Every Tuesday the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish host a book related Top 10.
This week is “Top Ten Characters I didn’t Click with”.
This is a topic I want to TALK about, because sometimes it’s really a mystery as to why I click with some characters and not others. I’ve connected to some wonderfully brave heroic characters and some terribly unlikeable characters so why didn’t these characters that MANY others readers love click with me?
These are characters I didn’t connect with emotionally. If they annoyed me or made me angry they aren’t on the list.
I have never been able to figure out why I didn’t connect with Mia. I could relate to her relationship with her family, but I just didn’t get emotionally involved like I would have expected, ESPECIALLY because I have a younger brother with almost the exact same age difference and our relationship was very similar to theirs.
I liked the book, but when the narrator is Death it’s natural to feel a distance from the characters. The ‘voice’ of the book is just so neutral.
I know a lot of people love Jessi Kirby, but so far I haven’t connected with her characters.
I loved Liza Palmer’s first two books and really identified with both heroines so needless to say I was anxiously awaiting More Like Her but the book just didn’t do anything for me and I didn’t really care about Frances.
Feminist fighting for suffrage in England. This SO should have been right up my alley, but it was a fight to finish the book.
I’m the one person who doesn’t really get Marchetta. I liked this book, but didn’t click with Francesca.
I’m a crier and this is such a heartbreaking topic/book, but without fully investing in the MC it ended up missing something for me and I don’t think I shed a tear.
I liked Laureth but never fully connected. Again she had a younger brother that she was close to. I almost wonder if the obsession with coincidence cause the disconnect.
I think when the main character is already dead it takes some of the tension out of the story.
Another book I liked with an main character I didn’t really connect with. Luckily I liked the plot enough to continue the series because I have loves every new book in the series more and more.