This week’s TTT with The Broke and the Bookish is the both dreaded and wonderful REWIND. Click here to see all the past topics used for previous TTTs. I chose Top Ten Minor Characters. It was a bit of a challenge because I hardly remember the names of major characters, never mind minor characters! I love them all, though, so I gave it a try.
1. Myra from Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Erudite-born girl who chooses Dauntless, but later chooses to leave the faction when her boyfriend is injured. She faces the realities of living factionless in order to do what is right. I’m not a fan of girls giving up their prospects to run after a boy, but this is a little different, don’t you think?
2. Rollins from Slide by Jill Hathaway
Vee’s best friend. He’s creative and gentle – he runs a cool magazine that he self-publishes, and he has his own terrible secrets to hide. I’m a little disappointed by his behaviour at the end of the novel, but I know he’ll rectify things.
3. Jake Tolan from Saving June by Hannah Harrington
Musician, dark unknown, kind of a bad boy who really does good things for Harper most of the time… yeah, he’s a good guy. I guess he’s a bit on the verge between major and minor, but whatever. And he makes mix CDs, guys!
4. Meredith from The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
Little Meredith makes my uterus tingly. She is sweet, and I just want to hug her and take her away from all the awfulness. Though I feel that taking care of Meredith kept Kaelyn going.
5. Magnus Bane from City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Ah Magnus… I have a big girly crush on him. He’s so eccentric and essentially kindhearted. And he named his cat Chairman Meow! And I think he is good for Alec.
6. Octavia from The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
I guess I kind of liked Katniss’ prep-team from the start. They were sweet and naive and good allies. It just broke my hear when Posy asked Octavia if she was sick because of her green skin, and she whispered, “It’s supposed to be pretty…” I also think that even though the events of Mockingjay scarred her, she displayed strength of character.
7. Sim from Shade’s Children by Garth Nix
It’s been so long since I read this book, but I remember liking Sim for his stern care of the new children, and his sharp wit.
8. Lissa from Because of Lissa by Caroline Meyer
Lissa is the girl who kills herself unexpectedly and sets forth the events of this book, where her peers start a hotline for other suicidal teens. I suppose it’s not entirely PC to make her a favourite character, but I really felt for her and realised how much she must have meant to her friends.
9. Dylan from The Manny by Holly Peterson
Nevermind the fact that this book was beyond awesome, little Dylan, who yearns for a father figure and becomes quite attached to his new “manny”. I see a trend here of liking the vulnerable minor characters…
10. Isaac from The Fault in our Stars by John Green
I have a soft spot for brokenhearted Isaac who loses so much in one go. He is also wonderfully witty – I love his private eulogy (upon which I will not elaborate in the name of spoilers).