Ten Characters I Won’t Forget

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“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.” ― Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon


They either left my heart broken
or their stories let my soul be taken
or they’re just handsome to be forgotten!

THE HANDSOME

1. Gale of The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins

The Who: Katniss Everdeen’s best friend and hunting partner and the story’s third wheel! XD

2. Four of Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

The Who: Tobias Eaton, more prominently known as Four, is a Dauntless and the love interest of Tris Prior.

THE INSPIRING

3. Morrie Schwartz Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

The Who: Morrie Schwartz,  78-year-old sociology professor dying from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is Mitch Albom’s former teacher. The book has been Albom’s memoir for his inspiring professor.

4. Music/Narrator of The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

The Who: Music is the storyteller of the epic story of Frankie Presto—the greatest guitar player who ever lived—and the six lives he changed with his six magical blue strings.

THE QUIRKY yet HEARTFELT

5. Don Tillman of The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Who: Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance.

6. Eleanor and Park of Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

The Who: Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.

Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.

THE AMAZINGLY INSANE

7. Amy of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Who: Wife of Nick for five years and inspiration to Amazing Amy children’s book., Amy possess a creepily clever mind that can control everyone.

THE TEARJERKERS

8. Garret of Message in a Bottle Nicholas Sparks

The Who: He writes heartbreaking love letters to express his undying love for his deceased wife. Through his message in a bottle, he was discovered by Theresa. 

9. Mia of If I Stay  by Gayle Forman

The Who: Mia is a gifted cellist from Oregon, from a family of punkists. She is Adam Wilde’s girlfriend from highschool, where he was pretty popular and she was the geek.After the car crash which killed her family, she had to choose whether she wants to leave or to stay.

10. Violet and Finch of All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

The Who: Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.
 
Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

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Character descriptions:  credit: Goodreads


In response to The Broke and the Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday today:

March 8: Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get or Ten Characters I LOVE But Others Seem To Dislike

P.S.

Who are the characters you cannot forget?

Why?

Let’s talk!

🙂

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42 thoughts on “Ten Characters I Won’t Forget

  1. I’m big fans of Liam Hemsworth and especially Four played by the gorgeose Theo James. Both sets of books they are from are awesome as well. Tuesday’s with Morrie, so sad. Hopefully, we can find a cure for ALS soon. It’s a horrible way to go. Great post!

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      1. Yeah I was disappointed by the second book too, so much so that I gave up on the series. She was cool in the first book and then in the second one she just got weird. YA sequels,don’t live up to the first book. This isn’t the only series to suffer that.

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  2. I should say Christopher Robin, since I was named for him. But I find myself more often quoting Winnie the Pooh. The first character who came to mind right away on reading your question is Gideon Oliver, an anthropologist teaching in the state of Washington. He’s somewhat urbane but also eccentric. He doesn’t like the sight of corpses (the bones he likes are old and clean) but is pressed to help the police with murder investigations. He seems real to me. He’s the protagonist in several mystery novels by Aaron Elkins. My sister and I enjoy his stories immensely. I like your choices and, more so, the reasons why you like the characters.

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      1. That’s great! It’s my province. She probably studied in St. John’s but was from a small town called Beaches, on Newfoundland’s west coast. I live several hours away from there. She creates the most vivid characters – you will love her writing! 🙂

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