Tuesday, 1 September 2015

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Ten characters I just didn't click with

(Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish!)

Happy Tuesday! This week, we're talking about characters we just didn't click with. It's taken a long time for me to think of who to put on this list, but I think this is about right... 

10) Katrina Jaitley - 'The Silent Treatment'
I didn't fall in love with Melanie Surani's novel as much as I'd been expecting to, and that might have been because I couldn't really click with the main character. Don't get me wrong, I liked Katrina - which is why she's the lowest on the list - but I didn't fall in love with her. 

9) Tris Prior - the Divergent series
This one's a little bit of a lie, because I did click with Tris majorly in the first novel - it was just the rest of the series that my connection with her deteriorated. 

8) Alyssa Gardner - the Splintered series
Again, this one is a little bit of a lie! It took me a VERY long time to click with Alyssa - so much so that I didn't throughout the first novel in the series, and only started really loving her character during 'Unhinged'. I haven't read 'Ensnared' yet, but I'm hoping I'll love her just as much in the final installment. 

7) America Singer - The Selection series
I'm only half way through 'The Elite', but I really don't like America. I hope this changes, but I don't think it will... 

6) Chan - the Way Down Dark series
I thought I'd love 'Way Down Dark', and I did - at least, I loved the setting and the plot and the atmosphere that James Smythe created. I just didn't click with Chan, the lead character - I'm hoping this will change when the second installment gets released.

5) Colin Singleton - 'An Abundance of Katherines'
Colin loved Katherines. All of his girlfriends - ever - have been Katherines. So when yet another Katherine breaks his heart, he goes on a road trip and reminisces about all of the Katherines he's ever loved. There are much too many Katherines in this novel, and Colin is annoying as heck. 

4) Elizabeth - 'Invisibility'
I enjoyed the concept of the story, and I really liked Stephen's invisible character, but I didn't like Elizabeth. This meant I didn't love the novel as much as I'd expected. 

3) Darren - 'Me Being Me Is Exactly As Insane As You Being You'
I might have clicked with Darren, if he didn't tell his entire life story in lists. Yes, it's a "cute" "quirky" narrative choice, but it's damn annoying and means that the entire book is as flat as a pancake that's been run over by a truck.

2) Hazel Grace - 'The Fault In Our Stars'
I hated Hazel Grace. I hated Augustus. I hated the whole damn novel. But especially Hazel Grace. The movie adaptation didn't do it any favours either (notice how two of the characters I don't click with have been portrayed by Shailene Woodley? Hmm...). I know this is the second John Green book I've included, but they were both so hard to enjoy. 

1) Harry Potter - the Harry Potter series
It feels like I'm mentioning Harry Potter all the time in these countdowns, but I just can't help it! The reason I haven't finished the series is because I didn't click with any of the characters - or, at least, I haven't clicked with them yet. I'm hoping that will change one day, because I really want to love these... Or just finishing them would be fine!

I hope you enjoyed this installment of Top Ten Tuesday! If there are any characters you really didn't click with, or absolutely despised, please comment them below.


  1. Colin made my list this week too. I hated him so much. I also get Alyssa. I didn't like the first book at all and have no plans to continue them. Great list :)

    My TTT

    1. He just didn't really have any personality or characteristics, apart from loving Katherines. I'm surprised someone as boring as him managed to get as many girlfriends as he did! I would suggest carrying on with Splintered if you have some time - it does get better during the second book, much more like what I was expecting from the series in the first place.

  2. I had Tris on my list this week too. I hated Hazel also (in fact my feelings towards TFIOS are much the same as yours) but I didn't have her on my list this week.
    My TTT:

    1. I'm glad someone else doesn't like TFIOS - it's awkward to be a YA fan and not like it because everyone goes on about it all the time!

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    1. I'm trying so hard to click with him but it's just too difficult...