Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday- Contemporary Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (February 19th) I'm one of them :)



Today's Topic:

Top Ten Favorite Characters in Contemporary Standalones

 


1.  Hazel Grace Lancaster: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green- I mean how can you not love her?

2.  Ruby Cooper: Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen- She's a complex character that goes through SO much.  I really loved this book and I loved Ruby and how her relationship w/ her sister and brother-in-law grew.

3.  Samantha Reed: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick- Ok so maybe I liked the whole Jase and Sam as a couple a little bit more than any one person, but Sam was a cool girl.

4.  Regina Afton: Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers- I loved Regina even though she did some things in her popular life that were cruel.

5.  Melinda Sordino: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson- I LOVE this book!!  Melinda is amazing... she doesn't want to talk because she's depressed, but her voice ends up being so strong.  Plus she draws trees!!

6.  Connor Sykes: Impulse by Ellen Hopkins- A character that I was truly just sad for.

7.  Kelsey Finkelstein: Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin- My 9th grade BFF!!

8.  Anna Reily: Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler- She went through SO MUCH and had to keep it all to herself... plus she didn't punch Frankie in the face and I give her props for that because that bitch would've ate sand if it was me.

9.  Chris: Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo- I thought he was a little bit douchey until he became the narrator.  Then I was all about him.  He wasn't just the cocky know it all that he seemed on the outside, he actually had some self-loathing issues going on.

10.  Annabel Greene: Just Listen by Sarah Dessen- There was so much going on around Annabel that she had to keep her own problems all bottled up.  Plus I loved her & Owen!!!


So this week would've been easier if I read more books from narrower genres, but I'm excited to see what everyone else came up with!!

15 comments:

  1. I love Sarah Dessen's characters, and I really have to read Love and Other Perishable Items already! :) Thanks for stopping by my TTT list!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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  2. i need to start reading Sarah Dessen and soon..so I can actually know more when I see these TTT:)
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  3. Ruby, Melinda, Anna, and Anabel. Heck yes. In fact all of Sarah Dessen's characters are incredible. I just really liked Melinda so much too. Speak is one of my all-time faves. And Anna, man what a strong character.

    Thanks for bringing more awesome books to my attention and thanks for sharing.

    Check out my Tuesday meme post here

    ~Danica Page@Taking it One Page at a Time

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  4. Great list, I love Connor as well in fact he's one of my favorite characters ever and I too feel bad for him because he never really had much of chance and Perfect just made me understand what he did in the end more. I also love Hazel as well.

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  5. Samantha Reed might not be my favourite character, but she's a part of one of my favourite contemporaries which makes her pretty great. I respect the growth she shows over the course of the novel though.

    I'm dying to read Twenty Boy Summer.

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  6. We don't share any characters though we both did contemporary ones! I've read a lot of books on your list and did love them (My Life Next Door, Just Listen, Speak). I have Twenty Boy Summer on my shelf; I'm going to have to read that one soon!

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  7. Love this list! I've turned into a Sarah Dessen fan through my bestie, but I haven't read either of the books you mentioned. I own them, though! I think this means I need to read them soon, yes? :)

    Awesome list!
    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

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  8. You picked some great Sarah Dessen books. I also really liked Ruby. I'm in the middle of the fault in our stars right now.

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  9. I love Hazel!!! Definitely one of my favorite characters ever. Great list!
    New follower!

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

    My Top Ten

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  10. That is a great list! I love all of Sarah Dessen's girls. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. So many of these are on my TBR pile... So many... I must read more!

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  12. I'm just starting to really get into contemporary stuff, and all of these are on my to-read list! A couple of them are new to me, so thank you :)

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  13. Great picks! Just listen is one of my faves and I also really liked Ruby! And you are soo right, how CAN anyone NOT like Hazel?! My Life Next Door is currently sitting on my bookshelf I should get to that one soon! There's a few others on your list I want to read.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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