Top Ten Tuesdays: Characters Who Don't Click

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it's a way to share what you're loving in list form. The topic changes every week, so there is always something new to discover!
This week's topic is:  Top Ten Characters That I Just Didn't Click With.  Oh...a doozy! 

Here are mine:

Rosemary from Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
  • I didn't not feel bad for Rosemary at all.  I felt her character was weak and so wishy-washy.  Ugh.  This could, undoubtedly, be due to the fact that the book was written in the 60s...alas.
Emma from Emma by Jane Austen
  • Oh, Emma.  My least favorite Austen character, and book, by far.  She's whiny, manipulative, and snooty.  She didn't deserve John at all!
Celia and Marco from The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • I just couldn't bring myself to believe or really even care for either of theses characters.  While I did like Marco more than Celia, neither impressed me too much...
Eadlyn from The Heir by Kiera Cass
  • I think the disconnect between the reader and Eadlyn is done completely on purpose by Cass.  You're not supposed to really like her because it will, I assume, make her transformation in the subsequent book so much more believable and likable.  We shall see!
Rhine from Wither (The Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStefano
  • I get why Rhine acts the ways she does...to a certain extent.  Sure, her situation totally sucks to a certain point, but come on! 
Georgie from Landline by Rainbow Rowell
  • People are probably going to shoot me for this one, but I really disliked Georgie.  She was a very blah character for me.  Her sister and the pizza delivery girl were more developed and more likable in my opinion.
Carley from How to Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson
  • Carley is spoiled.  As a reader, you feel sorry for her because her parents force her to be something she's not, but that still doesn't make up for the fact that she plays the "whoa-is-me" card too often throughout the book.
Aspen from Revenge of the Homecoming Queen (Aspen Brooks #1) by Stephanie Hale
  • Aspen's supposed to be the likable character in the series, but I found her to be pretentious and stuck-up...the exact thing that she claims she's not.  Nice try, Hale, but you didn't pull it off. 
Brett and Jake from The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • Barf!  Barf, barf, barf!  I don't like Hemingway (aside from his short stories) and I don't believe these two characters care one iota for anyone but themselves.  Do they even care that much?
Siddhartha from Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • Perhaps if I read this book now, I might "get" Siddhartha as a character more than I did in my early 20s.  But, from what I can remember, Siddhartha was boring and bland as a character...and as a book.
So...what characters didn't click for you?

Also, look for next week's Top Ten:  Completed Series I Have Yet to Finish

Happy reading!

Comments

  1. I think I'm the only one who loves Eadlyn. Haha.

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    1. I liked her much more at the end of the book, but overall she was not my favorite and I didn't feel sorry for her one bit when bad things were happening. Does this make me a bad person? Haha

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