The Broke and the Bookish. Today's topic is: Top Ten All-Time Favorite Book Characters
The True Meaning of Smekday
know this book gets put on a lot of my Top Ten lists, but I just love
it so much. The reason I love it so much? J.Lo the Boov alien. What
crazy mad genius would ever think to name an alien J.Lo (and the main
character Gratuity)? That is the hilarious mind of Adam Rex. Check out my interview with Adam where explains how he came up with the idea for the name J.Lo (and Gratuity).
The Fault in Our Stars
cute, funny, and the most wonderful teenage boy to grace the pages of a
book. I mean, he fell for a girl who had visible signs of a terminal
disease. There's nothing more honorable and endearing than that.
Melinda has such a powerful voice even though she never talks. Her story will stay with me for a long time.
though I am ambivalent about how I feel about this book, you can't deny
that Micah is one memorable character. One that you will question and
doubt what is truth and what is lies throughout the entire novel.
The Catcher in the Rye
of the few canonical classics I actually enjoyed in high school, Holden
is one of the first characters I remember discussing with friends
during our own time, meaning not in class. Back then we liked Holden
even though we knew he was a pathetic mess.
with a severe facial deformity, we meet Auggie for the first time when
his parents decide that 5th grade is the perfect time for him to stop
being home schooled and start attending real school. Auggie's sweet
nature and lovable intelligence makes him one of the most memorable
characters to grace children's literature in a long time.
The View from Saturday
perfect poster boy for weirdness and kindness. Julian and The Souls are
the reason I came back to books after a long absence.
characters from this novel stayed with me even during breaks from
reading. I would find myself cooking dinner or doing laundry and
thinking to myself, "I wonder what Skeeter's going to do about this?" or
"I can't believe Minny did that!" Or "Oh my gosh! That Hilly is so
evil!" But Minny was sassy and mouthy and one of the most fabulous
characters to ever grace the pages of a book.
The Art of Racing in the Rain
book is one of the most emotional reads I've ever experienced and it
was all told from the perspective of a dog. The most wise dog you will
ever encounter. One you wish was your dog.
If I Stay/Where She Went
am a dubious reader of romance so when I encounter a couple like Mia
and Adam who are so perfect for each other and whose relationship has a
strong foundation (not this insta-love crap that so much YA lit seems to
be spewing out these days), that is something I will remember as a