Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Frustrating Characters Ever

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Most frustrating characters ever...oh man this is such a great theme!  Ok, here goes:

10.  Who?  Dylan
What from?  Maximum Ride by James Patterson
Why?  I dunno...I liked him, for the most part, but then in the last book he started acting all ridiculous!  I couldn't even handle it.  I wanted to shake him, and then I wanted to yell at him, and thennnn I wanted to squash him like a freaking bug.

9.  Who?  Elijah
What from?  Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
Why?  STOP CUSSING ALREADY.  I DON'T NEED TO HEAR THE F-BOMB 50,000,000 TIMES IN 300 PAGES.  I liked him as a character, a lot actually, but I really wanted to cut off his tongue.  Haha!!!

8.  Who?  The Leaders of Nollop
What from?  Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
Why?  Obviously, they're the reason we have a story in Ella Minnow Pea, but the entire time I was reading it I wanted to stomp in and take over their little "fictional island" and be like, "Quit destroying the alphabet, you morons!" But obviously, Mark Dunn made a wonderful story out of their stupidity, so I can't really complain.

7.  Who?  Emily March
What from?  Little Women and Me by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Why?  She was cute, I'll give her that, but she just kept making mistakes over and over again and it seemed like she didn't learn anything till the very end.  It was one of those cases where the reader can see what's going on but the MC can't...which is infuriating!  I did enjoy the book though. :)

6.  Who?  Count Olaf
What from?  The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
Why?  Because he never changed.  He did the same thing, over and over and over and over again, for 6 books, until I lost all interest.  Sure, his disguises were funny, but he bored me in the end.  I dropped the series at book 6.

5.  Who?  Morpheus
What from?  Splintered by A. G. Howard
Why?  I didn't hate him, but by golly he was so confusing and irritating.  I wanted him to stop instigating things and thinking about himself, but he never did.  Stupid bug dude.

4.  Who?  Mal Gorman
What from?  The Whisper by Emma Clayton
Why?  I absolutely HATE when bad guys become weak and easily defeated in the end.  When Gorman turned into a child and suddenly wasn't the problem, I was angry.  He was such a great villain in The Roar, and I was hoping he'd have his grand almost-triumph and crushing defeat!  None of this book made sense, though, so I think it was just an overall mistake on the author's part, who I know can write brilliantly.

3.  Who?  Rose McBride
What from?  Fair is the Rose by Liz Curtis Higgins
Why?  Oh my gosh this girl.  I actually wanted to kill her MOST of the book.  I liked her in the first book all right...but in Fair is the Rose, I could have strangled her with my bare hands.  Sure, there was a huge misunderstanding with her would-be husband and her sister accidentally marrying him, but then she's asking her sister for advice on how to please her husband, when she knew her sister was married to her husband previously and was grieving over the fact that they had to be parted and he had to marry her sister.  I mean, excuse me, you're not the ONLY PERSON ALIVE ON THE PLANET.  The whole story was messed up, though.  (Can you tell?)  It absolutely ruined the Biblical story of Jacob and Rachel and Leah.

2.  Who?  The entire cast
What from?  New Girl by Paige Harbison
Why?  I hated every character from this book.  The MC had good moments, but for the most part, she didn't appear naive, just stupid.  And Max and Becca irritated the snot out of me.  Totally lame and full of themselves and incapable of being normal human beings.  Blech!

1.  Who?  Nine
What from?  The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore
Why?  He's the absolute WORST.  He brought out the worst in one of my favorite characters ever, John (or Four) from I Am Number Four.  Nine made Four look like a baby, a weak boy, instead of the man he had become in the last 2 books.  I know it was Nine's presence in the book because as soon as Nine was gone and Sarah and Four were back together, Four was the same as he'd always been: a wonderful young man who may have faults, but is dedicated to becoming a better man and always doing the right thing.  Nine's instigating and irritating and agitating and buttload of nonsense made me so mad.
Excuse my rant.  He is my #1 most frustrating character ever.

Ahhhh....so yah.  That's my list.  Leave the links to your TTT this week - I wanna see what everyone else has on their lists! :)

Happy reading! :D


  1. Lisa @ Bookshelf FantasiesJanuary 29, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    Someone who's read Ella Minnow Pea! I love that book!! Nice list. Count Olaf is awful.



  2. I read the first two Pitticus Lore books, but I haven't managed to get to Nine yet.