Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week they suggest a new theme with a list for bloggers to choose from. This week was characters everyone loves but I just don’t get.

I found this SO difficult — there aren’t very many characters that I don’t like. But here goes:

Caddy from Beautiful Broken Things 

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Everyone seems to LOVE Caddy in this book, but I did not. She was unnecessarily mean, and whiny, and some of the things she did I was so not ok with. Nope.

Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre

I loved Jane at the beginning of the book, and I’m not quite sure what changed, but I just…don’t really like her all that much anymore. But then again, maybe that’s just because I’ve had to analyse her character SO MUCH for English recently.

Mr Rochester from Jane Eyre 

Again, this might be because of the amount of analysis I’ve had to do on the characters in Jane Eyre, but I do not like Mr Rochester.

Ella & Matt from The Night We Said Yes

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I felt that both of these characters were so boring, and I hated Ella’s constant pining and moaning. I just found that I didn’t really care about either of them.  It’s a shame, because I quite liked the rest of the characters.

And that’s it! Are there any popular characters that you didn’t like?

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5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get

  1. I’m not a huge fan of Ella and Matt, but I’m not a huge fan of any of the characters in The Night We Said Yes, to be honest. Ella and Matt were just dull and angsty for no reason, and I found their best friends (whose names I don’t remember) to be in an unhealthy relationship — that whole “it’s OK if he fools around with other girls as long as he comes back to me” didn’t sit well with me.

    Here are my picks. 🙂

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    • Ugh, I agree about the relationships in this book. They definitely weren’t the best! If I’m honest, I skipped most of it, but from what I can remember, Ella’s friends (I don’t remember their names either lol), or at least her best friend, interested me a bit more. I think that if it were just a book that focused on the friendship primarily, without all of the romance, then I might have liked it more.
      I’ll go check out your post now! 🙂

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      • You’re a more efficient soul than I am! I finished the whole book but was just left extremely discontent after that, haha. I don’t even remember what the friendship was like because the romantic relationships put me off so badly and became my focus. :p

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    • I really enjoyed the first half of Jane Eyre, but then we started analysing a lot more and it kind of ruined the reading experience a little. I’m thinking of giving it a while after my English exams, and then re-reading when I don’t have to analyse and look at every detail — hopefully I’ll like it a lot better the second time around! 🙂

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