April 3: Top Ten Characters I Liked That Were In Non-Favourite Books
It’s certainly not inconceivable that I can not particularly enjoy a book, yet have a deep affinity for a character, but until today I hadn’t considered just how frequently it occurs. So, here are ten of my favourite characters from books that I don’t often discuss. Enjoy!
1. Lucy Pevensie (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis)
My favourite of the Pevensie siblings is undoubtedly the sweetest and most loyal of the bunch; she has such a pure heart, you can’t help but like her.
2. Arya Stark (A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin)
Probably my favourite character in the series to date, Arya is bold and brave. In a world ruled by politics and gender, she finds a way to be her own person, and is successful in her endeavours.
3. Bridget Jones (Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding)
I feel like Bridget is a personification of most women (at least to some degree), which is probably why she is so loved and appreciated as a fictional character. Just so relatable.
4. Eragon (Eragon by Christopher Paolini)
Poor farm boy turned dragon rider, Eragon is pure of heart, courageous and motivated to fight for justice, regardless of the consequences.
5. Violet Baudelaire (A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket)
Creative and inventive, Violet is adept at overcoming tricky situations. Her problem-solving skills are admirable, as is her devotion to her family.
6. Newt Scamander (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by J.K. Rowling)
Newt encompasses everything that is pure in this world; he loves people and creatures unconditionally, and will fight for what is right. I’m so excited to see his character develop over the next decade!
7. Mia Thermopolis (The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot)
The unlikely princess, Mia is thoroughly unprepared for her royal role. She is unintentionally funny, loyal and largely level-headed, making her the perfect candidate for 21st century princess.
8. Matilda Wormwood (Matilda by Roald Dahl)
Smart, sassy and independent, I loved Matilda as a child, but I love her even more as an adult. She’s brave and doesn’t think twice about standing up against evil.
9. Robin Ellacott (The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith)
Besides Hermione Granger, Robin is probably my favourite character that J.K. Rowling has ever written. She’s incredibly kind, selfless and smart, and I can’t wait to explore more of her personality when Lethal White is released (hopefully this year!)
10. Peter Grant (Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch)
Police Constable Peter possesses a witty sense of humour, and is completely unfazed by his introduction to London’s secret magical realm and his newfound wizarding abilities.
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