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Ten Eight Most Frustrating Characters
Hosted by The Broke and The Bookish
1. A from Everyday by David Levithan. Perhaps what I most frustrated by is my lack of knowledge of A. My lack of understanding of A frustrates me to no end! How was A born? Did A have parents? Was A just soul or something more? I need more info!
2. Ruby from Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma. I think the stark contrast of Ruby's passive voice against Chloe's overly aggressive voice makes Ruby seem meek and easily manipulated. I really, really wanted Ruby to grow a backbone and be more assertive with Chole.
3. The entire cast of The Pretty Little Liar series by Sara Shepard. Ok, so I admit, I was totally, 100% spoiled by the TV show (Which is awesome! If you haven't already watched it, immediately do so right now!) The show has built upon these characters, making them multifaceted, despite their shallow, vapid moments. The book series characters just fall flat in comparison, leaving behind snotty, selfish girls who are obsessed with themselves.
4. Veronica from Vintage Veronica by Erica S. Perl. Veronica tends to focus on her insecurities so much that she pushes people away and actively makes bad choices. I just wanted her character to grow-up and stop making stupid mistakes.
5. Sophie from The Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins. At times, Sophie could be fearless. What left me frustrating was her choice in men. I wholeheartedly felt like she made the wrong choice. Her feelings for her chosen guy seemed underdeveloped and ultimately underwhelming. I would have been much more satisfied with the ending had she chosen differently.
6. The twins from Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. Specifically speaking, the younger set of twins. Now bear with me, it's been a while since I read this. However, I remember being irritated with the twins. They were selfish and co-dependent. Also, I was REALLY frustrated with the ending. Had it not been hardcover, I would have hurled it across the room.
7. Sookie from The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. This series was great up until book #9. It should have ended there. Sookie should have picked one guy/vampire and ended it at that. Instead the series stretches on and Sookie can't seem to make up her mind. The storyline is running on fumes and Sookie's indecisiveness grates on my nerves. I haven't picked up the last volume in the series, but I will eventually, just to see this series through to the end.
8. Sarah from The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott. Sarah is such a pushover when it comes to her friend Brianna. Just annoyingly passive, willing herself to get hurt over and over again. It's exciting when Sarah finally gains some confidence, but it's almost too little, too late.
These are some of the most frustrating characters that I've encountered in reading land. What are some of yours?