Hello guys, as second post, I have decided to talk about something I love, and you will probably see often here: books! There is a group on Goodreads I participate which consists of every Wednesday you make a video or post talking about your top 5 concerning 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 do not 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 (Q for friends) idealistic view, Margo is mysterious, smart and has a free spirit. We are intrigued with her, we want to know more about her and unravel the puzzle that girl is, after all, who does not like a good mystery? As we go on reading, we see that Margo is really all that Q has led us to believe, but besides that, turns out to be an extremely selfish character who can only think about herself. After years without speaking, Margo only searches Quentin because she needed help and there was not anyone to help her. She does not care what the results of her irresponsible actions can cause those close to her. I am a type of person who often put others first, instead of me. I often prefer to sacrifice my will and welfare to do the will of who I care and make them happy. (Do not get me wrong, I am saying that, sometimes, is not bad you give up from little things for who you love, and not to give up from your dreams). I think that made the character frustrate me so much, she is the opposite of a quality that I think is important: 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 owner of a great beauty, what would not be a problem if she does not 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 became her “friend”, the candidates have to pass through trials and tests to show their strength and courage, only enter 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 is more annoying: Zoey or her roommate Stevie Rae.
- Ever Bloom – The Immortals Series by Alyson Noël. Ever does not listen the 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 do not remember) books trying to get a way to be able to touch her boyfriend (cof cof lose her virginity cof cof), as if that is the biggest problem in the world. Detail, when they started dating, Damen (the guy) was new in town and she knew absolutely nothing about him. 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, and she describes him as a 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 ect. Out that, the author did not bother to change the way they think and narrate. If it was not the name of who is narrating at the beginning of each chapter, I would think they were the same character, because they both narratives are equal. I have not not read Four yet, I have just read the main trilogy, so there is still a small chance for me to change my mind.
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 does not 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.
PS: English is not my first language, so I am sorry for any mistakes. Feel free to correct me in the comments.