Top 5....Most Frustrating Characters

As you might be able to tell, I LOVE doing these top 5 posts! And since it's Wednesday, there's a new one - my top 5 most frustrating characters.

This one is quite open, because frustrating can mean a lot of things. I chose to pick characters that frustrated me because there was SO much potential for them and they just didn't live up to it.


1. America - The Selection series

My absolute number one, and easiest to pick, is America from The Selection series. Now don't get me wrong, I love these books (just like another one on this list) and thoroughly enjoyed reading the series, but America is just so annoying. She gets this amazing opportunity to marry a prince and really change a lot for the (pretty crap) world she's living in, yet she's so weak. She faints. She gets angry about the dumbest things. She worries about stupid stuff. She doesn't worry about things she should worry about. The list goes on and on. I just wanted her to be so much more than she was and I really expected more growth from her during the series.



2. Lola - Lola and the Boy Next Door

Lola is another character whom I had high expectations for, but just fell flat. I loved Anna and the French Kiss and I was so excited to start reading Lola and the Boy Next Door. Now I knew Lola wouldn't be another Anna (what would be the point of the book then? ), but Lola irked me the whole time. I didn't get her obsession with fashion. She wore wigs, weird dresses,... Basically anything and everything so she could just stand out from the crowd and not be like other girls. A memo to Lola: other girls are pretty okay too. I didn't like her, I didn't like her storyline and if I had to read one more description of one of her ugly outfits, I would have cried.



3. Bianca - The DUFF

Bianca from The Duff really had the opportunity to take a Frankie Landau-Banks sized stand against bad boys and for feminism, but she didn't take it. Bianca was called fat and ugly by a guy and she slept with him. She fell in love with him. SHE FORGAVE HIM FOR CALLING HER THAT. Sorry Bianca, we just can't hang. I get that she has low self-esteem, but again, she could have fixed that or worked on it during the book. Instead, her self-esteem depends on the guy who called her ugly and fat. Good luck with that relationship, Bianca.




4. Nathan - Half Bad

Everyone raved about Half Bad, so I went in with really high expectations. And that's probably why Nathan is on this list. I didn't dislike him, but he was kinda nothing to me. He doesn't really do much, doesn't really think fast, doesn't really mean anything.... Like a lot happens to him and I felt really bad for him, but he doesn't redeem himself. However, it's the first book of the series, so I hope he becomes more active in the other books and takes charge of his future a bit more. 





5. Aaron - Trouble

Now I have to say, I absolutely LOVE Trouble. It's an amazing read and I thoroughly enjoyed all the characters and even Aaron. So why is he on this list? I wish he had more personal growth and the fact that he didn't frustrated me so much. Aaron is confused and damaged at the beginning of the book and though he does make a journey, I wish it was more clear how he evolved and what his future looks like. I love Aaron and just wanted him to work through his issues a tad more so he could really be happy.



Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Jokester Characters

Something new on the blog again! I know I used to do just review, but I figured that gets a bit old and boring. I'll still do reviews, but I'll try to mix it up with more fun and random posts - like the Top 5 Wednesday's posts that can be found in this Goodreads group.

So in honour of April 1st, here are my top 5 Jokester characters (which are honestly just the funniest characters I read, not the pranksters):



1. Astrid Krieger from Firecracker by David Iserson

Oh my gosh. At the time of writing this post, I've only read a few chapters of this book and already she is my number one. This narrator is hilarious in a total not trying to be hilarious way. She's funny and spunky and 







2. Frankie Landeau-Banks from The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

I mean, does anyone do pranks better than Frankie? Yeah I think not. Frankie is the ultimate prankster and does it with a feminist agenda as well - what is not to love?Some of my favourite moments in the book are the pool prank and of course the final prank - which is a massive spoiler so I'll stay hush - that really shows the whole school that you cannot mess with Frankie.





3. The Weasley Twins from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

I think these are on everyone's list. They even opened a joke shop because they are known to be so funny. My favourite moment is when the twins finally decide to leave Hogwarts and literally go out with a bang. I thought (and hoped) poor little Umbridge would pee herself! 

Though this list is not made for prankster and joke-tellers, Fred and George Weasley are both normally funny and pranksters.





4. Percy Jackson from the Percy Jackson series by R.R. Riordan

I know. I can't make a single list without including Percy. He might not do pranks or really joke all that much, but he has sarcasm  down. Like perfectly down. He made me laugh several times while reading the series and I think it's one of the main reasons why so many people love the books.

My favourite moment? I don't have one. It's just every single thing he says. Especially when he tries to be romantic - and fails miserably at it.




5. Levi from Fangirl

Oh Levi - you are such a cutie. Your sense of humour made Cat, and every Fangirl reader, fall in love with you. You might not be the funniest character ever, but your sense of humour combined with your amazing personality means you deserve a spot on this list.







So that's my list. Who did I forget? Who shouldn't have been on here? You can always let me know in the comments :)