Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Top Ten Most Memorable Secondary Characters

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

Top Ten Secondary Characters
(They almost stole the show!)
The Obvious
1. Isaac from The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
He made me bawl and love just as hard as Hazel and August. That eulogy...

2. Kenji from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
Oh, you know why.

3. Roar from the Under the Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi
Again, you know.

4. Harley from Across the Universe by Beth Revis

5. Joe Fontaine from The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
He toes the line of secondary/main love interest, but I wanted to include him. Because, saxaphone and wine.

The Best Friend We Want
6. Finny from The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna
Major, MAJOR Finny love from me.

7. Grover from the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
Funny and true.

8. Will from From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas
Independent and real, he's a fantastic friend.

9. Iko from Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Who doesn't want an Iko?!

There's No Other Way to Explain It
10. Every secondary character in Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
Because they all break my heart and make me believe in friendship, support and challenge all at once. Even the ones I wanted to punch.

Honorable Mention
Best Use of Secondary Characters To Enhance A Plot
Leo/Poet from Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
because his poetry makes it all the better.

Which secondary characters were most memorable to you?
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  1. Deb Nance at ReaderbuzzAugust 27, 2013 at 3:20 AM

    A secondary character can be quirky in a way that the main character usually can't pull off.

    Here's my list of best secondary book characters.

  2. CherylAugust 27, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    Iko has made it onto so many of these lists. I have to admit she is so neat. We're making our way through Cinder now.


  3. AshleyAugust 27, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Iko made my list too :) I cannot believe I forgot Roar though, he is definitely one of my top ten favorites!

    Our TTT

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  4. HollieAugust 27, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Harley! Oh my, my heart indeed. Also, YES to Isaac. What is it about secondary characters that make me want to cry?

  5. AnonymousAugust 27, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    I love the short story Beth Revis wrote about Harley and Kaleigh before Amy woke up.

    Sean @ Books Buying Beauty


  6. MichelleAugust 27, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Isaac made my list... and Will from From What I Remember ALMOST made my list as well (or Jake, the brother, I couldn't decide so I didn't include either one although both are awesome). I also am totally obsessed with Joe Fontaine and I want to read Graffiti Moon, it looks cool!

    My TTT

  7. fakestephAugust 29, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    YES YES YES Isaac and Kenji. Love them both so much for very different reasons. Some of Isaacs lines are the best and I forgot he said them!


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