August 9: Top Ten Favourite Book Characters
Today we have a freebie week, so as usual I looked back at the very first topics (completed years before I began blogging) and plumped for favourite characters. I could have written a post purely about my favourite Potter characters, but I wanted to make it more diverse, so here we are.
1. Scorpius Malfoy – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne
Since seeing the play in June, I’ve been slightly (completely) obsessed with Scorpius. He has some of the best lines in the whole script, and is completely loveable and geeky. A new favourite.
2. Peeta Mellark – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
As the most loyal character in the universe, Peeta would undoubtedly be a Hufflepuff. He is selfless, caring and giving; in every sense, the perfect gentleman.
3. Noah Calhoun – The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Writing a letter a day for a year to the love of your life sounds so romantic. It might have been difficult for Noah and Allie to be together, but they overcame the odds through true love.
4. Hermione Granger – Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
As a child I shared a bond with Hermione that I cannot adequately explain. She’s the brains behind the operation, selfless, ambitious and brave (I think I just described all four Hogwarts houses!)
5. Clare Abshire – The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
I love Clare’s spirit and how deeply she loves. She’s fiesty and sure of herself, and her relationship with her husband is passionate and true.
6. Katniss Everdeen – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Despite her snarky attitude, Katniss is immensely brave, independent and fiercely loyal to those she loves.
7. Jacob Black – The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
I just love Jake: he’s loyal, kind and honest (and pretty darn good looking too). I’m glad he found his happy ending.
8. Charlie Bucket – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
As one of my favourite childhood characters, I couldn’t neglect to mention Charlie. Despite his background, he is full of humility, love and honesty, and is proof that what goes around comes around.
9. Jack Reacher – Jack Reacher by Lee Child
Jack is not just pure muscle. Underneath the giant exterior lies a well-developed brain, allowing him to work his way out of life-threatening situations.
10. Robin Ellacott – The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
JKR herself has stated that Robin is one of her favourite characters she’s ever written: I just love how kind, selfless and true she is.
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