As a second post, I’ve decided to talk about something I love, and you will probably see often here: books! There’s a group on Goodreads I participate which consists of every Wednesday you make a video or post sharing your top 5 about the topic of the week. This week, the topic is most frustrating characters. And just remembering: it is not because the character frustrated me, I don’t like or I think is annoying, that I feel the same for the story it belongs.
PS: the names do not follow any particular order.
Margo Roth Spiegelman – Paper Towns by John Green
In Quentin’s idealistic view, Margo is mysterious, smart and has a free spirit. We are intrigued by her, we want to know more and unravel the puzzle that girl is. After all, who doesn’t like a good mystery? As we go on, we see that Margo is really all that, but also turns out to be an extremely selfish who only think about herself. After years without speaking, Margo only searches Quentin because she needed help and there wasn’t anyone to help her. She doesn’t care what the results of her irresponsibilities can cause to those close to her. I’m a type of person who often put others first. I often prefer to sacrifice my will to do the will of who I care and make them happy. She is the opposite of a quality that I think is important: to know to sacrifice yourself for others when necessary.
Alma – My Land Trilogy by Elena P. Melodia
(Sorry, there is no translation to English). Alma is described as the owner of a great beauty. Something that wouldn’t be a problem if she didn’t pass the entire book reminding us and emphasising how perfect, desired and beautiful she is. Arrogant, aloof and frigid are just some of the adjectives we can use to describe this character. Although Alma says she does not like exclusive groups, to become her “friend”, the candidates have to pass through trials and tests to show their strength and courage. Only get in who deserves. A little hypocrite, no? Alma only remembers her friends when she needs help to solve a problem she could not solve alone. The only people she cares are her little sister and a mysterious guy she met the day before.
Zoey Redbird – House of Night Series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
I will not extend too much in this one. Selfish, lie to all her friends, complains all the time and date, at least, 5 different guys in the books and cheats and wraps them all. I cannot decide which one is more annoying: Zoey or her roommate Stevie Rae.
Ever Bloom – The Immortals Series by Alyson Noël
Ever does not listen to others, even when they have more knowledge and experience. Because of this, she always takes the wrong decision and does stupid things. She spends 3 or 4 (I don’t remember) books trying to get a way to be able to touch her boyfriend (cof cof lose her virginity cof cof), as if that was the biggest problem in the world. She is immature, we can realize for her “biggest” problem in life, and extremely confusing.
Four – Allegiant by Veronica Roth
(Character frustrated me particularly in the last book). This is the time people came up with studs and stones in their hands. During the first two books, we saw Four from Tris’ point of view. She has described him as an intelligent, courageous, strong and mysterious person. You believe that he is an amazing character. However, in the last book, when we have Four as a narrator, he just seems unintelligent. He takes wrong decisions, feels excluded for not being divergent and etc. He’s basically just dumb. In addition, the author didn’t bother to change the way the two think and narrate. If we didn’t have the name of who is narrating at the beginning of each chapter, I would have thought they were the same character. Both voices are equal.
Honourable mention for Harry Potter in The Order of the Phoenix (by J.K. Rowling) that is going through the annoying adolescent phase and thinks the world doesn’t care about him and no one tells him anything.
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This was my first top 5, so I really hope you have enjoyed, bye bye.