Oh wow! Do some of these topics just seem too difficult when you first read them, but as you start thinking about it, you get on a roll and then hit a brick wall? That's how this week's Top Ten Tuesday went for me. So let's see if I can get to ten... hmmm.
Michael from The Eye of Minds. To be honest, this book turned me off to the rest of the series. James Dashner's style doesn't work for me and he tends to use a similar plot for each of his series. While I adore Dylan O'Brien and The Maze Runner movies, the source material for them very much irritated me, even though I did manage to read all three of them but not the prequel. Which is my long way of saying, I read The Eye of Minds, did not click with the main character and was completely turned off of the series.
Miss April Spink and Miss Mirian Forcible from Caroline. While I adore Neil Gaiman's books, these two pair of actresses who are supposed to be harbingers of danger just didn't click with me even when they were making references to olden Hollywood times.
Dunstan Thorn from Stardust. Another Neil Gaiman character because when you love someone's writing so much and then you don't connect with a certain character it is because you're very unnerved by not liking someone in a book you love. Actually Stardust is my least fave book by Gaiman and I loved the movie! Sadly I think there might be a trend starting here.
Captain Frederick Wentworth from Persuasion. Okay, so that man there who is playing the part, Captain Wentworth, is such a sight for sore eyes. However, in the book, I did not care for him at all. He seemed wishy-washy to me and just not as dreamy as everyone seemed to think he was. Please don't judge me on this one. Aaaaaah.
Rukia from Bleach. She was supposed to be teaching Ichigo and yet I felt she just taunted him instead of being kind. It took her way too long in my opinion to catch on to how sweet, sensitive Ichigo was to everyone not just his family.
Faye Chamberlain in The Secret Circle. She just is so so reckless and selfish and just despite knowing how the circle could protect them all insists on going it alone... and that's all she wants even when she nearly kills someone with her out of control powers.
Bridget Jones from Bridget Jones's Diary. Ridiculous book that I had the hardest time getting through. Nothing really clicked with me and yet, I LOVED the MOVIE. Again, something about the book's narrative turned me off but it didn't translate to the movie.
Greg from Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Too old, too persnickety about how you speak to really connect with this character. He and his friend, Earl, were just too crass for me to handle. Their way of speaking nowadays just doesn't click with me at all.
Every character in The Alex Crow. Normally, I can related 100% to Andrew Smith's books but I could not get this book to click at all. None of the characters appealed to me. :(