kite Runner
While I think Amir is a flawed character and it’s totally understandable as to why he did what he did however, I found it hard to sympathize with him. I think his cowardice and selfishness was too much that it made it so hard for me to see that he redeemed himself somewhat in the end. Let’s just say it was all too late.
Romeo and Juliet from Romeo and Juliet
I actually couldn’t decide who I disliked even more, but because they are both annoying it’s only fitting that I put them together. I just don’t buy their love story. They are a poor example of what true love is. Sure they are young and impulsive, but when I read the play, I just want to smack them both in the head. I just don’t see how they could love each other to such a drastic extent so quickly.. But another note Leonardo di Caprio is quite handsome as Romeo in the film…. ❤
Cassia Reyes from Matched
Cassia was just too boring for me. Honestly a majority of characters in this book I just didn’t click with because they all seemed so bland. Maybe it was just the story that really made it so difficult to connect with hem.