Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters I Didn’t Click With

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Top Ten Characters I Didn’t Click With

Or as I like to call it, 10 characters that it was hard to care about.  Sometimes, not clicking with characters (or liking them/caring about) make it hard to like a book.  While it is my overall preference to have characters I like and connect with, it’s not super-necessary.  Still, here are ten characters I didn’t completely connect with.

  1. Hailey from The Education Of Hailey Kendrick.  I can relate to wanting to be perfect, but there was also something about Hailey that I couldn’t completely connect.
  2. Eadlyn from The Heir by Kiera Cass.  It was so hard to care about Eadlyn- it won’t stop me from reading the rest of the series, and I hope she grows up a little, because I think she has a lot of potential.
  3. Delilah from Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler.  I don’t have a particular reason for not clicking her, other than the very vague not completely caring reason.
  4. Liz from Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang.  I think it was the jumping around in the timeline element of the book that made it hard to completely connect with her.  I felt for her, and I can empathize, but I didn’t completely connect, if that makes any sense.
  5. Sam from Dear Mr Knightley by Katherine Reay.  I think in some ways, Sam and I are similar, and I think that’s why I had a hard time clicking with her…because I could see myself, to a small degree, being like what I didn’t like about her.
  6. Justine from You Look Different In Real Life by Jennifer Castle.  Her story, of the 5 kids we see in the book, was the least interesting, and in comparison to the other characters, she had the least amount of stuff going on. It was hard to click with someone who I didn’t particularly interesting.
  7. Bee from Beholding Bee by Kimberly Newton Fusco.  I had a hard time clicking with her because she seemed a lot younger then I expected and wanted her to be.  There are a lot of things I like about her, but the connection wasn’t completely there.
  8. Nell from We Are The Goldens by Dana Reinhardt.  Nell seemed really whiny and unable to go through life without her sister.  I had a hard time connecting with her because of it.
  9. Taylor from Counting Backwards by Laura Lascarso.  I think the big reason why I didn’t click with Taylor is because I felt like we didn’t see enough of her life before she was admitted to a psychiatric hospital.
  10. Kiri from Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith.  Kiri was too scattered and all over the place for my liking.

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

  1. I haven’t read Dear Mr Knightley, so I can comment on the character, but the idea of not liking a character because you identify too well with him or her, rather than not identifying with them at all, is really interesting, I hadn’t thought about that before!

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