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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

TOP FIVE WEDNESDAY: Top five characters I would NOT want to be

My normal response to reading a book is OH MY GOD WHY ISN'T MY LIFE THIS EXCITING? WHY AM I NOT ON AN ADVENTURE? WHY IS PLAIN OLD EARTH SO BORING?!
I wish and wish with all of my heart and soul that I could become the characters that I'm reading, going on road trips across America, defeating the corrupt government or meeting monsters and magical beings in a quest for true love.
But sometimes, there are characters that I would hate to be. I just could not stand being put in their situation, and I know it would drive me insane. I pull my blanket over my head as I'm reading, reminding myself that I'm safe and secure at home, and feel glad to be a regular human being with a normal job on regular Earth.

5) Quentin Jacobsen from 'Paper Towns' by John Green
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I'm really bad at working out what clues mean (one of the ways I know if a crime/thriller is good or bad - if I can tell who the culprit is it's far too easy!) so if I was Q there would be no chance of me tracking down Margo Roth Spiegelman. 
I probably wouldn't even notice she was missing. 

4) Kelsea Raleigh from The Queen of the Tearling series by Erika Johansen
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There's no way I'm responsible enough to be a queen, especially not at 17 years old. I'll leave the ruling to the professionals!

3) Darrow from the Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown
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For much the same reason as Kelsea. I'm not responsible enough to be the leader of a revolution, and I don't have a high pain threshold, so all of the 'almost getting killed' fun would be too much for me to deal with. 

2) Jacob Black from the Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer
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Despite the fact that he's ripped AF, he loses his girl to a dead guy. Even worse, a dead guy with pasty, glittering skin. That must really suck! 
To make matters worse, he falls in love with a child. Definitely not the best life to have... 

1) Anyone from 'Don't Even Think About It' by Sarah Mlynowski
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I talk to myself in my head a lot, getting lost in grand daydreams and delusions. It would be really inconvenient if people could hear those private monologues! 
The characters have ways to block their thoughts from being heard - humming or wearing sunglasses - but I know I'd end up forgetting and it would be really embarrassing.

I hope you enjoyed this Top Five Wednesday! Are there any characters you would really hate to be?

2 comments:

  1. Love John Green. Haven't read that one though...yet....maybe soon.

    Lisa @ https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/top-5-characters-i-wouldnt-trade-places-with/

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    1. I'd recommend it - it's cute, in a slightly cringe kind of way!

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