Here are the top ten characters I didn't click with for this week's Top Ten Tuesday.
All in all, The Decision by Wanda E. Brunstetter was a book I really didn’t enjoy, so it wasn’t a surprise that I found I couldn’t at all relate to her main character. Elaine is extremely whiny throughout this book, and she never does accept the fact that others are there to help her. She has no reason why she would ever have to do anything all alone, and yet she turns away help every time it is offered, and then complains at all that is placed on her. Since she apparently really loved Jonah Miller, I never expected her to give him up the way she did, over and over, and with far less reluctance than any girl in love ever would.
What kind of guy in love would ever let his girl go without fighting for her until he had nothing left to give? That made Jonah impossible to relate to: he just give Elaine up. And the turnaround was rather quick if you ask me. If I was in love, I would fight with everything in me until I got my guy back. Even if all I could do was pray that God would help him change his mind, I would do it.
The Brickmaker’s Bride by Judith Miller was another book I really didn’t love, and Laura Woodfield is part of the reason why. She constantly seemed sorry for herself, and she kept on with Winston despite the fact that they were obviously not meant to be together. She didn’t enjoy spending time with him, and yet she never broke of their relationship.
A Place in His Heart by Rebecca DeMarino fell a little flat for me, and I wouldn’t be surprised if part of the reason was because Mary was so hard to click with. She wasn’t unlikable or anything, but I just couldn’t relate to her, couldn’t get close enough to her to be her friend. Maybe it was just the repetitiveness of the book. I don’t know. All I know was that she is not one of my favorite characters.
Steadfast Heart by Tracie Peterson was extremely difficult for me to like, and I know Lenore was a big part of the problem. Lenore was a flighty, somewhat insincere girl who seemed a bit boy crazy to me, if only for the fact that she ‘fell in love’ with Kolbien practically the day she met him. She seemed a bit fluffy-headed, and I just couldn’t find it in myself to like her.
Another character from Steadfast Heart, Abrianna was the type of girl you cannot help but dislike. Although she seemed sweet and innocent, her innocence was a bit much at times, making you feel like she had never been out in the world. She believes in everyone, no matter what they do, though she does still avoid them if they make her feel funny. But she eventually gives in and makes them her friend. I just don’t understand her at all.
I know, that isn’t ten, but those are all of the ones I could come up with. I am sure there are more, but I just don’t remember some of the books I have read well enough to be sure if I really liked the characters or not (obviously I’m speaking of books I never really loved). Anyway, those are my authors I didn’t click with!
Linking up at Top Ten Tuesday.