Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and it features the top ten books that comes to your mind under a certain category announced each week. This week's category is:
Top Ten All Time Favorite Characters in Books
Wow, this is a toughie. There's soooo many great characters in sooo many different books! Let's see if I can do this:
1. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games - I think this one was a little bit obvious.
Katniss has strong willpower and determination. She is very
humble and practical, and although she does make mistakes, she is very loving and caring towards her family. She puts them in front of everything else, including her own self. She is an independent girl who can take care of herself, unlike someee characters we know in other YA books... (just kidding... maybe).
2. Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars - Augustus/"Gus" is so witty and charming. He really knows how to talk to a girl ;), and he is a very caring person. His humor had me laughing, but he is also very wise with words. He always knows the right thing to say.
3. Tally Youngblood from Uglies - At first Tally seemed dumb and just like everyone else in her society, whose only big wish was to become "pretty" and party all the time in New Pretty Town. But, as she makes her journey to the New Smoke, she finally comes to be a very independent and strong character. She eventually could make her own decisions and could think as a individual without anyone influencing her.
4. Gale Hawthorne from The Hunger Games - Lol, I'm preparing to get bread thrown at me from Peeta lovers, but I do think Gale is a special character in THG. I have not read Mockingjay yet, and my opinion about him might change after I do (my friends who have read MJ have told me that Gale makes a bad decision or something in it), but as a person who has only read books #1 and #2, I can say that I feel sorry for Gale. **SPOILERS** He has been best friends with Katniss for a long time, and they have a very trusting and strong bond. He has to stand back and watch this whole Katniss & Peeta thing go down, especially witnessing their engagement right after he professes his love to Katniss. Although Peeta is sweet, I've always been rooting for Gale since I first read THG.
5. Ben "Bloody Ben" Starling from Paper Towns - I did not really think this book was superb or anything, but the characters sure were. I loved Ben's honeybunny-ness and his sarcastic jokes and whatnot. He is part of the reason why I gave Paper Towns a higher rating in my review. :)
6. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter - Hermione is sooo smart and adorable in the earlier HP books, but, despite her early maturity, she also grows throughout the books, and we can witness her growth. She also had me laughing as I read what she thought and what she said.
7. Dicey Tillerman from The Homecoming - Most of you probably will not be familiar with Dicey, because the Homecoming is not the most popular book out there. Dicey and her three siblings were abandoned by their mother in a mall parking lot, and, being the oldest of the four children, Dicey has to take over the "mother" position for her brothers & sisters. She has to manage their food and plan how they are going to survive. That's not an easy thing to do, and Dicey made sure that her family was safe and sound.
8. Dumbledore from Harry Potter - One word: wisdom.
9. Aria Montgomery from Pretty Little Liars - On the show, Aria is made out to be very selfish and dependent on others (*cough*Ezra*cough*), which I did not really like. From the first two books that I have read, I found that her story is the most interesting to read, while it is the
least interesting on the show. Bad and serious things are happening in her life (family issues) and she has to handle all of her family problems while beings taunted by A. I think that this makes her a strong person to handle all of this well, or at least better than her brother.
10. Kendall Fletcher from Cryer's Cross - The main reason that I like Kendall is because of her OCD. I can totally relate to her need to make everything perfect. I don't have OCD, but I am a perfectionist, so everything has to be neat and tidy for me to be satisfied. I also feel sorry for her when her boyfriend disappears.
Well, that's it! I hope I did well. Comment below so I can check yours out! I'm really interested in seeing everyone else's picks this week. Happy Reading!! :)