Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme of lists hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week is ‘Top 10 characters that everyone loves but you just don’t get’ and oh, boy am I excited. Let’s see how this goes.
Keep in mind, not everyone is going to love the same characters. I know a lot of people who absolutely despise some of my all time favorite characters and that’s fine. *cough*moreofthemformethen*cough* Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get to the characters that I just don’t understand the hype about.
Top 10 Characters Everyone Loves but I Just Don’t Get:
1) Bella Swan from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
This is like beating a dead horse but I don’t think I’ve yet to read about a worse character than her. She’s just an awful person.
2) Tris from Divergent by Veronica Roth
She started off so great in the first book, but those last two books were terrible (in general and for her character). It’s like her character regressed instead of building off of the amazing development she went through in the first book. So unfortunate because she had all the potential in the world to be amazing.
3) Juliette from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
This character never worked for me, even in the end. She just wasn’t a very good character and I had a hard time rooting for her because she was always being a simpering hot mess and I don’t have time for that.
4) Adam from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Hated this guy from the very first book and it only got worse from there. What a dick. I know there’s still people who are Team Adam and more power to all of you. You’re stronger than me cause I cannot deal with this guy at all.
5) Jace from City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
He didn’t work for me. The ‘jerkass with a heart of gold’ shtick did not do it for me with him. He was just an ass but with no charm and I didn’t enjoy having the urge to punch him the entire book. I hear he does get a bit better as the series progresses and that’s great but he left such a bad taste in my mouth that I don’t even care in the end.
6) Eleanor from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
She’s one of those characters that I just didn’t like but quite put my finger on why. I mean, besides the fetishization of Park that she had, there was just something about her that just irked me.
7) Scarlet from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
She’s awful. She’s brash, rude and kinda mean and she stayed that way until the end. Those attributes doesn’t make one “tough” it makes you a jerk. If that’s what you’re going for, cool. More power to you but don’t try to sell me those things in a character and tell me that they’re “badass” because I will poke all sorts of holes in your logic.
8) Lara Jean from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
She was just way too immature for me. She didn’t read as a 16 year old, she felt more like 13. I’m not saying that 16 is such a mature age or anything but she should’ve dealt with things a lot better than a pre-teen girl would’ve at that point.
9) Patch from Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
I remember when this series was all the rage and everyone was obsessed with Patch and I was so lost. I hated him. He reminded me so much of Edward and no, thank you! I’m not here for that. His behavior and attitude were awful and I hated him more as the series went on.
10) America from The Selection by Kiera Cass
To sum her up in one word: Annoying. I’ve lost all energy at this point and to talk about this character and the ways she irked my soul would be draining.
If you like these characters, cool. Nothing personal, they just didn’t work for me. Take my opinions with a grain of salt. But, also realize that