Top 10 Tuesday: Characters I Just Didn’t Click With

Welcome back to Top 10 Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is characters I just didn’t click with. This topic was a bit harder for me. I usually like most books I read. So this is not a list of books I didn’t click with. Usually, I liked the series just fine, but I didn’t click with a character or two. Also, this kind of became ode-to-the-hated-love-triangle. I guess I am usually find characters to dislike in love triangles. Enjoy!

Thomas from The Maze Runner // I just had a hard time getting into this book. And I wanted a lot more character development, particularly when it came to Thomas. I wanted more back story, more personality, just more.

Bella from the Twilight series // I don’t think this needs much explanation. If only Bella could have life goals and a personality without a boyfriend. If only.

Gale in Mockingjay // I was okay with Gale through the first two books. I like Peeta better but I didn’t hate Gale. Then he got too into the revolution and killing the Capital. That’s when I stopped connecting with him.

Tris in Allegiant // I didn’t mind Tris in Divergent. But the series and Tris went downhill from them for me. She just got obsessive about dying and defeating the “enemy”. Then we get a worldwide conspiracy and she dies. And the whole series really goes south for me in the end.

Dolores Umbridge from the Harry Potter series // Don’t we all just love to hate Umbridge? Don’t we all clap and cheer when Fred and George set off fireworks and when the centaurs take her away? Yes, classic hated character.

Peter Pettigrew from the Harry Potter series // One more from my favorite series of all time. Seriously, there is something wrong with Peter Pettigrew. Who betrays their best friends, chooses to live as a rat for years, and cuts off their own hand? In his defense, he was under Lord Voldemort’s influence. But still.

Cassia from Matched // She basically drove me crazy from the moment she decided she loved Ky when his face randomly appears on her microcard. I wanted her to like Xander.

Edmund in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe // I love the Narnia books. And I usually like Edmund just fine. But man did we not click during this book, especially that first half.

Bob Ewell from To Kill a Mockingbird // Nothing redeems his character. That’s all.

St. John Eyre Rivers from Jane Eyre // I want to like him. He’s not that bad of a guy–just a bit overly intense about religion and missionary work. But I’m glad Jane doesn’t go with him to India.

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