Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Didn’t Click With

It’s Tuesday, September 1st, which means that it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is: Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With.

Top Ten Tuesday

1. Pen from Love in the Time of Global Warming  by Francesca Lia Block

I don’t really know why, she was an interesting heroine, I think I just couldn’t suspend my disbelief of the whole situation, so although I liked her, I didn’t quite click with her.

2. Greg from Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

I mentioned in my review that I wasn’t Greg’s biggest fan, right? He was the thing in the book that kept me from loving it more than I did.

3. Ari from Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

I actually love Ari, but it took me a bit to really be able to connect with him, while Dante was as easy as breathing. Sometimes it annoyed me that Ari’s thoughts and behaviour were so erratic, even though I get the purpose of it.

4. Thomas from The Maze Runner by James Dashner

In all honesty I had trouble connecting to every single character in The Maze Runner, maybe that’s the reason that I still haven’t picked up the second book – though I know I should, before the movie comes out.

5. Gemma from The Year of Taking Chances by Lucy Diamond

From the 3 ladies in the book, Gemma is the one I identified less with, though I was rooting for her, it never entirely clicked.

6. Jasmine from A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell

So much so that for a moment there I was almost rooting for Jafar. It was a huge problem in this book, the characters weren’t developed at all, which made it extremely hard to click with any of them. But Jasmine was the worst of all of them, her tendencies to go through the same path that she was supposed to be avoiding, made me cringe.

7. Penny from Girl Online by Zoe Sugg and Siobhan Curham

I really disliked Penny. She could have been adorable and relatable, but she was not!

8. Jessamine Lovelace from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

JessieIt took me a really long time to actually feel anything for Jessamine. I eventually did, obviously, and by the end I even shed a tear when she died. But Jessie was definitely not an easy girl to love, at least by me.

9. Wren from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I had a huge problem connecting with Wren from Fangirl. I hated how she treated her sister. I get that she needed her independence and be her own person, that’s more than fine, but things don’t have to be all or nothing. She could have gone her own way, but not completely forget that she had a sister who also needed her.

10. Jacob from the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

I was never, even remotely, on team Jacob. I just never really clicked with him… And I kind of liked him (just a tiny bit) more on the movies (because of Taylor Lautner… *not sorry!*). The truth is, I never got why he was so into Bella, because he’s into her more or less from the starts and it annoyed me.

49 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Didn’t Click With

  1. Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

    I agree with so many of these! I also didn’t connect with Greg at all and ended up giving the book 1/5… I also felt the same way about Wren and Jacob. I thought the Twilight love triangle was the most pointless thing ever, because I couldn’t imagine not being Team Edward.

      • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

        I pretty much only read the first third of New Moon and the last part when she’s in Italy. The middle section I just skimmed. I also skimmed Jacob’s section in Breaking Dawn.

        I didn’t like ANY of the characters in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. I didn’t like Greg, Earl or Rachel (Rebecca? I can’t remember her name).

  2. Rachel Murphy says:

    I think part of what I love about Jessamine’s story is that we didn’t connect with her at first but we grew to care for her but I get what you mean! Wren was horrible to Cath like how could she leave her sister to do the whole thing on her own? I liked how at the end she regretted that and Cath was kind of like oh well I have my own friends now. Great list!

  3. Anjie @ Love thy Shelf says:

    Awesome haha. I was laughing while reading your note on A Whole New World. I agree on what you said about Maze Runner. It was harder to connect with the characters but I did like Thomas and Minho and Chuck but yeah. Jessamine! I completely forgot about her!! She was so pretentious and rude to Charlotte! I mean she gave you a home and actually cares for you and you treat her like crap because you don’t want to be a shadowhunter? Then her whole thing with Nate, puh-lease! I liked her more when she was a ghost lol

  4. Josephine says:

    Great picks this week! We have quite a few in common. I never even got close to bring on Team Jacob, I was all for Edward. 👏
    And I could not connect with Wren at all! I did not like her personality one bit, being completely honest.
    I also didn’t connect with Jessamine. She was really harsh and the way she acted with Tessa’s brother made me frown.
    xoxo 💋

  5. Aurora says:

    I agree with your view on Wren from Fangirl!! With Maze Runner I decided to watch the movie instead of reading the book first, and now I’m glad I did. And you’re the second person I’ve heard from today that A Whole New World was a whole new not good. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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