Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters I Didn’t Click With

This Top Ten Tuesday (from The Broke and the Bookish) is about characters I didn’t connect with. I’m the type of person who can always find something to criticize (I try to use my powers for good, but it is what it is), so I was born for this TTT. Read on to see my least favorite fictional characters.

9011. Celaena from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas: I’ve talked about this before, but I find her characterization to be really weak. She’s too perfect.

2. Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: I was hoping this book would be a better representation of what it’s like to be in the Internet/fandom generation, but Cath really annoyed me.

3. Cadence from We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: I couldn’t stand anyone in this book besides Gat, but I’m taking out my frustrations on Cadence.

4. Blue from The Raven Cycle Series by Maggie Stiefvater: It felt like we were supposed to like Blue because she’s “practical” and quirky, but she just felt really immature.

5. Ronan from The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater: I just didn’t connect with this series in general, I guess (Like I could see that I should love Gansey because he’s so my type, but I barely even liked him). But anyways, Ronan has always bugged me. I can’t get over how badly he treats people.

6. Bridget Jones from Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding: This is one of those books where the movie is 100% better. This book was so weird (the ending! So weird!) and Bridget was much less likable.

7. Catherine Morland from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen: I said this, verbatim, last October: “It’s a truth universally acknowledged that no one likes Catherine Morland.”

8. Nick Dunne from Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: I know Amy is a complete monster and that Nick is a victim, but I couldn’t bring myself to feel sorry for him. I like Amy, because at least she’s a smart and interesting character, but Nick was so mediocre and made such bad decisions. I couldn’t stand him.

9. Quintana of Charyn from the Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta: I went into the second Lumatere book all excited to meet Quintana’s character because my friend loves her. She wasn’t what I expected. Quite frankly, Quintana scares the bejeezus out of me. I’ve warmed up to her and she becomes an easier character to like about midway through the second book, but she’s still not my favorite. Still scares the bejeezus out of me.

10. Snape from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling: Why did so many people become pro-Snape when they found out he loved Lily? He bullies kids and has been obsessed with the same woman his whole life. He’s the worst.

Did we have any in common? Do I dislike your favorite character? Leave me a comment and let me know!

10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters I Didn’t Click With

  1. pennma05 says:

    I totally agree with you about Cath and Cadence! I had both on my list this week. I also agree with what you said about Bridge Jones: book vs. movie. I really like the movie but when I read the book it fell completely flat.


  2. Kristen Burns says:

    I completely agree with you about Snape–I put him on my list, too! I don’t understand why his unrequited love suddenly made him seemingly the most loved Harry Potter character ever. That doesn’t change how he treated people all throughout the series.


  3. Broc's Bookcase (@BrocsBookcase) says:

    Oh Snape. I think it’s because you realise the pain he has been in for all those years, and in the end he did make good for the bad that he had done because he protected Harry no matter how mean he may have been to him, he helped him a hell of a lot.
    I didn’t like Cadence either, in fact I didn’t make it past the first few chapters due to her.
    I haven’t read Gone Girl but I have watched the film (not the same I know) but I do feel the same way about Nick that you do. It’s weird because he is the victim, but then he has done some bad stuff in the past too so you can’t really feel sorry for him and I really felt conflicted about him whilst watching the film and so guess I would probably feel the same whilst reading the book too.
    I’ve never really been all that interested about Fangirl.


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