Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (4) - Minor Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

This Top Ten is perfect for me! Someone told me it's because I'm English, but I always route for the Underdog, which can sometimes be used to refer to the more minor characters. These aren't all exactly minor characters, but a lot of them are quite underrated and it was pretty hard to choose.

1. Edilio Escobar: Gone Series by Michael Grant
I've raved about Edilio before. He's one of my all-time favorite book characters, and I also have a huge crush on him. He's so brave and underrated, and is personally my hero of the entire series. He's not necessarily a minor character, but when you consider him agaisnt all the other characters in the series, he's not really one of the mains.

2. Newt: The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Okay, I admit, this is another character that I've got a crush on. But he's a really kind and loyal character and a great friend to Thomas.

3. Luna Lovegood: Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling
Luna's a brilliant character, and is one of my favorites of the Harry Potter series. She's so clever and wacky, and a great friend to Harry. I also relate to her a lot, I just love her.

4. Foxface: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
(spoiler, if you haven't read the book) We never had a direct contact with Foxface (who's name is unknown) in the series. But as soon as she was mentioned, I thought she sounded interesting and I was proved right when we saw how cunning and agile she was in the games. She lasted really long, and I was really rooting for her. So I was pretty upset when she died a really nothing death that we didn't even get to see.

5. Thresh: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
(spoiler, if you haven't read the book) This is pretty much the same as with Foxface. I was really interested in Thresh, and thought he was going to amount to a lot. I was sad that we didn't even know how he died.

6. Chris: Tomorrow, when the War Began by John Marsden
I feel so sorry for Chris, he is easily the most tragic character by the fact that he isn't as close of friends with the main characters, nor has he been through as much with them. So he ends up feeling lonely and isolated and it doesn't end happily. I really related with Chris, and wish he was appreciated more.

7. Mary: Gone Series by Michael Grant
Mary is another very underrated character from the Gone Series. She takes it upon herself to look after all the younger children even with trouble with an Eating Disorder. She really just deserves more recognition.

8. Will: Divergent by Veronica Roth
(spoiler if you haven't read Divergent) I don't know why I liked Will so much. I really shipped him with Christina and thought he was a good friend to Tris. I was so upset and shocked when he died, not even in his own head. I still don't really feel like it was a proper death for him and I'm kinda hoping that we will find out that he didn't die in the next book, as it doesn't feel right that he died like that.

9. Takumi: Looking for Alaska by John Green
Again, I think it's just underdog syndrome, but I really liked Takumi. There's not really much else to say; 'I'm the motherfucking fox!' 

10. Lee: Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
I read the Chaos Walking Trilogy a long time ago so I don't really remember a huge amount about Lee. But I do know that he was a kind and brave character, and wasn't appreciated enough in my opinion.


  1. Luna is so awesome!I'd wish there'd be a spin-off or something about her. I liked Will too and was sad about what happened to him. I think he did die though and Christina is going to be pissed.

  2. I loved Luna as well! And Foxface was one of my favorite characters in Hunger Games. I was glad her death was not very violent. She was so clever! If she was in Hogwarts, she would be in Ravenclaw. LOL

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  3. I've seen Luna on so many lists today. She really is a great character.

    I haven't read any of the other books on your list, so I have no idea who these characters are, but I'm sure they're fantastic. :)

  4. Great choices! You've included a few that I completely forgot about, such as Will and Newt and Luna. I'm so ashamed of myself -.- Haha.

    Have a great week!
    Amber at Books of Amber

  5. I don't know many of these, but Luna is an excellent choice!!!

  6. I loved Will too, I can't believe what happened to him!


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