Top Ten Tuesday: Frustrating Characters

January 29, 2013 Top Ten Tuesday 41


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the awesome people at The Broke and Bookish, who love lists as much as I do!

Top Ten Most Frustrating Characters

I’m not so sure why I had such a tough time making today’s list because I feel like a lot of characters frustrate the hell out of me, but I’m can’t think of them right now.

1. Abby from Beautiful Disaster

There is not a single character I’ve ever wanted to throttle as much as I wanted to throttle her. Good job making life choices Abby and staying with a guy that will probably kill you someday.

2. Travis from Beautiful Disaster

Travis beat someone to within an inch of his life for making a comment about his girlfriend. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

3.Sookie from The Southern Vampire Series

Sookie, I liked you in the beginning. Really, I did. But you went from the nice girl next door to a serial dater, and to top it off your other decisions were completely nuts. Though you get props for dropping Vampire Bill.

4. Bella from the Twilight Series

Sure to be a popular choice today. Mostly I just got irritated with her complete and undying love for Edward that she just knew was never, ever going to change, even though she was only 17.

5. Jacob from the Twilight Series

Jacob, you were NEVER going to get Bella. NEVER.

6. Sam from Before I Fall

It’s not very often I can say I liked a book where I didn’t like the main character, but in this case it’s true. Sam wasn’t likeable until the very end.

7. Ashton from The Vincent Boys

Ashton pick up the phone, call your boyfriend and tell him it’s over. It’s not that hard.

8. Nick from Gone Girl

He made the WORST decisions ever. A lot of his problems could have been solved if he would have made just ONE good decision.

9. Orion from the Across the Universe Series

I see this in books time and time again, but he’s on the list because I just read A Million Suns. Stop leaving clues all over the place for people to find on a “treasure hunt” so they can figure out the secret. You know the secret so just freaking tell them!!! No need to be a cryptic about it!

10. Gale from The Hunger Games Series

Gale I liked you in the beginning but then you had to do a complete 180 and become someone awful. Thanks for vindicating my choice of picking Peeta from the beginning.


41 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Frustrating Characters”

  1. Christina

    Of course I agree with you on the BD and Twilight folks, even if I didn’t read the former.

    Sookie drops Bill. Holla! She’s totally obnoxious, though. I do not get why every single guy ever wants her bizness, okay?

    Sam from Before I Fall made me CRAZY in the beginning. She didn’t bother me as much at the end. I loved the guy. So adorable!

    Orion – you will like SOE.

    See, I liked Gale a lot. I really didn’t buy into his character arc, which was my biggest issue with Mockingjay.

  2. Kelsey Miller

    I actually really hated Sam, too! In the end she got better, but for the majority of the book I was like “get over yourself, stupid girl”. Of course, the plot was interesting enough that I still loved the book.

  3. Mandy

    Great list I agree with several that I didn’t even think about. However I loved Beautiful Disaster, even though they had issues they are good for each other.
    Thanks for the share.

  4. Lori

    I totally forgot about Nick! Great pick! He couldn’t have made worse choices in that book if he had tried! I get that he’s a serial liar, but come on! That was frustrating. And Gale at the end of the series as well, he was awful. I couldn’t believe his turn-around. It made me a little sad. And your Jacob pick made me laugh. Good call! :-)
    Here’s my TTT

  5. callusedfingers

    Bella’s on my list as well, and I have a feeling I’ll be seeing her more, too. :D

    Ooh, Nick from Gone Girl is a great one, I was frustrated with him from about the 1/2 way point on!

  6. Sarah Elizabeth

    Couldn’t agree more!
    Abby – nuts
    Travis – should be in jail
    sookie – what were you thinking?
    bella – get a life
    jacob – not a chance
    Gale – what is your problem?
    I’d probably agree with the others too but I haven’t read the books! Thanks for a fab list – you brightened my day after the weirdo book I’ve been reading!

  7. Kate @ whYAnot

    Agree with so many of these. Especially Sookie. I loved her at the start – she was strong and smart – but as the books went on and on she just sort of… went down hill.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT :)

  8. ....Petty Witter

    Interesting post. I agree with you completely about Sookie and the Twilight characters. I’d also add another Charlaine Harris character to the list – Lily Bard from her Shakespeare series frustrates me no end.

  9. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    I wonder if the same people who are rooting for Rhianna and Chris Brown to stay together are the same people who would like Beautiful Disaster? Gosh, I almost have to read it now!

  10. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

    Hahaha! I love your list! Sookie really did get worse as the series went on. I still need to read the one that came out last year, but I’ll probably wait until the last one comes out. And Bella and Jacob drove me nuts!