Top Ten Tuesday is brought to us by The Broke and The Bookish
This week’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday was a freebie, meaning that we could go back and do an old topic or whatever we wanted for this week’s meme. I chose Top Ten Secondary Characters (most of them from books I have read recently). These characters really brought something to the book and made them more enjoyable for me. These characters aren’t in any particular order.
10. Roar from Under the Never Sky
I have to admit that I really wasn’t a huge fan of Under the Never Sky, but I loved Roar. His sense of humor and friendship with Aria made the book much more bearable for me. I feel that without him this book would have really fallen flat. I will hopefully soon be continuing this series and reading the novella from Roar’s point of view.
9. Kenji from Shatter Me
Once again, I haven’t completed this series, but I wanted to see more of Kenji within the first book of the Shatter Me series (and I really hope that I get my wish). Kenji was funny and adorable, but seems like he has quite a few skeletons in his closet and tricks up his sleeve. I wished that he was the main character many times while I was reading instead of a secondary one.
8. Rue from The Hunger Games
Sweet Rue was the youngest tribute in The Hunger Games the first time that Katniss participated and I loved their friendship and sisterly relationship. Rue brought out a softer and more compassionate side of Katniss that we didn’t expect to see in the arena, but which eventually helped her to win the games.
7. Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter series
I loved Neville Longbottom from the get-go. He was that awkward child who didn’t have much control over his own powers and was constantly having accidents as a result. He was both funny and endearing, yet there was something about him that always seemed sad. I love how Neville developed over the course of the books as we learn more about him and he gains more control of his abilities.
6. Blue from The Raven Boys
I feel that while the story of The Raven Boys begins with Blue, that she takes more of a backseat and supporting role once the Raven Boys are introduced into the story. That or there are so many main characters that she feels more secondary. Anyway, I loved everything about Blue. I loved that she didn’t necessarily have any psychic powers herself but that she helped other’s abilities become stronger. I also thought she was funny, very intelligent, and was a strong female character to have in a book whose main characters are mostly boys.
5. Reagan from Fangirl
Reagan, Cath’s sarcastic roommate is older, sassier, and has more experience in so many realms of college life than our M.C. does. Yet Reagan takes Cath under her wing and tries to help her have a true college experience, without her twin sister and the fanfiction that Cath hides herself behind. Reagan is the big-sister character that I wish I saw more of in YA.
4. Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series
Fred and George were such wonderful comic relief during incredibly tense times throughout the Harry Potter series and we all know that Harry, Ron, and Hermione would have had an incredibly boring time at Hogwarts if it weren’t for them. Fred and George never failed to make me laugh and brought a trouble-making sense of adventure to the series, except you know, that one time when they made me cry (but we don’t talk about that– so I will stop now).
3. Boo Radley from To Kill a Mockingbird
Boo Radley is one of those characters that will always stick with me, an innocent who is made to look like a criminal, simply because he is a recluse. But I couldn’t help but love everything about Boo, even when we only knew the rumors going around Maycomb about him, and especially when he began to interact with Scout and Jem Finch. Boo was so misunderstood, but was such a gentle and loving character.
2. Dill from To Kill a Mockingbird
I tend to love characters that make me laugh and remind me of people I have known in the past and in my childhood. Dill from To Kill a Mockingbird is one such character. His character is innocent and funny and encourages the Finch children to get into quite a bit of trouble. Let’s go touch Boo Radley’s house shall we?
1. Sirius Black from the Harry Potter series
I love everything about Sirius Black’s character, from the first impression of him to the very last time we see him in the series. He was easily my favorite character in these books, a mentor and father-figure to Harry when his own father couldn’t be there. I loved his back story and his loyalty to his friends. I will never be over what happened to him in the 5th book (Order of the Phoenix).