Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get

March 8: Top Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get
We did a very similar topic to this in September, so I’ve purposefully chosen ten different characters that I just didn’t click with. Some of these will cause a debate: let it commence.


1. Tris Prior (Divergent by Veronica Roth)
What’s the deal with her? Seriously? She’s so annoying!

2. Linh Cinder (Cinder by Marissa Meyer)
I really wanted to like this book, but the fact the protagonist was boring and one dimensional was not good.

3. Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan)
I’ve read the first three Percy Jackson novels, but I don’t understand why everyone seems to love Annabeth – she doesn’t seem to have done much.

4. Tamlin (A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas)
I get it, he’s hot, but is that all there is to him? He didn’t seem a character with much substance – hopefully I’ll change my mind when the second book is released in May.

5. Jon Snow (A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin)
Seriously, what’s all the fuss about? I may only have read the first two books but he’s boring!

6. Augustus Waters (The Fault In Our Stars by John Green)
I just don’t like his metaphoric manner and the fact that he talks in riddles.

7. Levi (Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell)
In some ways I liked Levi, but in other ways he was a bit of a douchebag.

8. Charlie Scorsoni (The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky)
Whilst he’s sweet and innocent, I don’t love him as most people seem to.

9. Edward Rochester (Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë)
He creeps me out, I really don’t understand Jane’s obsession with him.

10. Eleanor Douglas (Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell)
I do feel incredibly sorry for the horrific life Eleanor has had, but I didn’t really connect with her on a personal level.

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13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get

  1. I 100% agree with your opinions on Tris, Tamlin, and Eleanor! I just couldn’t stop being annoyed with Tris or Tamlin, and I couldn’t find a connection to Eleanor enough to like her character.

    1. I’m glad you agree with me on those characters – reading other people’s TTT has shown me a lot of people don’t like Tris, but no one else seems to have nominated Tamlin or Eleanor alongside her.

      1. Again, I’m on the outside of that particular romance. I love (seriously love) Lucien, and even though I know he’s not endgame, I still ship him and Feyre so hard! Oh the struggles.

  2. I never got Mr. Rochester, though I read the book a couple of times for different classes. He lies, he’s controlling, and I wonder how crazy his wife was before she spent years locked up in an attic…
    My TTT

  3. What a great post. Made me think about books I don’t enjoy and whether it is just characters I don’t click with or the story itself. Nice job!

    By the by – if you haven’t tried the rest of the Lunar Chronicals you may find you enjoy the other protagonists more.

    Happy reading!

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